Project Description

DIRECTIONAL Kiteboards

HAND-SHAPED, HAND-GLASSED, HAND-SANDED, AND HAND-FINISHED BY LOCAL SOUTH AFRICAN CRAFTSMEN

Less Nose Less Swing Weight, more compact shape, better rotations and balanced, spin and flip tricks.

Vanhunks directional kiteboards are hand-shaped, hand-glassed, hand-sanded, and hand-finished by local South African craftsmen.

The Vanhunks unique construction process maximizes impact and tensile strength while minimizing and accurately controlling final weight, and retaining a high-tech flex.

Mass production boards that claim to be comparable cannot achieve the optimal flex and performance that a Vanhunks has to offer, even if the materials or cross-section look similar. Pulling the fiberglass cloth tight (tension) from nose to tail and from rail to rail, as only a hand layup can do, gives the boards a lively feel.

Indestructible? It is impossible to make a 6ft flexible, high-performance board, that weighs in at around 5lbs indestructible, although treated well a Vanhunks will last you a lot longer than any mass production board.

Made with meticulous care and attention to detail.

WHITE DIAMOND

The White Diamond directional kiteboard is the latest edition to the Vanhunks Kiteboard range. The outline, rocker line, increased nose width and stubbed nose, makes this board perfect for small to medium waves and light wind conditions. The White Diamond is designed for freestyle wave riding, with the combination of a quad fin set up this board is super stable in the turns and easy to manoeuvre. Whether you prefer to ride this board with straps or strapless or like to try big aerials or just free ride, this is the ultimate board in the Vanhunks Directional family.

This board is aimed at riders looking for a versatile high-performance board that is fast, responsive, snappy and great for freestyle wave riding.

No Stringer inside the board – we introduced a beautiful tightly weaved White Aramid fiber to the construction. Not only does the board visually look fantastic, the tight weave improves strength to weight ratio.

We found carbon too stiff, that’s where our new Aramid fiber Technology improved the performance of our directional kiteboards. The diagonally crossed Aramid fibers allow for flex to occur in the tail, rail, and any other part of the board.

We left the best for last, the White Diamond has an aggressive Fish Tail, which allows serious bite and grip for manoeuvring on the wave. The Deep “V” is where the speed is generated and powerful carvings made possible.

Loads of fun!

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES

Model Length Width Height Volume
White Diamond 5’2 5’2  17 3/4″ 2 1/8″ 22.9L

ACCESSORIES

Directional Foot Straps

The Vanhunks directional wave, adjustable straps are super comfortable. Designed to be soft, thus giving you a loose and comfortable feeling, while maintaining control over your board in waves.

Layers of neoprene on the inside ensure the most comfortable ride that your feet will ever experienced. The strap is adjustable and optimised for every size of feet in seconds. The Flex zones permit maximum range of motion with perfect board control at all times.

The shape of the straps allows for much easier toe-side riding.