2011年4月14日木曜日

SimmerStyleは2012ボード

SimmerStyleは2012ボードリリースするそうだ。
Ola Helenius Bioは自分の開発したボードソフトウエアーで作る。Simmerに入社。
前職:
I'm 40 year old from Sweden 
I worked with Starboard and shaped one of the Quad boards in their 2011 line-up.



Simmer boards from Brian McDowell on Vimeo.
FROM: Ola Helenius Bio
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Yeah, sorry, I meant northern hemisphere spring, aka starting right now (or at least within a few weeks) with building the first production samples.

So september shouldn't be a problem, but again, talk to your distributor.

Fins: We will offer a lineup of three different quad fins with names taken from the sails.

Mission: fairly sleek small front fins from 85 to 105mm and low area, high rake and high sweep (quite flexy) rear fin in 135 and 145mm. This is a super loose fin with great control, predictable top turn release when you want it.

Icon: A rather "stubby design" kind of inspired by the MUF Xtwins outlines but lower aspect (to get away from the problem with the xtwins that they feel very small until you're up to speed) and with some trick little curves in the outline to allow some flex (to give a bit more predictability in the top turns). Sizes 130 adn 140mm. These fins does not only add some power for straight line sailing but also gives noticably more drive in the bottom turn and a higher degree of grip in the top turn. To be used with the Mission front fins.

Black Tip: These are fins designed to work with the big fin up front but they work well also with the big fin in the back. They are also used in our thruster kit for the fsw. I've always thought the setup with a bigger front fin is the (or at least one part of) the future as it combines huge amounts of bottom turn drive with really good looseness once you "release" the board in the bottom turns. And in top turn you also have that sick ability to hold a turn but where you can still adjust the radius really well. Both on the quads and on the fsw we played a lot with toe in to get the feel in the bottom turn entry with this type of "powerful" fins setup just right (ie to get rid of some of that tracky feel that was a bit disturbing to some on the 2010 Starboard fx). Black line fins will come in 110, 120, 130 and 140 (slot) and 130, 150 and 170 us box. These are also rather high rake fins with a good deal of flex in them, but with more area in the tips than the Mission setup as well as a little bit thinner profiles at the base.

FlyWave 69 and 75 will come with mission 95+135
Flywave 84 with mission 105+145

Quantum 75 comes with mission 95 and Icon 130
Quantum 84 comes with mission 95 and Icon 140

FSW 85: Freewave 26 + blacktip 2*130+150
FSW 95: Freewave 28 + blacktip 2*140+150
FSW105: Freewave30 + blacktip 2*140+170

The FSW board is really something special, designed from the ground up to work well with a thruster setup. I reckon it fills a bit of an empty (or at least not very densely populated) spot in the market by being a REALLY good wave board as well as doing the classic fsw duties in a good way too.

The Blacktips are not standard on any of the quads (we went the safe route with a more main stream "small fin up front" setup). But I'm sure that if you would rather have a Black tip set, your distributor/shop can help make a switch. We choose the fins for each board to really emphasize the "core performance" of the respective designs, but we tested them also with the other fins and it can make a lot of sense to put Icon fins on the FLy and Mission fins on the Quantums to fine tune performance and feel. Again, we hope the shops will order some complementary fins and help out in getting you and extra set or to just switch them out right away if you have your preferences clear.


PS: We have been thinking of a 93 wave board also, but we don't have one ready for this first "sample" production run and it's still up in the air if we will go for one or not. In fact, we're debating what would complement the lineup the best (considering the fsw boards are already very, very competent in waves): a Fly 93 at maybe 58-58.5cms or a Quantum 93 at maybe 60.5-61 cms.