The performance is addictive, the users are growing and for 2004 even the defending wave World Champion Kevin Pritchard is on it. Scott McKercher has developed an Acid range which magazines rave about, and the world's number 1 wave team bring to the PWA world tour events.
Our goal is to continue being the brand with all team members on production
boards. It's a challenge to work with the world's number 1 wave team, when sailors
like Levi Siver, Ty Bodycoat, Luke Walmsley and Sam Ireland will only settle
for the best. This is why we continue to push our development further, and
the 2004 boards are so far the best wave boards we have ever produced. It's
not only windy at the top; there are plenty of waves too...
Our extreme down the line board that also works surprisingly well in onshore
conditions with its flat middle section and lifted tail rocker. The rails
are especially thin, targeting lighter sailors yearning to bury the rails
completely in fast powerful moves. The choice for those who have waited for
an easy handling super radical wave board.
The 70 is a larger version of last year's 66, with rocker carefully refined
in the sensitive standing area making it more stable in overpowered
conditions and faster all around. The increased tail V makes it especially
responsive and easy to drive. Extremely snappy, it can turn in the tightest
of pockets. It's great for sailors 50-75 kg in all conditions and for
sailors up to 85 kg in stronger winds and side shore conditions. The 70 is
the most popular choice amongst our pro riders.
Refined from last year's 70, the new 74 features a fresh tail section which
has been slightly drawn out into a pintail which feels smoother, with less
resistance from the tail. Previous swallow tail designs produced drive
through a turn when pushed, which worked well, but at the cost of the tails
ability to flow through the turn. Our change to a pintail design improved
what was already a test winner. On a higher level, the pintail enables the
tail to whip around easly after hitting the lip, adding to the ability to
tweak aerials and to arc smoother turns when pushing it hard on rail. The
board rated best in the world by the leading Windsurfing magazines in the US
has again been enhanced.
Take the top rated performance of the 77,improve it and that's the Acid 80.
Incredibly smooth through the water, the new 80 has been likened to riding
on a cushion of air. It's also a sinister performer when pushed, handling
high speed, driven turns, with a real projection off the lip when contact is
made. This extremely versatile board is suited to any type of wave; mushy
European to perfect Hawaiian sideshore or rolling Australian swells.
Last year's 88 had great reports from real world locations. Now, with a
refined rocker line blending into the new pintail outline, this new faster
design cuts even smoother turns, working well in larger more powerful waves.
The new 88 is the ideal board for lighter days or the larger wavesailor who
wants to rip in all manners of conditions. This year the 88 is the largest
board in the Acid range, and compliments the Trance 94 which replaces and
clearly supercedes the performance of the 2003 Acid 94.