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Goya FXRS 130

Apr 28, 2010

Goya FXRS 130
V: 130 L: 246 W: 74

The ride: Goya introduces the FXRS line this year. These boards are much wider for their volume compared to Goya’s FXR line. This makes them feel big for their volume as there is plenty of volume below the rider and very little in the nose. It handles big sails better than any other board in the test and is also one of the first to get planing. There is a slight pause in the acceleration that seems to be the board working itself onto the narrower section just behind the large tail-wings, which are placed a full 18” from the tail. Once past this pause, the board continues to accelerate and reach impressive speed considering how easy it is to ride. The width makes for a very stable ride, which along with a true inboard straps placement makes the FXRS one of the easiest to get into the straps. Putting the straps into the aggressive outboard strap setting increases the speed and lets you push the large MFC Liquid fin to its limit.

The jibe: The ease-of-use continues into the corners on the FXRS. The tail-wings make it easy to rail the board without the need of a huge step. The rail engages well and the FXRS carves a much tighter turn than you’d expect. Inexperienced jibers, who lose speed through the turn, will enjoy the wide, stable platform to help keep the jibe dry. To progress to a full planing jibe requires full power from the sails so that you can take speed deeper into the turn.

The forte: The FXRS is easy to learn on with the straps inboard, and fast with the straps outboard. Thanks to some unique shaping, the jibe is similar to the thrilling manoeuvre you’ll experience on smaller boards.


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