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merl
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Split kiteboards for travel

Postby merl » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:21 pm

The most recent posts on this topic are a couple of years old.

Anyone got any recent news on split kiteboards for travel? Who is still making them?

This one still seems live:
http://www.kitesurf-ventdefolie.fr/PBSC ... ID=1548878

And these look cool but maybe a bit heavy (3.5kg bare, 4.5 with bits)
http://www.seathroughboards.com/

Maybe DIY from an old twintip is the way to go.

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Re: Split kiteboards for travel

Postby stiggits » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:41 am

I made a three part board before and it worked out very heavy,
making the joins strong enough proved a lot of messing around.

A lot of airlines now charge for any baggage which isnt hand luggage,
so over sized board bags dont cost much more than a normal sized bag of
the same weight, depends on the airline.

Split boards aside,
interesting link to the seathrough boards, have not seen these before or
thought about this as a construction method.

It could be interesting to try this as a one piece frame, im sure that way
you could get the weight down a lot.
You could then have one frame with various bases of different sizes and shapes.

Has anyone tried something like this ?

merl
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Re: Split kiteboards for travel

Postby merl » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:55 pm

seathrough kiteboards are not making them at the moment. Not financially viable according to the dude. no mad still going.

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Re: Split kiteboards for travel

Postby merl » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:48 am

Just to update with the latest info I found out.

If you are interested in split boards for travel then three options seem to be alive and kicking in Europe:



All these guys are responsive and helpful, have at least one board in stock and are willing to ship. :thumb:

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Re: Split kiteboards for travel

Postby kiteboy84 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:16 am

Just to add more info about this topic:

Www.splitkiteboards.com

Its brand new, they have good prices and the boards are tested in aerospace institute. High tech stuff. I have one and I am very happy with paying no taxes :)


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