LEARN ABOUT THE TECH
Board flex is tuned through both materials and shape.
The shape of the deck is especially engineered to make the board ultra responsive between your legs for maximum drive and precision with the flex increasing progressively towards the tips for maximum pop and comfort.
A True Revolution, the Helical Rail Design ( H.R.D.) is a Tripartite rail which delivers insane precision, advanced directional stability, surreal grip and ultimate comfort, all unknown yet in the world of Twin-Tips. The HRD Rail provides new performances and a truly unknown riding sensation like riding above the water. The 16mm thick rail also strongly increases the resistance of the structure and locks the twist of the board.
With its helical shape, the HRD rail is going to establish a new era in Kitesurfing!
1 THIN RAIL
Towards the tip of the board, the rail returns to his original thin shape to ensure grip during take-off and pop.
2 16 MM THICK INVERTED RAIL
In the feet area, the rail profile is very thick and inverted which creates two supports zones that avoid bouncing effect. Its also generate an impressive vertical lift that offers early planning and sensational drive. Landing any jump or trick has never been so simple! Its sharpened top edge also reduces water spray towards the eyes and legs.
3 THIN & SHARP RAIL
On the central part, the rail is thin and sharp, allowing edging, jumping at any time, also delivering a huge grip and an outstanding pop!
Using the HRD features landing any jump or trick as never been so simple!
The HRD rail provides new performance and a truly unknown riding sensation like riding above the water.
The 16 mm thick rail also strongly increases the resistance of the structure and locks the twist of the board.
With its helical shape, the HRD rail is going to establish a new era in kitesurfing!
Reduces the core volume and weight and adds extra flexibility towards the tip of the board.
Combined with the other deck features, this makes the board stiff in the middle sections but with a nice flex towards the tips, making the drive very precise with a smooth riding feeling and extra pop for the jumps
HYBRID CAP RAIL is a construction process which cleverly combines the sleek lines and perfect grip of a cap construction rail with the toughness and durability of an ABS rail.
As on a cap construction, the deck comes down towards the rail but finishes on a rounded ABS sidewall providing a shape similar to a surf style rail.
The wood forms the heart of your board and gives it most of its mechanical properties: strength, flex and resilience (ability to return to its original shape).
Each year, in order to master these properties, we seek to optimize its distribution, particularly in terms of thickness.
The combination of a bottom concave and a channel which tightens the central part, allows to go planning in an instant, with strong upwind potential.
The concave absorbs the chop and improves its grip on the water.
The channel enhances the flow of the water and relieves the pressure on the back foot, providing incomparable comfort.
The DIRECT DRIVE technology is present on our boards since 2001, and refers to a board with minimal thickness, a 100% wood core and a 100% fiberglass envelope.
These interlocking elements meet the F-ONE standards for a kite board and provide maximum durability.
The DIRECT DRIVE translate into a precise board, quick and active as it erases the flaws of the water surface, collecting its energy and giving it back for the best performance.
The feeling of riding a rock solid board always in contact with the water without suffering from it is even greater.
The patented UNIBOX system and RESPONSE fins have a radical effect : the asymmetrical profile improves the general ride and early planing.
However, it is the flex of the RESPONSE fins that gives amazing rail-grip as well as pop and forgiveness on heavy freestyle landings.
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The LITE TECH (Integrated TPU Element) patented by ROSSIGNOL Snowboards is an F-ONE exclusivity in the kiting world bringing an incredible look and design to your board.
Double concave sections are designed to direct as much as possible the water flow so that when riding the concaves provide clearly superior grip. During landings, the water is directed out making the touch-down smoother and more stable, avoiding unwanted bouncing and sliding effects. The side step emphasize the double concave effects and further add to the grip for better edging.
We sought to gain support and a more progressive and constant contact in the water.
Starting with a surfing rail type, we have only kept the bottom part and the result is a reversed rail profile.
Its entry into the water is more gradual and the board feedback is softer.
These channels help provide superior grip towards the tip of the board and are designed to be super-efficient during the pop.
To form the channels, the tip of the board is raised in its central part, therefore creating added lift locally to the rocker of the board for better pop and easier landings.
The V double concave bottom shapes combines a general V with two concave channels on each side of the center line. The V provides maneuverability while the concaves channel the water along the board. The result is a lively board providing a comfortable ride with easy landings
Flexibility and impact absorption are synonymous with comfort; however comfort does not mean sacrificing control and performance.
It is difficult to reach this compromise, and this is the main reason behind the development of the DYNAMIC FLEX, which can absorb the chop, without compromising the control and edging.
DUAL CORE technology is the combination of wood and closed-cell foam to achieve a core of ideal stiffness and weight.
Wake style boards required higher volume and therefore more thickness.
So in order to keep the weight down, closed-cell foam is used as core material in low stress areas of the board while wood remains in high loads areas to get a durable board with a perfectly tuned flex.
The Twist Control, or Twist Carbon Control on certain models, allows to manage the board’s twist and transversal reactivity.
Depending on the model, this cross-shaped structure is either an add-on or cnc-machined directly into the mass of the wood core.
Using it is also a guarantee of a better control whatever the water conditions.
The Twist Control can also optimize the ratio weight/rigidity and weight/reactivity.