FLARE

87      93      103      113

11x world champion

Our dedicated freestyle board for powerful pop and radical maneuvers.
Designed by an all-star team: Sarah-Quita Offringa, Taty Frans, Dieter Van Der Eyken and Remi Vila.

Available Technologies
Carbon Reflex

Key features

What’s new?

– New shape –

– New volume with the 87

– Yulex Footstraps. The world’s first footstraps made with natural rubber –

THE RANGE

As a range, the Flares introduced the super-thick tail concept to help keeping floatation and speed trough tricks. The short nose reduces swing weight for faster rotations. The Flare – the ultimate freestyle board for progressive and radical riders. The 93 is quite compact at 223cm and 63cm wide with the 103 and 113 scaling up from there. The new 87 is dedicated for lightweight riders and kids. The short length helps rotations as you have less deadweight in the nose, perfect for multiple-rotation tricks. First designed as a shrunken-down Flare for kids, but it turned out to offer great performance for our team in high-winds too.

TAIL SHAPE

The tail has a lot of volume under the back foot for more pop and more forgiveness in sliding maneuvers.

Rockerline

Light tail kick, a 35cm long flat and a very low nose scoop, which we call a Bullet Nose; they give the Flares extra speed and control.

Bottom Shapes

The Flare 87 and  93 has slightly more Vee running from the front of the back footstrap all the way to the front. This helps to cushion landings and improve comfort.

The Flare 103 and 113 actually has slightly less Vee throughout to match the Vee distribution of its little sister, and in turn, increase lateral stability and improve pop.

CREATIVE EXPRESSIONIST

“Freestyle means freedom to me and the Flare enhances that feeling.
Whether I feel like going for old school sliding moves or improving my new
school power moves – The Flare allows me to get creative and express myself freely on the water.”

Sarah Quita Offriga, on the new 2019 Flare

Yulex footstraps and thick pads

The new generation Drake footstraps are made with FSC-certified, sustainably sourced and plant-based Yulex foam. With 85% natural rubber content, CO² emitted during the manufacturing process is reduced by 80%. The remaining 15% of synthetic neoprene is kept to improve UV resistance.

Carefully sourced with the smoothest fabric for a comfortable feel.
The Flares feature 10mm thick footpads with a diamond grooving pattern that provides grip and comfort over extended sessions while being resistant to wear-and-tear.

Carbon reflex

The Carbon Reflex construction is our lightest, most exclusive and limited edition flagship construction using the lightest biaxial carbon.

They offer more feel, more responsiveness and more flex than conventional boards. The Carbon Reflex is limited in stock, built to order with a four month delivery lead time.

READY TO FREESTYLE

The 2019 Flares are supplied with a Drake Ready to Freestyle fin by LSD, fitted into a Power Box for the most secure and strongest fit available today.

The Drake Ready to Freestyle fin by LSD provides a whole lot of grip in a small size. The fin’s profile and leading edge angle provide speed and lift for all the modern freestyle moves.

PERFORMANCE

FREERIDE
FREESTYLE
ON-SHORE WAVES
POWER WAVES
SPEED
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SPECIFICATIONS

Model

FLARE 87

FLARE 93

FLARE 103

FLARE 113

Technologies

Carbon Reflex

Carbon Reflex

Carbon Reflex

Carbon Reflex

Volume

87

93

103

113

Length

210 cm

223 cm

225 cm

224 cm

Width

59.5 cm

63 cm

65 cm

68.5 cm

Tail Width

39.0 cm

39.5 cm

41.0 cm

43.0 cm

Thickness

11.3 cm

12.7 cm

13.0 cm

12.6 cm

Bottom Shape (Tail To Nose)

Flat Vee

Flat Vee

Flat Vee

Flat Vee

Footstrap Rows

1

1

1

1

Fins

Ready to Freestyle 17

Ready to Freestyle 18

Ready to Freestyle 19

Ready to Freestyle 21

Fin Boxes

Power Box

Power Box

Power Box

Power Box

Fin Range

15 - 19 cm

16 - 20 cm

17 - 21 cm

18 - 22 cm

Sail Range

2.5 - 5.5 m²

4.5 - 6.0 m²

5.0 - 6.5 m²

5.5 - 7.0 m²

Weight Carbon Reflex

5.8 kg

6.10 kg

6.30 kg

6.50 kg