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€599 (With pads and straps)

CORE DELUXE Subjective Criteria The Deluxe is a fantastic looking board with plenty of wood on view and is clearly built to a high aesthetic and materials PARTICIPANT UNITS SOLD specification. It provides a smooth ride that would suit most Carving ability riders. It is an accessible board for beginner to intermediate riders wanting to progress their freeride skills and to nail their Spray first freestyle moves. It would also suit freeride riders looking Directional Stability forgrip a comfortable board that will tick all of the freeride boxes Rail and promises to wind last many years if you take care of it. The Planing speed/light Deluxe rides comfortably in a broad power range, its medium ability flex Paulownia wood core and fiberglass laminate swallows up Upwind ability chop, resulting in an effortless ride across a variety of conditions. Pop Whether you’re cruising around or throwing your first jumps

and rotations, the Deluxe offers reassurance to a progressing rider with a mild single concave which aids board speed, edging and overall control for riding in stronger winds and while edging for a9jump. You can expect plenty of grip in the landings and medium 8 pop making it a good option for freeride, although if you are 7 looking for more pop and performance there are good alternatives in the CORE line up. Throughout carving turns, 8 the Deluxe benefited from its classic freeride, curved outline, 7 and its low/mid rocker and concave aids acceleration shape out of 8 the carve making for a super fun board to ride and to slash around on. 7

Smoothness of landings

7

Cutting through chop

8

SUBJECTIVE CRITERIA:

OBJECTIVE CRITERIA: Weight

2.4kg

Inserts

Angled

Rocker

Low/Medium

Spray

Rail channels

N

Directional stability

Tip channels

N

Concave

Single

Rail shape

Mid to tip tapered

Tip flex

4

Construction

Glass

Mounting system

Inserts M6

Boots compatible

N

Slider proof base

N

Ease of setting up

8

Carving ability

Rail grip Planing speed/light wind ability Upwind ability Pop Smoothness of landings Cutting through chop 0

2.5

5

7.5

10

€599

F LY S U R F E R R A D I C A L 6 Flysurfer’s RADICAL6 has no pretensions of freestyle competition glory, nor does it aim to be a price point beginner’s board. Subjective Criteria The RADICAL6 is a freeride board, pure and simple. In terms PARTICIPANT UNITS SOLD of outline, the RADICAL6 is asymmetric, with a shorter and Carving ability more rounded toeside edge and with an angular cut out on the heelside. The RADICAL6 is very quick to plane and to get up Spray Directional to speed Stability – the double concave gives a solid amount of grip and Rail grip the board locks in and tracks confidently. For transitions the Planing speed/light wind RADICAL6 loves to carve. The shorter rounded toeside edge ability enables you to really swing the board around, then, coming back Upwind ability to your heels, there is a nice amount of bite and the board really

takes off again. This speed transfers well into boosting and for sent jumps there is a nice release. It is not a board with tonnes of pop, but it’s not designed for kite-low maneuvers. Landings from a sent jump are smooth although it is most comfortable 7 at a downwind angle. The cut out on the heel edge landing really9 does reduce the amount of spray from the tip, and the 8 RADICAL6 slices through chop without any complaints. Overall 8 aim in life is to cruise around in maximum comfort and if your then be able to turn on the speed and/or take to the sky, then 8 the RADICAL6 has all of the attributes you need. 8

Pop

6 7

Smoothness of landings Cutting through chop

8

SUBJECTIVE CRITERIA:

OBJECTIVE CRITERIA:

Carving ability Spray Directional stability Rail grip Planing speed/light wind ability Upwind ability Pop Smoothness of landings Cutting through chop 0

2.5

5

7.5

10

Weight

2.64kg

Inserts

Angled

Rocker

Low

Rail channels

N

Tip channels

N

Concave

Double

Rail shape

Stepped continuous

Tip flex

3

Construction

Glass

Mounting system

Inserts M6

Boots compatible

Y

Slider proof base

N

Ease of setting up

8

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