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TEXTREME® INNEGRA CARBON LIGHT FINISH (TXTR IC/LF)

TEXTREME® INNEGRA CARBON LIGHT FINISH (TXTR IC/LF)

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®.

INNEGRA CARBON LIGHT FINISH (IC/LF)

INNEGRA CARBON LIGHT FINISH (IC/LF)

Innegra Carbon will be used again on the 2015 Wave- and TE Freestyleboards. After the resounding success of using Innegra Carbon material in our TE boards the last 2 seasons, we once again are confident to say that this material is lighter and more impact resistant than the Carbon Kevlar® it has replaced, with better UV properties too. 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 TE has a Single Sandwich deck of Innegra Carbon and a Carbon or Glass bottom. Each TE model is produced with the Light Finish look, where the primary board color gets mixed into the laminating resin, for extra weight reduction.

CUSTOM WOOD SANDWICH LIGHT FINISH (CWS/LF)

CUSTOM WOOD SANDWICH LIGHT FINISH (CWS/LF)

A lightweight yet robust Wood and Glass fiber construction allows a very high strength-to-weight ratio. Combined mix of high end composite components, this is an extremely durable layup. The thick Sandwich, Wood and Fiberglass easily absorb high forces, even from the hardest landings! This construction is used on standard FreeWave models.

BIAX GLASS SANDWICH LIGHT FINISH (BGS/LF)

BIAX GLASS SANDWICH LIGHT FINISH (BGS/LF)

A specific combination of top quality Biax Glass fabrics combined with PVC and Wood layers provides optimised durability for the standard Skates and the Ray models. The light finish helps to reach an excellent weight-to-price ratio.

INNEGRA CARBON / BASALT CORK SANDWICH [IC /BSLT /LF]

INNEGRA CARBON / BASALT CORK SANDWICH [IC /BSLT /LF]

The top-level Innegra Carbon specification, in combination with the Cork-Sandwich construction, provides a perfect weight to stiffness / flex ratio. The Sandwich combination with environmentfriendly 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 primary board color gets mixed into the laminating resin, for extra weight reduction.

BAMBOO SANDWICH [BOS /LF]

BAMBOO SANDWICH [BOS /LF]

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 [HRS]

HIGH RESISTANCE SKIN [HRS]

High Resistance Skin 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 Gecko, as well as on the Viper / Ripper ranges in combination with a user-friendly EVA deck.

CAD DESIGN - SHAPED BY SEBASTIAN WENZEL

CAD SHAPING

CAD SHAPING

Sebastian Wenzel has achieved great things in his shaping career and with over a decade of CAD experience under his belt, there is no question that he is one of the leading experts on computer aided board design. CAD shaping provides board builders with a platform to accomplish unprecedented levels of precision in the designs they produce and Sebastian does just that. CAD also allows us to store every board built since 2004 on a digital database so we can evolve, push boundaries and innovate, rather than recreate. Sebastian’s decades of board building knowledge and experience is funnelled into every design created. Through Sebastian’s lead and the collaboration of every Fanatic team member, we continue to build on our already existing library of facts, figures, successful shapes, proven rocker lines, volume flows and rail lines. As we advance it’s clear to see that Fanatic CAD shaping techniques work as our Windsurfing boards keep getting better. FACT.

FANATIC OCEAN MINDED

Ocean Minded

Ocean Minded

Fanatic has an Ocean Minded ethos; protect what you love, which is why every board proudly displays the Fanatic Ocean Minded logo. We promise to build boards for a greener environment, using ethically sourced and sustainable raw materials wherever possible. 2013 saw us to become one of the few brands to use eco-friendly Cork, which we continue to use for 2015. Although much of the board construction industry still relies on toxic and harmful products for the building process, Fanatic does everything possible to offset our Carbon footprint. Our mission is to improve our manufacturing process by constantly fine tuning and researching our construction techniques, packaging materials and distribution method – all for a fresh Fanatic future.

 

Ozone-Free Foam Blanks
Blown without generating ozone and greenhouse gases and expanded using of just steam for zero waste / dust product.

Less Paint More Picturesque
By using optimized colour components and resin systems based on their solvent concentration we’ve managed to produce striking graphics that have minimized environmental consequences.

Package Smart
Streamlined transportation packaging without compromising protection demands less fuel to deliver and can be mostly recycled once again.

Audited Facilities For Healthier Workers
All of our audited production sites take particular care to extract all dust and gas particles through adequate vacuum and filtration systems.

CORK

Keep It Green

Keep It Green

Whilst creating new products, our primary goal is to reduce ecological impacts on the environment and use ethically sourced raw materials. Advancing in our construction techniques, significant performance gains have been achieved. In 2015 we continue to use the ultra stiff, impact resistant Innegra instead of Kevlar® for lighter layups, and maintain the use of recyclable Basalt, Bamboo and aerospace proven Cork.

Cork Construction

Cork Construction

Cork isn’t just a highly-renewable, naturally-sourced wood fiber material – it’s also a high-performance choice for Windsurfing gear. Sufficient for fighter jets and NASA spacecraft, cork’s high stiffness characteristics make it the perfect partial replacement for PVC for the LTD line Innegra Carbon Freerideboards. With its’ perfect weight to stiffness / flex ratio and superior memory it’s the ideal choice for shock absorption in the stance area. Cork is more efficient in the vacuum process, requiring less resin for each board, combining perfectly with Fanatic’s Basalt Cloth resin-absorption properties, letting Fanatic tint colorways during the layup process, creating the unique look that Fanatic boards are famous for. Finally, it’s safer for those building our boards to work with – and, along with Basalt Cloth – is partially recyclable, meaning a lower disposal impact when it’s time for your Fanatic board to be replaced.

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