With 7 children between them – Fanatic brand manager Craig Gertenbach, Fanatic UK agent Nik Baker, and shaper Sebastian Wenzel – they have all drawn on past experiences and needs of their younger riders, in order to develop a successful concept. The result, a perfect board/rig package to pass on the passion to the up-and-coming windsurfers. The 2017 Ripper comes as a soft version of the popular Gecko 112 l shape, providing the much sought after light wind planing abilities and stable platform. Offering up a variety of footstrap options and removable center fin, it not only reiterates the versatility of the Ripper, but also certifies that it is in fact a board any grom can grow and advance with. The shape guarantees top speeds perfect for the adventurous thrill seeker, and those adults looking to exhibit their skills on the very same board.
With our years of experience, extensive knowledge base and technical know-how, we’ve developed a setup guaranteed to get the next generation hooked on windsurfing; a sport they can grow passionate about and enjoy for years to come.