Future Fly Boards
After several years of heading up the Racing Research & Development Team for the RRD, world class racer Arnon Dagan (Future Fly / NeilPryde) parted ways last year and has started his own new exciting venture under the flag of Future Fly Boards. The Israeli has just over two decades of experience competing at the highest level, so is perfectly equipped to know how to produce the fastest and best boards possible. We recently caught up with Arnon, who is preparing to compete on the Asian leg of the tour in Japan and South Korea over the next couple of weeks, for an interview to find out more about Future Fly Boards.
Hi Arnon, firstly can you tell us a little bit more about Future Fly? The philosophy and idea behind the company?
"FF is born out of a passionate desire to share the happiness and lifestyle the sport of windsurfing offers with the world.
One of our first targets is to help young and adult sailors alike to achieve their dreams by offering a set of benefits and plans which has not yet been tried in the windsurfing market before us.
Our main mission: Make top quality boards that rival any competition. Whether it be for aspiring athletes or pro-competitors worldwide, we have it covered. We are dedicated to the development of the sport and that free feeling of flying on the water, which is why we will only stand for making the best, top quality and perfectly constructed boards to ever have hit the water."
You obviously have a wealth of experience when it comes to both racing at the highest level and heading up the R&D for several other brands - why did you decide now to setup your own brand?
"I decided to set up my own brand because I feel I’m able to use my lifetime knowledge and offer something better for the sport. Better construction, better colours and ultimately better quality. I believe people, who are paying so much money, should be receiving a perfect product. Apart from this windsurfing is free and I'm a free person at heart. I want to use FF to share the amazing happiness I get from this sport and to support new young competitors and sailors, in general, to get into the sport."
Will you just be producing Slalom/Foil boards or will you also be developing a line for Freeride, Wave, Freestyle?
"The final target is to do it all but only if it is the best. At the moment I’m sure we can produce the best racing products so we start from there. Then over time, we will slowly extend our line every year focusing on perfecting each and every board."
Where and when will Future Fly boards be available for the public to buy?
We started with a program called the 100flayers using our pre-order web site www.ff-boards.com and all our boards were sold out with in 3 weeks. We will keep selling online and also work with key distributors worldwide. We have bases in Japan, Korea, Israel, Holland and Germany already and we are growing every day. Our new website will be coming out soon.
Thanks, Arnon. All the best with your new venture and good luck in Japan and South Korea.
You can find out more about Future Fly via their website @ https://www.ff-boards.com/ and also via their Social Media Channels:
Photo Credit: Yellow Flag & Lorenzo Mittiga