The Skill Booster
Sizes: 110 /122 /135
The freeride board with the biggest range of use for the ambitious windsurfer, available in three sizes and ecologically built with Ocean Minded Spirit.
"Save our Playgrounds" - for many years now this has been one of our main guidelines. We are constantly exploring new technologies in order to build our boards more sustainable, more ecological but without sacrificing the performance.
For years now all Fanatic boards have been laminated with Sicomin bio-resin. The Gecko Eco takes this concept quite a step further. Built with flax, bamboo and cork instead of the classic fiberglass/PVC sandwich construction, we come a lot closer to a truly eco-friendly process.
Of course, the Gecko Eco features all the characteristics of the regular HRS construction. However, the materials incorporated in the construction, create a completely unique flex behavior. The board is by no means just an ecological gimmick! In addition to a stunning look this fun machine also feels loose and agile under your feet.
Built with Flax, Cork and wood
Large planing surface
Flat deck shape with great stability at both high and low speeds
Flat panel power V bottom shape with a slight double concave for easy planing and control
Footstrap options for progression; from first time in the straps to advanced
Large planing surface
Large planing surface to get you through lulls and gybes with ease
Built entirely without oil based PVC and with more natural elements compared to standard layups
Very easy carve gybing with thin rails and wider tail
Grippy and shock absorbing dual density diamond grooving footpads
Comfortable and easy to adjust Fanatic Premium Footstraps
CFWC CORK FLAX / WOOD COMPOSITE LIGHT FINISH TECHNOLOGY
1 Light finish and weight saving graphics
2 Ultralight fibre layer
3 Uni-Directional natural Flax fibre layer 4 Extra strong heel wood patch
5 Natural Cork Sandwich core
6 90° Glass reinforcement
7 Ultralight fibre layer
8 Super light EPS core
Built with Flax, Cork, Bamboo and Bio Resin instead of the classic Glass and PVC sandwich, our Eco technology uses sustainable plant based raw materials wherever possible, without compromising performance.
P E R F O R M A N C E F E A T U R E S :
›› Natural Flax fibre composite offers a very good strength / weight / flex ratio and replaces the classic oil based Glass / Carbon composite layup
›› Cork sandwich is not only a natural source, but it also brings superior shock absorption properties and replaces the oil based PVC sandwich
›› Sicomin’s GreenPoxy. Bio Resin contains a higher degree of plant based elements than traditional resin. Bio Resin is used in all models throughout the Fanatic range
›› Bamboo is used across the entire base of the board for superior optics and a unique flex response
Power Box / CF Composite Black 38 cm, 40 cm / 42 cm
|Gecko Eco 110||Gecko Eco 122||Gecko Eco 135|
|110 l||122 l||135 l|
|72 cm||77 cm||79 cm|
|239 cm||242 cm||246 cm|
|7.4 kg (5% tolerance|
|7.95 kg (5% tolerance|
|8.4 kg (5% tolerance|
|Up to 8.5 m²||Up to 9.0 m²||Up to 9.5 m²|
|Power Box / CF Composite|
Black 38 cm
|CF Composite Black 40 cm||CF Composite Black 42 cm|
- 3125 C
- 3272 C
- 309 C
Choose the Gecko over the Blast for:
The Gecko is easier and more stable to sail, particularly when off the plane. It planes earlier and with less technique than the Blast and will keep planing for longer through lulls. The Gecko is the easiest board in the Fanatic range to achieve planing carve gybes on and rides more freely than the slightly faster Blast.
Choose the Gecko over the Viper for:
The Gecko offers a lighter board weight and more responsive planing performance. The Viper will perform better off the plane, whilst the Gecko would be the better choice once progressing to footstraps, carve gybes and waterstarting.