Triple Fun best describes this incredible range of boards. You can free ride, bump and jump, bust out some freestyle and smack some lips on these boards and they just don’t care! Arguably one of the best all-round boards on the market, the 3S just gets better and better. The key word to describe these boards is “EASY”. The boards just do what you want them to do, you don’t have to work hard to make them turn, they know how to do it. They jump on a plane with ease and rocket to the moon on the jumps. One board, do what you want!
For a board to do it all, you have to be on top of your game as a shaper. I have worked hard to get these boards up to speed and feel confident more and more as we learn about what the riders of these boards are looking for. Last year we changed the 96 and 106 introducing a winger tail that helps the boards in the trim and turning aspects. For this year we brought the 86 and 116 up to speed and have the complete range on the same page! All shapes are available in the ultra light and extreme rigid LTD construction. This gives a significant increase in performance. The boards glide earlier and respond more directly.
What’s new on the 3S 86
The new 3S86 is 6cm shorter and 1cm wider and has a new bottom shape and outline. The Outline is a mix of our Pocket 85 and the last years 3S86. We used the wider outline of the pocket to get some better planing and better speed in small waves. With our big winger we keep the last 30 cm of the tail close to what we add on the ex 3S86 so that rail to rail on the top turn stays easy so you can tighten up the bottom turn if you need to. These changes give the board a very good top end speed. The rocker has less tail kick but is higher in front allowing better top end speed and more front foot input for wave riding.
NEW 3S 116
The new 3S116 has a wider outline in foot strap area and gets narrower behind the back strap thanks to the winger’s. This gives the board better top speed and more pop pin the chop. We have a new rocker that has less tail kick to get better planning and top speed. The winger’s have some bevels oriented in a way that stops the tail from sinking when doing freestyle moves.
I can say that these boards are all around fun machines. I don't care to do freestyle so much and blasting around the bay I can go fast, jump high and turn easily. The boards can eat up the chop and make you feel like you are riding on a magic carpet!
From the first jiber to the heavier waverider guys, the 3S boards make everyone happy. Fun, easy, fast and friendly you will be impressed in all conditions!