Marino by Paul
The all new Custom 3 Pro got a bit more lively and fun all around through new progressive rockers, more parallel outlines and refined bottom shapes. More agile and surfy.
With the same core bottom curve as the previous model, they now have a lower entry and a higher tail rocker. This minus/plus rocker shift gives the boards better early planing and more natural projection off the turns. The tail and nose outline points were slightly moved out to introduce more of the parallel outline concept, delivering easy rail to rail high end performance. The new thinner profiles increase power and comfort while improving the board balance and range of use. Pairing a thruster fin set-up with a V/Double concave bottom shape and a parallel outline, the Custom 3 Pro unifies the classic three fin combo with a modern progressive wave shape. Double inserts on the back strap virtually eliminate strap twisiting. Featured on Goya Wave boards.
Marcilio enjoys riding the Thruster on smaller or onshore waves, describing the feeling as refreshing and fun, which is why the Custom 3 Pro carries his Pro model MB initials.
How does it compare to the One 3 Pro? The Custom 3 Pro has a more curved outline, designed for the more wave oriented rider, a middle ground indeed between our Custom 4 Pro and One 3 Pro.
Pro Carbon Monocoque Construction.
Available in 75, 81, 86, 91, 98, 106 liters.
Neon yellow & white on metallic gold.
US center and Mini Tuttle side finboxes.
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.
Biaxial Carbon & Unidirectional Carbon. Extensive patches of biaxial carbon connect the peak loads of your feet to the rest of the deck, distributing the forces resulting from jumping and waveriding evenly. Additionally, a long and wide deck carbon patch acts as a superior backbone, making you board stiffer and eliminating distortions.
Full S-Glass Hull. S-Glass covers the board 360°. S-Glass provides higher strength and elasticity compared to standard glass, while maintaining more flex than Carbon. Flex is a super important secret to an outstanding Wave board. A full Carbon Wave board would be too stiff to deliver the agility required by radical modern wavesailing. We use a highest quality full S-Glass hull in combination with a highest quality Carbon stance monocoque and core axis reinforcement to meticulously control the flex in our boards. Controlling this flex is a key to what makes Goya Pro Wave boards special and inimitable.
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First time out with my new 2021 Custom 3...
My other boards are a 95L Quatro Power Pro, and a 86L Goya One - the Custom 3 81L is my first dedicated wave board and the smallest board I've ever owned or indeed ridden.
Conditions were cross-shore with maybe 1.5m waves, west coast of Portugal. I (65kg) was mostly underpowered on a 5.3 Banzai (the max for that board), with a gusty breeze full of deep lulls and offshore swings. Definitely not ideal wind conditions, and surely I'd find myself having a hard time on this new, tiny, wavy board.
Not even slightly! Even with little power I had no trouble getting out through the breakers (such as they were), the board made it easy to find a path and push past the obstacles. If planing was to be had, then planing was right there for you, and going upwind needed just a touch of inside rail. Waterstarting was a revelation in these marginal conditions - the first couple of times my feet weren't quite right on this smaller outline, but volume seemed to come out of nowhere and catch me as I stumbled. Thereafter it was as simple as throwing the sail in the air and stepping on - I'd almost say I felt more secure than with my 95L (another great board).
And then the gusts hit - so, so, *so* good.
Possibly a masterpiece - there is something special going on with that board to feel so comfortable at what must be the edge of its envelope, and it looks beautiful. I didn't quite properly catch any waves in this first session, but every indication is that that will be amazing too.
I like the Custom 3 Pro 86,l weigh 65 kg which two sails would suit me on this board?
I have had the 2020 98l version for about 3 months and luckily the winter season was quite good getting at least a dozen good days in what is considered the off season in California. Really impressed with the early planing of this board. You can stand in the middle out of the straps and glide into the plane getting in the straps when your ready. It is a bit over finned with the 20cm center and 10cm sides but I just put smaller sides slightly toed in to make the board looser and faster. It absolutely eats chop with the double concaves very comfortable. Oh and its not neon crazy ugly. This thing is a keeper can't wait for the Corona Lockdown to end so I can go ride some waves!
