Hyperslide 128L Hybrid Freeride Board

15 May 2024

When the Olympic Windsurfing movement began to feel the need to embrace foiling, the 'hybrid' board was considered the best solution rather than a dedicated foil board. A foiling dedicated board can be micro-sized, and hydrodynamical considerations become less relevant; indeed, the deck layout of straps and ergonomics become the greater part of the focus. Conversely, the hybrid board must perform as a conventional freeride board with a deep Tuttle box. Therefore, hydrodynamics, in addition to deck ergonomics, remains the designer's prima facie concern.

  • The ability to affix a foil of your choice adds versatility without limiting your use to one endeavour or another.
  • The undersurface features a forward concave to cushion re-entries when foiling and smooth out corrugated water surfaces.
  • The rail profiles balance control in the turns and limit tripping at high speeds.
  • Quick on the plane, the Mistral Hyperslide rides beautifully with purpose and accelerates with ease and minimal retardation from drag.
  • Foot strap positions permit in-board and out-board settings, considering conventional outboard feet positioning for regular use and possible in-board settings when foiling as suits the individual.

The Mistral Hyperslide was designed with this in mind and a collaborative concept by Ernstfried Prade and Steve West.

With a volume of 128L, the design accommodates a wide variety of body weights, from light to heavy.
With specs of 239cm x 76.6m x 10.9cm, this board is designed to get up and going easily.