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    ACE

    WHERE THERE’S CHOP, YOU NEED POP

    The downwind game changer for choppy water and open-ocean conditions.  The 12'6 x 24" Ace was Penelope Strickland's teamrider board of choice for the Fiji ISA World Champs, on which she won the gold medal in the technical race. 

    It is also perfect for Waitemata Harbour course racing and downwind conditions. 

    The shorter length just seems to "fit" the bumps here in NZ, while the excellent handling in cross wind and chop makes it still unbeatable at the weekly Mission Bay Ray White Auckland PaddleFest.  

    A favourite choice amongst the competitive womens division. Nothing beats an Ace. 

    This particular board was Penelope Strickland's board for the 2018 Hoe Toa NZ SUP Champs and ISA World Championships. 

    Proudly wearing the Team NZ Fern sticker. Hardly used. No damage. As new condition.

    This board suits a lighter-weight rider moving up to a narrower board or dugout.  It is not suitable for beginners, although it does have some advantage in what we call "auto-pilot" mode on the bumps, especially if you're not too experienced in the surf or used to moving around on your board.

    If you'd like to take it on a date before you commit, please contact Jeremy 021 926698 to arrange a demo.

    Specification:

    Volume 277 L
    Rider weight 50-85 kg
    Fins Natural Winner

     

    Features:

    REFINED NOSE SHAPE
    Fuller & boxier nose rails increases stability in side chop and limits drag from water wrapping around the nose and pulling the rails.  Also provides extra buoyancy upwind and reduces the nose pitching downwind.

    CURVED NOSE KICK
    For easy entry into downwind bumps and lift in upwind chop, this helps the board roll into bumps and connect bumps with ease.

    STANDING AREA
    Dug out standing with recessed deck pad for lower centre of gravity and added stability. High side wall blocks water entering the tray, offers better handling in chop & secondary stability and greater control surfing on rail.

    WATER RELEASE SYSTEM
    Angled tail and drainage exhausts flush water out reducing excess water weight in the cockpit.

    BALANCED TRIM
    Linear profile thickness helps balance the trim and adds greater pop and control in chop.  Restricts water from wrapping and filling up the standing area in choppy conditions.

    CARBON TECHNOLOGY
    Lightweight Biaxial Carbon is wrapping the entire hull increases the stiffness and breakage strength. The mid section of the board has extra Biaxial Carbon wraps both outside and inside the rail for further stiffness and overall strength.

     

    RIDER FEEDBACK

    “I choose the Ace when downwinding as it’s the most fun you can have with the wind at your back. It is also perfect for those really choppy days or when the ocean is like a washing machine. The ace is very forgiving as you are standing right on the waterline in the dugout position! Can’t wait until summer in Perth to get this board out again.” Michael Booth