92 Ltr Thruster 2019. Have been sailing for over 35 years and, by far, this is the best board I have ever had. I have sailed it in different conditions. Bump and Jump, side on-shore small waves and side of-shore 2.5 meter cristal clear waves. Marginal wind upto 25knots. Couldn't be happier. I weigh 77Kg and the board has behaved perfectly well. In fact, it seems I am a much better windsurfer when surfing the waves. It sticks to the water like glue and turns on a dime. Can't wait to have stronger wind conditions
I’m writing this review as I guess a lot of people are in a similar situation as I am.
I’m a nearly 50 year old ‘dad’ and have left my boards and sails in the garage 15 years ago. Back in the days I was 15kg lighter, sailed every day it was windy, landed some back loops and was used to sail very small boards (65-72liters) with big sails.
Since a couple of years I’ve been trying to get into windsurfing again, but my old board was too small and the boards I’ve tested didn’t do what I wanted from them. In the end somebody convinced me to buy a 95 thruster wave board as I needed the volume. The board did turn surprisingly well for a 95 litre, but it felt large on the feet; the rails didn’t work with the small central fin (or at least not with my style of windsurfing; I had to change the standard 19cm fin for a larger 22cm) and getting it planing was a nightmare. This made I found even more excuses not to go windsurfing.
Another important detail: windsurfing is actually a sport, in the past it never felt like this as I was younger and sailed 150-200 days a year. After my 15 years’ break, I found myself trying gasping for air and with concrete forearms after only 20 min on the board.
This year I will turn 50 and last year I’ve decided to take part in the ‘Defi Wind 2020’ as a birthday present, realising that I needed some new gear and some serious training. I started training (read windsurfing again in sep 2019) on the 95l, I became better again, more or less back in shape, but it never felt good, until the day I took my old Fanatic Goya 74l waveboard and although it lacked quite some volume it felt as if I never stopped windsurfing: I weigh 90kg and the board planed faster than the 95, was a lot easier to control, incredibly fast and turned by just looking at it.
Good thing living in Tenerife is that we have a lot of rental centres and so I decided to go to TWS to test some new boards. I needed a free race slalom or slalom board and as I was at it I also wanted to change my wave board. I’ve tried several boards, but the ones I liked best were the ‘bolts’ from Goya. I’ve been sailing on the 117 and 107 in 25knots with a 6.2 and although the 117 felt a bit too big (I never lost control though), the sensations were incredible: volume where you need it, incredible acceleration, good control and it gave me the feeling I went fast, a feeling that I was missing on other more freeride orientated boards.
So decision made, I was going to buy the bolt 107 (2020) and when I was at it I also ordered the custom 3 pro 86l (2019). The bolt had given me such a good feeling that I completely trusted the goya guys.
Custom pro 3 86:
Last week first day on the board, original fin setup (19cm centre fin) a 4.8 wave sail, super skinny goya carbon boom and 30’’ harness lines. Wow, wow, wow and even more wow. This board is incredible. No problem getting over the waves not planing, perfect volume distribution, super easy to find the footstraps and an incredible acceleration. No problem to go upwind although I thought the centre fin would be too small. You can really push on your back foot. Gybing with your eyes closed. The board doesn’t feel like an 86l year 2000 wave board (which back then was a light wind wave volume), it feels a lot smaller. And although I have to work on my waveriding, the first sensations at a few bottom turn attempts was incredible: it kept its speed for such a long time.
I’m back in love with windsurfing! Thank you goya windsurfing for making such incredible gear!
I demoed the 81L board yesterday with a 3.7 Guru and a 4.2 Fringe in the Gorge on a big day (25-40+)with a combination of chop and swell at least logo high quite often. It did really well in all the variable conditions. Small adjustments in the mast track position made remarkable changes in board handling regarding how the rails and nose responded in the chop as well as during swell riding. The board felt very balanced regarding its volume distribution. There was enough under my feet at 180# to keep a balanced position in a lull, yet once I was riding more aggressively or the board and wanted to make a tight, high-speed turn in chop, the fins and rail bit hard to allow me to be as aggressive as I wanted.
The board is ridiculously light and lively and a great option for riders who want a lively feel, but still like a center fin feel. If you are more of a speed person and do not want to spend time swell riding, the One may still be a better option because I believe it is inherently more stable and not set up to be as lively as the thruster (I have owned 3 Ones of various volume from 78-95L).
