North Swell Foil Board 2021
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TITANIUM: 3'10", 4'4", 4'10", 5'4"
BOARD WITH EVA DECKPAD, GORE™ VENT*,
DROPBOX SCREW PACK
(4X M8X30MM, 4X T-NUTS)**
Pocket frother. Foam chaser. The Swell prone-surf foilboard is shaped for controlled carving and max pumpability on endless bumps and lumps. Happy to pump. Greedy for more. It has an ultra-lightweight yet durable hybrid carbon construction that is stiff, responsive and maneuverable. Grabbable rails make your paddle out and duckdiving a breeze. Stable, fast-release take-offs? Sorted. Effortless touchdown recovery? Goes without saying. And we’ve cracked the code on the sweet spot - where you can remain without shifting your feet. The cutaways and the way the tail tapers reduces the volume in the tail, helping to bring the board’s centre of buoyancy forward, right underneath your stance, while the board’s longitudinal deck grip features a centreline ridge and transverse markers for tactile and visual stance referencing. The integrated tail kickpad features cutouts for your feet while prone paddling. And the wedged tail shape reduces the overall length and swing weight, improving the pumpability. Prone-surf / wake / wing / tow-surf or kite foil. No wave is 'too” anything for the Swell.
NEW FREE-V AND FREE FOIL STRAP INSERTS
Additional off-centre strap inserts allow you to customise your stance with 5 different positioning options for each strap - or go strapless. (Straps sold separately)
FAST-RELEASE CUTAWAYS AND TAPERED TAIL
The sharp release edge on the tail allows for an earlier take-off, while the cutaways and the way the tail tapers reduces the volume in the tail, helping to bring the board’s centre of buoyancy forward, right underneath your stance. Having the centre of buoyancy directly underneath your stance is essential for finding that sweet spot on the board where you can remain without shifting your weight back and forward. The wedged tail shape reduces the overall length and improves the pumpability of the foil. Every movement counts to staying up on the foil.
HYBRID CARBON TECHNOLOGY
Lighter weight construction for stiffness, manoeuvrability and glide. The stiffer the board, the better it will pump and the more responsive it feels. A light yet durable epoxy composite laminate, with a balanced carbon and e-glass fibre layup is wrapped around an EPS core. High-density closed cell PVC reinforcement around the foil track mount, leash plug and foot strap inserts spreads the load. An ultra-lightweight double bamboo reinforcement layer under the standing area adds greater impact resistance and rigidity.
INTEGRATED PVC STRUCTURAL STRINGER SYSTEM
The DropBox foil mounting tracks are embedded into a high-density closed-cell PVC block. Two high-density PVC stringers are glued to each side of this block, distributing the load lengthwise, and the full system connects the top and bottom laminate skins for maximum support.
DROPBOX ADJUSTABLE FOIL MOUNTING TRACK
Speed-dial your foil setup. Simply drop your foil pre-assembled with screws and t-nuts into the track, slide it backwards, then tighten the screws to fasten. Our unique structurally-integrated DropBox has a longer track for a wider adjustment range, allowing you to precision-tune the foil set up for your rider weight. A measurement guide next to the track aids correct positioning. Industry-standard 90mm track spacing means the DropBox is compatible with most foil systems.
GORE™ WATERPROOF 2-WAY VENT (NOT IN 3'10)
The EPS core of a high volume board is affected by extreme temperature changes. To prevent air pressure build-up we’ve installed a two-way GORE™ Protective Vent on the top deck. This allows air to pass in and out of the board, while preventing water from entering. The vent is factory-fitted and does not require any adjustment. *3’10 does not have a GORE™ vent.
DEEP-V DOUBLE NOSE CONCAVE
The nose spine and double-concave in the underside of the nose, combined with the steep bevelled rails, helps with touchdown recovery. The V-shape in the bottom contour of the board breaks the water surface on touch down, so the board dives in gently and releases quickly, without sticking. The V also helps to funnel air under the board, which helps it to release faster.
STEEP BEVELLED RAILS
Help with touchdown recovery and water release.
INTUITIVE DOUBLE CONCAVE DECK
There is a significant amount of concave in the deck that works to position the rider lower and makes the board more stable to ride. The concave puts all the volume outside on the rails, so the centre of the board is the low point. It creates the best potential for balancing and is the most comfortable and responsive shape to stand on.
The shorter the board, the more effective it is for pumping, the less swing weight, and the more aerodynamic and manoeuvrable it is when riding up on the foil.