Alpha 2008

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Brand: Flexifoil

Sizes:

  • 144x44

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Description

The Alpha board excels in two main areas: as a light-wind board for the experienced rider looking to make the most of low wind conditions, or as a first board for anyone who has just started kite surfing. With early planing ability and excellent upwind drive it is perfect for school use or anyone who is looking to progress their kitesurfing skills rapidly.

Simple to use

The Alpha board is easy to ride. The board’s 44cm width allows early planing and progressive flex in the tips gives great power holding ability. The straight rail enables the board to track well on an upwind line and cut easily through choppy water. Beginners will find it simple to hold an edge and start planing in light winds.

Easy to manoeuvre

By balancing length and width, the Alpha board brings the latest in board technology to all its riders. The short length makes it easy to manoeuvre in the water, while the 44cm width enables early get up and go. These characteristics give the rider a feeling of being on a much smaller board. For the experienced rider, this opens new doors for freestyle areas in wind that previously wouldn’t have been usable.

Comfortable

The variable stance options allow each rider to customise the board to maximise their personal comfort. The light-weight Airex® foam core dampens vibrations in chop giving a smoother ride, leaving you free to enjoy the conditions.

Rider's Style

Learning

You need a board to upwind on that will help your kitesurfing skills to progress rapidly.

Light-wind

You want to make the most of light-wind conditions and work on the same tricks you were doing in stronger winds.

Weight-Size

  • Less than 70 kg (11 stone): 144 x 44 cm
  • Between 70 - 90 kg (11 - 14 stone): 144 x 44 cm
  • Greater than 90 kg (14 stone): 144 x 44 cm

Stance

Confused about the three stance options?

All boards in the range offer three stance width options (38, 42 and 46cm). Your height will roughly dictate which stance setting you should use, although advanced riders may wish to experiment with the widest stance setting.

  • Less than 5’6” (165 cm): 38 cm width
  • Between 5’6” - 6’ (165 - 180 cm): 42 cm width
  • Greater than 6’ (180 cm): 46 cm width

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Construction

The Airex® core used in this board is very light weight. The Airex® construction dampens board vibration, which adds control and comfort through choppy water, making for an easy, comfortable, relaxed fun ride.

Features

Stance Position

All boards in the range offer three stance width options (38, 42 and 46cm). Whilst testing with a variety of riders we found that stance position made a significant difference to the feel of the board. Feedback from our professional rider team led to the inclusion of the wide stance option which helps them to land powered moves with more consistency giving an edge in competitions. The wide stance puts your feet closer to the fins and board tips which enables more controllable powered carving, great for freeride sessions. The 42cm stance is optimum for most riders as it is a solid stance width and creates more flexible tips making the board more forgiving and landings easier. The 38cm stance is perfect for smaller riders.

Outline shape

Testing showed us that the outline shape of the board makes a massive difference to how the board behaves. We found that by adjusting the curvature of the board outline, you can control a number of different aspects of the board. The outline shapes of our board range have each been carefully designed to so that every size and model delivers outstanding performance.

Top mould shape

The unique Flexifoil-designed top mould shape keeps the board stiff in the centre whilst allowing for more flex towards the tips and the fins. This makes it easy to edge the board in strong winds and also provides great pop. The flex in the tips of the board enables the rider to carve upwind easily and generate awesome power to boost off the water.

Top mould shape strength

Our unique shape helps to distribute the loads that are put on the board throughout every session. It makes the board strong in all areas and helps prevent it from braking even after a heavy landing.

Top mould grab detailing

To help control the board during grabs and board offs we’ve incorporated a grip texture into the top mould. This makes it easy to hold and stops your hands from slipping.

Concave style

The concave shape helps to stiffen the board in the centre section, providing progressively more flex towards the tips. This means that the board edges well in strong winds as it puts your feet closer to the fins and board tips. It also helps the board to plane easily in light wind conditions.

2mm ABS side walls

Extremely durable and strong. The red coloured side walls are excellent for spotting your board in the water and provide the added security of a relatively ding-proof rail.

Pads and straps

Fully adjustable, strong and comfortable. Contoured footpads are screwed on to the board using the foot strap bolts (no glue required) so you can change the foot position easily. The ergonomically designed straps are strong and comfortable and dismantle easily for travel.

Wake Style option

The Delta and Omega board’s foot-strap inserts are designed to accommodate a standard wake-style binding plate. This gives the rider the option of a true wake-style setup for kiting and also enables the board to be used as a standard wakeboard when fitted with the binding plate.

Board accessories

High quality 55mm G10 fins ensure that you won’t be skipping out easily and allow you to maintain an aggressive upwind course with less effort. The ergonomically designed grab handle has a comfortable and solid feel, making it easy to latch on to at all times. The package is completed with fully polished stainless fittings.

Legendary Flexifoil quality

As with all Flexifoil products, our boards are finished to the very highest standard and are built to deliver a fun and rewarding experience for years to come.

Colours

Available in one design

Package

Comes complete with

  • Board
  • Fins (x4)
  • Footstraps (x2)
  • Pads (x2)
  • Grab handle
  • Footpad screws and washers
  • Instructions

Manual

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