Freestyle Wave

Freestyle Wave

Exocet Cross 84 (2008)

We have been impressed by several examples from this range over the past few seasons. It isn’t the easiest range to pin down in terms...

Exocet Cross 84 (2008)
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F2 Spice 86 (2008)

The Spice range fits between the Rebel waveboards and the XTC, Stoke and Chilli freeride and freestyle boards and appears to be unchanged fromthe shape...

F2 Spice 86 (2008)
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Fanatic FreeWave 86 (2008)

Unchanged from 2007, the FreeWaves have for several years enjoyed a reputation for fast, early planing performance, with sharp carving and high comfort. On the Water:The...

Fanatic FreeWave 86 (2008)
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Goya One Aqua Series 85 (2008)

Unchanged from the board we tested last year and the bigger brother of the 77 tested in the wave test last month. Goya have sensibly...

Goya One Aqua Series 85 (2008)
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JP Real World Wave 82 (2008)

The idea behind including the RWW was to see how a ‘fast’ (low rockered) waveboard fared against the FSWall-rounders on test.We like to do this...

JP Real World Wave 82 (2008)
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JP Freestyle Wave 84 (2008)

The board that launched the freestyle-wave genre and redefined the wave-slalom concept for the widestyle age, the JP FSW has always had a reputation for...

JP Freestyle Wave 84 (2008)
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Naish Global Wave 83 (2008)

The 83 is a new shape that slots into the existing Global “versatile waveboard” range and stays true to the early planing character of the...

Naish Global Wave 83 (2008)
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Quatro FreestyleWave 85 (2008)

This is the redesign of the board that did so well in our all-rounder / freestyle-wave test last year. It has been changed quite a...

Quatro FreestyleWave 85 (2008)
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RRD Freestyle Wave 85 (2008)

2008 sees more minor tweaks to RRD’s successful all-rounder. They have retreated slightly from the much wider nose and tail of the ’07 board, cut...

RRD Freestyle Wave 85 (2008)
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Starboard Kombat 89 (2008)

Starboard have gone for quite a radical redesign of the Kombat for ’08, signalled by changing the colour from the traditional blue and grey to...

Starboard Kombat 89 (2008)
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Tabou 3S 87 (2008)

The 3S stands for three style which means wave, freestyle and freeride – in other words, a real jackof- all-trades. Last year’s 3S, however, was...

Tabou 3S 87 (2008)
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Thommen Cross X 97 (2009)

Design: The X 97 is a relatively long and narrow board, particularly narrow in the tail. The rocker is fast with minimal tail rocker and...

Thommen Cross X 97 (2009)
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Tabou 3S 97 (2009)

Design: Unlike the 76L model tested in the last issue which was a new shape for ’09, the 97L is carried over from last season....

Tabou 3S 97 (2009)
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RRD Freestyle Wave 95 (2009)

Design: The RRD is a classic ‘fast tail’ all-rounder, with very little tail rocker and a standard (150cm 2cm point) FSW planing flat. Planshape is...

RRD Freestyle Wave 95 (2009)
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Quatro Freestyle Wave 95 (2009)

Design: The Quatro is very similar to the Goya One, with a very wave-oriented design featuring relatively high tail rocker, a rounded plan shape, fairly...

Quatro Freestyle Wave 95 (2009)
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Mistral Syncro 104 (RD) (2009)

Design: As detailed in the Style write-up, you need to forget any old associations of the Syncro name with slower, wave / control biased boards....

Mistral Syncro 104 (RD) (2009)
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Mistral 95 (RD) (2009)

Design: Mistral have had quite a major re-organisation of their smaller ranges over the past couple of years. Their very popular Syncros got a name...

Mistral 95 (RD) (2009)
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JP Freestyle Wave 92 (FWS) (2009)

Design: Standard tail width but slightly narrower than most in both mid point and nose. The planing flat is standard freestyle-wave, but the tail rocker...

JP Freestyle Wave 92 (FWS) (2009)
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Goya One 95 (2009)

Design: The defining characteristic of the Goya One is its rockerline which, with 7mm tail rocker, a 137 2cm point (i.e, a very short planing...

Goya One 95 (2009)
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Fanatic Freewave 95 (2009)

Design: Very middle of the road in design with a classic freestyle-wave rocker (half way between freeride and wave) and average widths throughout. It features...

Fanatic Freewave 95 (2009)
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Exocet Cross 94 Pro (2009)

Design: The Cross has a very long ‘planing flat’ section in its rocker profile, which places a considerable length of board in the water. It...

Exocet Cross 94 Pro (2009)
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AHD Rebound 93 (2009)

Design: The Rebound’s shape has been unchanged for a few seasons, which is apparent in some of the measurements. It is slightly longer and narrower...

AHD Rebound 93 (2009)
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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)
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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)