The 2021 Rickter EDGE maintains the same length as the previous model yet has unique improvements to improve stability, comfort, and improve handling characteristics. The chimes on the New EDGE have been made more aggressive and carried from front to back evenly. Combined with the wider footprint from the rails in the rear of the ski, the new EDGE handles aggressively yet is linear and intuitive with the rider’s input of body weight into turns. Riders looking for the speed and style from wave to wave or buoy to buoy will smile as they enjoy this improvemen
Rickter has developed a front sponson set that provides a linear transition into turns and provides a hydro-foil effect to keep the hull and intake engaged while the ski pivots through turns. Top and bottom turns on waves can be made with power and fluidity.
By request of our customers and Pro riders, the new EDGE comes with an aggressive and ergonomic designed splash guard on the bottom of the ski while maintaining the traditional rocker of the hull. Water pushed forward off the rockered keel while riding is deflected to the sides of the ski for greater comfort and visibility while riding through dynamic water conditions.
The bottom of the hull ahead of the intake cavity has a subtle contour incorporated into the hull, which breaks the water while riding through chop and disperses water evenly during impacts. By reducing the traditionally flat surface area, the result is a smoother transition into turns, comfort while riding through rough water, and softer landings from jumps.
By popular demand, EDGE now can come with the bolt-on Rickter Front Foothold accessory installed. This feature is optional. The front foothold provides forward leverage that gives the rider and connected feeling to the ski with freedom to chance stance or adjust foot position on the fly.
The front of the tray leading toward the Front Foothold has been widened at a tapered angle which puts the rider’s foot at a better angle while riding. Factory EVA- Traction is installed using smooth brushed EVA on the rails and gunnels. The base of the tray is padded with 26mm plush under pad for comfort and protection during big jumps. A kicktail is also standard to provide leverage on the back of the ski during surf riding. The top of the tray is lined with an exclusive version of Hydro-Turf’s Black Molded Diamond EVA that is extremely durable yet soft for comfort. All EDGE hull comes standard with traditional AB bindings or can be upgraded to Ninja Bindings Fiber. New for 2021 is the ability to order a right and or left side Gomez Edition Freeride binding. Designed and used by 3x IFWA Freeride World Champion Mark Gomez, this binding takes the place of what would be a surf strap while utilizing the RRP Adjustable rail system to install and adjust the binding. The uniquely designed binding is made with additional padding to be able to kick into straight and then…
The intake and pump cavity have remained the same as previous models accepting Yamaha based pumps 144mm – 155mm for easy installation using RRP Pump Shoes. A new accessory for the EDGE with large pump applications, is a dedicated 155mm pump Ride plate. Made to contour the bottom of the larger pump without having to grind and or shim the ride plate to fit and made with a compression mold for maximum strength and durability.