Best 2011 Spark Kiteboard
With more new kitesurfers than ever learning to kitesurf on Best gear, the R&D team has been working flat out to improve the Spark board for the 2010 season. Sounds like they succeeded...rumor has it Shannon Best is now riding a Spark 135 as his personal board!
The Spark board was so popular last year that we've decided to add an additional size to the range, to ensure the perfect size Spark for every rider out there. If you have completed your lessons, and are looking to start adding tricks to your riding, the Spark is the perfect board for you right now.
The R&D team has refined the Spark board, improving the ride quality, reducing the board weight, and tuning the rocker shape to make it a perfect match for most modern kites.
Designed for the cost-conscious beginner/intermediate rider looking for the best platform on which to accelerate progress, the Spark board brings together a wide range of technologies from our entire board range - at an amazing price point.
Woodflex core: Our Wood Flex Core is made exclusively from choice grain Poplar wood laminates. A vertical laminate orientation creates the perfect blend of lightweight construction and endless durability. CNC profiling of upper and lower deck surfaces ensures a lively yet controlled feel underfoot, allowing intermediate riders and beginners alike to make the most of every session.
Controlled flex zones: A great board needs progressive flex to be able to resist the low frequency impacts of heavy landings and still be able to soak up the high frequency chatter generated by riding through choppy water at speed. The Spark design carefully blends the core profile and deck concave depth to provide you with Controlled Flex zones that deliver the smoothest riding board we’ve ever made.
Grip tips: 3D channel Grip Tips on the underside of the Spark help you hold a better line in the water by providing the added control of larger fins without the associated increase in drag and reduction in planing speed. Storming upwind and hard carving just became a whole load easier, regardless of your skill level.
Tri-axial layup: The 2010 Spark uses multiple weight biaxial and uni-directional cloth in a '0 -45 +45' layup to provide precise control of board flex, ensuring a lively feel and swift reaction to rider input. Biax cloth provides a stable foundation and resistance to torsional flex, while an additional lightweight uni-directional laminate provides control of tip-to-tip flex allowing us to dial in the perfect combination of flex for every board size and every rider weight.
Discreet mounting system: Utilizing individual mounting blocks for all fin and strap hardware means the Controlled Flex Zone pattern and inherent strength of the Spark board is not compromised by providing multiple foot strap position options to accommodate all riders. The discreet inserts on the Spark board are each thermally bonded in place during the molding process for the most positive contact between insert and wood core.
Spark board: Expect to be shocked.
- Sizes available: 130x40, 135x41, 140x42cm
- Complete with all hardware, footstraps, 1.5" fins, grab handle, etc.
2011 Best Spark Kiteboard Complete: Sorry, sold out (reg: $449)