I finally got around to building two Kite surf boards this year. I actually shaped them up 3 years ago and they have been sitting on my rack ever since. I have never been happy with kite surf boards over the years they either feel like a wake board or a slow surfboard. It is challenging to make a kite surfboard that can handle the power and speed of a kite, yet still have that feel of a smooth surfy/carvy surfboard. Good thing I am always up for a challenge. 😉
First up is the “Pickle Slicer”. This board is designed to ride the biggest waves that the Great lakes can throw at us. The specs come in at 5’10” x 18 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ 23L Quad fin. This board has the speed and ultimate control of a gun, but yet its sooo smooth to ride. It likes to make big sweeping carves like butter all day long. A perfect big wave board for all, plus a great all-around board for lighter weights. This board even got some special artwork by the infamous “Big Z”. Its a must see and ride.
Next up is the “Guacamole” sizing comes in at 5’x20″x2 1/4″ 26L Quad fin. This is targeted as a Lighter wind/wave board. It is Rocket fast, goes upwind even faster and is very lively on a wave. I designed this board to have a fast squrity style were you can run down a wave, step on the tail and Hit the Lip as many times as you want. Everyone who has tried this board seems to really like it. here’s a quote from one tester. “Light on the feet, planes instantly, goes up wind like a rocket and rides the wave with no power needed from the kite and Top notch workmanship!” Well after comments like that I think I am on to something. 🤔 hahahaha.
I am proud to introduce to you the all new TopGun “GOOSE”. This is a High performance WWF/Sup surf Foilboard for the big guys. I had a lot of passion for developing this board, cause I didn’t want to leave the “big guy” behind like the general surf industry does time and time again. (they think everyone is 150Lbs and uber talented)😆 Arhhh. Well now the 200lb+ can out shred those annoying little surfers all day long. 🤙 and man dose this board shred. It took a lot of R&D and time but I couldn’t be happier with the results.👌 It must be another winner cause the orders are already coming in and riders who demoed it, keep saying “its perfect”. 😆 (anybody want to work for free and build boards) hahaha.
The final stats come in at 144L 7’x31″ but as I try to always remind everyone specs for foil boards don’t mean the same like they do for surfboards so don’t get stuck on them.
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This is the “Game Changer”, its the reason I got into building boards. I wanted to be limitless in my vision and ability of what I could ride on the water, all hopefully resulting in some of the best surf craft on the planet.
After close to 2 1/2 yrs of design and water testing, Say hello to my dedicated Surf/Wind Foil Board line-up called “Top Gun”. These boards are ahead of there time and ahead of the game! From start to finish this was one of the most challenging and mind crazy thinking experiences I have ever had. I quickly learned in the beginning of surf foiling that everything is different. There are so many more design elements you have to deal with to get dialed in when compared to a regular surf board or Windsurf board. Your basically making a Jet that can surf. Crazy when you stand back and think about it.
In Total I have 4 boards in the “TOPGUN” lineup with basically the same design characteristics, but all of course having there own nickname ICEMAN, MAVRICK, GOOSE and VIPER.
ICEMAN is 7’x31″ 120L,17LB -This is the Board for everyone and can do “Foil” anything at any skill level.
MAVERICK is 6’x31″ 112L,15LB -This is the “PRO’s” board, sort of like an untamed Bull.
GOOSE is 7’3″ 145L,19LB -Just for learning and Heavyweights. Still in R & D phase.
VIPER is 5’4″ x 20 1/2″ 46L,8LB, -This is a Prone/Wake/Kite Foil surf board, Still in R & D phase.
Despite my best efforts to keep these High performance TOPGUNS on the Down Low. The word travels fast and the demand is crazy for the ICEMAN and MAVERICK, Resulting in a Long Waiting List already, So Please contact me if your interested. Facemanz74@live.com
I have had sooo many Questions on the topic of WWF lately its crazy. so I thought I would do some posts talking about this awesome new sport. First up is the gear I am currently riding. If anyone knows anything about me, they know I only ride the highest quality and performing gear available on this planet. Its sort of a obsessive passion of mine. OK so here is my Windsurf Wave Foiling kit (WWF).
Board: 6′ x 31″ 112L (14LB) Strapless Reef Warrior Foil Board (aka”TOP GUN”), I will get into more with my foil boards in another post. but this baby is the “Pro” version, mostly for the very very experienced foiler. This is the “Porsche” of Foil Boards. For the majority the 7′ version of this board is perfect and is my recommendation to all levels.
Foil: Go Foil these foils rock, and are the best for WWF and any other kind of wave foiling. (sup,kite,downwind,ect) I have tried a few other brands and they work pretty good as surf foils, but not so good for WWF. That’s what so unique about these foils is the range of use, from 6 knots to 25, from flat water, to overhead waves with or with out a sail they absolutely rip, but yet are very easy to ride. The Iwa/Maliko200 wing kit is the best choice for most. I just got my hands on the 29.5″ mast and so far I am really liking it.
Great news for all the Windsurfers out there. Once again in conjunction with Wind-NC and Goya Windsurfing, I will have 2 Brand New 2018 Goya Windsurfing boards available for demo all season, for anyone who would like to try one of the best Windsurfing Wave boards on the planet. The 2 boards available are the 118L & 94L Goya Quad. These are the perfect styles for the great lakes. They will be available for demo on Da Reef and hopefully for your local sailing spot if possible. Once again Big thanks to Mr. Goya and Andy at Wind-NC, for making this possible.
If you are interested in trying one of these out please feel free to contact me thru all the regular know channel’s, or email me at