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 Post subject: Best 2008 Board Range
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:06 pm 
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Best gives a preview of their 2008 board range:

    - Spark
    - Ouija
    - Aroona
    - Best Thruster


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Spark 2008

Sizes:
* 127x39
* 134x42
* 140x43

Description

With more new kitesurfers than ever learning to kitesurf on Best gear, the R&D team has been working flat out to improve the Spark board for the ‘08 season. Once again, the Spark board and Waroo will make the perfect gear package for any new rider looking to advance their riding.

The Spark board was so popular last year that we’ve decided to add an additional size to the range, to ensure the perfect size Spark for every rider out there. If you have completed your lessons, and are looking to start adding tricks to your riding, the Spark is the perfect board for you right now.

The R&D team has refined the Spark board, improving the ride quality, reducing the board weight, and most importantly, tuning the rocker shape to make it a perfect match for the ‘08 Waroo.

Designed for the cost-conscious beginner/intermediate rider looking for the best platform on which to accelerate progress, the Spark board brings together a wide range of technologies from our entire board range - at an amazing price point.

True snowboard construction: our resin impregnated Poplar wood core provides strength and flexibility in equal measure. Tuned to hold an accurate edge for charging upwind, yet comfortable enough to soak up the chop; the Spark’s combination of controlled flex and precision rocker provides control and versatility in equal measure.

Marinized deck inserts provide the ultimate in corrosion resistance, while 29mm reinforced fin boxes add to the Spark’s robust build and ride anywhere ability. The Spark is built to plane early, allowing you to maximize the low end ability of your equipment.

With fiberglass-reinforced, digitally-printed top and bottom graphic sheets sandwiching snowboard construction ABS rails, the Spark is built to be ridden hard and has been designed with durability as a prime concern.

A bi-axial fiberglass lay-up combined with the Poplar wood core creates a lively feel underfoot, allowing all riders to feel at ease on the board in any conditions.

Aimed at the beginner/intermediate rider, the Spark is priced lower than you would expect for any board with these specifications, allowing you to own a complete set-up of Waroo, ‘08 Best Bar, Spark board and Best harness for less than many other manufacturer’s kites alone. The ‘08 Waroo and the ‘08 Spark board make the perfect combination for any rider looking to maximize progress.

Spark Board: Expect to be shocked.

Features

* Snowboard construction with ABS rail
* Controlled flex zones
* CNC machined Poplar wood core
* Marinized deck inserts
* Biax fiberglass construction
* Flex-relief
* Digitally-printed abrasion-resistant top and bottom sheets
* Offset insert position

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 Post subject: Re: Best 2008 Board Range
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:08 pm 
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Ouija 2008

Sizes:
* 129x39
* 134x41.5

Description

If you are pushing the limits of your equipment and want a board that will smooth out the chop and help you land more of your tricks time after time, then you owe it to yourself to try the new Ouija.

The Ouija board is designed for the way you ride, shaped to excel in radical conditions and designed to help you land the biggest jumps and most complicated new-school tricks.

An all-new laminated wood core and ABS rail construction has allowed the R&D team to create a radical freeride/freestyle board with reduced weight and lower internal volume. Tailored soft and hardwood laminations allow us to place the pop exactly where you want it, while keeping the weight out of the places you do not.

Reduced swing weight makes it easier to initiate and stop rotations and helps you nail your landings. Reduced internal volume and a thinner rail profile help the Ouija to cut deeper into the water, giving added grip you can trust in heavy chop and overpowered wind conditions.

Our ABS rail ensures you get a ding-resistant board that will take the rough while delivering the smooth. A gentle tunnel concave delivers exceptional rail-to-rail and carving control integrated with our flex tip design to ensure you make the softest landings even from the highest jumps.

The Ouija is the perfect board for the experienced rider looking to get radical with their riding. With a true snowboard construction and full-color printing, the Ouija looks as radical as it rides, and is guaranteed to be the standout board on the beach this season.

Ouija: Trust your senses.

Features

* Snowboard construction with ABS rail
* CNC machined graded Poplar wood core
* Controlled flex zones
* Marinized deck inserts
* Multi-axis fibreglass construction
* Flex-relief zones
* Digitally-printed abrasion-resistant top and bottom skins
* Offset insert position

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 Post subject: Re: Best 2008 Board Range
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Aroona 2008

Sizes:
* 142x46

Description

When you design kites with such great low end ability as the Nemesis HP and 08 Waroo it’s only natural that you make a light-wind board which is able to fully unlock their potential. Short of riding a surf-board, nothing will come close to matching the low wind performance of the new Aroona.

Designed specifically to offers learners, light-wind riders and heavyweights the most stable and practical twin-tip riding platform for all conditions riding, the Aroona combines maximum surface area and a short water line for easy planing.

A subtle bottom concave and progressive rail profile delivers the crisp handling feel you would expect from a much smaller board. Moderate tip and tail rocker ensures that the Aroona won’t kick spray or catch its nose even in choppy conditions, allowing you to
concentrate and make the most out of every session.

