Fanatic released their 2017 Wave Freestyle board range on July 1st. The boards got fresh colours – red, orange, yellow, green or turquois – and colours on the deck and bottom and the board names in big letters on the deck and bottom. Especially the Skate, the freestyle board has huge letters on the deck. Fanatic offers 6 board lines in their 2017 Wave & Freestyle collection and added the Freewave Stubby, which is available in 3 sizes, to their range. The Freewave STB, the Freewave and the Skate are available in two different constructions.
Fanatic’s new video “Ray of Sunshine” shows the Fanatic team ripping on Maui on the 2017 gear. Victor Fernandez, Gollito Estredo, Alice Arutkin, Maria Andres, Adam Lewis and a few more riders show great action at Maui’s North Shore. Manuel Grafenauer captured the great action and edited a cool fresh clip.
Fanatic Pro team on the Wave & Freestyle collection 2017 at Maui, Hawaii
Highlights of the 2017 wave & freestyle board collection
Source: Fanatic Press Release
A winning reputation is always a good start to a well-rounded range, and our 2017 Wave line is no exception. All of our Wave and FreeWave models have weight saving, premium quality layups that represent the Fanatic brand as you’d expect.
New for 2017 is the FreeWave Stubby. Available in three sizes and two top quality constructions, it combines planing, control, and that skatey feel of the Stubby, along with the bump and jump characteristics of our world renowned FreeWave. The FreeWave line remains one of the most versatile rides out there. A classic performer available in five sizes and multiple constructions, it thrives when setup as a Thruster or a Single Fin. In short, both boards are dynamite!
Knowing that all good things come in small packages, we love the short and sweet outline of our Stubby range. Although its appearance might not scream ›wave riding machine!‹ It’s short nose and wide surface area make it incredibly efficient at getting on the plane, and maintaining power through flat sections of the wave. At home in smaller less vertical waves, we guarantee hours of slashy skatey fun.
For those driven by full rail carves, late turns and radical down-the-line wave sailing, then our Quad range will wet your appetite. Available in four sizes and with its magic rocker line, are you ready for the ride of your life? For riders wanting a more back footed ride, you’ll find tonnes of lift off the back fin, plenty of planing power and snappy turns with the TriWave, available in four sizes.
As the benchmark of Freestyle riding, the Skate TE is constantly feeding the hunger of ambitious windsurfers and is the weapon of choice for 6 times Freestyle World Champion Gollito Estredo. For 2017, the progressively finetuned shape channels Estredo’s ever evolving style through outstanding acceleration, speed and the exceptional ability for seamless transitions from aerial rotations into sliding tricks. The newly shaped TE 93 is more compact for even faster rotations and reduced swing weight. The Skate BXF construction of the 100 and 110 are better suited for those grasping carving moves, pop and playing in small waves, as it is more forgiving than the high performance TE. Exciting, on-trend and hot to pop, the Skate will blow you away!