Goya Proton 2019

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The 2019 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.

New for 2019:  Slight tail kick and modified tail cutouts, slightly narrower in the tail, and increased depth of the mast track depression.

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

The new Proton. In stores now. Building on the immense success of its first generation, it is even more refined, precise, and without beating around the bush, simply faster, which is what the Proton is all about.

Gabriel Browne, Team Rider on the PWA: “The new Proton is a totally new design and concept. The three volume numbers are the same, and that’s about it. All sizes come with all new shapes, fine tuned rockers, volume flow, rails, outlines, deck shapes. Everything you love about the old Proton is improved on the new Proton.

It’s a Slalom board designed to win races everywhere in all conditions and for someone who wants to push hard and get the max out of it. During the second generation R&D we had the chance to test in different places, Denmark, Brazil and Maui. The Proton is designed to get the max out of a racing course, meaning starts, acceleration, speed and jibes.

From my side, as the rider, as a racer, the boards feel very free, powerful and fast with the new outlines, bottom, rails tuning and cutouts. The new back pads gives a more comfortable ride with always the toes in contact with the board.

The new cut outs are probably one of the main changes I believe of the new Proton. A totally new design built for maximum performance. Every size has it own cut out shape to maximize performance in the wind range.During the development of the board we did countless cuts on the cut outs to find the perfect one for each board. The new cut out shapes makes the board feeling very free, on top of the water without losing control.

Compared to last year Proton’s, the new ones are more radical and you can for sure get more out of it. Every small detail was improved on the new ones. In my opinion, overall, this no doubt is a much better board.”

Available in 96, 116, 136 liters.

Foil Ready: 116, 136 liters.

Available in Pro Light Full Carbon Hull construction.

Available with a Tuttle finbox (96) or Deep Tuttle Foil ready finbox (116, 136).

Available in neon yellow on metallic amber.

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.

 

Tips

Per size.

Proton 96.
Fin size: 31 to 33 cm
Straps (from tail to nose): back 3rd, front 2nd
Base: in the middle

Proton 116.
Fin size: 36 to 38 cm
Straps: back 2nd, front 1st
Base: 1cm behind the middle

Proton 136.
Fin size: 44 to 47 cm
Straps: back 2nd, front 1st
Base: 1cm behind the middle

 

Specs:

 Volume (L) Length (cm) Width (cm) Tail Width (cm) Weight (kg) Rec. Sails Fins Not Supplied (Recommended Sizes)
96 229.6 61.8 39.4 5.9 5.0 - 7.5 No Fin (32 - 34cm) TT
116 230.7 70.8 48.3 6.7 6.3 - 8.6 No Fin (36 - 40cm) DT, Foil Ready
136 227.4 84.9 57 7.5 7.8 - 9.6 No Fin (44 - 47cm) DT, Foil Ready

 

 

 


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