RRD Freestyle Wave 91

Apr 27, 2010

RRD Freestyle Wave 91
V: 91 L: 239 W: 59

The Ride: RRD has been a leader in defining this class of boards ever since the term “freestyle wave” was created many years ago. Still to form, this year’s line is shaped to handle a variety of conditions and perform for almost any ability level. The FSW 91 is one of the smoothest and most well-balanced rides you’ll find, giving you the confidence to push yourself to the next level. The next level can be anything from planing for the first time on a small board to waveriding and landing your first Vulcan. It feels a little on the small side for 91 litres due to its narrowness, and this skewers its wind range so that sails around 5.0 m2 are the biggest that accelerate it efficiently. The trade off is that on the higher wind end the board rides so smoothly that with a swap to a smaller fin you can ride down to 3.7 m2. The thick deck pads give you a slight raised sensation at first, but after a couples runs this feeling disappears and you notice them cushioning your feet across chop.

The jibe: The rider position in a straight line leads you into a jibe as you roll into a well-balanced position that drives the rail through chop. With the right size sail there is plenty of planing power, and it responds well to changes to rail pressure giving you the option to get aggressive and tighten up the arc.

The forte: The RRD FSW is a great board for any type of sailor ready for its size on any type of water. What it does best is make that water feel smoother and less chaotic giving tons of confidence to get better.


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