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HAKA ST

Haka ST_LR

The Haka ST is replacing the Haka. The Haka ST is probably Witchcraft´s most allround wave board. Faster and looser than the Haka, the Haka ST is the best choice for sailors who both sail on and side shore conditions. The bottom shape of the Haka ST has more V in the nose going into double concave into double concave V in the tail. The tail was cut off some 2 cm, making the straps and fins sit further back on the board, making it faster and looser. Combined with the rounder rails, a faster rocker and slightly narrower outline makes that it can handle chop or bigger waves at least as well.

The HDD construction comes in luminous red, the CBC in luminous green and the SDT in yellow.

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SHAPE HAKA ST

Since march 2008, all the boards are being produced by our new, highly innovativ CAD/CAM production system. This allows us to step away from the model by year system, since any changes can be put through quickly without any further costs. We no longer have to wait till the new models are due NOR do we have to take hasty decisions if we would like to test a little longer……… With the introduction of the CNC system we have put through various minor changes, a deeper inverted V, adapted fin angles (by 0.1°), a slightly wider nose, straps a little closer together, and all lines and volumes have been recalculated by our shaping program. We have the same system in our R&D centre and custom board factory on Fuerteventura as well as the production board factory in Sofia, Bulgaria, to make sure what we design in Fuerte is the same board you can buy in shops.

 

GENERAL INFO

Witchcraft boards are designed in the north of Fuerteventura. The advantage of the north shore of Fuerte is that there are over 10 different spots for different wind and swell directions within 10-20 minutes drive. Maybe there is not such a clearly defined wind season as the other Canary Islands but all over the year there is an at least as high average of sailing days if you can also make use of less windy conditions when the quality of the waves is usually better. We have conditions from 10 to 40 knots, from off- to onshore with waves from 0,5m to +6m. And we sail in all of it.

As a custom board company operating since 1994, we have always used the most expensive materials and all of our team riders use 1 or max. 2 wave boards, consequently increasing the need for boards with a big range of use even more. Quite different to pros who have a board for practically each condition.

The boards get tested by our team and clients all over the world and we get a lot of direct feed back from sailors at all skill levels.

We spend practically all our time designing, building and testing wave boards, not just in between the free-move-style-ride-race-slalom-formula boards.

Our (r)evolutionary progressive rail shape gives Witchcraft boards the advantage in added up sailing performance over any other board. For V3.0 we have continued changed our progressiv railshape. The added rail lift has moved from the rail apex to the tucked under line, making it more efficient for lesser degrees of footsteering as well and allows more variety between front and back foot pressure. It still adds 2cm of extra rocker on the rail as in the centre rocker. This also means that the rail shape itself looks much more normal. If you put the board flat, our parabolic fast rocker gives a flatter, more efficient planing area. In the rear half of the board the rail becomes becomes very sharp, adding even more to early planing, speed, responsiveness to turning impulses and a rail bite which makes you feel the board accelerates through the turn.

We have also changed the rockerline with more rocker all over allowing more vertical turns in smaller or steeper waves and a slightly wider shorter outline adding to more maneuvrability at lower speeds and a slightly increased tailwidth to compensate for the added rocker and allowing more versatility between front and back foot pressure.

Witchcraft Tri fin system: With more fin area and less leverage it significantly improves performance, which is especially of advantage in less than ideal conditions such as less wind, on shore, smaller or shorter waves, currents. Earlier planing, much better upwind, more manoeuverable, more drive, more playfullness. Can still be converted to single fin for lean back-blasting or very fast cross-off, down-the-line wave sailing. For anything else our tri fin is the best. You can catch more waves and do more with them. The Tri-Fin requires an upright sailing stance, driving more of the front foot and mast foot, rather than a leaning out slalom style.

