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Patrik Slalom

Patrik

  • $2,499.00


Patrik Slalom

The Delta Quick Review: Some Slalom boards are just designed to go fast. The Patrik Slalom boards are designed to win races. The difference is that the Patrik is not just ridiculously fast, it's ridiculously fast even when you're in a tight pack, with disturbed wind, and voodoo chop. It's the thing that we immediately noticed when we stepped on these boards. No matter how chaotic things get around you, you remain controlled and able to keep on the gas at all times. It's still a technical board to sail, but all things considered going fast and flying out of gybes just seems a little easier on these boards. As a bonus the construction is unrivaled in production boards and makes for a race board that will actually last beyond the race season.

 

Manufacturers Info:

The art of work between shaper and tester reflects on the design. For many years Patrik has competed at Worldcup level and being shaper and tester in one person he very well understands the team riders feedback. Patrik’s way of developing is to change and test one shape detail after the other and learn from the different sailing performance. A decade ago Patrik’s shapes proofed to be the fastest boards and in the past 5 years they were known to be the best jibing designs on the market. Launching new shapes only when they are proven to be better is our brand philosophy and with the new Slalom shapes we can announce that Patrik’s famous speed and jibing ability are now combined while keeping the early planing, acceleration and control from the previous shape at the same level.

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.

Slalom 87 and 92 The performance ratio is designed for more control, which improves both top speed in rough conditions and enables easier gybing.

Slalom 95, 100 v2, 110 v3 and 115 v4 The performance ratio is designed for earlier planing and acceleration.

Slalom 125, 130 and 140 The performance ratio is designed for earlier planing and acceleration.

Outline

Slalom 87 and 92 A relatively straight curve in the mid section with a narrow tail for ultimate control and maximum speed in rough conditions.

Slalom 95, 100 v2, 110 v3 and 115 v4 A harmonious 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.

Slalom 125, 130 and 140 The round outline makes the board both agile and direct, which is important in the light winds 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

Slalom 87v2, 92v2, 95, 100v2, 110v3, 125 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.
Slalom SL 115v4, 130, 140 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

Slalom SL 87v2, 92v2, 95 and 100v2 S-Deck: Lower back foot, higher front foot and lower mast track allow a comfortable sailing position and outstanding control during cross and downwind reaches. 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.

Slalom 110v3, 115v4 and 125 Thicker tail under the back foot gives more power and improves planing and acceleration. The flat deck in the center makes the board responsive to foot pressure for easier and more controlled gybes.

Slalom 130 and 140 Thicker and wider tail under the back foot gives maximum power for best planing and acceleration performance. The flat deck in the center makes the board responsive to foot pressure for easier and more controlled gybes.

Rail Shape

Boxy rails in the tail area provide a comfortable foot position in the straps. In the mid section the boxy rails avoid the water sucking up the deck and provide flotation through and after the gybes. Thin rails in the nose area to reduce weight and increase reactivity.

Cutouts

Slalom 87v2, 92v2 and 100v2 The smaller tail surface reduces drag and trims the board in a more lateral free gliding position where as the rail cutout trims the board more to the leeward side which helps release the upwind water pressure and increase acceleration and top speed.
Slalom 110v3, 115v4, 125, 130, 140 With the new tail and rail cutout geometry the top speed improved significantly. The rail cutout lets the board tilt to the leeward side nicely which releases the upwind water pressure more.

Adjustable Cutout Plates

Slalom SL 100v2, 110v3, 115v4, 125, 130, 140 The adjustable plates can be adjusted in height. The deeper cutouts have less drag and more top speed, whilst the lower cutout depth  increases  pressure (lift) in the tail  making  the board ride flatter which helps early planing and control. A range of cutout plates with different geometry are offered as an accessory to be able to fine tune the board even more.

Adjustable Heel Wings

The heel wing was originated for the Formula board but some riders have tested it on the slalom board and the result was more power under the back foot for earlier planing, better acceleration and more speed in light wind. To have more options for individual fine tuning the wings are offered as an accessory.

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 0°/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 approximately 75%.

Technology Composite Semi Custom Sandwich
Core Material EPS (Styrofoam)
Sandwich Material PVC Sheet
Final Lamination Deck: Full Carbon Biax 45°-45° / Bottom: Full Glass 90°-90° (Black Resin)

 

Length
[mm]
Width
[mm]
Volume
[litre]
Tail Width
at 300
[mm]
Nose Width
at 2000
[mm]
Weight
(+/-6%)
[kg]
Strap
Options &
Insert Holes
Strap
Quantity
Fin Box Approved
Series
slalom 87 II 2370 570 87 357 446 5,3 6X4 4 Tuttle PWA / ISAF
slalom 92 II 2335 595 92 396 464 5,5 6X4 4 Tuttle PWA / ISAF
slalom 95 2314 622 95 411 482 5,6 6X4 4 Tuttle PWA / ISAF
slalom 100 II 2330 645 100 422 501 5,8 6X4 4 Tuttle PWA / ISAF
slalom 110 III 2328 682 110 451 538 6,2 6X4 4 Tuttle PWA / ISAF
slalom 115 IIII 2338 698 115 488 556 6,4 6X4 4 Tuttle PWA / ISAF
slalom 125 2302 772 125 545 594 6,9 6X4 4 Deep Tuttle PWA / ISAF
Slalom 130 2288 808 130 564 607 7 6X4 4 Deep Tuttle PWA / ISAF
slalom 140 2288 849 140 606 643 7,1 6X4 4 Deep Tuttle PWA / ISAF
Sailor Type (S)
–/= 70kg / –/= 170cm
Sailor Type (M)
70-90kg / 170-190cm
Sailor Type (L)
=/+ 90kg / =/+ 190cm
Sailor
Skills
waterstart, strap & harness, first jibes
Sailor
Skills
moves, waves, speed
Ideal Wind Strength
/ Sailor Type
–/= 15 knt
Ideal Wind Strength
/ Sailor Type
15-25 knt
Ideal Wind Strength
/ Sailor Type
=/+25 knt
flatwater / chop: –/= 1m chop / wind waves: –/= 2.5m
slalom 87 II X X X X S S/M/L X X
slalom 92 II X X X X S/M S/M/L X X
slalom 95 X X X X S/M M/L X X
slalom 100 II X X X X S/M M/L X X
slalom 110 III X X X X S M/L M/L X X
slalom 115 IIII X X X X S M/L M/L X X
slalom 125 X X X X X S/M M/L L X X
slalom 130 X X X X X M/L L X X
slalom 140 X X X X X M/L L X X
Best
Sail Size
[m2]
Sail
Range
[m2]
Rec.
Fin Size
[mm]
Fin
Range
[mm]
slalom 87 II 5.0-6.3 4.0-7.0 320 260-350
slalom 92 II 5.6-6.8 5.0-7.3 340 280-360
slalom 95 5,6-7,2 5,0-7,3 340 280-360
slalom 100 II 6.2-7.3 5.5-7.8 360 300-380
slalom 110 III 6.7-7.8 6.0-8.2 380 340-400
slalom 115 IIII 7.0-8.0 6.2-8.6 400 350-420
slalom 125 7.6-8.6 7.0-9.0 440 400-460
Slalom 130 8.2-9.2 7.0-9.5 460 420-500
slalom 140 8.6-9.6 7.5-10.0 480 440-550