The Thruster 99 is my replacement for the former Quad 96. It IS the next step in Ciscos masterplan "making waveriding easy". So good, so easy, so powerfull. The V-bottom does smooth out the chop better than the monoconcave Quad. For a quadlike turning i switched from the stock 20 centerfin to a 18 MFC. Noticeable better turning and even more control, no spinouts, still good upwind and planing (me 90 kg + 5.0 Banzai). I guess since the shape is so powerfull the smaller fin doesn't hurt planing and upwind much. So happy.
The Goya Thruster 86 has more speed in the bottom turn for me and I get better projection of the lip. It feels faster but you need to use the sail more and drive of your front foot more than the Goya Quad.`from a jumping point of view there is more pop better take off speed so every seems better in the air.”
Incredible plug and play fun no matter what the conditions.
Hello Goya-team, I have to express my enthusiasm about five years of awesome experiences with Custom Quads, Fringe sails and recently Custom Thruster 105 by more than a few words, - sorry!!
On the search of a bigger waveboard for light wind days in my favorite windsurfing destination Sardegna I found and risked to buy untested the first Goya Custom Quad 104 in 2012, - loved it very very much from the first second!! One year later, after having tested an 84 Quad and a 5.0 Banzai (thanks to Ralph!!) I sold all my NP and JP stuff and replaced it by Goya, - best decision in 30 years of practicing our wonderful sport.
In 2015 I luckily could test the first Fringe 5.0 and compare it with my own Banzai 5.0. I was a little surprised on the lively feeling (straight ahead), but - wow!!! - with the first jibe and especially on the first wave I could feel, that these shapes would be exactly those who would allow even an old guy like me more and better turns than ever, being much less exhausting and tiring, because in the turns Fringes are so smooth, you can make them to nothing in your hand. Pure fun in every kind of wave and, - what no one had guessed before - even in freeride conditions with simple turns.
So: Since 2013 I go with Goya, and even though my body is 65 years old now, I must say, that in these years I´ve had (still have) more fun on the water than ever before, and, - despite the natural age-related less of power and some very, very bad diseases, - I even felt getting better in surfing the waves. Whenever I was healthy and fit enough to surf seriously, in Sardegna I was envied for having the most flexibel and best turning (and - by the way - best-looking!!!) boards and sails on the water, which allowed an old (> 80 kgs-) man like me to surf all conditions (from freeride choppy water to small waves side-on up to mast-high sideshore dreams), always handling the biggest wind- and wave- range with the smallest range of material!
This year´s experiences with my actual gear, - 2018 Custom Quad 94 + 2018 Custom Thruster 105 + some Fringes now have motivated me to express my compliments and many thanks to the „makers“ of Goya for the outstanding work you do year after year in always developing boards and sails, that are not only good for „pros“ and world cup competitors, but in at least the same way for normal, but enthusiastic windsurfers like me, who do not live at the sea, but try to spend as much time as possible there, taking all the different conditions they get.
2018 Custom Quad 94 is an amazing shape: With ten more liters it is even quicker, more agile and snappier than my (be-loved) CQ 84 I had before, - and the new Custom Thruster 105 is an unbelievable versatile board!! The last few weeks I had to test it in almost all conditions Sardegna has to offer, - what a fun!! Light-wind conditions with 28 freewave-middle-fin and big Fringe, very stable, when not gliding, starting to plane like a freeride-board, much earlier than expected; small waves with 5.7/5.0 and 23 freewave-fin; fast, high and choppy Mistral-wave down-the-line along with very gusty wind (5.0 Fringe + freewave 23) and (the last two days) stormy wind and short side-onshore wind-waves with Fringe 3,7 and 21 K-One, - this board (with those different middle-fin options) fits all (lake-surfing of course, too)!! Because of the volume and the „easy-going“ shape the Custom Thruster gives so much safety and confidence, but also maneuverability in every condition, - in Germany we call this „eierlegende Wollmilchsau“ (=> „oviparous wool-milk-pig“), which is one of the best compliments a board can get in Europe.
OK, for stormy 3.7 - 5.0 wind and/or down-the-line wave conditions normally I´d go with my Custom Quad, but it was interesting and exciting to try even those conditions (just for fun) with the CT 105, too. And, - wow - it worked, unbelievable! A few years ago no-one would have expected, that an as versatile board like this Custom Thruster would be possible to shape.
And - again and again - Fringes (2016 and 2018) are unbelievable, too!! Soo easy and light to handle!! I´m looking forward to the new 2019 Fringe!!
