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Resin8 presents their first kitesurf boards

16 March 2010 | 12:47 pm

Originally Resin8 surfboards were not specifically designed for kitesurfing, but many of their design characteristics make them perfect as kitesurf boards. Resin8 boards are built with a unique hand shaped, hand laminated and vacuum formed composite process which results in unparalleled quality and performance.

Resin8

Resin8 boards have a very high strength to weight ratio. Because they are designed without a stringer, Resin8 surfboards flex like a twintip kiteboard, improving performance and absorbing bumps in choppy conditions. Like a snowboard, when you lay into a turn, a Resin8 board will flex and the rocker will increase depending on the amount of pressure you exert. That means the harder you push, the sharper the turn and the more energy and speed is created as you work your stick. Most other epoxy surfboards are very stiff, which makes them easier to break. Resin8 surfboards flex on hard landings, absorbing the shock, so they last longer.

Resin8 kitesurf boards

Resin8 surfboards are all based on proven shapes from 2 of the world’s best surfboard shapers, Both Sam Egan and Tokoro have shaped for the worlds best and if you have been following the last three contests in Hawaii including the pipeline masters, you will observe that nearly half of the pros are Riding Tokoros including Mick Fanning 2009 world champion, Jamie O’brien, CJ Hopgood and Sunny Garcia. Each Resin8 board is hand shaped by skilled craftsman, and an accurate reproduction of the original master to within 1/16 of an inch. Fin boxes are reinforced with PVC, so the fin will break before the fin box pulls out if you accidentally hit bottom.

In order to meet the growing demand we have started to produce small numbers of Resin8 surfboards with inserts so that kitesurfers can install straps suitable for kitesurfing to these amazing boards. The inserts are installed using the same process as our FCS fin box installation, using high density PVC foam to supports the inserts within a solid PVC pillar which is anchored between the bottom and deck of the board.

They have also added an extra layer of 4oz glass to the deck of the boards and vacuum laminated it with high temperature post cure to add extra strength which will be useful for those really giving their boards a going over. This makes the boards slightly heavier and therefore suitable for high wind conditions with a kite however the boards still flex and you will be able to enjoy the performance which is not available in any other kite surfboard. These boards are only available after extensive testing for the last 12 months and there are only limited quantities of these boards worldwide so get your order in soon.

So if you ride strapped surfboards now you can order you Resin8

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