Race Board 2014
Hello all riders in the world of hydrofoil kite surfing:
Hope this post finds you well and in good spirits.
This is the new modified Race Performance board by C A R A F I N O for the year 2014.
We originally where going to present a different model, however, our first model is too futuristic for the market. Therefore, we are releasing a design from our drawing board known as the Performance Race Series as seen below. All boards are cut with the APS robotic cutting machine.
The Performance Race Series board will be featured in video presentation this week coming.
The same board will be available in 2 models, one model compatible with Carafino hydrofoils for diamond attachment. The exact same board in a second model compatible to every hydrofoil brand on the market using a Tuttle Box system, so that you can attach the hydrofoils of your choice to the board.
The characteristics of the board are in line with the industry standard of foil racing boards.
However, Carafino has streamlined this board to provide rail and bow piercing technology to prevent a loss of speed when touching the water. The bow is designed to correct itself immediately and avoid submerging. The forward profile of the board will slice the water away as opposed to a round fat bulky nose that hits the water forcefully pushing the water forward and slowing the board down, causing a tremendous loss of speed and seconds while compromising the riders balance during racing.
Carafino will do a 2 4 1 on the race boards and officially announce the offer through kiteforum.com, The offer will include only the race board (no hydrofoil) and be available either in two for one of the tuttle box attachment, two for one in Carafino and tuttle, or two for one in Carafino attachment. Get two of a kind or mix it up.
The board will be available in Red, White, Bluegray and Sand colors. The dims are 160 x 51.5 x 7.5 cm. Dims written on spec sheet below have been modified slightly after prototype testing improving the performance. Current weight under 4KG. The board is a 2 or 3 strap set up depending on rider preference. It is featured with Carafino designed foot strap inserts that allow the rider to slide the strap forward or aft for locating the sweet spot of rider stance. The board will be provided with straps and foot padding along with hardware to attach the straps. Pricing for the 2 for1 Performance Race Series model will be between 990 and 1150 USD. Pricing to be confirmed later next week.
All current customers who have ordered the race board(s) will receive this model. All customers who have ordered performance only models may upgrade to this model, however, your order will be delayed slightly as you have already been qued up for Performance.
Stay tuned to Kiteforum.com for all updates on the progress of race boards and hydrofoils for the market. Shipping to begin for first ordered customers third week of February confirmed, all secondary and third seeded plus orders to follow immediately thereafter.
C A R A F I N O