Sizes Available: 105×39.5, 125×42.5cm
Sizes Tested: 105×39.5cm
The Special Agent is a freeride foilboard like no other. It has been freshly designed for riders wanting performance and simplicity in one easy to use foilboard. The UD carbon, fiberglass construction added to a geometric stringer from tip to tail gives incredible stiffness and responsiveness. The reduction in sizing is made comparable to bigger boards due to an advanced new outline that maximizes its length while the bottom shape adds volume and float to your ride.
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The Special Agent foilboard deck is back this year with its successful equation that fuses user-friendly handling with a simple twintip construction that gives the user a ton of durability. This year we tested the smaller of the two board sizes, which is geared a bit more towards smaller or more intermediate/advanced riders. The 105cm board presents a novel outline that has a wide scoop in the nose that tapers into the tail and molded deck with a raised hump down the center that works to add extra stiffness to the deck. Thereâ€™s very little rocker built into the board and the rails have a subtle bevel to help stabilize accidental touchdowns. The mast track features non-removable M8 t-nuts/inserts and a visual guide to get your mast set up in the same place every time (imagine never having to worry about your T-nuts slipping out and missing a session). The Special Agent comes with three forward/aft insert options with both a centered and ducked stance option for the front foot and center options for the back foot. Decked with a full diamond EVA pad tip to tail and a kick at the end, you get to place your feet wherever you want.
The waterstart on the 105cm board required a bit more finesse than the 125cm deck that we have ridden in the past. Because we rode the 105cm with the Fusion H650 front wing â€“ we didnâ€™t have much lift from the wing until the board was moving quickly through the water. With minimal volume, the board sinks a bit more like a twintip, but the wider nose helps push water and get you up and going. Once you are up and riding, the 105 is a dream; with its shorter deck, it feels like youâ€™re riding a magic carpet. The molded bump that runs the length of the boardâ€™s deck does a great job of adding extra stiffness to the deck. Other boards of similar construction
This deck design is one of the highlights of the Special Agent that gives it such a high-performance feel. The straight rail heading back to the tail works with the slight bevel on the railâ€™s edge to keep accidental touchdowns from disturbing the foilâ€™s momentum. Having smashed the rail into chop on upwind tacks, we were impressed with how the rail cut through the chop and kept going, however the limited amount of scoop in the nose doesnâ€™t provide you much rebound when you stuff the nose in the water.
For smaller or more aggressive riding, the 105cm Special Agent is an awesome deck that magnified the foilâ€™s responsiveness while offering a super durable twintip style construction that can take a beating on rocky beaches and tough launches. Beginner and intermediate riders will prefer the longer 125cm deck, while the 105cm deck is a great option for smaller riders and intermediate and advanced riders that want a more agile foil deck that boasts a durable construction with a deck that is stiff enough to give you superior control over more complicated foiling maneuvers.
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