The second generation of these extra wide, short and thin freeride boards provides super early planing, an easy, exciting ride and unbelievable jibing abilities for all rider levels.
British WINDSURF states that it is the jibe that the 119 stands out from the group summarizing, “the board responds willingly, charging through the tightest arc as if it had an identity crises and thinks it’s a wave board!”, and the German SURF affirms the “popular mix of very good top speed and sporty ride at easiest control”.
The new 103 follows the shape amendments of its bigger brothers and the new 97 extends the range to 7 models. The new boards provide a higher water position, making the boards release easily with a lively ride and improved performance. These new 97 and 103 are more stable, comfortable and super easy to control compared to Freestyle Waves or All Rides of the same size, planing earlier and requiring less input from the rider. They are playful small freeriders delivering the lively feel which makes windsurfing so exciting.
All Magic Rides plane unbelievably early for their size. The performance and top speed of the 2nd generation also improved simply because of the light and easy handling when blasting along. Flying on the fin they provide directional stability and the vee and double concaves seem to iron out all chop.
When you want to select the right board size for yourself look at the width of traditional “narrow” freeriders or go for about 15L less volume to get the same range. But your new Magic Ride will feel smaller and more compact and will jibe like a smaller board. It pretty much jibes by itself.
Push the rail and it will carve predictably, smooth and incredibly easy. No matter if you are just starting to jibe and need forgiveness from your board or if you want sportiness – which is where the 2nd generation of Magic Rides excels as they can carve harder and tighter and exit with more speed.
When swapping from traditional narrow boards you have to get used to the ride and feel of the new wide body boards. Once you slightly adapt your style you will be rewarded with a magic ride and will probably never want to go back to a narrow shape.
-> The Magic Rides up to the 130 are lively, sporty and fast widebody freeriders while the 142 and 154 were shaped with the beginners and intermediates in mind and are more forgiving and comfortable offering easier handling to advance quickly.