Jun 19, 2009
V: 81 L: 240 W: 56.5
The Ride: Fanatic's NewWave's are the same board team rider Victor Fernandez uses to repeatedly win PWA Wave contests. It is a one board wonder that excels regardless of the conditions and lets you get a taste of how Victor boggles the mind with his insane jumping. Its narrow nose and tail provide curvature to the outline that along with thin tucked rails give a progressive look and an extremely loose ride. With minimal effort it carves a very tight turn off the front foot without losing momentum. It turns tightly enough to fit in smaller onshore waves and also works when it’s clean and sideshore. Off the top, the Team Edition construction feels amazing, letting you pull things back together when the board gets away from you and it also gives an incredible sense of connection when trimming the board across chop or onto a plane. In the air it has impeccable control to go as big and contort at will. In the hands of an advanced rider this board makes the jumping-run out as much fun as the wave-ride in.
The Parts: One of the things that makes this board so well balanced out of the box is the smallish looking fin that is the perfect match for todays modern shapes and lightweight constructions.