What Freedom says…
Freedom Foil Boards Dagger is the culmination of this prototyping and testing. Here at Freedom, we believe the pinnacle of foiling is achieved by mastering the downwind game. Our team has been working behind the scenes for years with some of the very best as we have slowly refined our version of the perfect board for endless downwind SUP journeys. Like many big wave style surfboards, the Dagger’s narrow outline and pulled in pin tail is designed to slice though the water, while maximizing speed and glide. The Dagger’s hull design progresses from semi displacement up under the nose giving the board control and the ability to slice through chop at low speeds and seamlessly transitions to a planning hull allowing for early lift and downwind acceleration. Our unique “T-V Tail” is engineered to assist with acceleration of board speed when paddle-pumping, and serves to maintain stability through the T rails towards the end of the board. This Kalama inspired tail design incorporates all the essential features for frictionless release and maximum lateral support. All these features make the Freedom Foil Boards Dagger one of our most unique and revolutionary board designs to date. Let’s face it mastering the matrix known as Downwinding is about as hard as it gets… The FFB Dagger is designed to make your journey a little easier!
What Big Winds says…
Freedom Foil boards has announced their first downwind SUP board…the Dagger! As the name suggests, the Dagger slices through the water with a long and narrow profile, enabling an effortless paddle up onto foil.
The Dagger is hand built in Southern California, and is offered in four sizes:
• 6’9 x 18” (90L)
• 7’0 x 18” (100L)
• 7’5 x 19” (110L)
• 7’10 x 20” (122L).
FFB has done it’s fair share of testing the Dagger here in the Gorge this summer, and Big Winds staffers can attest to it being a winner for downwind SUP with the Barracuda-like profile and forward geometry track positioning.
Sam at 155 lbs rides the 90L, whereas T.J. at 165 lbs opts for the 100L. We’d recommend the 175 to 185 lb experienced paddler look at the 7’5 and the heavier/novice paddlers look at the biggest 7’10 x 20” (122L).
Transitional Hull Design:
A semi displacement hull in the nose assists with control and slicing through chop at low speeds and quickly transitions to a soft edge planning hull and finally transitions to a hard-edge planning hull.
Progressive Nose Rocker:
Ample and progressive nose rocker assists with lift and avoidance of contact.
Reduces surface area and drag allowing for the most efficient speed and quick release and lift
Engineered to allow for frictionless flow and release when paddling while maintaining stability through T rails towards the tail of the board.
Progressive V Chine:
The chinned rails progress from a soft entry belly in the nose to a sharp V in the tail allowing for slow control in chop and quick release when speed is increased.
Curved Top Deck:
A soft curvature in the front of the top deck helps push water laterally around the nose.