DIRECTIONAL Kiteboards

HAND-SHAPED, HAND-GLASSED, HAND-SANDED, AND HAND-FINISHED BY LOCAL SOUTH AFRICAN CRAFTSMEN

Less Nose Less Swing Weight, more compact shape, better rotations and balanced, spin and flip tricks.

Vanhunks directional kiteboards are hand-shaped, hand-glassed, hand-sanded, and hand-finished by local South African craftsmen.

The Vanhunks unique construction process maximizes impact and tensile strength while minimizing and accurately controlling final weight, and retaining a high-tech flex.

Mass production boards that claim to be comparable cannot achieve the optimal flex and performance that a Vanhunks has to offer, even if the materials or cross-section look similar. Pulling the fiberglass cloth tight (tension) from nose to tail and from rail to rail, as only a hand layup can do, gives the boards a lively feel.

Indestructible? It is impossible to make a 6ft flexible, high-performance board, that weighs in at around 5lbs indestructible, although treated well a Vanhunks will last you a lot longer than any mass production board.

Made with meticulous care and attention to detail.

ORCA
ORCA
The Orca directional kiteboard is designed to offer the feel of a “real” surfboard. From high-flying aerialists to modern-day soul surfers, intermediate and expert riders, everyone will enjoy a ride on the Orca. It is a reliable board, with excellent control in all conditions. The wider outline helps the board to plane easily and maintains speed through the flatter sections of a wave. The squash tail allows more drive and stability on the turns, making it effortless to maneuver, while the quad fin set-up delivers a smooth glide, keeping the board steady in the waves. Using the highest quality materials available, our own specially formulated kiteboard foam core and with our precise measuring system, we are able to produce a world-class board with an unparalleled balance of performance, optimal flex, strength and durability. New to the Orca is the introduction of Aramid fibers in the construction. We found carbon too stiff, that’s where our new Aramid fibers Technologies improved the performance of our directional kiteboards. The diagonally crossed Aramid fibers allow for flex to occur in the tail, rail, and any other part of the board. It doesn’t provide as much impact resistance as Vector carbon but it does allow for a more natural flex pattern. Aramid fibers have high-performance properties, are more flexible than carbon and improves flex memory, improve point-load on impacts and reduce core-crush. We do not claim that our directionals are indestructible, they are alive under your feet!!!
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VORTEX
VORTEX
The Vortex is the ultimate weapon to charge big waves. Fast and powerful! The Vortex Directional kiteboard is a fast, accurate and powerful board – recommended for intermediate to advanced riders. Developed for the most demanding wave riding conditions, with unmatched control and manoeuvrability. The board comes with a thruster fin set up to improve grip at high speeds and in tight bottom turns. It is suitable for both strapped and strapless riding. Optimal flex and performance are achieved by pulling the fibreglass cloth tight (tension) from nose to tail and from rail to rail, as only a hand layup can do, which gives the board a lively feel and “pop”. New to the Vortex is the introduction of Aramid fibers in the construction. We found carbon too stiff, that’s where our new Aramid fibers Technologies improved the performance of our directional kiteboards. The diagonally crossed Aramid fibers allow for flex to occur in the tail, rail, and any other part of the board. It doesn’t provide as much impact resistance as Vector carbon but it does allow for a more natural flex pattern. We do not claim the boards are “indestructible”. It is currently impossible to make a 6ft, flexible, high-performance board that only weighs in the neighbourhood of 5 lbs unbreakable, although treated well a Vanhunks will last you a lot longer than any mass production board.
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WHITE DIAMOND
WHITE DIAMOND
The White Diamond directional kiteboard is the latest edition to the Vanhunks Kiteboard range. The outline, rocker line, increased nose width and stubbed nose, makes this board perfect for small to medium waves and light wind conditions. The White Diamond is designed for freestyle wave riding, with the combination of a quad fin set up this board is super stable in the turns and easy to manoeuvre. Whether you prefer to ride this board with straps or strapless or like to try big aerials or just free ride, this is the ultimate board in the Vanhunks Directional family. This board is aimed at riders looking for a versatile high-performance board that is fast, responsive, snappy and great for freestyle wave riding. No Stringer inside the board – we introduced a beautiful tightly weaved White Aramid fiber to the construction. Not only does the board visually look fantastic, the tight weave improves strength to weight ratio. We found carbon too stiff, that’s where our new Aramid fiber Technology improved the performance of our directional kiteboards. The diagonally crossed Aramid fibers allow for flex to occur in the tail, rail, and any other part of the board. We left the best for last, the White Diamond has an aggressive Fish Tail, which allows serious bite and grip for manoeuvring on the wave. The Deep “V” is where the speed is generated and powerful carvings made possible. Loads of fun! Length: 5’2 Width: 17 3/4″ Height: 2 1/8″ Volume: 22.9L
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