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.
- Core: 'Poplar wood'
- Base: HDPE
- Rocker: Continuous
- Fins: 4
- Bottom: Concave
- Bindings: NO
- Stance: 40-52cm
- Foot Straps: YES
Snowboard construction with ABS rail:
Compression molded and ultra strong, the Spark board has a sharp rail profile that helps cut through the water with less drag.
3D Web-flex control zones:
Stiff where you want it, flex where you need it. The Spark uses a computer modelled 3D deck profile in the tips to give you exactly the right amount of flex and damping in every size board.
CNC machined Poplar wood core:
Like the best snowboard manufacturers, we only use select grain Poplar wood for our board cores. Aligned wood grain under the heel and along the rail allow the board to power through the chop.
Marinized deck inserts:
Even stainless steel inserts have a tough time in salt water so we only ever use marinized brass for our deck inserts.
Biax Glass fibre construction:
With a board construction so thin you wouldn’t think there was any space for glass, pick one up and you’ll wonder how we managed it for the weight, Yet the Spark series are laid up with multiple layers of Biax fibreglass for an ultra durable construction.
Digitally printed abrasion resistant top and bottom sheets:
A beautiful handling board deserves beautiful graphics and the Spark series comes with a top and bottom sheet so thick and glossy you could be forgiving for thinking it polishes itself.
Offset insert position:
You want your weight over the rail for maximum control and reduced pressure on your calf muscles and knees, so that’s exactly where you will find the multiple insert positions on the 08 Sparks.