GOYA ONE PRO 144L 2013 TEST REVIEW
Anyone who can plane in the straps and harness looking for an un-inhibiting board that’s instantly fun to sail and suitable for a range of sail types.
More ambitious lightweights might consider a size down. (130L)
Goya market the ‘evolving’ ONE line (with sizes from 72-144L) as a ‘one board that can do it all…real one board concept. Just pick your volume and go windsurfing. Done.’ We tested the PRO but there’s also the ECO Wood Sandwich version. The ONE sits between the Freestyle and Wave models in the nicely simplified Goya range.
Outline: Rounded nose, straight profile, wide in the rear and ’hips’ and rounded tail.
Deck: Flat and wide, no recess or contours.
Rail Profile: Boxy rails, tucked until near back strap.
Bottom Shape: Rolled vee throughout length with aggressive double concave.
Rocker Line: Even with nose kick and a few mm of lift in tail.
Underfoot: With a medium width the ONE 144 offers a steady and stable platform, even for heavier riders. The sailing position is positive with a wide feeling stance although some testers commented that the straps were a little hard on their feet.
Early Planing & Acceleration: Not the earliest planer on test but once released is fast to reach top gear.
Top Speed: It’s not a de-tuned ‘freerace’ or slalom-derived style board but the 144 won’t hold speed-thirsty intermediates back and there’s always a feeling of extra acceleration under the back foot. The thicker rails do allow for comfy and pacy upwind performance.
Gybing & Manoeuvres: Better for more drawn-out turns in smoother water, but once you’ve set an arc the ONE sticks to it and is easy to keep speed well through the exit.
Handling & Ride: Lightweights might consider a size down after remarking how large it felt – not wide, but thick and long. Mid and heavy weight riders loved the floaty sensation and everyone the less technically demanding nature. The ride is steady over chop but is at its best in flatter water or more defined rolling swell.
A strong, simple and easy-to-sail product offering a clear and easy path to progression.
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