DUOTONE Pro Voke CSC
Sizes Available: 5’1” x 17 1/2” x 2 3/16”, 21.5L, 5’3” x 18” x 2 5/16”, 24.1L
Sizes Tested: 5’1” x 17 1/2” x 2 3/16”, 21.5L
The Pro Voke is a brand new breed of board inspired by the radical freestyle antics of our team riders Airton Cozzolino and Matchu Lopes. The Pro Voke is 100% optimized to meet the demands of our pro team on the GKA Strapless Freestyle World Tour. Offering aggressive edge grip, speed and above all the ability to land hard and fast without losing momentum or bouncing out. The deep double barrel channel splits the water to cushion and absorb landings. A straight, narrow outline offers maximum speed and stability, while the rocker is optimized for speed. The shape is almost symmetrical which allows the board to spin predictably around a central axis when doing spins and shove-its. The Pro Voke provides maximum pop thanks to a straight rail line and optimized fin placement. If you want to take your strapless freestyle game to the next level, there is only one board for you, provoke your senses with the all-new Pro Voke.
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The Pro Voke is new for 2019 with its dedicated strapless freestyle shape that is designed for high performance aerial maneuvers. We chose to ride the Pro Voke back to back against the Pro Whip since from a distance the two boards look strikingly similar, yet up close and personal you will see that while the two boards share the same single channel V down the center, the Pro Voke’s rail outline into the tail is a bit straighter with a boxier outline compared to the Whip. It also seems that the Pro Voke has sharper rails and a little bit lower volume, which mirrors the wakestyle/freestyle design influence. On our first tack with the Pro Voke it felt really fast and efficient under foot and seemed to have a straighter rocker than the Whip. The Pro Voke really wants to edge in a straight line and tracks really well with superior control overload, release and pop. The overall weight feels a bit lighter weight and the extra width in the nose and tail seem to give the Pro Voke extra surface area in the wind to help levitate the board and keep it glued to your feet during rotations.
When it comes to surfing waves, the marketing literature doesn’t claim the Pro Voke to be anything other than a strapless freestyle board. With its boxier outline and straighter rocker it clearly is at home in freestyle, but when we tried it in the surf we found the Pro Voke wants to carve broader straighter lines and doesn’t feel as snappy or in control when initiating turns on the wave. The Pro Voke requires you put more effort into carving with less control, so it works for the occasional down the line ride with broad turns, but as far as performance carving on open faces and aggressive snaps on the lip. this board doesn’t give you the usability or confidence you get out of the Pro Whip. If we had to choose a single board for our surfing and freestyle needs, the Pro Whip would be the perfect compromise, but if we wanted the single board that would push our freestyle strapless game to its limits, the Pro Voke would hands down be the right choice for its durability, light weight and dedicated freestyle design.