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GECKO

Gotta ride a Gecko? This year you’ll be able to do it on two brand new sizes, as we added a 98 and 112 liter option to the extra wide and thin-railed manoeuvre-friendly line that redefines the modern Funboard. With width comes support – the Gecko offers stability comparable to boards 15 liters larger. Flat decks with thinned-out edges produce a hull capable of extreme, tight-carving performance. Taking a cue from Freestyle shapes like our ultra-successful Skate, the extra width gets you going quickly with smaller sails. The Gecko boasts a proven rocker line and tuned tail kick release to deliver the ultimate quick-to-plane, responsive Freemove ride. With three construction options – affordable High Resistance Skin, super-durable Bamboo Sandwich Light construction, or Innegra Carbon LTD Edition, there’s a Gecko that’s right for everybody. The deck on the LTD version features Cork-Sandwich technology and high-tech Basalt Cloth on the board base. The result? Truly eco-friendly materials on one of the most responsive rides around. LTD models also sport the Light Finish look, where the main board color is mixed into the laminating resin, for extra weight reduction.

Key Features:
- Extra-wide compact outline for early planing and stability
- Efficient low volume profile
- 75° pintail for reduced drag and control
- Proven fast performance scoop rocker line with added tail kick
- Flat deck with thin rails for ultimate carving sensation
- Flat panel Power V bottom shape

Fanatic rider Max Rowe on this fun creation:
“To say this board is cutting-edge is an understatement. The ultra-thin rail edges let you dig as deep as you want in turns, while the extra width will save you from buying a bigger sail. If you’re looking for a board that planes early, with a balanced, compact outline to jump, slide and carve like never before – all with way less volume – then the Gecko’s your perfect playmate.”

SPECIFICATIONS

Board

Volume

Width

Length

Weight*

Technology

Fittings

Recommended Boardcover

Gecko LTD 98

98 l

63 cm

239 cm

6,50 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Gecko 33 cm G10; Power Box;
Sailsize: 4.5 - 7.5 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

Gecko LTD 105

105 l

69 cm

239 cm

6,65 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Gecko 36 cm G10; Power Box;
Sailsize: 5.0 – 8.0 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Gecko LTD 112

112 l

73 cm

239 cm

7,15 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Gecko 37.5 cm G10; Power Box;
Sailsize: 5.5 – 8.5 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Gecko LTD 120

120 l

77 cm

239 cm

7,45 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Gecko 39 cm G10; Power Box;
Sailsize: 6.0 – 9.0 m²

L: 250 cm ×
78 cm

Gecko LTD 135

135 l

83 cm

239 cm

8,05 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Gecko 46 cm G10; Power Box;
Sailsize: 7.0 – 10.0 m²

XL: 255 cm ×
85 cm

Gecko Bamboo 98

98 l

63 cm

239 cm

7,20 kg

Bamboo Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Gecko 33 cm GFK; Power Box;
Sailsize: 4.5 - 7.5 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

Gecko Bamboo 105

105 l

69 cm

239 cm

7,50 kg

Bamboo Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Gecko 36 cm GFK; Power Box;
Sailsize: 5.0 - 8.0 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Gecko Bamboo 112

112 l

73 cm

239 cm

8,15 kg

Bamboo Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Gecko 37.5 cm GFK; Power Box;
Sailsize: 5.5 – 8.5 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Gecko Bamboo 120

120 l

77 cm

239 cm

8,55 kg

Bamboo Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Gecko 39 cm GFK; Power Box;
Sailsize: 6.0 – 9.0 m²

L: 250 cm ×
78 cm

Gecko Bamboo 135

135 l

83 cm

239 cm

9,05 kg

Bamboo Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Gecko 46 cm GFK; Power Box;
Sailsize: 7.0 – 10.0 m²

XL: 255 cm ×
85 cm

Gecko HRS 98

98 l

63 cm

239 cm

7,80 kg

High Resistance Skin

Fanatic Gecko 33 cm GFK; Power Box;
Sailsize: 4.5 - 7.5 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

Gecko HRS 105

105 l

69 cm

239 cm

8,00 kg

High Resistance Skin

Fanatic Gecko 36 cm GFK; Power Box;
Sailsize: 5.0 - 8.0 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Gecko HRS 112

112 l

73 cm

239 cm

8,70 kg

High Resistance Skin

Fanatic Gecko 37.5 cm GFK; Power Box;
Sailsize: 5.5 – 8.5 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Gecko HRS 120

120 cm

77 cm

239 cm

9,0 kg

High Resistance Skin

Fanatic Gecko 39 cm GFK; Power Box;
Sailsize: 6.0 – 9.0 m²

L: 250 cm ×
78 cm

Gecko HRS 135

135 l

83 cm

239 cm

9,20 kg

High Resistance Skin

Fanatic Gecko 46 cm GFK; Power Box;
Sailsize: 7.0 – 10.0 m²

XL: 255 cm ×
85 cm

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

TECHNOLOGY

INNEGRA CARBON / BASALT CORK SANDWICH / LIGHT FINISH

The top-level Innegra Carbon specification, in combination with the new Cork-Sandwich construction, provides a perfect weight to stiffness/flex ratio. The Sandwich combination with environment-friendly Cork Sandwich technology and local glassed reinforcement provides a perfect shock absorption in the stance area. On the bases of the LTD boards Fanatic features the innovative Basalt Cloth, a material that is not only technically superior to standard cloth, but also environment-friendlier in both its manufacturing and recycling processes. All these models are produced with the Light Finish look, where the main board color gets mixed into the laminating resin, for extra weight reduction.



BAMBOO SANDWICH / LIGHT FINISH

The Bamboo Sandwich Light technology is a combination of top quality and intelligent layup specifications, Bamboo Sandwich and Glass/Wood reinforcements. This unique construction offers extremely competitive weights at value prices. Used for the Hawk and Gecko models, with the clear visible Bamboo material in the deck.



HIGH RESISTANCE SKIN

High Resistance composite technology – an optimum weight and durable construction for everyday use. A thick, durable outer skin gives the board hull high strength, plus ding and impact resistance. Strategic use of Glass reinforcements ensures an adequate stiffness. Used on the standard
Shark and Gecko, as well as on the Viper/Ripper ranges in combination with a user-friendly EVA deck.



TESTRESULTS

Gecko LTD 120, Windsurfing Yearbook Germany 2014 – FAVOURITE

“...The Gecko is fun, and that’s exactly what a board is supposed to offer in this class. No other board planes as early and animates the rider as much to try new maneuvers as the Gecko. The full package for advanced and good windsurfers looking for a big board that feels two sizes smaller when you have it on your feet....”

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Gecko LTD 105, surf Germany 1-2_2014 - FAVOURITE

“...The Gecko reflects a very well-made concept of the new broad generation of Freemove boards and is suited for beginners as well as advanced riders. The board is perfect for gaining great average speed even with only limited riding skills. ....”

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Gecko LTD 105, Wind 381 Feb/Mar 2014 - FAVOURITE

“...If the Gecko 120, which we tested last year, brought a big plus in accessibility, Fanatic has now boosted the performance on the 105. Thanks to perfect steering ability it feels as if the Gecko comes alive under the feet. Down in volume, this Gecko is going one step forward in addressing riders looking for an affordable yet powerful board....”

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Gecko LTD 120, Windsurf UK, 3334, April 2014

“…A perfect fast-track pick for ambitious novices wanting to rapidly get up-to-speed. Nice and lively with good upwind ability and a non-intimidating behaviour, the Gecko 120 has a forgiving nature for intermediates and notable momentum at lower speeds for those mastering or just getting to grips with the carve gybe. ...”

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