Inspired by the parallel rail concepts of the Stubby and FreeWave STB models, the Blast takes the trend one step further and lands a solid punch on the traditional freeride market.
This is a board with serious performance. But the real strength is just how easily that performance can be accessed.
The wide tail gets you planing quickly and the upwind ability is class leading. However, it’s the mind-blowing acceleration that will take your breath away. Those straight rails reduce the drag and get the Blast up to speed with incredibly little effort.
The compact nose, intricate bottom shape and parallel rails ensure that the characteristically fast ride remains smooth, stable, controlled and comfortable.
Even the most dedicated blasters need to turn around from time to time and the Blast has something special up its sleeve in this department too. With its thin rails and wide tail the Blast drives a turn and planes out of it with poise and stability not normally associated with boards of this size.
It’s pretty simple really … if you want to have a blast, then choose the Blast!
Choose the Gecko over the Blast for:
The Gecko is easier and more stable to sail, particularly when off the plane. It planes earlier and with less technique than the Blast and will keep planing for longer through lulls. The Gecko is the easiest board in the Fanatic range to achieve planing carve gybes on and rides more freely than the slightly faster Blast.
Choose the Gecko over the Viper for:
The Gecko offers a lighter board weight and more responsive planing performance. The Viper will perform better off the plane, whilst the Gecko would be the better choice once progressing to carve gybes and waterstarting.
Choose the Blast over the Jag for:
The Blast requires less technique to reach its maximum potential and is designed to perform equally well with both rotational and cambered sails. The Blast is easier and less physical to sail than the Jag, with a very controlled, locked in ride and is more forgiving in the gybes.
The wide tail and nose make the Blast a very stable platform when off the plane
At speed the ride is locked in, very stable and comfortable
Can be gybed aggressively in experienced hands thanks to the thin rails, but also very easily for less experienced riders due to the wide tail
Amazing acceleration from the wide tail and low drag characteristics of the parallel rails
Easy access to high performance
Equally comfortable with rotational or camber induced rigs
When combined with the Sandwich construction, this high quality Full Biax Glass and full PVC specification provides an optimised weight/stiffness/flex ratio.
Fanatic 2019 Windsurf Boards always comes from H20 Sports with with Fins, Straps, Screws, Pressure Valve Screw & Sticker Pack. The lowest online price, plus finance options and free mainland UK shipping.
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