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Glide V3 - 4'8 - 55L
Glide V3 - 4'8 - 55L
Glide V3 - 4'8 - 55L
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Glide V3 - 4'8 - 55L

€910,00 €1.400,00

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The Glide V3 is renowned for its versatile performance in freeride, wave, and race conditions. Its new design, featuring a V-shaped tail and a reworked rocker line, promotes better water flow, reducing drag and increasing tolerance to impacts. It also comes equipped with our brand-new internally developed US carbon molded box. Stiffer, longer, and with dual entries, this innovation is poised to become an industry standard in foil technology.

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Nouveau boîtier US en carbone moulé

Les Glide V3 sont équipées de notre nouveau boîtier US en carbone moulé, développé en interne par Takoon. Grâce à leur rigidité incomparable, ces nouveaux boitiers apportent une connexion au foil inégalée, une parfaite transmission des efforts et un feeling sans pareil.

Nos nouveaux box de foil sont fabriquées en carbone préimprégné, polymérisé à haute pression et haute température dans un moule en acier. Ce processus permet d’obtenir un boîtier avec des fibres longues de carbone bien compactés, ce qui le rend tout simplement indestructible et ultra rigide.

Grâce à cette construction, si l’on compare nos boitiers carbone aux boitiers classiques comme les Futures, le gain de rigidité et de robustesse est considérable. En effet, généralement fabriqués en plastique injecté chargé avec de la fibre de verre en fibres courtes, les boitiers classiques peuvent présenter de la déformation à l’effort. Sur l’eau, cela se ressent sous forme d’un temps de latence dans la réactivité du foil, que ce soit pour le pumping, pour carver, ou pour les manœuvres. Avec nos nouveaux boîtiers carbone, la transmission des efforts est instantanée et la connexion est ultra rigide.

Plus longs, ces nouveaux boitiers donnent beaucoup plus de liberté de placement de votre foil. Ils viennent en 2 tailles: 33 cm et 38 cm en fonction de la taille de la planche. Ils sont ainsi plus longs de 6 cm et 11 cm que les boîtiers futurs. Ainsi, vous pourrez affiner vos réglages, afin de trouver la position personnelle qui vous convient le plus.

Ils bénéficient aussi d’une double ouverture par rails pour un montage plus rapide : plus besoin de démonter entièrement vos boulons de la platine, il suffit simplement de desserrer les vis, de faire glisser le foil dans les ouvertures et de resserrer les vis et hop, le tour est joué.

Largest manufacturer of wing foil boards in Europe.

In order to produce extraordinary boards, we have set up our own manufacturing plant in Portugal. We are proud to be the biggest manufacturer in Europe and to offer our boards at attractive prices thanks to our direct sales model.

User guide

The Glide V3 is a versatile and accessible board that can easily appeal to everyone, as long as you choose a volume suitable for your size, skill level, and practice. Nevertheless, it is a very high-performing board, which will be your ultimate weapon for freeriding and racing. Its glide also makes it the perfect ally for lightwind conditions: you'll take off before everyone else and push your limits in low wind ranges.

With the evolution of the sport, the needs of riders are becoming increasingly specific, particularly regarding the choice of volume for their board. Whether it's to achieve a sinker, a board with a weight-volume ratio, or conversely a board with good buoyancy reserve, experienced wingfoilers now know what they want. And sometimes, a 10L difference between two sizes is too much: there's hesitation between two models, a decision must be made between having too much volume or not enough.

That's why at Takoon, to meet this demand, we have chosen to add half-sizes compared to the previous range: our Glide V3 is available in 10 different sizes, from 4’8 (55L) to 5’6 (105L), with only a 5L difference between each volume! This wide range will allow you to refine your choice and get a board that suits you, one that is most suitable for your size, skill level, or the specific use you dedicate it to.

Technical specs

Construction

Full Carbon

Made in

Portugal 🇵🇹

Technology

Infusion

Rigidity

Extreme

New molded carbon US box

The Glide V3 boards are equipped with our new molded carbon US boxes, developed in-house by Takoon. Thanks to their unparalleled rigidity, these new boxes provide unmatched foil connection, perfect force transmission, and unparalleled feeling.

The foil boxes are made from pre-impregnated carbon, polymerized under high pressure and temperature in a steel mold. This process results in a box with well-compacted long carbon fibers, making it simply indestructible and ultra-rigid. Precision machining completes the piece by adding the double US box rails. These boxes have been specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with our foil boards, without any unnecessary elements.

If we compare our carbon boxes to conventional boxes like Futures, the gain in rigidity and robustness is considerable. Conventional boxes are usually made from injected plastic loaded with short fiberglass fibers, which can deform under stress. On the water, this is felt as a latency in foil responsiveness, whether for pumping, carving, or maneuvers. With our new carbon boxes, force transmission is instantaneous, and the connection is ultra-rigid.

