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FANATIC FALCON 112L 2013 TEST REVIEW

Stats Volume (L) 112 Weight (Kg) 7.3 Length (cm) 235 Width (cm) 69 Construction Biax Carbon Fin Tuttle Box - not supplied Price £TBC

Fanatic Falcon

FANATIC FALCON 112L 2013 TEST REVIEW

THE LOW DOWN

The Falcon is Fanatic’s PWA Production slalom racing board line with a CAD design shaped to deliver elite-level performance to pro racers and recreational sailors alike. For 2013 the range has evolved, with a new bottom shape, adjusted ‘volume flow’ (front thinned-out and tail straighter), increased deck recess and refined compact outline for improved control and comfort, especially over longer reaches and legs.

AT-A-GLANCE

Tuttle fin box – no fin supplied

Biax Carbon sandwich light construction

Ramped footpads

Rounded nose, with straight sides to pintail

Widest in the tail

Recessed deck around mast track

Nose-to-tail vee underneath

PERFORMANCE

Noticeably fast to accelerate, the Falcon required very little effort from the rider to get up-to-speed. From the straps it’s very comfortable underfoot with a riding position that just invites and encourages you to push it, offering perfect control at the top-end. The hull shape absorbs chop with ease and enables you to simply focus on going as fast as you dare push the limits. This board delivers a refined high-speed performance that’s easily accessible and undemanding on technical skill. Round the corners it’s a very versatile and easy-handling shape – with almost freeride-style carving manoeuvrability and body-positioning options – and holds speed well throughout turns, accelerating rapidly from each exit.

VERDICT

Fast, fun, easy and extremely comfortable, the Falcon delivers to all abilities of rider and is a forgiving race board that anyone can jump on and instantly enjoy blisteringly high levels of performance. In rough and challenging conditions there really isn’t much that can match the Fanatic for control, comfort and performance in a straight line or around the bends. The perfect choice for either rookie racers, or experienced sailors, looking for extra control on the race course.

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FANATIC FALCON 112L 2013

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