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- Artikel-Nr.: R49310VARIALV1
PROGRAM: PRO STRAPLESS FREESTYLE
Our dedicated, pure freestyle strapless kitesurf shape. The brand new RRD Varial was born out of a necessity for a board that is suited for those dedicated to the strapless freestyle discipline.
RRD is no stranger to the C.O.T.A.N. (cut off nose and tail) shape. And now with the Varial, will have one of the most bad-ass boards on the market. You can expect this board to be extremely light and thin, the thinnest in our range, with a very low profile. This razor sharp design enhances handling, control, and sets the foundation for the highest level strapless freestyle riding.
Going huge on a strapless board? The channels running down the deck allow for that hands on approach to adding stylish grabs. Turn it over to realize that the bottom shape of this board is in a league of its own. The steep, deep, bottom channels running from tip to tail increase air and water flow underneath the Varial which not only improves the tracking capacity for an impressive amount of speed and control, but also increases it’s upwind ability, which is crucial during competitions!
These aggressive channels also disperse the water when landing, while also driving the board forward, making stomping those tricks much easier and more consistently. The Varials’ construction provides an essential balance of strength and weight. The top level strapless riders need a board that is light enough to glue to the feet and also have the strength to withstand some hard and fast landings.
Because this board is for the dedicated strapless rider, we dedicated it as a strapless board. No inserts will be found on the deck of the Varial. You may ride with only the rear pad and wax the deck for the pure strapless feel or with both the tail pad and the deck pad, the choice is yours, the board comes with the deck pad unglued. We also decided on the Thruster set up to improve sliding and control when landing or riding in reverse.
If riding strapless is your passion, then you will ‘flip’ once you get on board the new RRD Varial!
- Extremely lightweight and thin so it grips the water, sticks to the feet, and is easy to grab on the water or in the air.
- Deep bottom channels running from tip to tail to increase air- and water flow for tracking and control at high speeds.
- Thin rails from nose to tail
- Super thin profile throughout
- Deep concave throughout the entire board with a flat, kicked tail, released by a progressive rocker
- Strictly thruster fin setup for sliding control and better for riding in reverse.
- Insertless = no inserts on this dedicated strapless freestyle board.
BLKRBN (Black Ribbon) TECHNOLOGY
Talking lightweight kitesurfboards towards a ridiculously light & strong level! The Black Ribbon technology is the first line of kitesurfboards in the world made with Aerospace technology!
The internal EPS core, with only 15 kg density, is extra compact by the use of a special mold. This unique mold creates a perfectly sealed surface where the epoxy resin penetrates the layup at just the right amount, creating the perfect bond between each layer, but not too excessively that would simply add weight and no specific structural strength.
For added reinforcements without significantly increasing weight, a 3 mm PVC foam layer is added on the deck to maximize impact resistance in addition to keeping the structure as light as possible while a full bamboo bottom sandwich layer creates the perfect blend between ding and dent strength on the bottom of the board. The entire structure is then fully covered with a complete layer of 160 grams Biaxial fibers combining a 45° mix between Carbon and Innegra fibers.
The new Black Ribbon construction provides a lightweight and strong kiteboard while maintaining a significant amount of flex compared to a full carbon layer.
UC (United Cores of RRD)
Maximizing lightweight does not only mean making a light board, but making a light board that LASTS. This is what we accomplished with the new UC construction; the updated & improved version of the LTD technology. The EPS core is re-known for lighter weight/strength ratio and memory compared to PU foam but it has one big limit, it absorbs water in case of a hole or a crack through the laminate.
Fortunately, we have put together the best of the both worlds. In order to accomplish this feat, we have cut a 4 cms wide slice that runs throughout the entire outline of the board and have replaced the EPS external outline with 2 x PU outline slices that are glued to the EPS core. By adhering the PU to the EPS, we have created a 4 cms wide “waterproof” band that covers the entire rail, nose, and tail areas, keeping them totally waterproof in case of a crack through the laminate.
The EPS core covers 80% of the board and creates a lively and buoyant center while the PU foam slices on the rails cover about 20% of the total foam volume. The PU rail slices combined with the deck and bottom carbon stringers laminated over the EPS core create a fantastic and unique pop and flex feel.
The Carbon net of the previous LTD construction has been modified with the use of a stronger but more flexible net. This new net is made with Innergra fibers, crossed at 45°, and combined with unidirectional, red colored, polyester fibers that keep the maximum flex from nose to tail. To finish the board off, and to keep it looking amazing for a long time, it is laminated with premium UV resistant Epoxy Resin formulated with a 30% Biodegradable mix. The new United Cores of RRD (UC) construction will provide that lightweight, sharp, precise EPS feel with the added bonus of longevity and durability.