Fanatic SUP

 
 
 
 
 
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Fanatic SUP Line 2010

A couple of season’s careful research and thorough testing in the background gave birth to three super Fly SUP shapes. Designed mainly with surfing performance in mind, these beautifully compact boards have wave riding rocker lines, yet their  volume placement and plan shapes allow for super fun core workouts on flat-water and lakes. As an added bonus, all 4 styles come with windsurfing rig mast-tracks to widen their all-round range of use. With two models for any level of rider and one advanced shape, you will be super stoked. To suit everyone’s taste we are offering two constructions - either durable High Resistance Skin (HRS), or Wood Sandwich finishes. Both come with Soft deck non-slip pads.

Fly Fish 9’ 6” Wood

Shoot down the line for a pure top-to-bottom surfing sensation. The 9’6” drives off the tail and winds up speed with a racy thruster fin set-up. Let speed be your friend with a flat section into pronounced Tail V.  Although designed for more advanced riders, the fishtail shape gives both acceleration and wave-catching lift to intermediates. In addition, thanks to our CAD-engineered volume flow and flat deck, you will gain stability and glide. The 9’ 6” is available in only our top-end Wood Sandwich Construction with Soft deck.

Fly 10’ 0” Wood & HRS 

 The Fly 10’ 0” is perfect for first waves through to charging big surf. A classic pin-tail shape guarantees performance and speed, while the lower entry rocker line means you will never miss a wave. With a speedy flat spot in front of plenty of V in the tail, this 10-footer feels loose for vertical control and power. A tri fin cluster gives further options for drive and tracking. Available in either High Resistance Skin (HRS) or high-spec Wood Sandwich Constructions both featuring Soft deck non-slip pad.

Fly 10’ 6” Wood & HRS

Heavier riders or those who want a board for all conditions will fall in love with this timeless thruster shape. Soft rails up front and sharper edges in the tail give the grip and feel of a smaller board. Thanks to a flatter nose rocker and more pronounced curve in the tail, you gain easy paddling and turning ability. A flat deck and volume out wide mean there is balance and stability. Choose from lightweight Wood or HRS constructions.

 Fly 11' HRS
 
Heavier riders or those who want a board for all conditions will fall in love with this board. Soft rails up front and sharper edges in the tail give the grip and feel of a smaller board. Thanks to a flatter nose rocker and more pronounced curve in the tail, you gain easy paddling and turning ability. This is the board you can ride in choppy slow mushy waves and have the time of your life.
 
 

                                         HRS                    Wood

 
The shaper Sebastian Wenzel hard at work in Guincho, Portugal.
 
 

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6 years ago Fanatic’s shaper Sebastian Wenzel pioneered our shape-shifting CAD/CNC design and production process. But when it comes to sculpting beauty out of blocks of foam, pinpoint accuracy and duplication is only one advantage of such a system. Fanatic’s eternal commitment to design has made for a perfect marriage of both software and shaping harmony. After several seasons precise tuning and tweaking, the process is now perfected, and it’s certain that our competitors will take as long to catch up.

What’s more, this workflow is backed-up by an unparalleled database of figures from countless tried and tested rocker lines, rail shapes and outlines. This resource grows daily as we learn more and more about hull performance during intensive periods of rigorous testing. With the stats to back it up with we can confidently continue to innovate and present proven designs to you.

Sebastian Wenzel:
“Even before we adopted the CAD system, I’d collected information from each board I’ve made since 1993. Every model to leave my shaping room has been archived with notes right down to even what grade of sandpaper I used and where.

But even the best craftsmen can’t compete with the accuracy of a correctly configured CNC machine capable of milling to within a thousandth of a millimetre. It’s been an unforgettable journey to master this eqipment, and even now we’re only beginning to reap the benefits of the software’s capabilities.

With the advantage of being able to accurately compare prototypes side-by-side, progress is almost guaranteed. You only need to check magazine test results worldwide to realise that the vast amounts of time and money we’ve put into this project has put smiles on the faces of thousands of windsurfers.”

With pinpoint accuracy assured nothing can fault the input of our biggest asset – the Fanatic international Team. This human element of feel is vital. Our strict standard for riders to use only Wenzel-shaped prototypes assures you of the most thorough test process in the industry.

For us it’s simple. Our promise to delivering the best to you forbids us from letting team members pass their knowledge onto anyone but Fanatic.

The best part of all is that the world of CAD/CNC is only just beginning. Thanks for choosing Fanatic. Here’s to the future!

 

 SUP LINE 2010
 
Retail $1,299. HRS     $1,599. Wood Sandwich
  Board   Volume  Length Width Weight
 Fly Fish  9’ 6”
134
290 114.2"
73,7 29"
8,7* 19lbs
Wood Sandwich
8“+4,5“; US box center fin, Future side-fin boxes
 Fly 10’ 0”
160
305 120.1"
76,2 30"
9,9* 22lbs
Wood Sandwich
8“+4,5“; US box center fin, Future side-fin boxes
 Fly 10’ 6”
180
320 126"
78,7 31"
10,8* 24lbs
Wood Sandwich
8“+4,5“; US box center fin, Future side-fin boxes
 Fly 10’ 0”
160
305 120.1"
76,2 30"
10,6* 23lbs
HRS-SD
8“+4,5“; US box center fin, Future side-fin boxes
 Fly 10’ 6”
180
320 126"
78,7 31"
11,3* 25lbs
HRS-SD
8“+4,5“; US box center fin, Future side-fin boxes
 Fly 11’ 0”
220
335 131.9"
81,3 32"  27lbs
12,3
HRS-SD
9' 0“ US box center fin
 
Windsurfing Mag. May 2010
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