Extended carbon boxes with double opening

Longer, these new boxes provide much more freedom for placing your foil. They come in 2 sizes: 33 cm and 38 cm depending on the size of the board. They are thus longer by 6 cm and 11 cm than Future boxes. This way, you can fine-tune your settings to find the personal position that suits you best. You'll have much more freedom in placing your foil, allowing you to refine your adjustments without ever having to reach the limit in front or back.

These new boxes feature a double rail opening for quicker assembly: no need to completely disassemble your bolts from the plate, simply loosen the screws, slide the foil into the openings, tighten the screws, and voila, you're done! And with less assembly time, you'll have more time on the water!

With our new carbon boxes, you'll be able to become one with your foil. Your sensations will be multiplied, and your control will be total. These carbon boxes even give the impression of using a smaller front wing, as they make the whole setup more lively and radical.

Shape

The Glide V3 retains all the best features of the V2, while bringing significant improvements to the rocker and tail to enhance accessibility and glide. However, we have kept its slim and elongated shape, with a uniform distribution of volumes around the board's center of gravity.

Additionally, its deck is concave and slightly hollowed out to bring the rider closer to the foil, while lowering their center of gravity for better stability and control. On the hull side, we find the triple concave specially optimized for easy and efficient take-off.

V-Tail

The Glide V3 adopts a brand new V-shaped tail. This V-Tail is a significant improvement for the board's glide: it allows for better water flow and thus greatly reduces the board's drag. Also, with the V-Tail, you'll have a much more directional board in Archimedean mode: during pumping, the board will stay on its rail without any parasitic movements, allowing you to gain speed and take off more quickly.

This shape also helps accentuate the tail rocker without changing the foil angle. In short, with the V-Tail, you'll have much more glide and much less drag, providing greater freedom during pumping.

Finishes and varnish

Our Glide V3 benefits from high-quality finishes, including the use of a new premium varnish. This varnish enhances the new colors available on the Glide V3, giving them a much deeper and more beautiful appearance.

Rocker line

In line with this V-Tail, we have completely reworked the rocker line on this Glide V3. The board essentially features two rockers: the central line remains quite flat, with a slight scoop on the nose to quickly achieve planning, while the rockers on the outer edges of the board are much more pronounced.

These lateral rocker lines with more accentuated curves provide additional forgiveness to the board: it comes out of the water more easily without nosediving, it forgives more touches, and generates much less drag. Around the central line, the outer rockers act as two channels that promote water flow towards the tail, for more responsiveness during takeoff.

The sum of this shape gives the Glide V3 a very accessible and easy-to-use aspect, with even more glide.

Colours

Since the Glide V2, we have been offering a unique customization feature in the serial board industry: custom colors!

Today, with the Glide V3, we're going even further by offering bi-color boards in addition to the custom colors. This is an artistic process where the outcome varies from one board to another, allowing you to maintain a beautiful visible carbon effect while adding a touch of color.

In short, your board will be completely unique.

Infusion

The Glide V3 is a full carbon board made using vacuum infusion. This technique allows us to achieve the best fiber/resin ratio, resulting in an ultra-rigid, lightweight, and durable board.

Made in Europe

We are proud to produce all our rigid boards in Portugal, in Peniche. The Glide V3 is "Made In Europe" since all our suppliers are European.

Our local production, close to legendary surf spots, allows us to be extremely efficient in R&D. This means we can quickly design, produce, and test our boards.

Materials

The raw materials and equipment used in the Glide V3, from the carbon fiber to the pad, are selected for their quality, as well as for the proximity and sourcing of our suppliers.

The Glide V3 is a full carbon board, built around a foam core of our own design at Takoon. This hydrophobic foam boasts unmatched mechanical properties and compression rates, making our Glide V3 a durable and repairable board.

Equipment

EVA Pad

3.5mm: That's the thickness of the EVA pad on our Glide V3. Multi-piece and grooved, it provides even more grip and comfort while navigating, while promising better water drainage on the deck

Footstrap inserts

For those who prefer riding with footstraps, multiple footstrap inserts are available on the Glide V3. Our Takoon neoprene straps, sold as an option, will provide excellent support and comfort while navigating. Comfortable and lightweight, they are available in single or V configurations.

Carry handle

To facilitate handling and carrying, the Glide V3 is equipped with an ergonomic handle located on the hull. It allows you to carry your board and foil with just one hand, leaving the other free to carry your wing

Shipping

Our material can be shipped worldwide.

Shortly after placing an order, you will receive an email confirming that your order has been received and is being processed. Once your order has shipped, you will receive a track and trace number via email.

The cost of shipping the material depends on your location. You can see the total shipping cost of your order at checkout.

You can track the progress of your order at the following link: https://takoon.com/pages/Tracking

We work with international shipping partners to get your order to you as quickly as possible, but delivery times vary depending on where you are ordering from

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