2017 Naish Raptor Barebones
The 2017 Naish Raptor takes small wave SUP-surfing to the next level. Designed for maximum speed and snappy turns in small, slow waves, these compact boards absolutely tear small-to-medium sized surf to shreds.
The compact outline, slab nose, V-bottom shape, relatively sharp rails and quad fin setup allow for unparalleled acceleration directly from take-off while maintaining speed through turns. A V-bottom on the nose delivers forgiving rail-to-rail turning and disperses water along the sides of the board for a smoother ride when paddling through waves or when hitting chop. Wide entry and release create a large “sweet spot”, letting the rider use a much shorter board then he/she is used to, while also creating surprising “float” and stability for boards of their volume. Fitting nicely into the trough of even the smallest of waves, the short length enables riders to pump, trim, slash and carve like never before—not to mention the added benefit of fitting inside a normal compact car!
The perfect combination between performance and savings, this Barebones construction offers up a classic, surf-style flex pattern that’s easy on the wallet.
Available Sizes (length x width x thickness x volume):
Raptor V95 7’0″ x 28″ x 4″ x 95L – Quad
Raptor V116 7’0″ x 31″ x 4 5/8″ x 116L – Quad
Raptor V128 7’0″ x 33″ x 4 3/4″ x 128L – Quad
Barebones= Glass Matrix with Wood Sandwich. Lighter, a little more fragile with a little flex. Cheapest. Comes without fins or deckpad.