A variety of new and original design and construction features/upgrades are the focus of our new collection.
Designer and shaper Finian Maynard, in close cooperation with our international team of Pascal Toselli, Cyril Moussilmani and Ramon Pastor, has brought to all models, amongst other technical innovations, an all new hydrodynamic back end release system called the ‘V Star Tail’ that gives a new level of ‘slippery’ water release.
The end result is a world-class burst of acceleration and top speed along with amazing control.
The 2019 World Cup Slalom boards are split into three sectors: the high wind, the medium wind and the light wind. 2 models for each category that fit all the needs of our customers.
- Hi Wind – 89 and 99
The 89 and 99 have a more traditional design platform compared to the other models in the range with their wide points slightly further forward and a straighter outline between the straps to help gybing and control when overpowered. They have an inline vee bottom shape in the tail and an increasing vee into the nose with a deep double concave for control and grip/stability in strong winds. The big improvement jump from 2017 to 2018 is in the cut outs: they have a reduced wetted surface area next to the fin, a reduced wetted surface area in the width of the wings on the outside section of the cutouts, and the big performance jump came from what has been called the ‘V-Star Tail’. We took the V tail behind the fin at the last release point and started to play with how much we could take out toward the fin box depending on the board size. Less V-Star cut out for stronger winds and more for lighter winds. The results were fantastic; insane speeds and acceleration. The whole team was super happy with the results!
- Medium Wind – 109 and 119
For the 109 and 119 we did a lot of work into the back foot rail to increase the comfort and also to increases the acceleration at low and high speeds. A lot of work was also done with the entry of the rocker line, in terms of where the board is reacting in the front, to try to keep it very smooth on the releases and also on the back hand with the V-Star tail, which has an increased cut out compared to the smaller boards. The reduction of the wetted surface area next to the tuttle box and also the reduction of the size of the winglets on the side meant only one thing: excellent speed and a new level of acceleration
- Light Wind – 129 and 139 (Foil Proof fin box)
The World Cup Slalom 129 and 139 went through a big design upgrade for 2018. A lot of work was done on trying to increase the control and stability on the water and this was achieved through an all new bottom shape. We have a lot more V in the nose, with extremely deep and large concaves and a bigger inverted V in the tail. As with the other boards in the range, there is a reduction of the wetted surface area around the n and particularly behind the n with the rev- olutionary V-Star tail, which has the biggest cut out on these light wind boards.
Technical details: https://www.i-99.it/y2020/windsurf/world-cup-slalom/