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HAWK

Speed, power, and pure Windsurfing thrill. When something works, it’s best not to fix it. This pedigreed predator redefined the Freeride category in 2013 and will continue to wow testers in 2014. The 97, 111, 125 and 135 liter Hawks are derived from our best Freestyle and Slalom shapes, for a unique blend of jibing perfection, early planing and top-end speed that holds a place in any windsurfer’s dream quiver.

Refined fast rocker lines with tuned tail release – most noticeably on the 97 – on wider compact shapes with thin, tucked-under edges make for perfect all-rounders that don’t catch rails in carving or sliding moves. Comfy deck doming in the tail and strap areas as well as a recessed deck guarantee you’re always in control in flat water, swell or chop.

All sizes are offered in either eco-friendly and durable Bamboo Sandwich Light or ultra-stiff, lightweight and impact-resistant Carbon Innegra/Basalt Sandwich Light LTD construction. The LTD construction features environment-friendly Cork-Sandwich technology on the deck and the high-tech Basalt Cloth on the board base, creating one of the most responsive rides around. For extra weight-savings, the LTD edition features our Light Finish look, in which board colour is mixed into the resin. From the esteemed testers of Planchemag: “This board flies over the water and offers lots of acceleration. Free under the feet and very exhilarating in light to medium winds once you are planing!” No matter what kind of windsurfer you are, you’ll love your ride on the Hawk.

Key Features:
- One-length concept compact shapes with wide center point and round nose for balance, early-planing and smooth carves (does not apply to the 97)
- Innegra replaces Kevlar for ultra-stiff, impact resistant and light layup using less wetted resin for ecological sensitivity
- Thin, tucked rails for ultimate carving pleasure
- Double concave nose entry section runs to Power V bottom, tuned tail kick and 75° pintail for comfort and control in chop and turns

Fanatic’s CAD Master Shaper Sebastian Wenzel about the Hawk:
“Speed, performance, control and maneuverability – these are the attributes of the Hawk. I enjoy the fast and effortless ride of this board. Being comfortably in full control is what I look for when blasting down the strip. On top of that the jibes are so much fun and easy. That’s why I enjoy the Hawk so much. Catch me, if you can!”

SPECIFICATIONS

Board

Volume

Width

Length

Weight*

Technology

Fittings

Recommended Boardcover

Hawk
97 LTD

97 l

61 cm

240 cm

6,20 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Hawk 30 cm G10; Power Box; Sailsize: 4.5 – 7.5 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

Hawk
111 LTD

111 l

65 cm

245 cm

6,70 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light

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

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

Hawk
125 LTD

125 l

69 cm

245 cm

7,0 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light

Fanatic Hawk 39 cm G10; Power Box; Sailsize: 5.5 – 8.5 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Hawk
135 LTD

135 l

73 cm

245 cm

7,35 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light

Fanatic Hawk 46 cm G10; Power Box; Sailsize: 6.0 – 9.0 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Hawk
Bamboo 97

97 l

61 cm

240 cm

7,05 kg

Bamboo Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Hawk 30 cm GFK; Power Box; Sailsize: 4.5 – 7.5 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

Hawk
Bamboo 111

111 l

65 cm

245 cm

7,65 kg

Bamboo Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Hawk 36 cm GFK; Power Box; Sailsize: 5.0 – 8.0 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

Hawk
Bamboo 125

125 l

69 cm

245 cm

7,95 kg

Bamboo Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Hawk 39 cm GFK; Power Box; Sailsize: 5.5 – 8.5 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Hawk
Bamboo 135

135 l

73 cm

245 cm

8,35 kg

Bamboo Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Hawk 46 cm GFK; Power Box; Sailsize: 6.0 – 9.0 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 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.



TESTRESULTS

Hawk LTD 97, Windsurfing Yearbook Germany 2014:

“...The Hawk is an extremely fast Crossover board with great planing performace. Thanks to different loop positions the shape offers versatile possibilities – from racing on flat water to carving maneuvers to loops in small waves – the board is ready for everything. Great mix of performance, control and manoeuvre features....”

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Hawk LTD 125, Windsurfing Yerbook Germany 2014

“...The Hawk offers super top end performance. It is and stays a sporty freeride board which will delight performance-driven freeriders in particular. The top speed only is limited by the personal capability of the rider and thanks to great maneuver abilities and control the package you get with the Hawk is one of the best in this test....”

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Hawk LTD 111, surf Germany 1-2_2014 - FAVOURITE:

“...The Hawk is without any doubt a flying speed machine. The board is perfect for anyone who’s looking for max performance with even only a little wind. The Hawk flies over waves as if you had a hydrofoil installed on the bottom and offers zappy riding emotion....”

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Hawk LTD 135, Wind_381 Feb/Mar 2014 - FAVOURITE

“...Offering performance on all levels, the Hawk is not far from being a proper raceboard but still retains its accessability. In addition to its comfort, which pleased our testers a lot, it is the ability to go fast without the technical knowledge of a competitor. The board just flys over the water, almost by itself...”

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