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Freeride Race

JP Super Sport Pro 109/65 (2009)

Billed as slalom-orientated bullets with great planing and manoeuvre orientated characteristics, the Super Sports are designed to take advanced riders’ speed records to the next...

JP Super Sport Pro 109/65 (2009)
Freeride Race

Fanatic Ray 110/65 (2009)

Developed simultaneously alongside Fanatic’s slalom board, the Ray is dubbed as the fastest freerace board they have ever produced. “The four Rays have exactly the...

Fanatic Ray 110/65 (2009)
Freeride

Tabou Rocket 115/64 (2009)

Marketed as a fast, fun and easy freeride with perfect rails, the Rocket 115 is the third smallest in this six-board range. It is available...

Tabou Rocket 115/64 (2009)
Freeride

Mistral Screamer RD 104/65 (2009)

The BOARDS Team first tested a Mistral Screamer in 1989, and it has bagged innumerable test wins since then. The shape has changed completely in...

Mistral Screamer RD 104/65 (2009)
Group Test

Freeride, Freerace or Slalom?; April '09

If you’re looking for a blasting board in the 64-66cm range (arguably the most popular blasting size for relatively competent sailors), you’re spoilt for choice....

Freeride, Freerace or Slalom?; April '09
Freeride

Starboard Futura 111 (Technora)

Starboard Futura 111 (Technora) : The Futura was introduced for the 2008 season to “combine the ease and carving practicality of the Carve with the straight-line...

Starboard Futura 111 (Technora)
Freeride

RRD Freestyle Wave 115 (Ltd)

RRD Freestyle Wave 115 (Limited) (above): The Freestyle Wave series has to be RRD’s most successful range ever. As a result it’s enjoyed continuous expansion, and...

RRD Freestyle Wave 115 (Ltd)
Freeride

Naish Global Freeride 115

Naish Global Freeride 115 (above): The Global Freeride was introduced for 2009 as Naish’s “affordable” all-round / freeride range. The four designs in the series (of...

Naish Global Freeride 115
Freeride

Mistral Syncro 114 (RD)

Mistral Syncro 114 (RD) (above): The Syncro name is now the domain of three freemove models, spanning 104-124L. Also available in standard sandwich construction, the 114...

Mistral Syncro 114 (RD)
Freeride

Mistral Screamer 116 (RD)

Mistral Screamer 116 (RD) : The Screamer remains the same for 2009, boasting a rockerline adapted from the Mistral’s SL slalom range, along with vee in...

Mistral Screamer 116 (RD)
Freeride

JP X-Cite Ride 110 (FWS)

JP X-Cite Ride 110 (FWS) (above): The X-Cite Ride series has been in the JP line-up for many years now, marketed as the plug-&-play option for...

JP X-Cite Ride 110 (FWS)
Freeride

Fanatic Eagle 113 (HRS)

Fanatic Eagle 113 (HRS) (above): The Eagle has been Fanatic’s freemove series for four seasons now and remains unaltered for a third year. The 113 is...

Fanatic Eagle 113 (HRS)
Freeride

Exocet Cross 118 (Standard)

The Cross boards have been a flagship range for Exocet over the last few years, finding favour for their versatility, ease of use and wide...

Exocet Cross 118 (Standard)
Freeride

Exocet S-Cross 115 (MC)

The S-Cross comes in five sizes spanning 95-145L and their designs remain unchanged for 2009, although they’re now also available in Pro Model construction as...

Exocet S-Cross 115 (MC)
Wave

RRD Wave Twin 82-LTD (2009)

Middle size in a range of five Wave Twins that RRD have introduced for ’09 for those “wishing to take their riding to another level”....

RRD Wave Twin 82-LTD (2009)
Wave

Mistral Twinzer RD 84 (2009)

The Twinzer is marketed as a “waveriding sensation” and all the emphasis is put on its performance riding waves. It is the middle of three...

Mistral Twinzer RD 84 (2009)
Wave

Fanatic New Wave 81- Team Edition (2009)

Another board into its second year on the catalogue. It is billed as a “radical” waveboard for “good wave conditions” but qualified as being “user...

Fanatic New Wave 81- Team Edition (2009)
Wave

Exocet X-Wave 83- Pro Model (2009)

The X-Wave shapes have been carried over from ’08, and Exocet are now showcasing their new light Pro model construction in this and several other...

Exocet X-Wave 83- Pro Model (2009)
Freestyle Wave

Tabou 3S 76- Standard Construction (2009)

Although not called a FSW the 3S is designed to cater for the same disciplines and users. In previous years the 3S’ have been wider...

Tabou 3S 76- Standard Construction (2009)
Freestyle Wave

RRD Freestyle Wave 80-LTD (2009)

The shapes of the RRD Freestyle Wave range for ’09 are unchanged to those of ’08, although the graphics have changed quite a lot! New...

RRD Freestyle Wave 80-LTD (2009)
Freestyle Wave

JP Freestyle Wave 77-Pro (2009)

JP invented the freestyle-wave, and have remained at or near the top of the rankings pretty much every year since then. The 77 Pro is...

JP Freestyle Wave 77-Pro (2009)
Freestyle Wave

Fanatic Freewave 77- Team Edition (2009)

Commendably now into its third season in the range with no shape change and in no way showing signs of age. The name says it...

Fanatic Freewave 77- Team Edition (2009)
Beginner

RRD Easyride M (2009)

RRD say: “The 180L Easyride M is a basic improver board which, in combination with the Easyride L, completes our learning package. Easier to plane...

RRD Easyride M (2009)
Beginner

Exocet Cruiser M (2009)

Exocet say: “The cruiser concept is specifically designed for the recreational market with soft, comfortable EVA decks and easy integrated transportation wheels at the tail....

Exocet Cruiser M (2009)