So, - many many thanks to the Goya - Team, to KT and the Goya-brothers for developing unbelievable versatile waveboards, to JD for those perfekt matching Fringes, - and thanks so much to Ralph, the German distributor, for his advices and support!!!
Got the 105 custom thruster to fill in the quiver with my thruster 92.perfect for gusty 4.7 5.0 5.3 on the Great Lakes my wife's riding the 92 with email@example.com when it's not enough for her custom quad 79.
hi, i just bought a goya WXR 92 board, a used board from 2006. I compared it with a few modern boards from other brands, and to my old boards. i just could not believe the performance of this wxr92. It was lighter than the other boards, very maneuvrable, very fast and easy to jump. It planes easy like a 100 liter board, but feels sporty like a 80 liter board. It appears to fly and dance. It doesn't suck its nose in the waves during gybing, like stubbies do. I think that the great behavior is because the outline is quite curvy, and the maximum width is rather more to the back (more so than modern boards), combined with a pin tail and some rocker. Really, my compliments about this board. I don't know how your new boards are, but this one is just incredible!!
I am looking for advice on the right size board. I was just in Maui (July'18) and sailed your Goya Custom Pro Surfwave Thruster in both 105L and 92L (loved them both). I weigh 80kg (178lbs/6ft tall) and sail exclusively in Maui in the summer mostly at Sprecklesville. The 105L made everything easy (on a 4.7sqm sail day). I next tried the 92L on a windier 4.2sqm day. Sailing on the 92L was great but I missed a lot more transitions (jibes). What size would be the ideal one board quiver for me? 99L? Thanks…
PS. Kudos to Masato (MWC) for providing the demos… he represents your products perfectly!
La custom trifin 86 est la meilleure planche sur laquelle il m’a été donné de naviguer depuis longtemps . Dans l’esprit de la sphère Quattro . Flotteur équilibré à l’arret comme en navigation . Une merveille de polyvalence permettant de naviguer tant à Hookipa qu’à El Medano , à Sprecksville ou en Bretagne . J’en suis l’heureux propriétaire depuis un an . Sur les conseils de Mateo Cano j’ai complété la 86 par la 99 L’ensemble est idéal . Taille de voile de 5,3 à 4,2 pour 84kg . Merci à Keith Teboul et Francisco Goya de fabriquer d’aussi bons flotteurs et à Lalo et Mateo de nous les distribuer en Europe .
J ai fait une sortie avec goya thruster 86l par 30 noeuds. La planche est vraiment rapide, plus que Goya one 86l.
Les sensations sont seines, sauf on peut se faire surprendre au démarrage par l avant qui plonge.
En fait avec 85kg je me dis que j aurais mieux fait de prendre 92l pour pouvoir aussi utiliser 5.5 m2. S il y a un volontaire pour un échange me contacter au 06 61 38 12 30.
The new Custom Thruster is a dream (not only) for european waveconditions and even on the Lake it performs very well for sails up to 5.3 (using the QT 86). The board is a little bit flater then the Quads, planes earlier and jumps higher due to more possible power on the backfoot (for jumping). Also it´s very variable, for waves and strong winds you go with the standard 19cm Centerfin, for lighter winds change to a 21 or 22cm centerfin and you´re way earlier planing. And it is still a super waveboard for big waves, just a different style to Quads, I love that board!
Cambie mi ONE 85 por la nueva CUSTOM T 86 2018 . Me parecio increible como se comporta la tabla , es muy ágil y liviana, la use con 4.0 y 5.3 es el mejor producto , fácil de doblar y muy buen planeo.
Felicito por este nuevo modelo
I sailed with the Thruster 92 and 4,7 in pozo this summer and is the first time I felt a 92 Ltrs board smaller than his size and so adequate to my weight 85 Is great because gets planning fast with great speed but the best is that it turns so well that I never yearned the quad . I have ordered the 92 and 86 sizes better for the conditions here in Mallorca. Congratulations for the shaper.
Regards from Spain
Hi guys, just wanted to take a second to give feedback on the new gear I've ridden: Custom Quad 89 was mindblowing, I've never ridden anything in the 90 liter range that felt close as good as this, no freewave feeling at all, full on turny, loved it both on one stormy and one light day (fins all forward, straps all the way apart, base plate showing 1cm of mast track channel behind), Banzai 4.5 was extra nice, felt better than previous Banzais, even better than Fringe in those conditions, and this comes from a guy who loves the Fringe, winner sail (downhauled to dot, outhaul rather loose), Just to share.