PERFORMANCE IN FLAT WATER

EARLY PLANING

80%

CONTROL IN CHOP

80%

UP WIND ABILITY

80%

GRIP

80%

PERFORMANCE ON A WAVE

TURNING

75%

GRIP

70%

SPEED & KEEPING SPEED

85%

EASE OF USE

EASY

TECHNICAL

40% 80%

RANGE OF USE

FLAT WATER

BIG WAVE

30% 100%

ONSHORE

CROSS OFFSHORE

30% 90%

WIND RANGE

BOTTOM END

TOP END

30% 90%
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BENEFITS

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TRI FIN

Early planing, upwind ability, manoeuvrability, drive, control at overpower. Higher average speed when you need it most. To give the highest performance.

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SINGLE FIN

Slightly higher top speeds, old school lean back sailing.
Inverted V bottom shape

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WIDE STANCE

Responsiveness, control and drive
medium pin tail.

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PARABOLIC MEDIUM ROCKER

Good mix of early planing, tight turning, smoothest behaviour

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PROGRESSIVE RAIL SHAPE

Manoeuvrability, speed, early planing, control, total grip, acceleration through the turn.

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DROP SHAPE OUTLINE

Planing, control and manoeuverability

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SIZES

Haka ST Allround wave            
ModelVolumelengthwidthTailwidth OFOconstructionweight SDTweight CBCweight HDDPretwist CNC Fins G10 SDTPretwist CNC Fins G10 HDDSail rangePrice SDT in EuroPrice CBC in EuroPrice HDD in Euro
Haka ST622094516332SDT/CBC/HDD5,65,45,910,5+12,510,5+12,52.9-4.51.8692.1052.315
Haka ST662110527338SDT/CBC/HDD5,75,56,010,5+14,011,5+12,52.9-4.71.8832.0712.244
Haka ST702128538343SDT/CBC/HDD5,95,76,211,5+14,011,5+12,53.2-5.01.9012.0922.267
Haka ST742154552351SDT/CBC/HDD6,15,86,411,5+14,012.5+14.03.5-5.21.9202.1122.289
Haka ST782192564355SDT/CBC/HDD6,26,06,512,5+15,512.5+14.03.7-5.51.9382.1322.311
Haka ST822222575360SDT/CBC/HDD6,46,16,712,5+15,512.5+14.04.0-5.51.9572.1532.333
Haka ST862247584365SDT/CBC/HDD6,56,36,912,5+15,513.5+14.04.2-5.71.9752.1732.355
Haka ST902276596370SDT/CBC/HDD6,76,47,012,5+17,013.5+14.04.2-5.81.9942.1932.377
Haka ST942298605372SDT/CBC/HDD6,96,67,212,5+17,013.5+15,54.5-6.02.0122.2142.399
Haka ST982320615377SDT/CBC/HDD7,06,77,413,5+17,013.5+15,54.7-6.02.0312.2342.421
Haka ST1022342625381SDT/CBC/HDD7,26,97,513,5+18,513.5+17,04.7-6.22.0492.2542.443
Haka ST1062365636386SDT/CBC/HDD7,37,07,714,5+18,514,5+17,05.0-6.22.0682.2752.465
Haka ST1102376646390SDT/CBC/HDD7,57,27,914.5+20.014,5+18.55.2-6.42.0862.2952.487
Haka ST1152393658395SDT/CBC/HDD7,77,48,114.5+22.014.5+20.05.2-6.52.1052.3152.509

*All boards have in principle the same shape but they are not simply scaled up or down proportionally. The smaller boards have been designed for both stronger winds and/or smaller sailors, the bigger boards for lighter wind and/or bigger sailors.
Deck graphics:
As standard, the SDT construction will come in yellow deck graphics, the CBC in luminous green and the HDD in luminous orange/red. On the CBC and HDD a color change is possible against a fee of 50 euros per color. Custom designs are also possible upon request with a minimum fee of 100 euros. 
**Weight +/- 5%
***When ordering a board you have the following options of Tri Fin set-up: SDT.) The Standard Fins are an entry level Tri Fin set up. Comes as standard with the SDT construction but can be chosen freely. HDD.) Pro Fin set up. Intended for the same windrange as the standard but for a modern upright sailing stance and more experienced and/or lighter wave sailors with who want it looser. Comes as standard with the HDD construction but can be chosen freely.
 
****All prices incl. 3 straps and 3 G10 fins with pretwistet side fins.
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