Fanatic Grip TE 76 litre 222cm x 56cm. In excellent condition and can be setup as either quad or tri-fin as have both sets of fins. Note the quad fin set has some wear on the centre fin tips.
WINDSURF UK REVIEW
The Grip TE is described by the brand as their "all-in-one wave weapon" with five slot boxes in the tail to enable it to be set up in the fin configuration of your preference. What was impressive was how balanced and controlled it felt underfoot, even when underwater, the flat deck and even volume distribution no doubt playing its part. Deliver the power and the Grip is keen to respond, releasing from the water smoothly and accelerating well. The straps are easy to locate and along with the deckpads provide excellent connection to the board. Cutting a clean, fast path through the water, it is incredibly well mannered and really enables the rider to settle into their preferred stance, feeling loose yet composed at all times. Set up with the supplied quad fins, the Grip sits with its tail lower and more connected to the water. It was a real gem to use in cross shore to cross off waves, the connection and drive through the tail of the board almost accelerating it at will back up the face, before the narrow tail made it easy to redirect at the apex. On the wave it seems to glide through the turn, balanced through both front and back foot, and keeps its speed effortlessly, allowing the pilot to keep driving to get impossibly vertical. It's a fantastic all-rounder - with the capacity to adapt to any riding style, it is both easy to use and practical, with an appetite to charge and carve up any face.