DUOTONE Pro Whip CSC
Sizes Available: 5’0” X 18” X 2 1/8” 21L, 5’2” X 18 1/2” X 2 1/4” 23.4L, 5’4” X 19” X 2 3/8” 26.4L
Sizes Tested: 5’2” X 18 1/2” X 2 1/4” 23.4L
The 2019 Pro Whip CSC features a subtle winger in the outline behind the front fins, which reduces the tail area slightly. This prevents the tail lifting out during high-speed turns and also allows for tighter snaps and more precise and controlled rail and fin release. The deep twin channel running from the nose to the tail gives the Whip incredible directional stability and a very balanced and controlled feel while still allowing for maximum maneuverability. The result is a modern board with remarkable control, balance, speed and the ability to carve smooth arcs and radical top to bottom vertical snaps. The Pro Whip also features a double concave deck shape, optimized volume distribution to aid control and a subtle grab rail for strapless tricks. The Pro Whip utilizes our Light Team Construction and is the ultimate weapon when you want to shred small to medium sized waves.
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Our Testers Say:
“I did my first jumps with this board because it was glued to my feet. Really light and flexy without being bumpy or squirrelly, this board made me feel like a better kiter than I am.” // Giuseppe Molinario
“Great board, rides like the Whip CSC but lighter and super stable for foot changes. Great upwind ability, super light, great for carving. If you’re looking for an easy to ride, stable strapless board, this will help a new strapless rider progress without struggle.” // Kristin Vincenzo
“Straight rails go upwind with ease even in chop, with great deck pad and massive pop. Extra taper in the tail allows it to carve rather well. The Pro Whip is a great all around board for strapless freestyle with bottom channeling that makes landing nice and soft.” // Dray Murray
This year the Pro Whip CSC got a new tail template and features Duotone’s impressive Light Team construction with a thruster fin setup. The first thing we noticed is that the rails feel a little bit thinner and tighter than most of the other surfboard designs out there and the overall volume seems lower with less thickness. The bottom shape features deep twin channels running from the nose to the tail which seem to give the Pro Whip exceptional directional stability. The Pro Whip has a really locked in feel that powers confidently through the chop, blasting upwind and feeling fast and efficient. With the lower volume and the subtle winglets in the tail template, the Pro Whip feels as if it has a little bit more control in terms of turning. Carving turns in the small windswell of La Ventana, the rail felt active yet predictable while committed carves using the entire rocker line were easy to control. With a bit more back foot pressure the board really wants to engage in tighter turns, which might be ideal for tight slashes in smaller waves. The rocker felt conducive to easy load and release for popping strapless airs and the flex felt really good, despite the fact that lighter construction processes and materials often come with stiffer flex. The light weight on the Pro construction is very apparent and makes riding this board feel lively and fun. The Pro construction really becomes apparent in strapless airs with really low swing weight for rotational airs and a lower overall weight which helps the board stick to your feet on the higher airs. The rail has a substantial bevel that makes grabbing the rail in tricks really easy and gives you a ton of confidence in gripping the board. The Pro Whip comes with a front and back foot deckpad that has a fairly smooth linear texture. Our test board came smeared with a bunch of wax and although the wax on the pad was a little ugly, it made for excellent grip. The pad itself felt fairly thin and dense which yielded excellent board feedback and input into the board. For the person slashing some small to medium surf with some strapless freestyle mixed in, the Pro Whip CSC is also a great travel companion.
With the help of 14 testers from all walks of kiteboarding, Tkb’s staff assembled detailed gear reviews with objective performance criteria of the latest 2019 kites, twin tips and foilboards all packed into one neat and tidy 180-page digital package. Get all the reviews in convenient digital guide here: https://www.thekiteboarder.com/product/2019-freeride-gear-review-guide/