Features

* Snowboard construction with ABS rail
* Maximum planing area
* Controlled flex zones
* CNC machined Poplar wood core
* Marinized deck inserts
* Biax fibreglass construction
* Flex-relief tips
* Full color digitally-printed abrasion-resistant top and bottom sheets
* Offset insert position

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 Post subject: Re: Best 2008 Board Range
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Best Thruster 2008

Sizes:
* 5’7 (170.4x44)
* 6’0 (183.1x47.9)

Description

The Best Surfboards are designed to make the progression from twin-tip and flat water to big wave-riding as smooth, easy, and as
much fun as possible. The R&D team has spent years circling the globe chasing waves on every continent to enable them to create a
range of boards that tackle all conditions, from fast-rolling overhead sets to quick pounding shore-breaks.

A ‘Thruster’ set up gives the optimum mix of Traction, drive and flow. Fin rake and profile have been carefully selected for the boards intended conditions, while still allowing the Best Surf to be easy and predictable in flatter water and on slower faces. The Thruster layout increases the board's ability to change direction quickly without losing speed, allowing you to stay on that wave all the way to the beach.

If you already have surf experience and are looking for a Thoroughbred wave-riding board for fast water and steep faces (which can still be your everyday ride in flat and choppy water), then the Best Surf 5’7” will be your perfect choice.

5’7 (170.4x44)

The 5’7” is tuned to tackle fast-moving big waves with steep faces, while allowing you to remain in complete control regardless of the
wind conditions. With a pronounced nose rocker and a progressive soft rail shape over the front half of the board, the 5’7” ensures you
won’t dig your nose even in the gnarliest of pits. A thin nose section keeps the front of the board light and helps place the volume
directly beneath your feet for early planing and maximum board speed with minimal weight.

The Best Surf 5’7” rail profile drops towards the middle of the board, presenting a sharper rail to the water at the widest point of the board. From the mid-section to the tail, the rail shape hardens up, further allowing you to ride the rail as well as the fins if the wind picks up. At the back of the board, the rail shape blends completely into a down rail with a sharp edge, giving a smooth water exit under power, minimizing suck-down from hydrodynamic pressure, for early planing and maximum control at all board speeds.

To help turn-initiation, the 5’7” has a subtle bottom concave running from the front foot to the front fins, helping to balance the drive from the fins and the bite from the rail profile when ridden over the rail. The mid-section concave - combined with our three-part EVA deck pad with kicked heel area - helps deliver exceptional control at high speeds when riding larger faster waves.

The 5’7” has a squash-tail outline, allowing for a stable ride while retaining the loose feel required for powerful bottom turns and explosive snaps. The squash-tail is a great tail shape for any standard of surfer and can be used in both small and overhead waves. A tail rocker placed under the back foot increases the board’s manoeuvrability, giving you more control for carving while losing no stability at speed and allowing you to take the board vertical.

The Best Surf 5’7” uses the latest seamless board construction, with a micro-fine matt surface finish that sheds water like sharkskin, minimizing drag and maximizing board speed. With a metric measurement of 170.4x44.1x5.9 LWD, the Best Surf 5’7” is the ideal choice for riders looking for a fast board for aggressive wave riding in all conditions.

6’0 (183.1x47.9)

With metric dimensions of 183.1x47.9x6.2cm, the Best Surf 6’0” has more width and more float than the 5’7”, making it more
suitable for beginner to intermediate or heavier riders. If you are making the progression from twin-tip riding to wave-riding and
want the easiest transition from flat water to surf, then the Best Surf 6’0” is the perfect choice.

Designed for charging slower breaks and less steep faces, the 6’0” has slightly less nose rocker than the 5’7”. With a more
progressive rail transition across the middle third of the board, the 6’0” also delivers a more stable platform than the 5’7”, but not at the expense of easy turning and maneuverability.

The progressive rail profile on the 6’0” is perfectly tuned for its intended conditions. Transitioning from soft to hard around the
mid-section of the board, and dropping towards the tail, our progressive rail profile combined with a subtle bottom concave creates a board with great straight line stability even when cranked over onto the rail.

Retaining the squash-tail shape of the smaller board, the 6’0” offers a stable ride, yet still enables the surfboard to remain loose while serving up hugely powerful bottom turns. The squash-tail is a great tail shape for any standard of surfer, can be used in both small and overhead waves, and gives great handling when ridden as a directional as you head out to the line-up.

The Best Surf 6’0” uses the latest seamless board construction, with a micro-fine matt surface finish that sheds water like sharkskin, minimizing drag and maximizing board efficiency. Our 3-section EVA deck pad system gives you support and control where you need it, with a raised heel section kickpad for throwing down those explosive snaps.

Features

* Tri-fin Thruster layout
* Squash-tail outline
* Progressive rail profile
* Single bottom concave
* Kicked nose
* Seamless construction
* Micro-fine matt surface finish
* 3-section EVA deck pad
* Raised kickpad
* Leash plug

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 Post subject: Re: Best 2008 Board Range
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:10 pm 
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Anyone spent any time on the Ouija yet. I want to read some reviews!!


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