If you're on the hunt for your next high performance kitesurf board, make sure you take a long hard look at these boards from Roberts/Hydroflex.
Understanding The Tech:
Shaper: Roberts Surfboards
Glassing: Hydroflex Technology
Glass Technology: Supercharger Triple-X
Triple-X boards for surfing:
First off - it's important to mention that these boards are surfboards - through and through. They feel, react & weigh just like your favorite PU/Poly surfboards. Hydroflex and Roberts are both dedicated surf companies building products for surfers so you know that you're in safe hands when it comes to that "performance surfboard feel".
Because we are surfers as well as kite surfers and stock a huge number of Roberts and Hydroflex surfboards, we have a strong understanding of the shapes and technologies and recognize that the amazing strength characteristics in these boards make them ideal performance kitesurf boards.
Triple-X Boards for Kitesurfing:
These boards can be used for strapless kitesurfing thanks to being glassed at Hydroflex using their industry leading Supercharger construction with Triple-X glass schedule. Supercharger technology produces a very lively, light and flexible board that flexes in the turns and offers a level of performance not equaled by any standard kitesurf board. You can adjust the internal air pressure in the board to tune to your preferred flex. Most riders use between 1 and 3psi (a standard PU/Poly board is 0psi). This added internal pressure strengthens the board against dents and buckling. Don’t be freaked out by the pump, once you find your favorite flex you will use the pump more for your bike than you will for the board. Triple-X glass schedule makes the board kitesurf strong for strapless riding and strapless airs landed properly.
Why is this board better?
Surfing Magazine’s Shaper of the Year design, combined with a construction that is light, flexible and durable produce a board that is noticeably better both riding in a straight line, surfing and jumping. This is the preferred board of Patrick Rebstock, Teddy Lyons and Matt Keenan.
How strong is it really?
If you ride your Triple-X kitesurf board with the purpose of riding waves, you will be blown away by the strength characteristics. They also hold up really well for small strapless airs and airs that are landed on the wave. If you plan on attempting 20ft airs out the back and landing in the flats - that's an easy way to break any kitesurf board, no matter what the construction! So use them for surfing waves and you're in business!
Black Dump Truck or Ill?
We spec out and order the BDTs for small waves, mushy waves, marginal conditions and onshore slop. Doesn’t really matter what size kite you’re riding, you can get away with less kite on the BDT and it will make crap surf more fun. The Ill’s are sleeker, more foiled, narrower, with more rocker. You don’t have to be in Indo to appreciate it, but it does like a better wave with sideshore wind and will handle anything you throw at it. You don’t need more power underfoot, you just get more control and maneuverability to go anywhere on ANY wave.
REAL has the following Roberts Hydroflex Supercharger XXX Kitesurfs in stock available for immediate shipment to your door. REAL can also help you place Roberts custom board orders.
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