INSTANT DRIFT WITH A FLICK OF THE WRIST
Powerful, reactive and controllable, the Carve provides instant drift with the flick of your wrist, allowing you to power on and off instantly, stay in the pocket for longer and out of the critical impact zone. Featuring a sensory pivot turn for control, and huge depower range, the Carve gives you the confidence to focus on surfing, in onshore to offshore, and anything in between, while strong surf-freestyle characteristics let you throw down strapless freestyle and perform lofty jumps with ease. Compared to the rest of our North range, the Carve sits further back in the wind window and enhances down the line drift, perfect for carving and tucking into a barrel. 3 x Kitesurf World Champion Jalou Langeree’s kite of choice.
“When I’m on a wave all I have to think about is smacking the lip.” – Jesse Richman
Two-stage arc with direct pivot steering
The Carve’s responsive two-stage arc design enables tighter turns without excessive amounts of power. The two-stage arc allows the smooth curved efficient central region of the kite to produce power, while straighter wing tips provide a more dynamic steering response. As the arc shape becomes narrower the kite uses less of its projected area, giving it a smaller turning radius for tighter turns, and less pull or power in turns. The Carve, a narrower span kite, is fast in flight, with less power overall.
NEW improved top end performance
Changes to the bridle have improved the top end wind range of the kite. We’ve traded a little from the bottom end for a considerable amount more top end depower, so you can experience bigger jumps with better hang time in stronger conditions..
*Recommended for an average-sized kiter riding a twintip with intermediate to advanced skills. Lighter rider/beginner? Take 5 knots off the high end of the range. Foiling? Drop 2-3 sizes to suit the conditions.
DOWN THE LINE
A fast, dedicated surf shape with smooth turning and loads of projection, allowing a powerful vertical attack in down the line waves. Developed for surfing and engineered for kitesurfing, the Charge rides like a high-performance surfboard. Turning hard in the pocket and releasing on demand, it excels in carving, has fantastic upwind drive for onshore riding, and is versatile enough to pop strapless freestyle tricks with ease. The Carbon Innegra Futurelite system maximises strength without losing flex or responsiveness. The full deck grip with front and rear kicks provides exceptional comfort and control. Commit to the wave and have the confidence to charge.
“Holding a line or exploding off the lips, this board will put a smile on your face.” – Jalou Langeree
NEW performance surfboard outline
NEW subtly refined outline for 2021 with reduced hip width for a faster rail to rail response.
Low entry surf rocker
For fast acceleration, speed and drive. With generous width and volume, making it easy to ride with great upwind ability for getting back to the take-off zone. The rocker under the back foot has been slightly re-tuned for 2021 to add drive and speed.
Deep single to slight-double concave bottom
Cutting through the curves to give a fast driving bottom turn and responsive pivotal top turn with easy release.
|CHARGE 5’5||18 1/8″||2 3/16″||23||SMOOTH PROGRESSIVE||TRADITIONAL||SQUASH TAIL||DEEP SINGLE TO SLIGHT DOUBLE CONCAVE||LOW PROFILE SURF||M||65|
|CHARGE 5’7||18 3/8″||2 1/4″||24.7||SMOOTH PROGRESSIVE||TRADITIONAL||SQUASH TAIL||DEEP SINGLE TO SLIGHT DOUBLE CONCAVE||LOW PROFILE SURF||L||75|
|CHARGE 5’9||18 7/8″||2 5/16″||27.1||SMOOTH PROGRESSIVE||TRADITIONAL||SQUASH TAIL||DEEP SINGLE TO SLIGHT DOUBLE CONCAVE||LOW PROFILE SURF||L||85|
|CHARGE 5’11||19 3/8″||2 3/8″||29.5||SMOOTH PROGRESSIVE||TRADITIONAL||SQUASH TAIL||DEEP SINGLE TO SLIGHT DOUBLE CONCAVE||LOW PROFILE SURF||L||95|
PACKAGE INCLUDES: 2021 Carve Kite, Bag & Repair Kit + Charge Surfboard & Fins
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