BETTER CONTROL AND EARLIER PLANING
After several years of excellent feedback, we have subtly reﬁned the outline and rocker line on the most popular board in our line up.
As a result of this gradual evolution, the Cross III now offers better control, earlier planing while also being able to ride the waves as if it was a true wave board. For those who want to blast around, the outer footstrap positions offer the perfect setup for ﬂat water explosions, while when set up using the inner strap positions, the boards offer better control and wave riding opportunities.
The Cross III is indeed a true cross-over board and as such it will allow you to choose your own direction, and it will take you there in some style.
PlanceMag tested the CrossIII 94l and here's what they had to say:
We decided to give the board a serious test in proper wave conditions. The board's stability at rest is good due to its volume but slightly less than previous versions. It will easily support heavier sailors and rigs up to 7.0m. It planes earlier and handles much better than the previous Cross.
The board reacts well underfoot and its rail to rail transition is notably better than it's predecessor, this makes sailing much more lively and responsive and the movement is fluid giving you the impression that you're gliding. Even if the Cross III doesn't provide as much stability as the Cross II, its more spirited, edgy and generally more fun, the more wavier the conditions.
This is a great board in waves and bump and jump conditions and although not tested on flat water it has very good potential as a freeride board for flat water sailing.
The board's edge to edge movement responds more instinctively under foot which enables better prep for a jump should the situation arise. It's light and easy to ride - maintaining good speed for high jumps and surfing the waves. It's an excellent board for side riding the on- shore waves or even for heavier guys in light winds. In the surf you can do shorter turns or extend into a full tack and the board maintains stability throughout - and has a smooth ride both in small to medium size waves. All in all it's perfect to ride in on- shore waves, allowing sharp back turns to carve up the foam.
Its Strengths: stability from the off, early planing, speed, glide, manoeuvrability, ability to surf, wind range, ability to support larger sails.
Weakness: slightly more technical for the intermediate sailor, a slightly looser edge than the previous Cross II.