The new Proton. In stores now. Building on the immense success of its first generation, it is even more refined, precise, and without beating around the bush, simply faster, which is what the Proton is all about.
Gabriel Browne, Team Rider on the PWA: “The new Proton is a totally new design and concept. The three volume numbers are the same, and that’s about it. All sizes come with all new shapes, fine tuned rockers, volume flow, rails, outlines, deck shapes. Everything you love about the old Proton is improved on the new Proton.
It’s a Slalom board designed to win races everywhere in all conditions and for someone who wants to push hard and get the max out of it. During the second generation R&D we had the chance to test in different places, Denmark, Brazil and Maui. The Proton is designed to get the max out of a racing course, meaning starts, acceleration, speed and jibes.
From my side, as the rider, as a racer, the boards feel very free, powerful and fast with the new outlines, bottom, rails tuning and cutouts. The new back pads gives a more comfortable ride with always the toes in contact with the board.
The new cut outs are probably one of the main changes I believe of the new Proton. A totally new design built for maximum performance. Every size has it own cut out shape to maximize performance in the wind range.During the development of the board we did countless cuts on the cut outs to find the perfect one for each board. The new cut out shapes makes the board feeling very free, on top of the water without losing control.
Compared to last year Proton’s, the new ones are more radical and you can for sure get more out of it. Every small detail was improved on the new ones. In my opinion, overall, this no doubt is a much better board.”