Project Description

HAND MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

“I push my progression, but having the right equipment is a definite must.”

When it came to designing our kiteboards, we create equipment that would allow the rider to take maximum enjoyment and control from the experience. We designed the perfect kiteboard and then compensate for the impacts of kiting using only the best core and latest technologies in materials. The result – light, high-performance boards that allow the rider to park the kite and actively surf the waves, rather than let the kite do all the work.

All our directional kiteboards are designed for both strap and strapless riding.

Each board is hand-crafted with its own unique artwork. No board will ever look exactly the same as the next. All the same functionality with your own unique design. Yours exclusively.

Please note that due to the unique features of each board, each board will look slightly different to the one seen in the picture.

Made with meticulous care and attention to detail.

VORTEX

The Vortex is the ultimate weapon to charge big waves. Fast and powerful!

The Vortex Directional kiteboard is a fast, accurate and powerful board – recommended for intermediate to advanced riders. Developed for the most demanding wave riding conditions, with unmatched control and manoeuvrability. The board comes with a thruster fin set up to improve grip at high speeds and in tight bottom turns. It is suitable for both strapped and strapless riding.

Optimal flex and performance are achieved by pulling the fibreglass cloth tight (tension) from nose to tail and from rail to rail, as only a hand layup can do, which gives the board a lively feel and “pop”.

New to the Vortex is the introduction of Aramid fibers in the construction.

We found carbon too stiff, that’s where our new Aramid fibers Technologies 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. It doesn’t provide as much impact resistance as Vector carbon but it does allow for a more natural flex pattern.

We do not claim the boards are “indestructible”. It is currently impossible to make a 6ft, flexible, high-performance board that only weighs in the neighbourhood of 5 lbs unbreakable, although treated well a Vanhunks will last you a lot longer than any mass production board.

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES

Model Length Width Height Volume
Vortex 5’6 5’6 16 5/8″ 2 3/16″ 19.8L
Vortex 5’8 5’8  17 1/8  2 1/4  21.7L
Vortex 5’10 5’10 17 7/8″ 2 5/16″ 25.26L
Vortex 6’0 6’0 18 3/8 2 1/4″  25.1L
Vortex 6’2 6’2  18 7/8  2 5/16  27.6L

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.