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SHARK

Sometimes you simply need to Windsurf. Whether it’s Freeride cruising or blasting with your friends, you need a board that knows how to go. That’s the Shark. While it’s perfect for progression and forgiving to intermediates, the Shark lacks no bite in hard-carving super-tight turns – and tests proved it. With top scores in user-friendliness, high-wind speeds and maneuverability, the Shark is a board we’re happy to keep precisely as it is. From smooth, graceful cruising to lightning speed runs, the Shark is the perfect platform for fast learners or those looking for a lifetime of Freeride pleasure – or an automatic jibe machine. The proven CAD shaped scoop rocker, comfy domed decks and compact outline are easy to use and push to the limits. 5 durable, high-value sizes come in High Resistance Skin (HRS) construction with PowerBox fins. The most popular 135 and 150 liter LTD sizes are also available in eco-friendly, impact-resistant, super-light and stiff Innegra Carbon/Basalt Sandwich Light construction. LTD construction features Cork in the deck, high-performance, environmentally friendly Basalt Cloth in the base, and our weight-saving Light Finish look in which board coloring is mixed into the resin. In 2014, the Shark will continue to define the phrase “Freeride”.

Key Features:
- Easy-to-use compact outline and efficient volume flow and feel
- 80° pintail for drag reduction, jibing and top-end control
- Smooth and forgiving ride from full front rails blending into thinner tail for grip and tight turns
- Double concave cuts through the chop at high speed
- Responsive foot-steering feel from deluxe deck doming

Fanatic’s CAD shaper Sebastian Wenzel about the Shark:
“These unique outlines combine a comfortably wide mid-section with a drawn-in pintail, to give the Shark a drag-free, easy-riding feel that’s effortless to carve. The rails up front are fuller and forgiving, flowing through to thin, sharper tail edges that bite in turns and slice through the water at high speed.”

SPECIFICATIONS

Board

Volume

Width

Length

Weight*

Technology

Fittings

Recommended Boardcover

Shark LTD 135

135 l

73 cm

245 cm

7,70 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Shark 48 cm G10; Power Box; Sailsize: 6.0 – 9.0 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Shark LTD 150

150 l

78 cm

250 cm

8,30 kg

Innegra Carbon / Basalt Cork Sandwich Light Finish

Fanatic Shark 52 cm G10; Power Box; Sailsize: 6.5 – 9.5 m²

L: 250 cm ×
78 cm

Shark HRS 105

105 l

65 cm

240 cm

8,10 kg

High Resistance Skin

Fanatic Shark 39 cm GFK; Power Box; Sailsize: 5.0 – 7.5 m²

S/M: 245 cm ×
66.5 cm

Shark HRS 120

120 l

69 cm

245 cm

8,90 kg

High Resistance Skin

Fanatic Shark 42 cm GFK; Power Box; Sailsize: 5.5 – 8.0 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Shark HRS 135

135 l

73 cm

245 cm

8,90 kg

High Resistance Skin

Fanatic Shark 48 cm GFK; Power Box; Sailsize: 6.0 – 9.0 m²

M: 245 cm ×
73 cm

Shark HRS 150

150 l

78 cm

250 cm

9,70 kg

High Resistance Skin

Fanatic Shark 50 cm GFK; Power Box; Sailsize: 6.5 – 9.5 m²

L: 250 cm ×
78 cm

Shark HRS 165

165 l

83 cm

255 cm

10,90 kg

High Resistance Skin

Fanatic Shark 54 cm GFK; Power Box; Sailsize: 7.0 – 10.0 m²

XL: 255 cm ×
85 cm

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

TECHNOLOGY

HRS - 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.



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.



TESTRESULTS

Shark HRS 120, Windsurfing Yearbook Germany 2014 – FAVOURITE

“...The Freerideboard par excellence. There’s absolutely nothing to criticise about the Shark. Without any setting-in-period the board supports the rider with any plan he has. The Shark accelerates sportingly to a great top speed, lies calm on the water and offers best control in all conditions. There’s nothing you could do better on that board....”

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Shark LTD 135, Windsurfing Yearbook Germany 2014

“...The Shark is indisputably one of the best Freeride boards on the market. On the one hand it offers a stable platform for beginners but if you ride on the inner loop position it shows sensational planing abilities. When doing manoeuvres the board easily adapts to the rider’s skills, enables different radii and is very forgiving. The ultimate Freeride board...”

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