I had the chance to ride my 74 custom quad as a twin, but to be honest I can not find a real advantage.The 4 fins deliver more than enough speed and loosiness for my level and conditions. Obviously at Goya everything has been sorted out. As a matter of fact the MFC fins are fast and I start to like them more. I also moved the track as you guys said back 1 cm and my front straps one position back(I have one more to go). My back strap is also next to the last position . Btw MFC straps are great- light,stiff and comfy. The board instantly changed manners- the nose became more loose which compensates for the less nose rocker. This board is so much fun. I can't get enough of those backside hacks.. Unfortunately no wind in the foreseeable future.
I got this costum Ouad 80 -17 board and i have carving waves here in Sweden a feew weeks .
This board is superb. I feel the board invites me too try harder. It feels amasing riding when im doing frontfoot turns in cutbacks and bottom turn.
You could put enormus pressure turning in the bottom, the board doesnt give up.
Ive been riding small sinking board for 30 years an now it feels like history.
I have been sailing 3.5 and 4.5 the board kicks starts very early planing. so i feel i could ouse a smaller sail on this board.
Full Power 3.5 today 3m Waves...I Love it.
I have been sailing my Custom Quad 106 for a few weeks now, in conditions varying from reasonably clean waves (3m swell) down to flat water, with 4.7m to 6.2m wave sails, all in Western Australia. After owning numerous wave boards in various fin configurations, I feel like I've found the one I'll stick with. Where my previous wave boards have all presented a compromise (slow to plane / hard to point upwind but good on a wave face, quick to plane but harsh in chop etc), the Custom Quad seems to perform with very little compromise. Planes early and easily, heads up wind well, smooth in chop, jumps well... And the way it carves up a wave face is so exhilarating - fast and precise, it caught me out the first couple of bottom turns but once I got used to the grip and speed I was hooked. The Goya Custom Quad 106 is a strong contender for a one-board quiver for me with my 91kg weight and decent (competent but nothing special) wave sailing skills. It's easy to sail but I can sense there's endless performance there that I can grow into.
TESTTEST GOYA CUSTOM QUAD 2016 By lorenzo | 11 febbraio 2016 0 Comments
Durante la mia recente trasfertina a Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria , ho avuto modo di utilizzare le tavole Goya Custom Quad 2016; ho pensato quindi di raccontarvi come è andata, con il solito stile della chiacchierata informale tra amici, nessuna velleità tecnica ;-). Io ho usato due volumi l’86 ed il 96 , ammetto che inizialmente ero un po’ contrariato da questo salto, non conoscevo lo spot ed il vento non era poi così forte, in virtù del mio peso avrei preso un 90-92 lt al massimo; 86 mi sembravano pochi e 96 tremendamente troppi… Seguendo i consigli dello staff sono uscito prima con il 96, per prendere confidenza con spot e attrezzatura, poi nel primo pomeriggio con l’aumentare del vento sono passato all’87 ; il secondo giorno invece, visto che il vento era più leggero e le previsioni lo annunciavano in calo, ho tenuto il 96 tutto il giorno; vele 4.7 il primo giorno , 5.0 il secondo.
Iniziamo subito con il dire che le tavole sono molto simili, differiscono soprattutto per la galleggiabilità, ma il comportamento in acqua è pressapoco lo stesso. Mi sento però di affermare che se l’86 è una gran bella tavola, il 96 è strepitoso… mi spiego meglio: io di trovarmi bene in mare, in condizioni di vento e onda con una tavola quad ( adoro questo assetto) che ha qlc litro in meno del mio peso me lo aspetto, quasi lo pretendo da una tavola “del 2016 ” ( nel senso da una tavola dei giorni nostri) . Mentre di trovarmi forse anche meglio, con uno zatterone di 96 litri proprio non me lo aspettavo, il 96 surfa come una tavola di 10 litri in meno, nei miei miseri e bassissimi salti rimane controllabile, e offre quel surplus di galleggiabilità e sicurezza che mettono sereni in spot rognosi, difficili e che magari non conosciamo ancora.
