Goya Proton 2018

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**FLASH SALE**  The 2018 Goya Proton is now 20% off!!

The world of Slalom windsurfing moves FAST at the professional level.  Constant refinements in board shapes means that new boundaries are being broken every year.  And now that the 2019 Proton is right around the corner, the 2018s are already on sale!  For the Regular Joe speed obsessed windsurfer, this represents an incredible opportunity to get on a ridiculously fast board at a great price!

The 2018 Goya Proton is a FULL FLEDGED slalom race board, no compromises!  These boards are super light and stiff, and fast fast fast!  They like to be driven with overpowered fully cambered slalom sails for maximum performance, and offer a perfect blend of speed and control.  Oh, and the larger two sizes (116 and 136) are supplied with FOIL READY deep tuttle fin boxes!

The first thing that you notice when you pick up the Proton is how ridiculously light it is.  The 116 weighs in at just 6.7 kg (14.75 pounds), which is pretty incredible for a board of that size.  Then when you hop on and go for a ride, the stiffness under foot is immediately noticeable as well, and you know that all of that sail power is getting turned into forward speed with no loss of efficiency.  The amazing feel of a full carbon board has been lost over time as different materials have snuck into our boards, but the Proton brings the carbon magic right back!

On the water, the Proton has effortless and slippery acceleration, and feels light and responsive.  It blends a perfect mix of smooth handling and control in chop with a responsive and lively feel.  For best results, drive it with a full camber race sail, but freerace sails can be used as well.

The 116 and 136 come with Foil Ready deep tuttle fin boxes!  So this speed machine covers all of your bases and will help get you flying in the lightest of winds with its quick acceleration and light weight.  The 116 is wide enough for most recreational cruising foils, but you'll want to choose the 136 for the racier foils to make sure that you have enough leverage.

 

 

Manufacturer's Comments:

Proton Pro
Race Single

We’re excited to introduce the brand new first ever dedicated Race board line by Goya Windsurfing. Approved by the PWA. Following the same principles that run deep with the brand, working day by day with a passionate team of athletes, designers and customers, the Proton celebrates the latest progression of what we consider the most fun sport on earth.

Gabriel Browne, PWA team rider: “The line has three sizes and is totally focused on racing performance. We talk about winning races, wherever you want, no matter the condition. These three sizes cover any wind range. During testing on Maui we sailed in all different kinds of conditions, from heavy swells to flat speed places, strong onshore squalls to morning offshore breezes, and I’m absolutely happy with how these boards came out. The 96 is a strong wind machine, focused on offering ultimate control and precise jibing, along with maximum speed. When racing in strong winds with the PWA we need something very easy and comfortable to handle, so that we can focus on our tactics. The 116 has an incredible wind range and suits sails from 6,5 to 8,5 perfectly. It is designed to be in the top level of efficiency and performance on any race course. The 136 is a light wind killer. With the wider tail shape this board planes intensely early and jibes like nothing else. The Proton range has been refined to the T of every detail, with rail shapes designed to deliver the best performance and control. The bottom shape is a pure slalom powerhouse, with every single millimeter dialed to make sure these boards are uber accurate. No compromise. The deck shape then allows the sailor a maximum level of comfort within the spectrum of the discipline of uncompromised racing.”

Available in 96, 116*, 136* liters.

Available in amber yellow.

Available in Pro Full Carbon Hull construction.

* Foil Ready

Construction

Pro Full Carbon Hull

Fused Cell Core. The Goya Pro Carbon & S-Glass construction comes 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.

Core Axis Reinforcements. These long and wide carbon patches act as superior backbones, making your board stiffer and eliminating distortions. They furthermore ready your board* to carry a hyrofoil. (* Proton 96, 116, 136).

Full Carbon Hull. Biaxial Carbon is the perfect reinforcement for adding global torsional stiffness across the board, which is why we cover the entire hull of our uncompromising Race boards in it, meaning deck, bottom and rails. Our Race boards are unforgivingly stiff because they are made to unapologetically win.

 

 Specs:

 Volume (L) Length (cm) Width (cm) Tail Width (cm) Weight (kg) Sail Fins (recommended)
96 233 61.9 41.4 5.9 5.0 - 7.5 No Fin Included (32-34cm) Tuttle Box
116 233 71 49.5 6.7 6.3 - 8.6 No Fin Included (26-40cm) Deep Tuttle Foil Ready
136 233 83.9 63.5 7.5 7.8 - 9.6 No Fin Included (44-47cm) Deep Tuttle Foil Ready