SUPER FAST ROCKER LINE AND THRUSTER SETUP FOR ONSHORE AND FLATWATER USE!
OVERVIEW This new concept in our range is made for the airtime lovers who don’t want to sacrifice the wave riding. The PATRIK F-Wave is most probably the fastest waveboard ever that still performs well in small to medium waves. With a Powerbox for the center fin of the thruster setup we leave it entirely up to you which fin to choose to go fast and jump high or ride waves and slice turns. Following the success of the 75, 85 and 95, Patrik Diethelm shaped the 105 and 115 which are new for 2023. These bigger sizes have a new rockerline with increased Vee. They feel small on the wave, but carry all the volume you need to be the first one planing. If you love to play in different conditions, the new F-Wave is here for you!
SHAPE & CONSTRUCTION
OPTICAL ASPECT & FOOTPADS With the new graphics influenced by Italian designer Fabio Canella we have created a colourful but still clean and classic board design. The 6mm thick diamond groove grip pad has an extra 6mm soft sponge under-layer which makes it 12mm in total. The special layup uses the hard layer to spread the load onto a wider board surface via the soft bottom layer of the pad. This gives us more impact resistance while keeping a direct feeling under your feet.
SHAPE The very fast rocker line with rather little rocker is planning very quick. The “bat-tail” and side cut-outs have a similar effect like on a slalom board and release the water earlier and drive the board up to top speed in no time and make the board feel loose on the straight line and agile in the turns.
SCOOP-ROCKER Very fast rocker line with little rocker for top planning, acceleration and top speed.
VOLUME DISTRIBUTION Same as the QT-wave it has a balanced thickness under the feet and mast track to be close in contact with the fins for good control, grip and manoeuvrability but it is still thick enough to be able and push for top speed and high jumps.
OUTLINE In comparison to the QT-wave it is wider at “1-foot” to be able and push even more for planning, acceleration and top speed. The cut-out on the tail bottom is a kind of hidden winger which reduces the tail width in the back-strap area and brings similar advantages. The reduced surface let the water release earlier and increases especially acceleration and top speed but it also helps to tilt the board over into the bottom turn and roll back easier into the cutback.
BOTTOM SHAPE The goal was a fast controlled smooth ride and this we achieved with a single concave under the mast track running into a “double concaved V” under the straps on the two smaller boards while the bigger board performed best with the “double concaved V” running all the way through the bottom.
RAILS/TUCK To improve the turning ability on the wider shape we reduced the rail thickness in comparison to the QT-wave. For better and faster release, the tuck is a bit sharper as well and improve the early planning acceleration and top speed.
DECK SHAPE Flat decks are ankle breakers when it comes to push for top speed and the reduced rail thickness in combination with the slighty thicker center of the board makes the deck more domy and much more comfortable when fully planning in the straps. The extra dome under the back foot helps to get more grip during rotations.
FINS The F-wave comes equiped with 3x PATRIK fins as a classic Thruster Setup with a bigger center fin and smaller side fins. This has proven to be the fastest setup for waves and jumping. The Center Powerbox allows the use of bigger Centerfins without the risk of breaking the board. The slot box sides save weight and leave you with enough trim options.
INSERTS Each insert has 4-positions. The front strap has got a double plug to be able and change width and strap angle for different foot sizes and riding styles.
CONSTRUCTION The topic where opinions split radically. But at the end of day let the advanced riders prove that our construction is built to last. The full carbon/kevlar deck is light and stiff with a good impact resistance. The Biax glass fibres on the bottom give you that controlled extra flex our riders love for the big turns and landings. Important fact: The softer biax glass spreads the load much better into the 3d construction than a full carbon bottom would. This results in better flex, better strength and better overall performance, while saving some money on production costs where it's not needed. Patrik Diethelms knowlede in composite construction is unmatched in the windsurf industry. This is our way of creating sustainable products that will last you many years when used correctly.
| F-WAVE 75
| F-WAVE 85
| F-WAVE 95
| F-WAVE 105
| F-WAVE 115