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PATRIK Slalom Boards -PD Slalom
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The success of a boards performance goes far beyond that of just having a highly qualified shaper. To create a real performance machine, the shaper must not only accept input from their team riders, but he himself must also be at the top of his game on the World Tour. This winning combination is exactly what has allowed us to personally test, develop and finely tune each size in our range to ensure that it can withstand the multitude of conditions that prevail in these locations. The construction and the shape of the board is as important as the testing environments. Through the world wide PATRIK R&D process each size is carefully crafted to perform at the highest level in any possible slalom conditions. Alongside great products, PATRIK also support their team riders with cutting edge equipment tuning secrets, riding styles, tactics and more - an invaluable combination you will never find anywhere else! 

DIMENSIONS 

length

(mm) 

width

(mm) 

volume

(mm) 

tail width

at 300mm 

nose width

at 2000mm 

strap

quantity 

fin box 

Slalom 87

2370

570

87

357

446

4

tuttle

Slalom 92

2335

595

92

396

464

4

tuttle

Slalom 100

2330

645

100

422

501

4

tuttle

Slalom 110

2330

680

110

453

538

4

tuttle

Slalom 115V2

2340

700

115

488

556

4

tuttle

Slalom 122

2305

775

122

545

594

4

deep tuttle

Slalom 128

2290

810

128

558

607

4

deep tuttle

Slalom 135V3

2290

850

135

583

643

4

deep tuttle

 

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Construction

A slalom board needs to be lightweight for early planing, acceleration, top speed and reactiveness, but it also needs to be controllable at top speed in choppy waters and flex for smooth gybes. On the deck we use a full layer of Biax-Carbon, which reduces the twist but still maintains the flex required. A full Carbon board is very stiff and often in rough conditions the bottom of the board will impact hard on the water, which results in the user experiencing a very nervous-like feeling. Concaves on the bottom can make the board feel softer, but this alone is not enough in overpowered conditions. Concaves in combination with a softer bottom construction help to absorb upcoming chop and provide more control. Wood contains the right characteristics, but would be too heavy and lacks durability. To guarantee a long lasting product, and still have the soft bottom, we decided to use PVC in combination with Glass 90°-90°. To maintain our uniform graphic identity, the glass on the bottom is laminated with black resin. The finishing is white coated 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 - The bottom curve is designed to glide as low and smooth as possible over the water but still have enough height under the masttrack area and at the nose so as not to stick to the water or dive into the upcoming chop. 87 & 92 -  The performance ratio is designed for more control, which improves both top speed in rough conditions and enables easier gybing. 100, 110 & 115V2 - The performance ratio is designed to have increased acceleration and top speed. 122,128 & 135V3 - The performance ratio is designed for earlier planing and acceleration. 

Outline - 87 & 92 - A relatively straight curve in the mid section with a narrow tail for ultimate control and maximum speed in rough conditions. 100, 110 & 115V2 - A harmonic mix between the straight outline of the small boards and the more rounded outline of the big boards makes the medium sized shapes extremely versatile in their range of use, resulting in the best performance ratio from all sizes. 122, 128 & 135V3 - The round outline makes the board both agile and direct, which is important in the lightwinds for the quickest possible acceleration and to reach top speeds without losing drive in the lulls. The SL 128 and 135V3 have a wider tail deck outline than the bottom, which helps the rider to have more leverage over the fin, but still have a narrow enough tail underneath for top speed. 

Bottom Shape - 87, 92, 100, 110 & 122 - Flat panel V in the tail to the mid section for control and speed. The front section has an increasing V shape with double concaves and side flats for a smoother ride and to give the rails more height to clear the water whilst fully planing. 115V2, 128, 135V3 - Invert V in the tail which gives more lift for better planing and more acceleration. Flat panel V starts under the front footstrap and runs into an increasing V shape with double concaves and side flats for a smoother ride and to give the rails more height to clear the water whilst fully planing. 
Deck Shape - S-Deck: Lower back foot, higher front foot and lower mast track allow a comfortable sailing position and outstanding control during cross and down wind reaches. 87 & 92 - Slight dome in the deck to maintain volume whilst still having the deck as flat as possible to increase responsiveness to foot pressure for easier and more controlled gybing. 100, 10 115V2, 122, 128 & 135V3 - A flatter deck makes the board responsive to foot pressure for easier and more controlled gybes. 

Rail Shape - Nice boxy rails in the tail area for a comfortable foot position in the straps. Boxy rails in the mid section to avoid the water sucking up the deck and to provide flotation throughout and after the gybes. Thin rails in the nose area to reduce weight and gain on reactivity. 

Cutouts - 87 & 92 - No cutouts for SL 87 due to both the narrow tail and for maximum control in rough conditions. To achieve similar tail surface and performance the SL 92 has very small cutouts without adjustable plates. 100, 110, 115V2, 122, 128 & 135V3 - Cutouts with adjustable plates. The smaller tail surface reduces drag and helps increase acceleration and top speed. The plates can be adjusted in height, the deeper cutouts have less drag and more top speed whilst the lower cutout depth has increased pressure to keep the board riding more flat and helps early planing and control. 

 

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