Going back to the Nomad and its similarity with some of the mass produced boards.
The similarity, I.e rounded profile, pronounced single concave are really just that. Visually they look the same.
However this is the actual description and spec of the board, and is the main reason why I bought them
" We took all the best materials , 12 years of making carbon kiteboards , developed new technology and built one Kiteboard , The Prototype!! . We then tested the board in one of the hardest winters seen in Tarifa, Spain for years , 6 test twintips where built and tested , each board varying in stiffness, weight and shape, the most extreme weight at 1.5 kilos , an amazing kiteboard to test . For the first time ever in kiteboard design we designed flex into the width of the kiteboard, the drive rail is 8 times stiffer than the offside rail . For the first time ever we mixed convex with concave and shaped a highly precise under/top shape . We developed a construction system unbreakable at an impressive 2 kilo weight, positioning a 2 kilo board for landings is extremely precise. The most important development not yet achieved by any shaper in kitesurfing , the secret how to create genuine, send it high pop . The secret is a careful combination of materials , shape and varying flex areas along the width and the length of the kiteboard. We guarantee you shall jump higher than any other twintip on the market today."
"The Prototype's Carbon Laminates , hand built in Tarifa , use individual components to create stiffness and flex in specific areas . The technique in laminating involves hand laying 15mm strips in key positions , the most time consuming is the drive rail layup. The drive rail consists of 250 individual strips at 90 degrees to each other and at 45 degrees to the main carbon weave . To control Torsion and unwanted bend in the water dynamics a 55mm X format is laminated on top of the entire layup. The layup for the top and bottom laminates are identical , within this system the graphics are positioned and sublimated with fine S-Glass fibre's ."http://www.nomadkiteboarding.com/index- ... nomad.html
As you can see the Nomad is no ordinary kite board. Can't wait to get out on the smaller of the two in some big winds!