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The success of a boards performance goes far beyond that of just having a highly qualified shaper. To create a real performance machine, the shaper must not only accept input from their team riders, but he himself must also be at the top of his game on the World Tour. This winning combination is exactly what has allowed us to personally test, develop and finely tune each size in our range to ensure that it can withstand the multitude of conditions that prevail in these locations. The construction and the shape of the board is as important as the testing environments. Through the world wide PATRIK R&D process each size is carefully crafted to perform at the highest level in any possible slalom conditions. Alongside great products, PATRIK also support their team riders with cutting edge equipment tuning secrets, riding styles, tactics and more - an invaluable combination you will never find anywhere else!
Technology - Composite Semi Custom Sandwich
Core Material - EPS (Styrofoam)
Sandwish Material - PVC Sheet
Final Lamination - Deck: Full Carbon Biax 45°-45° (Black Resin) / Bottom: Full Glass 90°-90° (Black Resin)
Scoop Rocker Line - The bottom curve is designed to glide as low and smooth as possible over the water but still have enough height under the masttrack area and at the nose so as not to stick to the water or dive into the upcoming chop. 87 & 92 - The performance ratio is designed for more control, which improves both top speed in rough conditions and enables easier gybing. 100, 110 & 115 - The performance ratio is designed to have increased acceleration and top speed. 122,128 & 135 - The performance ratio is designed for earlier planing and acceleration.
Outline - 87 & 92 - A relatively straight curve in the mid section with a narrow tail for ultimate control and maximum speed in rough conditions. 100, 110 & 115 - A harmonic mix between the straight outline of the small boards and the more rounded outline of the big boards makes the medium sized shapes extremely versatile in their range of use, resulting in the best performance ratio from all sizes. 122, 128 & 135 - The round outline makes the board both agile and direct, which is important in the lightwinds for the quickest possible acceleration and to reach top speeds without losing drive in the lulls. The SL 128 and 135 have a wider tail deck outline than the bottom, which helps the rider to have more leverage over the fin, but still have a narrow enough tail underneath for top speed.
Rail Shape - Nice boxy rails in the tail area for a comfortable foot position in the straps. Boxy rails in the mid section to avoid the water sucking up the deck and to provide flotation throughout and after the gybes. Thin rails in the nose area to reduce weight and gain on reactivity.
Cutouts - 87 & 92 - No cutouts for SL 87 due to both the narrow tail and for maximum control in rough conditions. To achieve similar tail surface and performance the SL 92 has very small cutouts without adjustable plates. 100, 110, 115, 122, 128 & 135 - Cutouts with adjustable plates. The smaller tail surface reduces drag and helps increase acceleration and top speed. The plates can be adjusted in height, the deeper cutouts have less drag and more top speed whilst the lower cutout depth has increased pressure to keep the board riding more flat and helps early planing and control.