The new Rolls Royce in kitesurfing, when the waves are good this is the board you want to be on
Darren Handley is regarded as one of the world’s best surfboard shapers. The writing is on the wall; his brand’s stable includes 3X ASP World Champion Mick Fanning and 6X ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore among dozens of other world-class surfers. Appletree Surfboards has been our manufacturing partner the past years, building the highest tech surf kiteboards pushing innovation to new standards, the DHD Ben Wilson features the latest innovation Hex Skin technology, with the right flex for highest performance and amazing durability.
The DHD kite-only combines DH’s proven surfboard shaping know-how, Appletree’s amazing construction technologies and Ben Wilson’s many years of strapless kitesurfing experience. A unique partnership in which this first ever, dedicated DHD kite surfboard was defined.
This board has less volume and runs a little shorter than the dual-use surf and kite version, as most kiteboards do. It’s good for a huge range of wave sizes and shapes but also handles higher winds when you need something with great performance. We made this board for ripping into waves no matter their size; it’ll get you in the pocket or let you carve bold turns on the open face. This board is manufactured from similar high-tech materials to the Stallion and Drifter 2.0, meaning it is ultra durable yet still has plenty of flex so you feel like you’re riding a real surfboard.
Over the past 18 months we worked together with our manufacturer to develop a unique technology that ensures a light yet durable construction. With the DHD Ben Wilson we redefined the complete construction from A to Z with new materials. We reviewed every element of the board to make it even more durable and comfortable offering more flex for better surfing performance.
XPS is like EPS so it only works with epoxy resin. But it is different that it does not contain the beads that EPS has, That’s whey call it closed foam, it means it’s completely waterproof! So no worries when you ding the board. just keep kiting and fix it later. XPS is notoriously hard to laminate, but our fusion tech makes it possible! The core is fused with the skin, this gives an optimal bond between skin and core, virtually eliminating de-lamination.
The DHD Ben Wilson V2 is built in a double sandwich construction with the latest 2mm Hex Skin Glass tech all over deck providing a durable platform yet offering a lot more riding comfort then with the 5mm PET inserts of before. There is a structural top and bottom BIAX fiberglass layer, with on top of that another glass fiber layer. Together they form a dent resistant layer with the right amount of flex.
For our DHD Ben Wilson V2 we continue to use more eco friendly resins and we are stoked that these prove to be even higher performance and more durable then the resins we used before. We’’re happy to contribute to a more eco-friendly shredders world and be part of the ECOBOARDProject. You will find the official numbered Ecoboard labels on the V2.
5’5 x 17.7” x 2.0”. 20,6L
5’7 x 18.0” x 2.0”. 21,42L
5’9 x 18.2” x 2.1”. 23.6L
Weight is between around 2,8 to 3kg, depending on size.
What size to take:
5’5: Weight 55/75kg. Height 155-175cm
5’7: Weight 75/90kg. Height 170-185cm
5’9: Weight +90kg. Height 180-200cm
Comes standard with 3 Futures Fin boxes, optionally available with FCSII.
Color deck and bottom are blue.
This board package comes deck only. Fins & eventual pads are to be purchased seperately.
Immediate shipping after purchase.
Shipping to all European countries | BSWurf Retailers
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