The 95cm mast is your “go to” mast, it can do it all in any conditions.
It will allow the rider to lean hard upwind, float you down wind without touching down and help you glide through your transitions. The mast flares at the top and bottom of the mast to reduce torsion and reinforce the connection points.
It comes with a Deep Tuttle (Recommended) or Tuttle box at the top. The Mini Tuttle at the bottom fits easily into the fuselage. The top and bottom inserts simply connect to the board and foil thought interchangeable stainless steel inserts. The four stainless inserts are custom made to our specification. They are interchangeable. They are 12mm diameter so if you are traveling you can easily find a spare if you need to.
Total length with boxes: 104cm
It is made in house in Raglan, New Zealand. The mast is made of over 30 pieces of prepreg carbon with a closed cell foam core. Almost all the pieces of carbon run the entire length of the mast so that the top and bottom inserts are going through the same piece of carbon. It is made with a mix of twill, Uni-directional and Bi axial prepreg carbon. The leading and trailing edge of the foil are solid carbon and epoxy. This mast is made to play so you don’t have to worry about your gear, just focus on your riding.
UV Sunshield (black) or Durapox (white)
The advantage of the white Durapox is that it does not heat up in the sun and protects the carbon from UV’s that are tough in NZ and Australia. It also allows the owner of the foil to have a race finish like the America’s Cup boats. Also, if you hit or scratch your mast you can sand it or build it back up very easily.
The UV Sunshield gives you beautiful carbon finish with a clear UV coat.
FOIL AND FUSELAGE
The Foil and Fuselage
The J Shapes freeride foil was designed to be tough, playful and glide effortlessly in all conditions. The one piece prepreg carbon construction will give you the peace of mind to jump, wave ride, cruise and race in all conditions.
It is balanced to cruise in very light winds and rip in stronger winds. It will foil up at around 9 knots and will easily hit 25 knots and go to the upper 20’s in total comfort.
This foil was made for all conditions so you can push the limits or cruise.
The ease of the J Shapes Freeride foil comes from its 58cm by 14cm front wing. The profile of the front foil will allow you to plane up early in light winds and be in full control at top speeds.
Regardless of the speed, your weight will still be evenly distributed. That means you do not need all your weight forward when hitting top speeds.
The front foil is 9cm high meaning that it is very stable in all direction and will allow the rider to lean and carve into turns without spinning out.
The fuselage from front wing to tail is 65cm giving you good balance.
The rear foil is 35cm by 8.5 to give you a strong balance point and stabilizer.
The connection to the mast is done through a Mini Tuttle box, 120mm x 25mmx 19mm and screws through two interchangeable 18.5 mm stainless inserts. This gives an extremely strong connection to the mast and if you ever damage the threads you can just pop out the inserts and put in a new one.
The fuselage was beefed up to 35mm x 30mm to properly encase the insert and reduce torsion. If the foil has too much torsion, it will become unstable at high speeds.
Tacking and jibing:
The larger front foil and profile will greatly improve any rider’s tacking and jibing. This foil will make you foil through your transition by giving you the constant lift and stability that you need to nail your turns.
When tacking, it will give you a long lift to finish out your upwind carve.
When jibing, it will not bounce you off or drop you down when you switch your feet, with just a bit of speed you will be able to glide through your jibes.
Jumping and Wave riding:
This is not for everyone but soon enough you will never want to part from your foil and will want to take it into the waves or the air. It is bomb proof so jump it and have fun, practice your foiling rolls or ride a swell and wave. The sensation of the wave taking over the power of the kite is amazing.
All of our construction is done in house in Raglan, New Zealand.
Our prepreg carbon is custom made to our specifications in Australia.
The foils are made of over 50 cuts of twill, Biaxial and uni directional carbon to maximize strength. The core is made of closed cell foam to reduce weight.
The foil is assembled and cooked in aluminium moulds.
All the carbon pieces are cut by a CNC machine to reduce imperfections and optimize the layout. The prepreg ensures us that all the carbon is wetted out and the high temperature curing ensures a tough product.
The foil can be finished in white Durapox or UV Sunshield.
This foil combined with the 95cm mast will be a foil that can do it all, that you will not out grow and will last you a long time.
145 Freeride Board
This board is made to be easy, tough and versatile. It comes with a carbon Tuttle box we can fit a Deep Tuttle and Tuttle box mast in it. The 145×52 is a great size for most riders, it gives you ample volume and stability to take on any conditions. The large bevel rails will make the touch downs soft, the tail rocker with make your transition and ride more comfortable. The large deck pad and the 7 footstrap inserts with 5 holes, will give you ample adjustments to setup your board the way you like. The size of the board gives the rider plenty of volume to get planning in light winds and bounce back up during touch downs.
All of the boards are made in house in Raglan, New Zealand.
We did a lot of testing different constructions to determine what was the best for a comfortable freeride board. We found that fiberglass was the toughest and most comfortable.
The board is 7.5 cm thick with a 28kg/m3 eps foam core with a high density PVC deck. The glass with toughen Epoxy makes this board strong and comfortable to ride.
Both top and bottom layer wrap around the rails making them 6 layers thick of fiberglass to take the harness hook impacts.
The Tuttle box is reinforce with high density foam around it and on the top.
The deck is also covered with a large pad to protect your board and make it comfortable when riding strapped or strapless.
The boards are painted with Altex boat paints that are tough and made for marine environments.
- Deep Tuttle
The 145 comes with 2 footstraps.