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    Freestyle Board Review

    Hi we are 5 Freestyle windsurfers, who is pushing each other to new levels.
    We are all competing on different boards. We have tried to switch boards over some time now and pulled togeter a top 5 of boards in different categories.

    We have tested the following boards:
    Fanatic Skate 99L TE 2013
    Fanatic Skate 111L TE 2014
    Fanatic Skate 101L TE 2014
    Fanatic Skate 93L TE 2014
    Fanatic Skate 85L TE 2014
    Fanatic Skate 100L BGS 2014

    Jp Freestyle 90L 2013
    Jp Freestyle 100L 2013
    Jp Freestyle 90L 2014
    Jp Freestyle 106L 2014

    Starboard Flare 101L 2013
    Starboard Flare 91L 2014
    Starboard Flare 101L 2014
    Starboard Flare 111L 2014

    Tabou Twister 90L 2013
    Tabou Twister 90L 2014
    Tabou Twister 100L 2014

    RRD Twintip 101L 2014

    Patrik Freestyle 99L 2013

    F2 rodeo 96L 2014

    Design(the look of the board):
    1. Jp Freestyle 2014
    2. Jp Freestyle 2013
    3. Tabou Twister 2014
    4. Tabou Twister 2013
    5. Fanatic Skate TE 2014

    Balance(top list of the volume balance in the board):
    1. Jp Freestyle 90L 2014
    2. Fanatic Skate TE 93L and 85L 2014
    3. Fanatic Skate TE 99L 2013
    4. Starboard Flare 101L 2014
    5. Tabou Twister 90L 2014

    Forgiveness(best boards for beginners, or learning first double moves):
    1. Fanatic Skate TE 101L 2014
    2. Jp Freestyle 106L 2014
    3. Tabou Twister 100L 2014
    4. Starboard Flare 111L 2014
    5. F2 Rodeo 96L 2014

    Top Speed(the speed of the boards, which makes freestyle easier):
    1: Starboard Flare 91L 2014
    2. Fanatic Skate TE 85L 2014
    3. Fanatic Skate TE 93L 2014
    4. Starboard Flare 101L 2013 and 2014
    5. Jp Freestyle 90L 2013 and 2014

    No-wind planing(The boards ability to keep planing after a gust or a tow-in)
    1. Fanatic skate TE 101L 2014
    2. Jp Freestyle 106L 2014
    3. Starboard Flare 101L 2014
    4. Fanatic Skate BGS 100L 2014
    5. Starboard Flare 111L 2014

    Carving(for jibes, 360):
    1. Fanatic Skate BGS 100L
    2. Starboard Flare 111L 2014
    3. Tabou Twister 90L 2013
    4. Tabou Twister 90L 2014
    5. Tabou Twister 100L 2014

    Planing(How early does the board get planning):
    1. Fanatic Skate TE 101L 2014
    2. Fanatic skate TE 99L 2013
    3. Jp Freestyle 106L 2014
    4. Starboard Flare 111L 2014
    5. Fanatic Skate TE 93L 2014

    Quick carve moves(Shaka, kono...)
    1. Fanatic Skate TE 93L 2014
    2. Starboard Flare 101L 2014
    3. Starboard Flare 91L 2014
    4. Fanatic Skate TE 99L 2013
    5. Starboard Flare 101L 2013

    Sliding moves(Flakas, Spocks, eslider...)
    1. Fanatic Skate TE 93L 2014
    2. Starbaord Flare 91L 2014
    3. Jp Freestyle 90L 2014
    4. Tabou Twister 90L 2014
    5. RRD Twintip 101L 2014

    Sliding Combo moves(Flaka Shaka, Double Spock...):
    1. Jp Freestyle 90L 2014
    2. Fanatic Skate TE 93L 2014
    3. Starboard Flare 101L 2014
    4. Starboard Flare 91L 2014
    5. Jp Freestyle 100L 2013
    Air moves(AirFlaka, AirBob...)
    1. Starboard Flare 101L and 91L 2014
    2. Fanatic skate TE 93L 2014
    3. Tabou Twister 90L 2014
    4. Jp Freestyle 90L 2014
    5. Fanatic Skate TE 101L 2014

    Big Moves(Spock-culo, double culo...)
    1. Fanatic Skate TE 93L 2014
    2. Starbaord Flare 101L 2014
    3. Jp Freestyle 90L 2014
    4. Starboard Flare 91L 2014
    5. Fanatic Skate TE 101L 2014

    OverAll(which is the best freestyle board):
    1. Fanatic Skate TE 93L 2014
    2. Starboard Flare 101L 2014
    3. Starboard Flare 91L 2014
    4. Jp Freestyle 90L 2014
    5. Fanatic Skate TE 101L 2014

    For any question or more informtion about the review, feel free to ask

    (It's mostly the surfer not the board, we are 5 surfers on allmost same level riding different boards, and the test where really close between some of the boards)

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    Sorry should've been posted in freestyle forum

    Edit: your wish is my command - moderator
    Last edited by na-omi; 28th June 2014 at 10:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freestyle4975 View Post
    Sorry should've been posted in freestyle forum
    Or equipment? Unless it is of general interest, or you are looking ahead, or have previous experience of the boards when it could be in how was it for you.
    It is what it is.

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    Hi, I use the Jp freestyle 100 2013 and I really like it !

    It didn't score really well in your test though !! it seems you like the jp 90L and other Fanatic board a lot more ...

    Anyway, thanks for the test !

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregoirelafortune View Post
    Hi, I use the Jp freestyle 100 2013 and I really like it !

    It didn't score really well in your test though !! it seems you like the jp 90L and other Fanatic board a lot more ...

    Anyway, thanks for the test !
    The Jp Freestyle are all Nice boards as well. They Are really epic for double and triple moves. The volume really depends alot on the sailors Weight too. We are about 76-85kg sailors.

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    Thanks for the test! What kind of sails have you used on the boards? How big?

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    Excellent dedication to the cause guys, I can imagine people are sharpening there ballpoints now.

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