The Simmer Helix is a modern freewave board that combines electric high wind freeride performance with the ability for exciting jumping and easy access turning in waves. Anywhere there is wind and water you can use this board to maximize your fun. The new Helix has a completely re-designed outline, with a compact but classic looking nose and a wider curvier rear section that ends in a cut away style v-form. This new outline maximizes a light and nimble straighline feel while also enhancing snappiness in waves, whether in single fin or thruster mode. Since the Helix is such an easy board to sail, it is the perfect choice to get into wave sailing.
The Helix 86 and 96 comes standard with a tri fin setup and the 106 and 116 comes delivered with a Freewave single fin, but we also recommend an alternative fin setup that get the most out of all conditions. With a single fin, the board is a fast and effective performer, that will give many freeride boards a run for their money. With the tri fin setup the board becomes a versatile freewave performer that combines amazing planing performance with the best possible jumping threshold and an ability to handle waves from small onshore slop to serious sideshore overhead lips. Our tailored fin selection, fin positions, and double or single back strap positions for each size complete the uncompromised convertible set up.
All G5 boards feature a hot-coat paint finish. This process combines the colour pigment with the outer layer of a hard epoxy gel coat, this improves the board colour longevity, making it almost impossible to stratch off, it produces an extremely UV-resistant coating that ensures the boards colour resists fading in strong sunlight, all of this whilst saving weight by replacing the base coat paint, and two layers of top coat paint
The Electric Flex Technology
Our layup, construction, and reinforcement are all placed in where user needs and they all work in together to create the optimal stiffness to weight ration. The construction moves with you, rather and against you, which makes the board feel more lively in every movement. We call this technology Electric Flex. For our wave boards we use 45 degree carbon layup for maximum the strength and flex and for our flatwater boards we use 30 degree carbon layup for more vertical strength. Basically, flex and stiffness where its needed. The main features of the construction is the PVC Sandwich stringer. This is the spine of the board which absorbs and distributes the force from impacts throughout the boards entire construction. This eliminates unnecessary breakage as stress is shared between the entire hull, creating a much more durable construction. The stringer also helps to maintain the rocker curve during manoeuvres.
Fast rocker curve for high speed and early planing in both tri fin and single fin modes
Compact front end for liveliness and curvy rear section with cut away tail for snappy performance in waves
Thin but slightly wider tail for buttery smooth jibing and turning in waves
Double concave for a smooth ride though chop and for grippy turns, but with a flatter section beween the straps for a livelier ride.
Shape optimized for single fin and tri fin adaptability
fins Freewave 32 cm / Alt. Tri 2xM105 + 1xBT220
finbox 2 x Slotboxes + 1 x Powerbox
weight 7.4 kg
HELIX 116 STANDARD FIN SETUP // SINGLE FIN