The FlyDoor is a session saver – together with a Speed 4 it makes a great light wind option for freeriding. No one ever gets excited for a FlyDoor session – but one is always thankful for one when the conditions are lighter than we had hoped. If you are a heavier rider or fly in a low wind area – this is a must have.
We have just taken delivery of a radical M 2011 and a Flydoor L 2011. We will be testing these boards out over the next few weeks and writing up full reviews. These were some of our favourite boards last year and it looks like shaper Eddy Lansink has put a lot of effort in.
The Flyboards side of Flysurfer has been growing rapidly over the last few years thanks to the involvement of dutch shaper Eddy Lansink. The boards have performed really well for the last couple of seasons and the range has been growing. The main models are the FlyRadical and Flydoor. The radical being the freestyle and freeride boards available in 4 sizes (128×38, 134×40, 139×43, 144×46). They feature an asymetrical outline meaning the heelside edge is longer and straighter where as the toeside edge is curved making toeside riding easier.
The Flydoor is the low wind board. Paired with the Flysurfer Speed 3 (see our 21m Speed 3 review) this creates an amazing light wind combination. The boards are very flat and square giving them the ability to plane very early. They are also optimised to allow for easier and more comfortable toeside riding.
The Flywave is back with minor adjustments from last year. The only major changes are the footstraps and the mounting positions. This board is a twin tip construction mutant style board aimed for powered riding in wave conditions.
The big news for 2011 is the introduction of the FlyRace. This is sure to shake up the racing world with its innovative shape. It is a twin tip design which will make the racing disciplines so much more accessible for many riders. With current raceboards a good knowledge of directional boards was essential. We expect to see these around more and more at race events.