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FREEWAVE TEXTREME®/TE/CWS

The original FreeWave was built with one thought in mind: to offer ultimate freedom on any wave the ocean can create – for every sailor. As we approached 2014 we were tasked with a new challenge: how to make the best even better? This is a question that we have been trying to answer for years. With our flagship FreeWave range being one of the most loved boards on the market today, it was out of question to introduce a new board that
might not beat the highly decorated shape. Better was the only option.

After a long, intensive R&D cycle, including years of prototyping and testing around the world, Fanatic proudly introduces a completely new design for the 2014 FreeWave range in the sizes 76, 86, 96, 106, 116. It’s the most versatile FreeWave model ever conceived. The new compact fishtail outline, combined with a flatter mid-deck section and carefully formed rails produce a harmonically tuned shape that offers unrivaled performance on flat
water and in waves.

A powerful bottom shape, comprised of a slight V and shallow double concave sitting on a quick scoop rocker line, ensures early planing along with potential for down-the-line speed.

And the real revolution – ride any new FreeWaveTE or TeXtreme® as a Thruster or a Single Fin. Choose between the lightest technology available or the best value-for-yourmoney construction. Make your FreeWave what you want it to be. Then simply enjoy.

Key Features
- Slightly shorter and more compact with increased outline area in the nose for earlier planing and smooth Waveriding
- Fishtail and rounded nose
- New CAD designed scoop rocker line
- Slight V and double concave bottom shape
- Fuller, smoother rail in the nose area, with higher apex and more tucked-under edge
- Flatter mid-deck section for better stance and volume efficiency
- Small boards tuned for Waveriding
- Thruster option for full Wave performance

SPECIFICATIONS

Board

Volume

Width

Length

Weight*

Technology

Fittings

Recommended Boardcover

FW TeXtreme® 86

86 l

58.5 cm

233 cm

5,90 kg

TXTR
IC / LF

MFC TF 2 × 11cm / 1 × 19 cm;
Power Box / 2 × SlotBox;
Sailsize: 4.2 – 6.5 m²

S: 240 cm ×
61 cm

FW TeXtreme® 96

96 l

61 cm

234 cm

6,30 kg

TXTR
IC / LF

MFC TF 2 × 12 cm / 1 × 19 cm;
Power Box / 2 × SlotBox
Sailsize: 4.5 – 6.7 m²

S: 240 cm ×
61 cm

FW TeXtreme® 106

106 l

63.5 cm

235 cm

6,50 kg

TXTR
IC / LF

MFC TF FreeWave 29 cm G10;
Power Box / 2 × SlotBox;
Sailsize: 4.7 – 7.0 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

FW TE 76

76 l

56 cm

232 cm

5,95 kg

IC / LF

MFC TF 2 × 11cm / 1 × 18 cm; Center US Box / 2 × SlotBox;
Sailsize: 3.7 – 6.0 m²

XS: 235 cm ×
56.5 cm

FW TE 86

86 l

58.5 cm

233 cm

6,20 kg

IC / LF

MFC TF 2 × 11cm / 1 × 19 cm;
Power Box / 2 × SlotBox;
Sailsize: 4.2 – 6.5 m²

S: 240 cm ×
61 cm

FW TE 96

96 l

61 cm

234 cm

6,55 kg

IC / LF

MFC TF 2 × 12 cm / 1 × 19 cm;
Power Box / 2 × SlotBox;
Sailsize: 4.5 – 6.7 m²

S: 240 cm ×
61 cm

FW TE 106

106 l

63.5 cm

235 cm

6,80 kg

IC / LF

MFC FW 29 cm G10;
Power Box / 2 × SlotBox;
Sailsize: 4.7 – 7.0 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

FW TE 116

116 l

66 cm

236 cm

6,95 kg

IC / LF

MFC FW 30 cm G10; Power Box;
Sailsize: 5.0 – 7.3 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

FW CWS 76

76 l

56 cm

232 cm

6,40 kg

CWS / LF

Fanatic FreeWave 23 cm G10; US Box;
Sailsize: 3.7 – 6.0 m²

XS: 235 cm ×
56.5 cm

FW CWS 86

86 l

58.5 cm

233 cm

6,65 kg

CWS / LF

Fanatic FreeWave 25 cm G10; Power Box;
Sailsize: 4.2 – 6.5 m²

S: 240 cm ×
61 cm

FW CWS 96

96 l

61 cm

234 cm

6,75 kg

CWS / LF

Fanatic FreeWave 27 cm G10; Power Box;
Sailsize: 4.5 – 6.7 m²

S: 240 cm ×
61 cm

FW CWS 106

106 l

63.5 cm

235 cm

6,80 kg

CWS / LF

Fanatic FreeWave 29 cm G10; Power Box;
Sailsize: 4.7 – 7.0 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

FW CWS 116

116 l

66 cm

236 cm

7,20 kg

CWS / LF

Fanatic FreeWave 29 cm G10; Power Box;
Sailsize: 5.0 – 7.3 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

*Weight tolerances of ± 6% (HRS ± 8%) possible.

