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Off Grid Sports Handcrafted Custom Kiteboards & Wakeboards

WE ENGINEER OUR PRODUCTS

We back our tech with engineering.

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (FEA)

We use FEA to gain an initial understanding of how our cores flex relative to each other. This allows us to optimise core thickness and gives us an idea of where to add stringers or additional composite material to vary the characteristics of each board.

We further refine, test and ride our boards in real life to ensure they meet our standards.

Off Grid Sports Handcrafted Custom Kiteboards & Wakeboards

FULL WOOD CORES

All boards feature an AA grade FSC certified full Paulownia wood core as this provides the most consistent flex pattern. Cores are initially machined using our CNC machine and further finished by hand.

Off Grid Sports Handcrafted Custom Kiteboards & Wakeboards

ENGINEERED POLYMER SIDEWALLS

Sidewalls are hand poured using our special blend of flexible engineered polymers. They are poured in one step to eliminate joins and seams and create a water-tight edge. We add carbon on selected models to increase stiffness, toughness and impact resistance.

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CARBON POLYMER FIN MOUNTS

The fin mounts on the entire board range are reinforced with our engineered carbon polymer for added stiffness, strength and durability. This material ensures that water cannot penetrate the core and provides a more positive connection between the fin and board.

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FIBREGLASS CONSTRUCTION

Fibreglass boards are constructed using triaxial glass fibres applied by hand. We incorporate biaxial and unidirectional(UD) fibres in some models to change certain characteristics such as board stiffness, flex and weight.

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AEROSPACE GRADE CARBON FIBRE

Carbon fibre boards are built using aerospace grade carbon fibre. These boards are stiffer and lighter than fibreglass boards, resulting in aggressive pop and more response.

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PREMIUM TOPSHEET AND BASE MATERIALS

As standard, our boards feature premium carbonium topsheet and base material with eye-catching sublimated graphics. We use clear Isosport topsheet and base material for select models, which highlights the full wood core.

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CHANNEL BOTTOM & TIPS

Select models feature channel bottoms or tips with a thinner sidewall which allows for better edging and enhanced edge grip.

Boards with 3D cores have precision shaped bottom and top surfaces to improve the boards responsiveness, drive and pop

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316 STAINLESS STEEL SCREWS

Footpads, fins and handles include 316 A4 grade stainless steel screws as standard. This grade of stainless steel works well in salt water environments as it features enhanced corrosion resistance.

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ERGONOMIC FOOTPADS AND STRAPS

These footpads have built-in toe grips, arch support and a shockpad in the heel. The footstraps can easily be adjusted on the go and the unisex design caters for all adult foot sizes.

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ANTI-SPLASH TIPS

Select boards feature tips designed to reduce water sprayback, resulting in a more enjoyable ride.

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CARBON STRINGERS

Carbon fibre stringers are designed into certain models. Twin carbon stringers increase the boards longitudinal stiffness and “x” carbon stringers increase torsional stiffness.

Off Grid Sports Handcrafted Custom Kiteboards & Wakeboards