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Light and sustainable flax kiteboard

News International-French

12 Apr 2013

The swiss board brand FFC manufactured the first eco-kiteboard by using BComp flax.

In the surf industry several brands made boards in a sustainable way. But for the first time the benefits of natural fibers have been utilized to create a twintip kiteboard. Manufactured by the Swiss custom board brand FFC, this new concept offers several benefits for the kiters.

The weight reduction gives the board a nimble feeling and unmatched agility. With its  PET/flax core and the unidirectional flax fiber layup it weighs just 1.9 kg. This is a 25% weight reduction compared to a traditional board with the same flex characteristics.

Thanks to the natural fiber damping properties, unwanted high frequency vibrations are absorbed. Therefore the board can be built stiffer, giving a more aggressive pop, without sacrificing any ride comfort in choppy waves.


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