Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

forum for kitesurfers
User avatar
Rainer Kauper
Medium Poster
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:58 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Contact:

Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

Postby Rainer Kauper » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:38 pm

Hi,

please check this:



and

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2387025

Ciao

Rainer Kauper
-------------------
www.spleene-kiteboarding.com

robertovillate
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1508
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: PASA Level III Instructor FL- OBX - MI - the world
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

Postby robertovillate » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:13 am

cool Rainer, thanks for posting that!

yeah, that (Spleene Zone) is still one of my favorites...and was probably a great choice of board for this guys adventure...

Good on him at any rate!

User avatar
kruzlifix
Frequent Poster
Posts: 495
Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Baleia, Ceara, Brazil
Style: wave and HF
Gear: AHC, Firewire, Levitaz, Moses, Cabrinha, Flysurfer
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Switzerland,
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

Postby kruzlifix » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:11 am

robertovillate wrote:I have not ridden the new (2014) Spleene Zones...but I want to...hehe :naughty:


Someone must have tried this Zone/Foil combo by now??? so please give us a report!! It would be nice to have a board that rides so well with or without a foil.
Hi roberto

This past season I picked up foilboarding...(after 14 years of kiteboarding it was at first quite a challenge... 60 y/o and overweight... Lol)

Well, maybe by luck or not I ended up on a carrafino.... But already after few season the stock carrafino board started to desintegrate..... First I was thinking of repairing the board, but then a friend of mine told me to go to my kite storage and look around among all my old boards...
We decided to use an old spleene zone.... Just drilled 4 holes and voila...
It is for me much better than the stock board... Even in lite wind .... Waterstarting works like a charm...
As Rainer mentioned: when you waterstart the board just sinks down into the water a bit and therefore it is much easier to get up!

for many reasons I don't like foot straps or hooks... But at first the little mushroom (flip-flop technique di facilitated waterstarting and staying up on the board a lot.
A few weeks later I notice that the screws had indented a bit on the relatively soft sandwich surfboard... So I simply added a big aluminum plate to distribute the forces better on the board.

Well, with this board and foil I was so happy, that I will soon upgrade to a new zone 5.3 and hopefully the already made inserts will let me allow to use a Levitaz foil.

I will let you know about this combo....
Br
Andreas
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg

max
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 541
Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2002 1:00 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

Postby max » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:02 am

Oh dear . . . that last pic is amazing and yet I find it hard to believe that you would do that to the zone :o

I suppose you can still use it without the foil if you want to. I would struggle to do the same to my zone as I love using it too much.


Do you have any pics of the inserts you put in the bottom of the board . . . and how the foil is attached now?

User avatar
kruzlifix
Frequent Poster
Posts: 495
Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Baleia, Ceara, Brazil
Style: wave and HF
Gear: AHC, Firewire, Levitaz, Moses, Cabrinha, Flysurfer
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Switzerland,
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

Postby kruzlifix » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:05 pm

Hi Max

That was easy....
NO INSERTS

only 6 holes.. an alluminum plate on top and below the board for some extra strength and 6 bolts....
It is really amazing how much easier waterstarting this board is as compared to a stock foilboard...

Andreas
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg

robertovillate
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1508
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: PASA Level III Instructor FL- OBX - MI - the world
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

Postby robertovillate » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:26 am

Cool!

Not sure I would want to do that to my dear 'ol vintage 2007 Zone either...but I am still very interested to learn which foils works best with the new 2015 Zone.

anyone with info???

cheers

User avatar
usa
Medium Poster
Posts: 64
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:30 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

Postby usa » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:34 pm

I guess Rainer Kauper can tell us soon regarding the foil for the new Zone. It´s prepared with inserts, foil-ready.
http://spleene-kiteboarding.com/?page_id=2530

L0KI
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2817
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:17 am
Kiting since: 1812
Gear: .
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

Postby L0KI » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:47 pm

I am interested in the new Zone 5' 3" size.
I would appear that it is meant to be the board for lighter winds and smaller surf, of the two Zone boards offered.
If anybody has experience with this board, please tell me what you will.
Thanks!

User avatar
usa
Medium Poster
Posts: 64
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:30 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

Postby usa » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:10 pm

I have the board since August 2014, it´s very easy to go with, early planing and easy to jibe, even for beginners learning jibes on a directional. Used it in smaller waves in Denmark, up to 2m, but I have no doubts that it works also in bigger waves. Carves very well with it´s "foam-edge", rel. light (3.9kg) and no problem with rocks etc. with the robust construction in snowboard-technology.

Overall I cannot find anything bad on the board, just excited about how it works with a foil.

L0KI
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2817
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:17 am
Kiting since: 1812
Gear: .
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Will spleene ever make the zone board again?

Postby L0KI » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:36 am

The length is 160 cm / 5' 3" ....pretty short for a surfboard.
The width is 49.5 cm / 19.5 inches ....so not really super wide either.
Does the board take as much power (or more or less) to plane and go upwind as an average 5' 8" kite surfboard?
Like a Slingshot Celeritas 5' 8' or Naish Skater 5' 9" or whatever.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BernieTomic1, Bing [Bot], evan, Google [Bot], TomW and 9 guests

cron