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.