This lightwind board will blow your mind as it gets going in almost no wind, reaches top speed immediately and is comfortable, smooth and easy to sail for a high performance freeride board of this size.
It planes super early and is really fast! The cut-outs and bottom shape create the light feel of a much smaller board and a lively, thrilling ride. You have to try it to believe how much fun you can have in almost no wind.
Double concaves in the bottom under the straps create maximum lift and acceleration. The long, flat waterline helps to push the board onto the plane. The efficient bottom shape provides a lively and electrifying riding sensation.
It feels compact due to its short length and is equipped with a wide nose and a parallel outline through the mid-section giving it the maximum planing surface.
The cut-outs create basically two outlines for the board. The wide outline in the deck gives you a very powerful stance and you can push your board to maximum speed. The narrow outline in the bottom reduces the wetted surface area and the enormous amount of pressure produced by modern fins can release easily. Therefore, the board feels stable and forgiving even on fast downwind runs. The smooth and controlled ride encourages the rider to push for unlimited speed.
The cut-outs also create thin rails which makes it easy to rail up the board at high speeds and carve through the gybe. The cut-outs reduce the volume, width and dynamic lift of the tail which makes it easy to initiate the gybe and to keep carving steadily through the turn.
The concave deck lowers the mast base and reduces the swing weight in the nose area. It also allows the rider to hold the rig more upright, which creates more down force to keep the board nicely trimmed on all courses. The deck shape delivers great comfort as the high standing position offers good leverage, creating loads of fin pressure for instant acceleration and top end performance.
The advanced rider will prefer the outboard footstraps which are further back while the intermediate rider will enjoy the more inboard and further forward position which makes it very easy to get in and out of the straps.
Werner Gnigler’s 4th generation of the Super Lightwind combines shape details from his Slalom and Super Sport development.