HULL SHAPE - The Learn to Windsurf / Learn to Race dimensions were the "box" we started with & from that we designed the fastest shape possible, that is easy to use.
The Glide shape is a culmination of shapes we tested from many successful race board & slalom hull shapes over many years. We made many prototypes & tested them against the best similar concept boards we could find. The result is the Glide.
A common comment is "it looks just like a ......" or "it can't be as fast as a....." Until you know some one who has tested it or tested it your self & understood why & how it works you, wont be well qualified to make judgement.
We invite you to go for a sail & see for your self.
• Length 2990cm – suitable for sailing up wind on fin, controlled jumping & air line transport
• Width 85 cm – narrow enough for early railing but wide enough for early plaining & sailing up wind on fin .
• Thickness 18 cm – to be easy for sailing on the rail & lift the foot straps & feet out of the water & reducing drag. Also good for heavy sailors.
- Plan Shape Maximising parallel rails
Wide deck at tail to give leverage against fin, which is good for up wind sailing on fin.
Cut outs at tail to reduce wetted surface & drag for higher top speeds & give better control & easier to gybe.
Tapered tail plan shape, to help gybing & up wind performance on dagger board or fin.
Minimal nose rocker for better rough water control and smoother transition to plaining with gradual change to a straight vee exit in the tail for better top end speed & control.
Sharp Box rails from front of mast track to tail.
These help with pointing high & directional stability when sailing up wind on the fin or dagger board & reduces reliance on the fin for pointing high when sailing up wind.
Soft rails forwards reduce drag, help with control & wave piercing.
Straight Vee with reducing concaves.
Vee for smooth ride when sailing flat and easier to sail on heel and generate lift from foils & concaves. Parallel vee to give a faster top end speed, better rough water control & prevents the nose from flying up.
Concaves deeper forwards & flattening towards the back, generate lift, promote early plaining & improve top end speed.
Slight dome deck to add stiffness.