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Goya One 85 2007- Boards Magazine - Freestyle Wave Test 2007
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Fast Waveboard (with great all-round capabilities)

"Four boards consistently proved more popular with guesters and testers than the rest, so we'll deal with them first. The New Fast Waveboards: The Quatro Freestyle Wave and Goya One. When decently powered up, these two were clearly one better to jump, waveride and charge around the break than the other boards on test. However, they weren't just scaled-up wave boards. They are 'new' because unlike conventional high volume wave boards they have low levels of tail rocker. Four or five mil is enough to soften the board slightly, but not put it straight into the 'high wind only' class. Their moderate 2cm point or length of rocker flat is also quite forward (or long) by waveboard standards. This 'fast waveboard' style rocker has been tried before many times over the years, but its combination with the newer short length, wider tail and nose shapes is quite new - and definitely works well, further increasing early planing and versatility. Both boards are also thin railed and less volumous (despite quoted litreage) than others on the test, and set up with wave style pads and straps, so they are making no bones about sacrificing a bit of heavyweight, intermediate and blasting suitability for a more responsive feel. But they certainly haven't sacrificed too much - the end result is boards that are still unusually easy and satisfying in flat water and medium winds, considering their high level of wave suitability. Their obvious suitability for higher wind freestyle too is an extra bonus for those that want it, but in no way detracts from their all-round and wave style qualities.
Of the two, the Goya is smaller and clearly the more composed and predictable and the better waverider, whereas the Quatro is a bit quicker to plane and more liveley and exciting. Both are really sweet for 5.0-5.7m wave or 'making the most of nearly waves' type conditions, or an accessible smallest board for those who don't get through enough strong wind sailing or feel confident enough with lower volumes to justify a conventional waveboard.
Nothing is ever entirely 'new', but certainly the Quatro and Goya seem to have identified and satisfied a niche with their blend of fast and easy wavesailing."
On the water
This was clearly a strong favourite in the waves. It's happy enough in flat water and keen to perform stronger wind freestyle, but comes into its own in swell - or, better still, waves. It's a great jumping and riding board, agile, easy, predictable and controllable.

Popularity
One of the top three performers for nearly all the guest testers, and very popular with the testers too.

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Goya Wave XR 76 2006 - Boards Magazine
The XR is Goya's new-generation board for more onshore riding. It is available in three sizes - 76, 84 & 92L.
Design & Feel
It has the width and short length of the dedicated ORBs but a much narrower nose and slightly narrower tail. This makes it feel as much like a wide traditional waveboard as an ORB. It has a lot of rocker through the tail with plenty of vee. It comes into its own in high speed gybes over confused water when the tail grips as well as any on test.
Fittings
Comfortable underfoot with nice dome and comfy pads and straps.
Overall
Works well in terms of its good control and high wind jumping / riding with excellent grip.
Strengths
Exceptional grip in the carve, good balance and control at speed.

 

Goya Wave 72 2006- Windsurf Magazine
At a Glance
2006 marks the first full season in the UK for the brand pioneered and meticulously developed by legendary sailor Fransisco Goya, with the Wave series of baords being the "piece de resistance" of his rapidly expanding product range. The 72 is the smallest board in the test and as such looks visually gunny compared to the rest of the group. Cisco is committed to providing the best products possible, with every detail down to the distance between the footstrap inserts being scurtinised to ensure the tuning of the board is as easy and as deliberate as possible. Designed and shaped using the latest CNC processes, it it constructed in carbon/Kevlar double sandwich technology and comes complete with dual density deckpads, and Maui Fin Company fittings specifically developed for Goya boards.
Ride and Handling
Despite being the smallest board on test, the Goya certainly wasn't left behind in the early planing stakes, although it does require a little more technical expertise and sensitivity to fully appreciate its potential, bearing it away at the right moment to release onto the plane. Once there it accelerates to an impressive speed, feeling supremely alive and energetic underfoot, whilst remaining completely in control and encouraging the rider to hunt for their next wave or launch-ramp. The footstraps are excellent (being narrow and pinching the sides of the rider's feet), ensuring secure adhesion to the board, and, combined with the deckpads, channelling the board's precise instantaneous feedback directly to the rider.
Manoeuvres
As soon as you catch your first wave on the Goya, you instantly understand what it is all about. Carrying masses of speed into the bottom turn, it feels just like a wave-board should, gripping effortlessly and easily matching your level of commitment no matter how hard you push; you just don't realise how much performance and drive is on tap until you find yourself screaming back up the face more vertically than you have ever been before! Although more critical during low speed transitions than most here, once comfortably powered the 72 is suprisingly easy to use and is not critical to rider style, responding well to either front or back foot pressure. Smooth, fast and supremely controlled, its craving potential will have you craving your next wave, whilst its level of bite will see you trying to snap the tail round more aggressively with every top turn.
For: Fittings and wave riding performance due to unfaltering control at speed
Against: Graphics aren't to everyone's taste

Verdict
A real wave-rider's board, the potential of the 72 is onvious as soon as you step on it, whilst its ease of use belies its simply awesome performance capacity. It comes very highly recommended.



Goya FreeWave 95 2006 - Windsurf Magazine
At a Glance
This is the first opportunity we have had to try a member of Goya's FreeWave board range, the 95 being the largest of a three-board-line-up. Wide and relatively long compared with the rest in this group, it has a very clean progressive appearance, very much like a large wave-board. With the maximum width placed behind the centre-line, it has a particularly rounded outline, the deck being flat in the centre before becoming domed in the rear of the board, whilst the rails are fuller in the shoulders and thin down towards the tail, finishing in a distinctive squared-off tail. Produced in carbon/Kevlar double sandwich technology, the FreeWave is supplied with excellent fittings, including extended adhesive deckpads, a high quality MFC fin and easily adjustable supportive straps.
Ride and Handling
With the provision of power, the Goya responds well, cruising onto the plane with ease and providing a consummately smooth, relaxing ride. Feeling relatively big underfoot, it nevertheless has a controlled and responsive nature, altering its course calmly with any change in foot pressure. The deck-pads and footstraps promote a real sense of security and comfort, encouraging the rider to drive power through the fin to reveal an excellent turn of speed. Steady and balanced, the FreeWave has an easy freeride manner, cutting a smooth unhindered path through confused conditions, its shoulders sitting high above any danger. In severe conditions it never bucks them off or loses its composure, allowing the rider to sail with a more relaxed upright posture.
Manoeuvres
Gybing the FreeWave was effortless, cutting a smooth and progressive arc under minimal effort or input from the pilot. With the extended pads providing good adhesive support, the extra width around the front straps helps to maintain the board's speed through the turn and annul any awkward footwork. The aspect of the FreeWave's performance that really suprised us was in freestyle. Whilst not the most instantaneous in its pop, it pivots beautifully and held a smooth predictable reverse slide, giving the rider plenty of time to finish the move off - something completely unexpected considering the 95's outline.
Verdict
With easy and accessible performance, the FreeWave 95 is a smooth and practical all-round machine that maintains its control, whatever the conditions.

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