The Curve line has evolved from our established longboard line, and for 2012 we have simplified the line up with common graphic styling, and offered in Bamboo deck construction adding visually to the surf orientated concept of this line, along with all boards being equipped with Tri fin.
•DDSA: Double Density Shock Absorber
•E.U.R: Exocet Unique Ride
•QC: Quality Construction
Model CURVE 7'9 CURVE 8'0 CURVE 8'5
Volume 82 litres 96 litres 120 litres
Length 240 cm 246 cm 260 cm
Width 59 cm 65 cm 65 cm
Weight 6.6 kg (+/-6%) 7.0 kg (+/-6%) 8.7 kg (+/-6%)
Fin 1 x 14.5 cm US Box + 2 x FCS 9 cm 1 x 16.5 cm US Box + 2 x FCS 9 cm 1 x 16.5 cm US Box + 2 x FCS 9 cm
Sail size 3.7 – 5.9 m2 4.0 – 6.8 m2 1.5 – 7.5 m2
Model CURVE 9'5 CURVE 10'5 CURVE 11'5
Volume 125 litres 145 litres 170 litres
Length 298 cm 320 cm 350 cm
Width 60 cm 65 cm 70 cm
Weight 8.3 kg (+/-6%) 9.8 kg (+/-6%) 10.8 kg (+/-6%)
Fin 1 x 16.5 cm US Box + 2 x FCS 9 cm 1 x 19.5 cm US Box + 2 x FCS 9 cm 1 x 19.5 cm US Box + 2 x FCS 9 cm
Sail size 1.5 – 8.0 m2 1.5 – 8.0 m2 1.5 – 9.0 m2
(2011 on tri-fin TT models)
With these longboards, you can kick off your wave sailing in lighter winds and gain confidence and skills to help you progress into the more hardcore conditions .... or simply allow yourself more opportunities to enjoy the waves than with conventional wave boards.
Adding to the mix, these make excellent freeride boards too, and with their chilled out nature, they are excellent trainer platforms for people taking their first steps back into the footstraps and hooking ....
Choose your longboard, choose your playground
The official line from Patrice is ....
updating our longboard range with tri fins does offer a plus when you are in the surf, Single fin does the job too off course but you will need more comttment in the wave to be able to turn the board, main difference with the tri fins is that the board does not get so much lift on the fin when you gain speed on the face, having so much lift means that you will need to push quite a bit on the vboard to make it turn, tri fins does make it easier in the surf and especialy on the cut back.
My aim like most users with longboard is to sail in the wave when conditions are marginal and gusty wind, size of the wave is not really an issue then
Myself i use longboards 70% of my wave sailing, just because conditions are not always there, and surely i love to jump on a shortboard then
the R&D of those longboards have going for few years now, after it appeared that it was a step forward to sail in all conditions, we did a dedicated wave sail the "FUSION" to fit at the best on such board, the aim was to prevent having a conventioanl wave sail that felt "too heavy" on the back hand when the wind is light, but as well get a better balance on the plane, the Fusion are design with 3 battens and extra light dynema grid, rsult is a super light sail, having 3 battens made the sail softer and draft fairly more back, this was ideal for longboards because it was then possible to set the mast base 3 to 5 cm more forward, i would say that a 5.0 fusion correspond to a 5.5 regular 5 battens in term of power
From there i went to 3 fins in order to get the best possible set up for light wind sailing, The Fusion is not very well known sail but i would think it is one of the most adapted sail for light wind sailing on thos elongboards but as well on SUP's