... that needs to be updated with the latest news found on http://www.kitesurf-ventdefolie.fr/PBSCCatalog.asp?PBMInit=1
The name of the manufacturer is "Vent de folie" meaning "Crazy Wind".
The Nomad board is not totally new. 2009 will be the second year this board is mass produced.
What is really nice in the concept is that you don't need a lot of carbon or a huge tolerance with the carbon spars required by other projects.
This simplicity during manufacturing has an important consequence: they are much cheaper to produce: 750 eu
that is 950USD if used in europ, 800 USD if exported
(no tax but add post fares)
The Italians from Laolakiteboards.it liked the idea so much that they propose a foldable board based on the same idea (top deck), the DIVISIBILE based on Balsa material (142x40). http://www.laolakiteboards.it/
In addition to that, once you have bought one deck, you can use different types of boards.
This concept can be described by the picture bellow which represents the 4 prototypes available in series in April 09.
A few vids to check that this concept rocks....:
Surf session: http://www.dailymotion.com/ma600/video/x59kbx_kitesurf-marseille-surf-pliant_sport
Twin Tip session: http://www.kitesurf-ventdefolie.fr/PBCPPlayer.asp?ID=160627
TT assembly 90 seconds : http://www.kitesurf-ventdefolie.fr/PBCP
TT dismantling - 30 seconds: http://www.kitesurf-ventdefolie.fr/PBCP