I Custom Quad Goya sono macchine da surfata, anche con il vento onshore impostare il bottom correttamente era un gioco da ragazzi, mantenere velocità mentre con i piedi storti e la bugna in avanti si andava a cercare il lip da colpire era più facile che perderla… nel momento tipico “dell’entrata”, nel cutback, la tavola spruzza radicalità e inverte la direzione in un niente. Sicuramente queste tavole sono state l’ingrediente in più che ha permesso la perfetta riuscita del mio weekend . In giro ci sono tantissime tavole buone, alcune ottime; ad altre invece sembra che nel miscelare le resine abbiano aggiunto un pizzico di magia… questi Goya sono fra queste ultime…
The custom quad 68 is the most fun board I,ve owned in 35 years of windsurfing!used it the first time during Gale Force conditions on the eastern Great Lakesfirstname.lastname@example.org sails 2.5m waves love from the first reach out thru the shore break !quick to plane turns unreal goes upwind like a bandit!can,t wait to use 2.7 on it?highly recommended to light weights or women!thank you Francisco!
I just bought The Goya One in Tarifa and I couldn't be happier after two days in the water. Conditions were extreme, with wind gusts approaching 60 knots. I was saling 3.3m sail and my 85L board, and my weight is 85 kilos. I was impressed how it responded in the water, where it seemed I was sailing a 78L. It was glued to the water when needed, but takes off like a feather when jumping. Amazing speed and amazing behaviour in chopi! Probably the best board I've ridden over the last years! Thank you Francisco, Lalo and team for the great work!
Hi Francisco & crew:
I have just bought a a Custom 80, which will be my unique gear for strong wind (sails 3.4 to 4.7). I will enjoy my brand new toy in Tarifa, mostly with side-off gusty strong choppy Levante (east) conditions.
I tried the 80 and the 86. Due to my weight (72-76 kg) I opted for the 80, but I was extremely impressed with the 86 performance in strong (30-50 knots) conditions.
I have to congratulate the shaper as I truly think this is a real change (and not marketing oriented) in R&D. That explains why all my friends (Paco 74&86, Rich 86, Ingo 74 and Ruben 86) are happy Goya customers now.
No review here but would be fine to hear about the 68` .. someone has feedback ? at wich weight and wind should it be the best option ?
I got out on your 80 Liter Custom Quad and a 4.2 Banzai at the Wall. What a fantastic setup I LOOOOOVE that board. I can't get over how well it turns while remaining super FAST! It was great in the air too! Excellent work!
Wow amazing board, nice to be wave sailing with lower winds. Got myself the Custom 106, suprised about the small fins but they work ????!
Goya 80 quad: the best wave board I ever had in 30 years of windsurfing.
feedback from the board. It takes allways a big smile in my face if i ride the Quad at home Lake Brombachsee, easy planning, good in chops or in Sardinien where the rails are dreamly. Lay down was for me a very new big feeling.
Thanks a lot for creating perfect boards
We wish you and your family a peaceful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Always with a smiling face on your board
Klaus & Sabine
was in Maui for a couple weeks. First couple days were crazy windy and I used the 2015 Custom 78 and it was fun.
But for the rest of my vacation, I was lucky enough to get a brand new Custom 86. It felt great. Very easy to ride and controllable. First couple times I had to get used to the back strap being so far back but quickly got used to it.
The board planed early, was very controllable and felt great for jumping. But the standout was the grip in the turns.
Overall great board.
Loving both boards and sails this year. Boards are fast and so easy to
ride, top end is great on the sails - everything feels very
Little gopro video of jolliffe road:
Hope you guys are well?
Since I got the 2016 gear in September I had the chance to sail the boards and every sail size here in the Gorge and Ocean conditions. And I have to say I'm stoked. Plus I got lots of attention at the beaches from many guys seeing the Goya gear and asking lots of questions!
Love the Fringe. These sails cover just perfect my needs. Having Jason close by is great as well so we can exchange feedbacks anytime if needed.
The boards (have the Custom Quad 74 & 80 at this point) are very close to the customs I sailed. They work super for me at the coast and at the Gorge. Quick on planing feel direct with plenty of grip through the turns and at the same time loose enough for sliding maneuvers. First I was a bit concerned because the lower tail rocker compared to the boards I was used to sail. But I have to say I'm positive surprised how good they feel. For me a perfect compromise between Ocean conditions and more choppy sailing here at the Gorge. Great job guys!
Try to plan a trip to Maui sometimes in February...
