JP say: “Great beginner, fun and family boards. For many beginners the step from beginner to conventional freeride board was too much of a challenge and the fun was taken out. The Funsters are putting the fun back into improving by combining the easy handling of a beginner board with the performance of a freeride. Advanced riders should not underestimate the fun they can have on these boards. There are a multitude of footstrap plug options enabling the rider to progress in small increments from an insert position along the board’s centre line to a comfortable cruising and blasting stance out on the rail. The boards are short with sufficient width – not just in the middle but also in the nose and tail. This, combined with the even volume distribution makes it stable along the length and width axis helping to fill the rider with confidence.”
Features: Four different footstrap options for beginner to advanced riders, fully retractable daggerboard system, full EVA soft deck, nose protector, carrying handles, 28cm Powerbox fin.
It may seem more expensive than its competitors, but as a complete package it comes with a 30% carbon Neil Pryde X3 mast, a Neil Pryde X3 boom and a Neil Pryde Solo sail! These are excellent rig components that you’ll enjoy using for many years, and will reduce the need for spending later on. The width of the Funster makes it an excellent choice for a total novice and was praised by the gurus for enabling a quick and easy route into planing windsurfing.