DESIGN OVERVIEW - The 2014 Sprint is designed for the most demanding racer needing a hull able to accelerate in a glimpse, achieve very high sprinting speed to lose your adversaries and keep a cruising speed with high efficiency, consuming minimum energy. Aimed as a flat water board, we still built it with good buoyancy allowing riders with good balance to perform also in chop and on a downwind run ! Every aspect of this board has been highly engineered using the physics of Hydrodynamic, Hydrostatic, Structural Flex and ergonomic.
BOARD BEHAVIOR IN DYNAMIC CONDITION - A racing SUP doesn,t just go forward on a linear line, it,s constantly bouncing on each paddle stroke, creating a positive yaw on upstrokes and negative yaw on downstrokes. It is also pitching on the waves and controlled by the rider constantly playing with the volume distribution of the board to maintain the board stability or steer in any direction. All factors are important in creating the next level of performance.
DESIGN FEATURES SLENDER HULL- Slender hull is always the key to performance.
LOW ROCKER - A low nose rocker maximizes the waterline (creating) and providing minimal transversal area which are subject to direct vector drag.
RAKED FOILED NOSE - The foil shape creates a vertical lift when submerged preventing nosediving and allowing the board to cut efficiently through the chop reducing pitching motion.
SHARP EDGES ON FRONT DECK - Helps delaminate water flow on the deck minimizing wrapping in high momentum nose area.
SHARPENED TUCKED RAIL UNDER STANCE AREA - Creates better stability and control in the standing area and helps to plane during upstroke.
ROUND TAIL RAILS - Minimize the resistance while trailed in the upstroke giving a great semi planing performance.
DOUBLE CONCAVE IN MID SECTION - Helps stability and transition from V in the Nose to Monoconcave at tail.
SINGLE CONCAVE IN TAIL AREA - Helps propelling the board on each down stroke.
FLEX AND HIGH RECOIL SPEED CONSTRUTION - Built as a Sandwich EPS-HDXPS-Carbon Biaxial, the board is alive. The flex generated during the downstroke is stored and released on the upstokes.