Long Distance Gun : A concept board ?
This is a special occasion as it is a historic board that we are now presenting!
The conception of this gun started in 2005! At that time, the great downwind races were looking promising: leaving downwind full speed onto the open sea with winds blowing above 30 kts appeared to me as the most thrilling discipline. We have therefore developed this specific gun shape but the trend then evolved towards windward/leeward, inshore racing.
Deeply passionate about the offshore courses we have carried on our developments with great results:
|Size||6’7’’ x 17''|
|Dimensions||200 X 43,5 CM|
|Fins||Long distance Thruster set|
*indicative value, subject to small variations due to the custom manufacturing process.
200 x 43,5 cm, there is no doubt this gun is shaped to achieve high speeds
and hold its line in tough conditions!
On the water:
200 x 43,5cm, there is now doubt this gun is shaped to achieve high speeds and hold its line in tough conditions!
The board planes on its central section located between the feet featuring a locally straight rocker for speed and accelerations with a massive concave to eat the chop. The tail is slightly lifted to ease the ride in the most difficult sea states while the pronounced forward scoop helps with control and avoiding digging the nose.
A lot of work went into packing more comfort into this board as relieving the back leg pressure is absolutely necessary to maintain high speeds on distances exceeding 100km on the same tack. The board is therefore thick under the front foot but super thin under the rear foot. This helps you keep your back leg straighter which reduces the stresses. A lower volume at the back also helps with high speed control.
The board is fitted with a set of tri-fins shaped for high speed. Their moderate depth is ideal for high speeds and their placement is refined to the mm.
Equally able to maintain average speeds of 20 kts on 100miles or to reach top speeds of 30 kts this gun is the perfect weapon for all those who cannot help but head for the open seas!
The top deck of the board is lined with a double layer of bamboo.
The bamboo will ensure that the deck will be solid and resistant to pressure dings.
The FULL BAMBOO construction has been developed to strengthen the hull and the deck of the board.
An optimal ratio weight/ resistance has been achieved!
Dans, les planches qui bénéficient de la construction Bamboo Sandwich Technology, chaque couche de bambou est renforcée par deux couches de fibre de verre. Ce sandwich permet d’accroître considérablement les qualités d’ores et déjà remarquables du bambou.
Le résultat est une structure légère, ultra solide et d’une grande fiabilité.
Because a kitesurfer does not need volume to waterstart, the volume distribution has been optimized with a concave deck. It allows to both lower the center of gravity and increase the control while reducing the thickness of the board under the front feet, without affecting the rails profiles. The concave deck provides a significant gain in controls during turns.
The Carbon Rails that frame the boards are there to optimize the stiffness and sturdiness of the board. The carbon was laid along the rails in an arc shape with the strands in a vertical position to optimize the strength and weight of the carbon fiber.