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The 3S Classic is a return of one of the best selling freestyle wave boards in windsurfing history! These boards offer incredibly smooth and controlled handling, no matter how rough the water gets, and at the same time are responsive enough to keep the ride lively and engaging. Great for bump and jump and occasional wave riding, they are fast in a straight line, great upwind, and plane up super early. Set the footstraps inboard for freestyle and radical carving, then move them outboard for larger sails and fast "slalomy" free riding. Compared to the new 3S, the main difference is that the Classic is a touch longer, which makes it more forgiving to sail.
A traditional, longer freewave outline with modern features makes the 3S Classic an easy to-ride board for freeride and bump’n’jump.
Windsurfers looking for a traditional all-around board
New for 2018, we introduce a classic: the traditional 3S that we worked on for a decade combined with select features from the compact 3S introduced in 2017. The 3S is Tabou´s most successful shape: easy to use and fun for all conditions. We took a traditional, longer outline and a forgiving, early-planing rocker and added select modern features, like a cutoff tail for easier jibing.
Like the 3S, the 3S Classic uses a double step tail cutout to increase both speed and maneuverability. In a straight line, the cutouts have less wetted surface area and therefore less drag and a higher top speed. On the rail, the cutouts act like kick tail so that the board turns in a much tighter radius. The length of the 3S Classic allows it to go fast while being easy to balance and cutting through chop.
How do you choose between the 3S and the 3S Classic?
If you are looking for your first short board, the longer outline of the 3S Classic is better for you. Likewise, you should also go with the 3S Classic if you prefer a board that is more forgiving rather than maneuverable. If you are already comfortable on a short board and want a board to help improve your wave sailing or freestyle while still being fun on flat water, the more compact 3S is a better shape for you.