HYDRO_ FOIL RACE
The Hydro foil race board program is designed using inventive technology and computer modeling for scale tipping performance across all foil racing disciplines.
The Hydro 100 is the upwind/downwind machine featuring an ultra wide tail width, centreline bump, centreline foot strap inserts, and a VMG boosted shape for sails from 8,0 to 11,0.
The Hydro 91, 85, 79 are foil slalom rockets; designed for “off the wind” reaching angles at high speeds, and to carry sails from 5,0 to 10,0.
Outline and shape focus on minimizing hydrodynamic drag, maximizing aerodynamic performance.
A deep cockpit is a game-changer for ultimate control in gybes, tacking, and balance when going all out.
Deep, pulled in cutouts reduce drag at take-off and minimise touchdown drag characteristics with the addition of a secondary step cutout. The final result; advanced bouyancy, slick release, unlimited boost into the air.
Volume distribution is maximised along board contours for a low drag aerodynamic configuration that allow you to get to those top speeds without effort and maintain stability at high velocities. Push the limit for a longer time. Ergonomic pads and comfortable feet position reduce fatigue.
SIZES 100 / 91 / 85 / 79
|WIDTH||LENGTH(CM)||Volume||Thickness (Cm)||WEIGHT (KG) (+/- 5%)||IDEAL SAILS||FIN BOX|
|100||218.5||208||16.2||TBC||10-8.0 HyperGlide||Deep tuttle foil box|
|91||220||208||16.5||11.33||9.0-7.0 HyperGlide||Deep tuttle foil box|
|85||220||191||16.5||10.6||8.0-6.0 HyperGlide||Deep tuttle foil box|
|79||220||176||15.4||10.3||7.0-5.0 HyperGlide||Deep tuttle foil box|
WHO IS THE HYDRO FOR?
If you own a free-race or race foil setup, this is the board you need.
IS THE HYDRO BUILT FOR ANY SPECIFIC FOIL?
The Hydro is compatible with any freerace-race foil, we’ve specifically designed the inserts of the footstraps and mast track to give a huge range of setups. This also means as the foils evolve and setups change, you can always tune the board exactly as needed.
WHY IS THE HYDRO LONGER THAN OTHER BOARDS?
The longer length has multiple purposes, starting with stability, if you’re pushing speeds above 25 knots you need longitudinal stability. That comes from increasing the mass inertia and gyradius of rotation. Greater mass inertia = damped oscillations. Damped oscillations = less movement = higher speeds and control.
The length also reduces the violence of catapults. Boards that are too short can cause serious injury from heavy touchdowns. If the nose does not have length and volume or length to support a heavy touch down it will partly submerge and cause ultra rapid deceleration often leading to severe whiplash injuries and broken equipment.
Another benefit is it allows us to control the airflow over the board onto the rig, having a smoother transition to the rest of the board creates less air pressure build up at the nose and allows you to accelerate.
You will notice on the 100 that the board is 218.5cm instead of 220. This is because 100 wide boards have lower top speeds and we deemed that in a critical race situation, every second to get back on the foil after a tack can be the difference between winning and losing. We, therefore, shortened the length a tiny amount to increase total flight time throughout an upwind/downwind race.
With the Slalom Hydros, having higher top speeds on the reach is the highest priority.
WHICH SAIL CAN I USE ON THE HYDRO79?
Hyperglide from 5,0 – 8,0 work well, along with freerace sails.
WHERE IS THE IDEAL MAST TRACK POSITION?
You should tune the board to feel balanced at max speeds, where to put the mast track will depend on your foil and rig setup. But just keep the basics in mind, start in the middle and move forwards or back 1cm each time until your board is perfectly balanced at top speeds.
WHERE SHOULD I PLACE MY FOOT STRAPS?
Start in the middle holes, if you feel you need more lift move them back 1 at a time. if you feel you have a very powerful foil and you need to have more weight forward, you can move them forward 1 at a time.
On the back strap, you can choose between an outboard powerful setup or an inboard control setup. We would recommend starting with the outboard position and if you feel you need to take your back foot out on the reach due to being overpowered, you can move it to the control position inboard.
Severne er et Australsk windsurfing merke startet av Ben Severne i 2004. Før dette hadde Ben i mange år jobbet som seilmaker og sydd sine egne seil. På få år har Severne blitt en av de største leverandørene av seil og annen hardware til windsurfing.
Severne har et av de beste team i verden med stor profiler som Bjørn Dunckerbeck, Philip Köster, Jaeger Stone, Cyril Mousilmani og Moreno tvillingene.
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