Light wind: The askaboard will really start much earlier
compared to your usual board, its ability is at the level or best than
the toughest light wind machines.
But the ASKABOARD brings you more: When the wind will rise up, you
won't bring this board back to the beach because you'll love it,
it is lightweight, incredibly comfortable and playful,it still has many
surprises in these conditions.
I also use it in strong and gusty winds with a smaller kite, it can
really turn a bad day in an unforgettable session,
erasing chop and lulls .
has a very high number of advantages, just give you some:
Planing/surfing: Two enemies who never go well together and you'll
never find this combination with any stiff and
traditionnal directional board on the market.
find a Race scoop under your Askaboard with concave and no lift that is
the only way ton give you a quick start
planing and excellent upwind abilities; but as soon as you decide to
get into a powered curve, the body weight acts
the rail(snowboard, skis and even your Twin-tip use this flex, this is
not new) and turns your ASKABOARD into a
with something more, the posibility to send you back to the other rail
when releasing the pressure, a light wind
never been so radical!
Comfort: Dissipation of most shock waves through the flex, Askaboard
slides at the water surface with a unique feeling,
you'll be surprised that it can be a crucial aspect to choose this
Strength: A traditional and thick kite surfboard requires a heavier
construction to prevent breakage, the stiffness is not
with strength, but quite the opposite ( The oak and the reed of La
Fontaine), flex "absorbs" before breaking
board but also protects your knees, your back and your neck, but also
allows a lighter construction without taking
any risk to your board and to yourself.
Directional : Efficient upwind and fluid on
choppy water, flexboards doesn't need large or huge fins (see
lightwind TTs ) and the quad (4 fins) does the rest, upwind is not, for
some degrees, that one of a raceboard , but a raceboard
is only for racing , not at all for anything else the ASKABOARD can do.
"pop" combines the mixed use of flex and of four 9-cm G10
fins, nail your landings have never been so easy
a directional due to the medium fins surface and forgiving
flex , when riding full speed, the board nose won't bounce
down , a slight concave and this flex will make you ride in a first
straps configuration: Because you don't have to push too hard on the
inside rail to go upwind (no lift on the tail, flex and
), because in frontside surfing or in toeside riding it's a huge
advantage to push on your toeside rail as close as it
be. When jibing, 10 cm more to get your foot in the strap is only a
question of one or two sessions to get it.
general outline, a mix between a fish and a mini malibu downscaled to
5'7" gives you the opportunity to succeed in jibing
fast, fat rails, surfboard style kiteboards doesn't help at all, you'll
only get the feeling to stand on something like a tree
Made in France Custom
building: We chose to manufacture this historical first
board of ASKA-Sports in a French factory specialized in producing
technical parts made of composite materials used in the field of
Aeronautics, Sports & Entertainment
Hi-tech Industry. It's only because we wanted the best! Quality is at
level of a very rigorous building process that is usual for this
company, communication is easy and fast, collaboration is very
rewarding and we are offered an advanced technical equipment.
ASKABOARDS will be the perfect clones in terms of outline, flex and
weight from the last hand-shaped Prototype ;
3-D shape of a full Airex core, this time by a machine will
assure you to get the same board just as coming out
specicific designed thick monopad will give extra comfort and
style to your board.