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Andy King and the Goya One Series

00:00 1st January 2008 by Boardseeker
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Goya One Series 2008


     

 

This is Goya’s ‘do-it-all’ board designed for a maximum range of conditions and therefore targeted at the one board rider and those of us who just love euro, cross onshore wave riding mixed with a bit of freestyle on the odd flat section. We asked UK Goya Rider Andy King to tell us all about his favourite Goya boards!

The Stats

length

vol
(ltrs)

width
(cm)
weight
k.g
fin*
ONE 077 233 77 56.8 5.5 22
ONE 085

235 85 58 6.0 24
ONE 095

238 95 60.5 6.4 27

*Powerbox

Construction
Single sandwich deck, double sandwich bottom, bi-axial glass reinforcements.

More info

Cost: £999
Availability: Now. Contact Zero Gravity Distribution for your nearest UK dealer and visit the Goya Website
Over to the King…..

I have had both the Goya One 85 and 95 in my quiver of boards for two winter seasons now and have found them to be essential for getting the most out of UK conditions.

I have used both the 85 and 95 to good effect in several wave contests including this year’s PWA event in Tiree, where I needed the 95 litres to float out in the super light winds.

All of the Goya One Series boards are very early to plane which, for me, is the key for getting the most out of your average UK sailing conditions. They are fairly compact boards, short in length with the volume quite evenly spread through out the board. The boards are designed to be a euro wave / free wave board which basically allows you to sail well in a very wide range of conditions. They are great for jumping as they are fast, light and get plenty of lift off the wider tail on take off. However the wide tail does mean you have to be a little more forceful on your bottom turns but the width and volume in the nose really helps when top turning into or over those white water sections mostly found on UK beaches. I have used the 95 litre in mast high “down the line” waves right through to freestyle on mirror flat water. Likewise, with the One 85, I have used it with sails from 3.7m right through to 6.2m.

The Fins

Andy: The boards come with superb MFC G10 fins and with the power box fittings it is easy to widen the boards’ performance range even further with an additional fin. I use three fins with my 85 One; a 21cm freestyle MFC Ron, a 23cm MFC Wave and a 25cm MFC Free wave for lighter wind and current.

The Duck Tail

Andy: All the One Series boards have a small duck tail which makes them very nice for standard freestyle and they are perfect for more advanced freestyle based wave moves such as takas and upwind wave 360’s etc.

The King’s Conclusion

Andy: All in all, the Goya One series boards are super fun because they are easy to sail and help you make the most of less than perfect conditions. If I had to have only one board, for me at 78kg, it would be the Goya One 85!

 

 

These boards are very early to plane which, for me, is the key for getting the most out of your average UK sailing conditions

Photos courtesy of PWA/Carter.

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