Air-style Patrik Diethelm Windsurf Boards. The most creative surfer with the most creative shapes will discover new limits.
It is done and as promised, we only change a shape when the successor is really better. We are now ready to launch a whole new board concept with plenty of changes!
New shape curves and theirs combinations allowed us to develop a much shorter board, which still gained in overall performance. If you know Patrik’s shapes you will probably not doubt the general performance like planing, acceleration, speed, pop and slide. But the new blend with a length of only 222 cm truly opens new dimensions on the water and in the air.
Well, that sounds like a dream but when you ride along for the first time you will understand the difference and latest after you launched into the first power move, you will loose your mind and start thinking about possible new moves and combinations.
Besides the improvement of the shape, our monochrome bionic graphic shell mutated and an undefined color appears on the surface. It sometimes seems to be grey and than changes to blue and green depending on the light and angle you look at it.
The development of our new slalom boards gave us new ideas for the air-style. Therefore, our new bottom curve balances out the performance we compromised with the new short outline. The very flat nose curve is remarkable, since it is especially designed to have a better water flow in this normally very curved area. The smoother water flow increases the backwards sliding speed for double-sliding rotations and the release for backward-sliding pop.
The new short outline especially improves the control and rotation speed on the water and in the air. Due to this improvement. We were able to widen the nose width to maintain the air-lift under the nose for higher jumps. The wider nose area also helps to support the weight when sliding backwards and double-sliding moves become easier. The “kink” in the tail outline reduces the wetted surface area for increased acceleration, top speed and better pop.
Also for the new shape the flat panel V still proved to be the best all-in-one bottom shape for early planing performance, great acceleration and top speed. It also ensures that the board remains reactive from rail-to-rail. And that it slides easily for multiple spins. Since the shorter board is easier to control, we were able to reduce the V in the tail. This to have the board riding a bit higher on top of the water which helps planing, acceleration and top speed.
The dome in the deck area around the back footstrap was increased and gives more essential grip under the feet. A bit thicker tail gives more volume and height under the back foot. And supports earlier planing and allows to push more against the tail to accelerate and pop. At the front footstrap and mast-track area we kept a flatter deck to increase the comfort when riding switch or not standing in the straps.
As we gained more control due to the shorter length we were able to make the rail in the tail a bit sharper and thicker. This improves planing, acceleration and top speed. We also reduced the tucked under edge (roundness of the rail) to increase the planing, acceleration and top speed even more and gain maximum speed for fast sliding and power moves.
The shorter and thinner nose area reduces weight. One of the hidden shape features is the sharp nose rail to have a much better water release when sliding or popping over the nose. This increases the backward sliding speed and pop a lot.
A variety of inserts in the front allow riders to alter the angle and width of the footstraps to suit their style and foot size.
Air-style Patrik Diethelm Windsurf Boards.