Thruster performance, exponentially enhanced. For the Custom 3 Pro we are pairing our most progressive wave shapes with a V bottom shape and a faster rocker line. Slightly less rocker, making them faster and more stable.
New outlines and rail flow, the Custom 3 Pro is a middle ground between the Custom 4 Pro and the One 3 Pro.
Francisco interviews Marcilio on the new shapes:
FG: How was your experience developing the new Custom Thruster?
MB: They felt excellent from the start, as we applied all the things that we learned from my pro models, combining a V-bottom shape with a bit faster rocker line and thruster fins.
FG: Where would you position the Custom Thruster in the line?
MB: Between the Custom 4 and the ONE. The initial design objectives focused on maintaining its wave riding performance in a wider variety of conditions. But as the line increases in sizes, we noticed more and more people loving the Custom 3 for bump & jump riding, which drove us to focus on refining some of the low end and speed characteristics to plane earlier, jump higher, and still get to those radical turns that stay with you.
FG: What would you say the main differences are between this model and the Custom Quad?
MB: The main difference is on the full V-Bottom with a slightly sharper rocker and more parallel outline. In the water, they are so much fun. They are easier to break the line and get vertical on a tight area. The tail releases earlier, making takas and other moves more accessible in all-around conditions.
FG: How does it compare to the ONE?
MB: The Custom 3 has a more curved outline than the ONE, designed for the more wave-oriented rider. The slot boxes offer the fin movement required by the more advanced riders.
FG: And with the new Nitro?
MB: They share the same bottom with the Nitro but with a more wave performance-oriented outline, especially more in tune for the windier and better frontside days.
FG: Why not five boxes and outer straps options?
MB: Thrusters work best on these V bottoms, and I wouldn’t want to carry those two extra boxes on a performance board. They add weight and drag.
FG: What can we expect as we jump on these new shapes from the previous year?
MB: They are faster and with added comfort and control. They will maximize your ride in all conditions, from ON, Side-On to Off-Shore.
FG: Would we see you using these boards in the tour?
MB: These boards were a huge surprise to me. They felt so easy and with such early planning that it just felt as if they brought my most consistent sailing forward. I am pretty sure I will compete on these models as I did before in Tenerife and Denmark, maybe more this year. I’m hoping that we finally start having some events. I’m ready!
The new Goya Windsurfing boards now come packed in recycled cardboard and paper tape only. No plastic bags. Keeping your planet, our planet, one step cleaner. We figured it’s a worthy trade off, as our love for windsurfing and the planet only grows.
PWA World Tour Approved.
Pro Construction, Full Carbon & S-Glass Hull.
Available in 76, 82, 86, 92, 99 liters.
Comes with the latest generation MFC footstraps.
US Box 8” center, 3rd Gen. Slot Boxes sides.
Available in Fluo Yellow & Bright Blue.
High Density Full Double Sandwich.
Custom 3 Pro over Custom 4 Pro when you want a bit more range to your volume and conditions.
Custom 3 Pro over Nitro 3 Pro when you want to ride more rail to rail in side shore conditions.
Custom 3 Pro over One 3 Carbon, when you want to ride closer to the wave, adjust your fin positions, and you won’t be needing the outboard footstrap options.
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I was wondering what made a board turn over the front foot vs back foot. My guess is that more front rocker equals more front foot, more tail rocker = more backfoot.
I tried KT Pro custom which I believed was shaped by your team and it was super pivotey over the front foot.
Thanks for your time!
Manu\'s Windsurfing Blog
Thank you for reaching over and for your stoke on our gear.
Usually, when the board has a straighter rocker of the tail, it requires more pressure to turn, and when the board has a bit more curve, it can be ridden more balanced between the front and back foot.
A high-speed bottom turn requires a more substantial front foot pressure than one done at a slower speed.
Many other things can make a board difficult or easy to turn, such as rail shape, edge, V or Concaves depths differences, fin and insert placements, mast placement, and rigging.
The main thing is how you feel and what you would like to improve. There is where you can improve your geometry and gear.
Please feel free to share some pics of your riding, and I will be happy to provide you with my feedback.
All the best,
hi, I\'m 180cm tall and 64-65kg light enough and I\'m learning to surf the waves here in Italy, I can do some shy cut backs, I saw for sale a goya custom thruster 81 2019 board, in your opinion it could be fine as single board based on my weight or is it too big for when I will use the 3.7 sail in strong winds? Thanks
Thank you for reaching over and considering our gear!
Yes, that would be a perfect board for you; A few liters above your weight adds comfort and range.
Please let me know if you have any other questions and please share some pictures when you get on riding with it.
All the best winds!
OMG! I just got the 86 liter Custom 3 board and went sailing a few hours right as I unpacked it, I have never imagined something like this would be possible, I was flying and turning everywhere. I set the back strap all the way back and the front strap in the middle option. Fins almost all the way back and mast foot the same that for my 78 kg worked perfectly. I just can't wait to get back out there!! Thank you Team Goya for making this dream board, now I have to try your sails. Any advice Banzai, Guru, or Fringe?
Hi- Have been on your quads since 2015 but last year got the 106 Custom 3 as my big board and am now completely in love with how it wave rides as I seem to get more projection and speed on my bottom turns and just seem to feel more like I can maintain that speed on the wave and weirdly turn sharper and release easier – am now trading in my 94L (2019) Goya quad for a new board around that size and wondering whether to get the Custom 3 (2022) or the Custom 4 (2022) – I'm just interested to know if you think the 2022 Custom 3 will have the same feel wave riding as my 106L version? Conditions I sail in are Cornish waves in the UK – usually gusty side or cross off and fairly powerful waves up to about mast high. Getting speed and on the plane quickly a priority! Also I have a theory that you imprint on your first ever boards and mine were thrusters back in the 1980s - so I’ve probably talked myself now into getting the custom 3! Best wishes, Mike