STUBBY TE I Fanatic

Fanatic released their new wave board, the Stubby in two sizes with three fins each, in 77 and 88 liters.

 

Watch Klaas Voget on a Stubby prototype at South Africa

 

 

Source: Fanatic Press Release 

Throughout 2014, our R&D team worked discreetly on a new exciting concept, and one which has received a lot of attention within the surfing world of late. The idea was to explore the implementation and effect of more parallel rail outlines, with the outcome delivering a reduction in the boards’ minimum draw.

Characteristics such as speed, planing stability and ease of use, were the motivation behind our decision to transform these ideas into something that would work with the dimensions of a windsurf board. After intense research at the beginning of last year, we took our first prototype to the water. Our instant excitement for the outcome of this first test, led to what may well be the best kept secret in today’s Windsurfing scene. Many prototypes later, refinement and countless hours of joy and fun sailing, we are proud to present the Stubby – available in 77l and 88l.

The first time we pulled this funky shaped board out of the bag in public, the comments were interesting. “Looks strange, must be a marketing gag right!?” Or “Such a wide tail, how would you turn it!?“ And “It’s so short, you must catch the nose!” However, all doubts are eliminated the moment you step onto the Stubby, giving you an injection of fresh perspective on board design. Planing immediately, you instantly realise how natural the stance feels, not to mention the speed and ease of passing over chop or white water. Its upwind ability will have you shooting up at an incredible angle, delivering top speeds and control. Essentially, it’s a real blast! 

 

 

View the latest action shots on the Fanatic Stubby

 

Klaas Voget on the new Stubby at South Africa

Klaas Voget on the new Stubby at South Africa

Alessio Stillrich on the new Stubby (Pic: Henning Nockel)

Alessio Stillrich on the new Stubby (Pic: Henning Nockel)

Alessio Stillrich on the new Stubby (Pic: Henning Nockel)

Alessio Stillrich on the new Stubby (Pic: Henning Nockel)