The all new Air 89 is smaller all around while maintaining the same powerful tail area as the 99, giving you the control and maneuverability of a shorter, narrower and thinner board with the same pop and explosive response your want at your fingertips at all times.
Every incarnation of the Air is designed with only one purpose in mind, to cater to the latest generation of Freestyle moves. These boards are purely professional. Used and abused daily by both honed and aspiring talents around the globe. Its short shape and full rails allow for extreme power and rail carving. This season all new Air models will be equipped with US fin boxes.
By introducing a new smaller 89 liter board we’re now happy to offer a full fledged Freestyle line, matching all riders and conditions, complete with Compact Swing Weight constructions and Reverse Sliding Bevels.
The bottom of the Air is carefully tweaked to eliminate any characteristics that may slow you down in the approach to your next move. Elements that would be considered useful or desirable for other disciplines such as waveriding or freeriding have been omitted, resulting in a resolute and determined shape concept.
Furthermore these boards carry around less bulk than any other board in our line to begin with, making their weight of around six and a half kilograms reflect moreso the numbers of boards in the 70 liter range, again staying true to a core Goya credo, less but better.
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I had a chance to try this board in Maui. It is unbelievably fast and light. It feels limitless. I used it with a 5.0 Eclipse.
I have the 99 Air and spend a great deal of time on it. This is my go to board for all over the Northwest of the continent (Oregon to BC Canada). I put a wave fin on it for side-shore wave sailing on Vancouver island and the Oregon coast as well. I can't wait to get an 89 because this will be the ultimate highwind gorge and coast board for me. I will run a 5m to 3.7m on this board and it should be explosive.
As much as I love carving up big waves on multi fin boards, I feel that having an Air model has the unlimited speed to do maneuvers and get big air. I weigh 205 lbs on a good week so having instant acceleration and limitless speed gets me where I want to go. I like to sail very much on the edge of control so I don't mind how fiercely fast and alive this board is. I prefer speed over control in most of the sailing that I do.
Because of its short length, it is very loose and turny. When we think of fast boards we automatically think of a race board that you would set a course on and let it fly but this little guy has a unique blend of allowing you to do that by locking in a speed stance and then once you back off on the power and stand back over it to turn - it will turn in an instant!
Just wanted to give you some feed back on the 2016 Air 89L that i recently revived.
On the water the first thing that that i noticed was how comfortable and smooth the board is, the chop is not an issue at all and no more getting sprayed in the face like other freestyle boards. With the board being much easier to manage at speed the top speed seams to never end. All of the moves can be entered with much more speed and the board stays solid the entire time no flutter, spin or tail walk. With so much more control and speed coming into the moves the pop is very direct and easy to send it for and air move or slide though for full planing exit. Leading into my favorite part of of the new Air, when transitioning from forward to backwards and backwards to forwards there is little to no hang time. There is no fighting the board to get out of a sideways stalled slide. Making it very easy be much faster though all of my tricks, and more consistent even in marginal conditions. So far i have used both 5.0 and 4.5 and love'd it every time. The new fin box makes for not only a lighter fin set up but the ability to tune the board and get it dialed in for different conditions, sails sizes and rider preference with ease. On top of everything the graphics are stunning, variable density pads provide great impact absorption while being firm enough to provide and direct and connect feel to the board. Over all this board is the next level for freestyle while providing an exhilarating ride.
Very happy with the new board and cant wait to get more time on it. as wells as try the other new boards and sails in the line up.
Rode the 89 litre Air in Maui this year and by the end of the day, just loved it.
Go buy one guys,, you will not be disappointed.
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