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.
â€“ New shape â€“
â€“ New volume with the 87 â€“
â€“ Yulex Footstraps. The worldâ€™s first footstraps made with natural rubber â€“
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 â€“ 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.
The tail has a lot of volume under the back foot for more pop and more forgiveness in sliding maneuvers.
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.
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.
â€śFreestyle 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 â€“ The Flare allows me to get creative and express myself freely on the water.â€ť
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, COÂ˛ 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.
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 finâ€™s profile and leading edge angle provide speed and lift for all the modern freestyle moves.
THE FLAGSHIP CONSTRUCTION
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 construction is limited in stock, built to order with a four month delivery lead time.