If you need a board for 35-50kph wind the Fanatic Hawk will do nicely. I wouldn’t call it loose. Jibing takes total commitment. The tail is narrow and somewhat flat. The concave runs nose to tail and loses hollowness toward the tail.
Fanatic Hawk 97 – Needs to be fully powered
Not really an easy board to sail. The conditions you would sail a 97 liter board are not the same as a floaty 120lt. Not to say that an intermediate wouldn’t love it but to get the most out of this shape you need to be fully powered up and ripping. Shines with a 5.5 and a 26-28 freeride fin. // Bill Hilow