speedIn the past couple years Speed had a big impact in windsurf history. With the Luderitz canal in Namibia the overall speed times just rised by about 5 knots. At the last record attempt Patrik scored the best result of the event with a time of 51.18 Knots. Even he didn’t break the world record his most surprising result was when he sailed 48.77 knots in marginal wind conditions of 25-30 knots windspeed with a 6.3 sail size.

Patrik: “Just for a test purpose I borowed a 6.3 from an other rider and almost wasnt able to start in this light wind. After getting on the board I was already happy making the first corner and thought I might need to pump to make it to the end.

The run was rather boring and I was happy to have made troughout the run without stopping. After checking out the speed time I first thought it was a mistake but the time was checked several times and there is no mistake. Ever since I have bright ideas how to design faster equipment and I will not rest and be again a part of the next Luderitz Challenge”
Join Patrik on his next trip to Luderitz and benefit from his experience of the location and equipment to set your best speed times ever.

PATRIK speed: If you also want to have a historical moment in your windsurf memory don’t wait – get one of our speed boards and make your way to the today known fastest windsurf venue on earth.

Shape Details

Scoop Rocker Line

As low a nose as possible to maintain the flattest curve, which reduces friction to an absolute minimum.

Outline

Narrow in the tail to minimise the wetted surface area for maximum speeds and a forward wide point for early planing and control. Not too short in length to enable early planing and to allow the rider to use the smallest board possible.

Bottom Shape

Slight V with double concave and side flats in the nose area and under the mast track for a smoother ride. Slight flat vee in the tail area for maximum acceleration, speed and control.

Deck Shape

A very extreme S-deck shape with a low back foot area, high front foot area and low mast track position to provide the most comfortable and controlled downwind sailing position.

Rail Shape

Thin at the nose and at the mid section to reduce weight. Very boxy rails at the front strap prevent water sucking up the rail and allow the rider to stand tall. Thin and low rails at the back foot enable the rider to to stand lower and have the best water release possible.

CONSTRUCTION

Small boards such as speed guns appear to be so light, compact and stiff already that they don’t require any exotic materials to improve their performance. However, when you need to accelerate from planing speed to over 50kts in the space of 100-150m, then every kilo counts and the lighter, the better! Using a board in just flat water wouldn’t put too much stress on the construction, but you can’t guaranty it’ll just be glass flat – the route back upwind at most venues is often extremely choppy and it is this that could cause damage. To reduce twist as much as possible yet maintain some flex for a controlled ride, we use Biax-Carbon on the deck. To ensure a soft and even more controllable ride we use glass on the bottom (just like our slalom boards). To maintain our uniform graphic identity, the glass on the bottom is laminated with black resin, finished with a white coat and sanded back by around 75%.

TechnologyComposite Semi Custom Sandwich
Core MaterialEPS (Styrofoam)
Sandwich MaterialPVC Sheet
Final LaminationDeck: Full Carbon Biax 45°-45° / Bottom: Full Glass 9°0-90° (Black Resin)

DIMENSIONS

Length
[mm]
Width
[mm]
Volume
[litre]
Tail Width
at 300
[mm]
Nose Width
at 2000
[mm
Weight
(+/-6%)
[kg]
Strap
Options &
Insert Holes
Strap
Quantity
Fin BoxApproved
Series
speed 392275395512392963,53×43TuttleISAF
speed 432280430612683073,94×44TuttleISAF
speed 482290480712933574,44×44TuttleISAF
speed 532300530813143944,74×44TuttleISAF

RANGE OF USE

SAILOR TYPE (S)
–/= 70KG / –/= 170CM
SAILOR TYPE (M)
70-90KG / 170-190CM
SAILOR TYPE (L)
=/+ 90KG /
=/+ 190CM
SAILOR
SKILLS
MOVES, WAVES, SPEED
IDEAL WIND STRENGTH
/ SAILOR TYPE
–/= 15 KNT
IDEAL WIND STRENGTH
/ SAILOR TYPE
15-25 KNT
IDEAL WIND STRENGTH
/ SAILOR TYPE
15-25 KNT
FLATWATER / CHOP: –/= 1MBEST
SAIL SIZE
[M2]
SAIL
RANGE
[M2]
REC.
FIN SIZE
[MM]
FIN
RANGE
[MM]
speed 39XXXXSS/M/LX4.5-6.03.5-6.3170 “wide” /
240 “pointer”
150-200 “wide” /
20-280 “pointer”
speed 43XXXXSS/M/LX5.0-6.54.0-6.8190 “wide” /
260 “pointer”
160-210 “wide” /
220-300 “pointer”
speed 48XXXXS/MS/M/LX6.0-7.04.5-7.3210 “wide” /
280 “pointer”
170-220 “wide” /
240-320 “pointer”
speed 53XXXXSS/M/LS/M/LX6.5-7.55.0-7.8230 “wide” /
300 “pointer”
180-230 “wide” /
260-340 “pointer”