TECHNOLOGY

CWS/LF - CUSTOM WOOD SANDWICH LIGHT TECHNOLOGY

A lightweight yet robust wood and glass fiber construction allows a very high strength-to-weight ratio. Combined with the Double Sandwich construction, this is an extremely durable layup. The thick PVC sandwich, wood and fiberglass easily absorb high forces, even from the hardest landings! This construction is used on standard FreeWave models.



IC/LF - INNEGRA CARBON LIGHT TECHNOLOGY (DOUBLE AND SINGLE)

Innegra Carbon will be used again on the 2014 Wave- and TE Freestyleboards. After seeing it work in our boards over the last year, we’re confident in saying that this material is lighter and more impact resistant than the Carbon Kevlar that it has now replaced on all TE boards. Combined with a double PVC/Wood Sandwich and Wood/Carbon heel reinforcements, it guarantees the most efficient construction in terms of weight and maximum impact resistance. The Waveboards benefit from Innegra Carbon sandwich layups. The Skate 85 and 93 Team Editions have a Single Sandwich deck of Innegra Carbon and a Carbon T-Stringer Glass bottom, the Skate TE 101 and 111 come with a Single Sandwich deck of Innegra Carbon and a full Carbon bottom. Each Team Edition model is produced with the Light Finish look, were the primary board color gets mixed into the laminating resin, for extra weight reduction.



TXTR IC / LF - TEXTREME® INNEGRA CARBON LIGHT FINISH TECHNOLOGY

Lightweight. Stiff. Incredible. The TeXtreme® line is the most exclusive, high-performance construction in windsurfing today. Available in select-model Fanatic boards, the TeXtreme® takes advantage of Innegra’s resin absorption ability, weight-reduction, stiffness, impact protection and UV-resistance. The Oxeon-built fabric allows incredibly light PVC sandwich layups, with the added bonus of fully visible carbon rail and bottom graphics. High-quality full Innegra Carbon on the rest of the deck round out the TeXtreme® construction to create the strongest, lightest, stiffest board on the market. Less resin, more strength, less weight. It doesn’t get better than TeXtreme®.



TESTRESULTS

FreeWave 96 TE, Boards UK Autumn/Winter 2013

“...With the FreeWave jumping and boosting big air is super fun and easily done due to its early planing and top speed. The FreeWave immediately wants to just ‘take off’ at the first opportunity and it quickly settles into a fast and flat blasting position ....”

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FreeWave 106 TXTR, Wind 381 Feb/Mar 2014

“...Although the FreeWave TXTR with the beautiful new outline is made for waves it extends its features to the ones of a long Freeride board. With great performance in flat water as well as in waves, playful and fast, the FreeWave TXTR is for riders in search of thrill ....”

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FreeWave 86 TXTR, Wind 381 Feb/Mar 2014 – FAVOURITE

“...The FreeWave 86 is the perfect choice for all those looking for a single board to charge as many waves as possible and still be able to hit the flat water and chop. No matter if surfing or jumping, its compact shape makes it easy for the rider to navigate the board precisely, almost instinctively. The new footpads boost the comfort of this high-end jewelry even more .....”

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FreeWave 106 TE, Windsurf 333, March 2014

“...The Fanatic FreeWave 106 TE is a fast and refined all-rounder with plenty of pop and a clean-carving nature. You’ll be impressed with some positive early planing power, with excellent acceleration up to full speed. The gybing and turning prowess is sophisticated, with a nice, easy, fast bite in the edge and smooth rail-to-flat – and vice versa – behavior.....”

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FreeWave 86 TE, Surf Germany, 4/April 2014

“…The Fanatic FreeWave will especially please wave lovers. Already performing well in flat water, the lively board displays its full potential in waves of any kind basically. Without needing to put considerable pressure on the board it turns easily and with good controlled grip at any time. The same applies to choppy conditions…”

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