Elite Racing Boat
Our all new revolutionary design is born out of the desire to create the most efficient hull on the market optimised for current and future elite level racing where demand and expectation for the highest performance level is sought.
Building on our industry defining Klaus Filter Hull shape the FLX is the culmination of years of painstaking research, analysis and improvement, designed to match heightened athlete fitness and technique parameters. Independent testing against other leading elite level brands proves unmatched performance – vital seconds which are the difference between winning and losing.
Winning Just Got Easier
Reduced drag, free speed
By engineering a shorter, narrower and deeper hull shape a reduced wetted surface area can be achieved resulting in a reduction in drag increasing velocity for the same power output.
Optimised for higher stroke rates
The sustained higher stroke rates over 2k (35-40spm) today’s high performance athletes achieve are where the real advantages of this hull shape are realised.
The resulting slightly shorter strokes provide the perfect balance of dynamic stability and speed in this shorter hull.
Industry leading construction
Unlike many of our competitors we use only unidirectional prepreg high modulus carbon fibre in our Cobra & Medalist constructions to ensure unmatched durability, impact resistance as well as torsional and longitudinal stiffness compared to other elite level brands.
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PROOF IS IN THE PERFORMANCE
We’re firm believers of scientifically backing up any claims we make which is why we had the FLX independently tested by World Renowned rowing Biomechanist Dr Valery Kleshnev of BioRow against the two other leading elite level brands.
Our FLX hulls are designed by renowned shell designer and naval architect, Klaus Filter. Klaus was former chairman of the FISA Materials Commission and the Director of Research and Development for East German rowing for thirty years prior to reunification. Over the past 60 years no architect’s boats have won more International gold medals than those of Klaus Filter and they are the most copied hull designs on the planet!