PATRIK Speed Boards

PD Speed


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The recent Luderitz Speed Challenge proved that much higher speeds are still possible in windsurfing. In marginal conditions, with just a 40kt average wind speed, windsurfers easily exceeded the 50kt barrier and even hit top speeds of over 100km/h with 5.5m sails. Such impressive results lead us on to the question, what exactly will happen when the wind starts blowing over 50kts? Equipment will undoutedly play an important part and PATRIK not only has the right shapes to go fast, but also the knowledge to support each and every speed sailor on their journey to breaking that next target. 

DIMENSIONS 

length

(mm) 

width

(mm)

volume

(litre)

tail width

at 300mm

nose width

at 2000mm

strap

quantity

fin box

 Speed 39

2275

395

51

 

 

3

tuttle

 Speed 43

2280

430

61

268

307

4

tuttle

 Speed 48

2290

480

71

293

357

4

tuttle

 Speed 53

2300

530

81

314

394

4

tuttle

 

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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 constrcution, but you can't gurantee 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%. 

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) 

 

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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 V 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 stand lower and have the best water release possible. 

 

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For 2018 the shape of the PD - Speed hasn't changed, but the board comes in two different constructions: GET and GBM

GBM is PD's light-weight and high performance construction with lower flex and higher torsion than the GET construction. Deck and bottom sandwich are made from carbon/kevlar material.

GET is a new construction with carbon/kevlar deck and a biax - fiberglass bottom. The GET version is more affordable and has a higher flex and lower torsion, which makes the board feel less direct.

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