Aloha from the Gorge,
This month i has been sailing with the Quad 96 and the 86 in Side on conditions . Give please my congratulations to the shaper of this boards , i think is Keith . I like boards with a good performance going onto plane and good speed but with control and good turning in the bottom. This boards are fantastic in all the points the two are lively . For me are the perfect boards for here Mallorca Island. I don´t know how you can improve the board.
The 96 used with 5,4 and 5.0 are great .Today the 86 has sailed with 4.5 A friend of mine and me think that the 86 have less volume than the indicated . Is possible ?. The 96 with less wind and 5,4 is used with twin configuration on 17,5 cm..
have you great wind and waves.
Thanks and regards
You know what i think of the 106 🙂 just multiple that by 1000 for the 86. Pretty much straight out da box I "added water" as you txt-Ed and the very first wave I score with it was logo+. 🙂 The board is butter, turns so hard, fast and easy. Slicing and dicing is back! Great acceleration in a straight line, and out of a turn, easy to float in underpowered conditions. Short length not a problem, instead big bonus as the board is more responsive and agile.
Together with the fringe the new gear has never put a bigger smile on my face. It already starts when I open my van and pull my gear out: regardless of the conditions I know my session will be good.
I've used Goya Custuom 80 2016 in Mauritius august/september 2015, from side to side off conditions, full power waves, strong wind and light wind the board is great!!! Super surfing more big waves more better. I use it winth smaller fins 25 cm. You can do a lot of bottom turn with this board in mode auto pilot. Is a radikal board but very easy to use. What impressed me is that you can yuse it also in Oneye where the waves are super fast and the wind is side/side off.
I've used this board also in total onshore conditions and strong wind from 35 to 45 konts, well the boards is ok, you can surfing onshore and fly high wih yours jumps.
Hey Guys ,
Just to let you know, I'm riding the production board 86 again here in France and felt super fun .
The wind was dead onshore and i was super stoked with the board on the backside carvs and hits on the white water . feels safe and secure hitting the lip and also releases tail very well .
Thanks a lot
Al least i could sail with my 96 . The season was perfect and the board surprised because is like you are riding a 85ltrs board .
I sail with a 5.4 that will be the max size i will put on it because i have bought the board for more wind.
The wind blows with too much gusting and this demonstrated the potential to go onto planed early. Little waves but i could feel the capacity to turn and its agility
Hi Guys, just to let you know I have had 6 sessions on the new 106 and its ace! This board makes me smile and I cannot get enough of it.
Its on loan from the shop but its not going back!
Here is a pic from yesterday . Heading down the line to the Steelworks in South Wales.
Thanks for making great boards for us bigger guys.
Yep, all is very well. I finally had an awesome session on my new Goya Custom 106 at waddell on Sunday: logo+ west swell and perfect wind for 5.3 Fringe (I am borrowing Rich' sails now since I have already sold all my sails, expecting to have the new once by now... more about that later).
I'd already used the 106 a few times at 3rd Ave in the channel for B&J gorge style conditions in some nice rollers, where it works fantastic btw. But, I wanted of course to get my hands dirty on some solid waves. And Sunday, finally, presented those conditions. It took me a few waves to get used to the quad feeling again, after having been on thrusters for almost 2yrs now, but this board is some mean machine. The harder you push the better it works. It wants to be railed, kicked, throttled. Don't be shy with it. Once I got it dialed in, it was balls to the walls. Or as some told me later "you got some super nice hits!". 🙂 What I like about the board is that it's so predictable. It really has that Francisco feeling in it; butter smooth, grace, controlled, but powerful.
The short length was getting used to as one needs to be further back on the board or it will nose dive. But, it planes up early enough, great speed, amazing control and carves so easy. Floats well, as long as you're back. Great wind range; 4.7 not a problem. What really surprises me is that it absolutely never feels like a 106. Especially not in big waves or OP-ed. It always feels much smaller.
IMHO this is probably the easiest, turniest, smoothest, powerful, best looking 100+ liter wave board I've ever had. I am so stoked to be back on the quad as it allows IMHO my style (as some call me the "slicer and dicer") more so than a Thruster. I can't wait for the 86. The graphics are fantastic, but IMHO the board can be sanded down to save additional weight. That's the only "negative" I have.
The past 2 days were beyond anything I've ever sailed with. I tried and almost nailed my first wave 360s thanks to the 106!!! wohoooo
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