Goya Proton 2018

£1,399.00

Proton Pro Race Single

We’re excited to introduce the brand new first ever dedicated Race board line by Goya Windsurfing. Approved by the PWA. Following the same principles that run deep with the brand, working day by day with a passionate team of athletes, designers and customers, the Proton celebrates the latest progression of what we consider the most fun sport on earth.

Gabriel Browne, PWA team rider: “The line has three sizes and is totally focussed on racing performance. We talk about winning races, wherever you want, no matter the condition. These three sizes cover any wind range. During testing on Maui we sailed in all different kinds of conditions, from heavy swells to flat speed places, strong onshore squalls to morning offshore breezes, and I’m absolutely happy with how these boards came out. The 96 is a strong wind machine, focussed on offering ultimate control and precise jibing, along with maximum speed. When racing in strong winds with the PWA we need something very easy and comfortable to handle, so that we can focus on our tactics. The 116 has a incredible wind range and suits sails from 6,5 to 8,5 perfectly. It is designed to be in the top level of efficiency and performance on any race course. The 136 is a light wind killer. With the wider tail shape this board planes intensely early and jibes like nothing else. The Proton range has been refined to the T of every detail, with rail shapes designed to deliver the best performance and control. The bottom shape is a pure slalom powerhouse, with every single millimeter dialed to make sure these boards are uber accurate. No compromise. The deck shape then allows the sailor a maximum level of comfort within the spectrum of the discipline of uncompromised racing.”

Construction

Pro Full Carbon Deck

Fused Cell Core. Goya boards come with a Fused Cell Core made from EPS. Fused Cell Expanded Polystyrene is a high quality, low weight, rigid, closed cell foam used in advanced modern production boardmaking.

Hyper Skin HD. The entire board is covered in Hyper Skin HD. Hyper Skin is Goya’s proprietary High Density Foam Sandwich, delivering an immensely rigid structure at an extremely light weight. Covering deck, rails and bottom in it, gives Goya Pro boards their incomparable flex and longevity. A third stronger, stiffer and lighter than conventional boards.

Direct Drive Monocoque. The Direct Drive Monocoque connects your stance to the masttrack, supplying your board with the optimal ratio of stiffness to flex and distributing peak loads to the rest of the board. Additionally a triangular glass patch acts as a backbone to the core of your Freecarve, Freeride and Freerace board, making it stiff and eliminating primary distortions. It furthermore readies your board* to carry a hyrofoil. (* Bolt 115, 125, 135).

Full Carbon Deck. Biaxial Carbon is the perfect reinforcement for adding global torsional stiffness across the board. To add as much of it as possible while retaining a certain amount of desirable forgiving flex in our Freecarve, Freeride and Freerace boards we are covering the entire deck in it.

Volume

116L, 136L, 96L