FANATIC FREEWAVE 95L TEAM EDITION 2013 TEST REVIEW
The Freewave has featured in the Fanatic range for a number of years, with sizes ranging from 75 up to 115litres it’s designed to cover everything from waves to freestyle and high wind freeride use. For 2013 there’s a new Carbon Innegra weave construction for the Team Edition (apparently superior to Kevlar) plus some sizes are also available in the more durable wood sandwich construction or the ultimate TeXtreme carbon construction. The biggest change this season is the introduction of Thrusters to nearly all sizes.
• Narrow pintail and round nose, with a classic outline
• Trifin convertible set-up supplied with 19cm G10 MFC centre fin (US box) plus 2x12cm SlotBox Thrusters (SlotBox blanks supplied).
• Domed deck
• Quality Fanatic straps, with firm footpads
• Double concave hull with Vee in the tail
• Longest board in the group
Very comfortable under foot with a noticeably ‘wavy’ feel, plus the ride’s supplemented by decent pads, a domed deck and quality footstraps. With a lively, familiar single-fin/directional feel, it’s quick and easy to get planing and accelerates to good straight-line speed. It’s predictably best in single fin mode for best blasting and high speed performance but we’d recommend investing in a larger fin – although it’s no slouch off the wind with all three fins in anyway. With the Thruster fin set-up it feels loose, with tons of grip when you crank it hard into a turn. In the jumping department it’s strong, easy to control in the air and is also highly capable for throwing down some freestyle moves as well – even with all three fins in.
The Fanatic Freewave is a real classic. Waves, freestyle or freeride, it’s great fun in all conditions. The new three-fin set-up has hugely increased its wave riding ability and overall versatility. It instantly feels comfortable in any water state and is suitable for a wide range of rider styles. A great fit for any rider looking for a quality, reliable board to take anywhere and perhaps take their first steps in exploring the world of multifins.
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