The F-Types are high performance, light-wind, freeracing machines designed to triple the number of days you can windsurf.

With plenty of racing fun, the F-Types handle the biggest sails to provide an alternative to waiting for windier days.

Their wide-style outlines, comfortable nature and multiple insert positions make them stable and accessible platforms - for keen, progressing recreational sailors as well as wind-tested experts.

These boards will appeal to windsurfers wanting to windsurf while waiting for windier days and to progressing sailors who want a stable, accessible wide board capable of more thrilling racing performance.

"F-Type alters perception of light-wind sailing with ballistic planing ( and coasting) power. Lightweights and Formula foes had no control issues with its width . Point and go - upwind , downwind, beam reaching - it did it, quite often when its rivals could only schlog."
Windsurfing Mag USA , May 05.
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Wide outline also provides plenty of stability, making F-Types accessible and progressive.
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Short outlines for responsiveness and control.
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Domed deck for extra comfort and grip.

Wide-style designs with a wide tail for lightwind power and blistering accelerations.

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bd_F-Type_mn.jpg Thin soft rails and a rounded tail outline for extra carving grip, comfortable control and smooth jibing
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Inboard strap settings for a more accessible stance.

Outboard strap settings for power and speed.

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Cut-aways in the tail reduce wetted-surface area and increase the planing surface's aspect ratio, minimizing drag and maximizing efficiency.
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Summary:
  • High-performance light-wind Freerace machines.
  • Stable and accessible boards for progressing sailors looking to step up to higher levels of performance.
  • F-Types are the alternative to waiting for windier days: they can triple a windsurfer's on-the-water time.
In comparison

Compared to the larger Carves (133, 144, 162), the F-Types are more race-orientated, delivering a more locked-in racing feel with real Formula-like power to handle large sails and large fins. The F-Types fly upwind and go deep downwind, unlike the Carves that mainly are made for reaching in and out. The F-types are also wider, making them laterally more stable.

The Carves would be more suitable for a pure freerider, when the sailor is looking for a more “reach & jibe” style of sailing.

Compared to the S-Types, the F-Types offer a wider wind-range, bringing performance sailing to lower wind limits with greater power and better upwind/downwind abilities. They do not jibe or maneuver as well as the S-Types that are much narrower. However, being wider means that the F-Types have the lateral stability to suit progressing sailors.

The S-Types would be more suitable if you are looking for more medium to high wind orientated designs, with high slalom-type performance. Narrower widths mean that the S-Type will be more maneuverable but more technically demanding.

Compared to the Formulas, the F-Types are more accessible with their inboard inserts, rounded deck shapes and softly tucked rails. They jibe better than the Formulas and have a much higher fun factor. The construction of the F-Type boards is also stronger than that of the ultra-lightweight Formulas.

The Formulas are more suitable for ultimate Course-racing performance, with maximum speed in lightwind and upwind conditions, at the expense of poorer maneuverability, accessibility and comfort.


Specifications
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Model Volume Length Width Tail WOOD
Weight

+-6%
DRAM
Weight

+-6%
Fin box Fin size Sail size(m2)
F-Type 138 138 litres 222 cm. 88 cm. 60.3 cm. 8.0 kg. 8.5 kg. Deep Tuttle Drake R13 Race NR 520 5.0-10.0
F-Type 148 148 litres 222 cm. 96 cm. 67.0 cm. 8.6 kg. 9.2 kg. Deep Tuttle Drake R13 Race NR 560 5.5-10.5
F-Type 158 158 litres 231 cm. 100 cm. 73.1 cm. 9.5 kg. 10.0 kg. Deep Tuttle Drake R13 Race NR 640 6.0-12.5

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