Everything about this design is feature packed for speed and efficiency. The forward rake in the nose cuts a sleek line through the water and ensures that all 14’ of the Strikes length is put to good use. Plenty of volume up front ensures that the nose rides high for speed and control.
The bottom shape is where much of the Strike’s magic happens. Starting out with a double concave at the bow to deliver a smooth, efficient glide, the hull soon blends into a deep monoconcave for tracking and stability, designed to keep the rider fresh and fast mile after mile. The wider tail profile of the Strike further boosts stability, whilst plenty of tuck delivers manoeuvrability when required.
The recessed deck is another new feature for 2019 enhancing both the stability and efficiency of the Strike. The 14’ long Strike is offered in two sizes with widths of 21.5” and 25”. The 21.5” is the go-to race board for the super competitive. Nothing paddles quicker over flatwater, and yet the Strike 21.5” still retains enough stability for chop and messy water conditions in experienced hands. The 25” is the first choice for riders over 85kg and for all-round racing on flatwater, combined with a few open ocean races.