The Tabou 3S Plus shares a lot of design intent with the 3S Classic, but is skewed a bit more towards the wave sailing side of things- a slightly thinner winger tail (without the cutouts) and thruster fin setup give the 3S+ excellent grip and drive in the turns! All that said, the 3S+ still planes up super early, has incredible top speed, and super smooth handling in chop, just like it's Classic sibling!
There are two constructions available: Team Edition and LTD. The Team Edition utilizes a full carbon wrap over double PVC sandwich- this high end construction is super light and ultra stiff, providing the ultimate in response and feel. If you want the best you can get, get the Team Edition!
The LTD Version utilizes a fiberglass wrap over double PVC sandwich, still light and stiff but at a price that's nice! The LTD versions weigh about 0.5kg more than the Team edition, so you're gaining about a pound but spending about 12% less... So if you're stressing the dollar amount, go ahead and get the LTD- it offers incredible bang for the buck!
PERFORMANCE IN ALL CONDITIONS
No matter where you hit the water, the 3S+ will make you enjoy each discipline in windsurfing without compromising performance. A combination of a modern tail and a more classic nose form the perfect mixture of early planing, speed control and maneuverability together with the medium high entry rocker. Thin rails in the tail section allow you to initiate turns and jibes easily, which make the 3S+ a great choice for freeriding in strong winds and waveriding in onshore conditions and smaller waves. You definitely won’t miss acceleration thanks to the winger tail outline.
Modern tail and more classic nose for forgiveness and curves with a tight radius
Great acceleration due to the winger tail
V double concave adds smooth grip in curves and while planing
Dome deck under the back foot for extra comfort
Multiple strap inserts for either 3 or 4 strap setup
Thin rail at the back makes initiating turns easier than ever
Tabou 3S Plus 2021 SPECS:
|Volume (L)||Length (cm)||Width (cm)||Weight TEAM (kg)||Weight LTD (kg)||Fin Box||Fin||Sail Range|
||Powerbox + Slotbox
||MFC 19 + 2x 11||3.7 - 6.1
||Powerbox + Slotbox||MFC 20 + 2x 11||4.2 - 6.6
||Powerbox + Slotbox||MFC 23 + 2x 12||4.5 - 7.0
|116||232||66||7.9||8.1||Powerbox + Slotbox||MFC 25 + 2x 12||4.7 - 7.4|