North Kiteboarding Comp Pro 2024 Kitesurfing Review

North Kiteboarding Comp Pro 2024

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The Comp Pro Dynalite is specifically designed for strapless freestyle performance, offering faster feedback, explosive pop, and exceptional responsiveness. Its refined low-volume shape allows riders to execute impressive freestyle tricks in any condition. With its compact and easily grabbable size, this board stays with you through every rotation, helping you edge harder, jump higher, and land cleaner. Its fast-release tail channels enhance grip and control, while the full-length longitudinal bottom channel, along with the centerline-V and smooth, progressive rocker, work together to reduce bounce on hard and fast landings. Pushing beyond limits is made possible with the Comp. Encouraging ourselves to believe we can is when true freedom is achieved.

The board comes with an EVA Deckpad and Leash Attachment Loop, while the fins are sold separately. The high-performance DynaLite construction of this board incorporates carbon-reinforced laminate layup for lightweight strength and stiffness, resulting in faster feedback and explosive pop. Biaxial Glass layers provide torsional strength, and stepped layers of unidirectional carbon reinforcement tape in high-stress rail areas give precise global longitudinal flex to the board.

The durable low-volume, high-density PVC core design of the Comp offers faster feedback and direct rider response. Its thin profile and lighter weight make it easier to handle in the air, and it also reduces buoyancy on the water, resulting in softer landings that are gentler on the body. The longitudinal bottom channel with centerline-V reduces bounce on hard and fast touchdowns, improving landings and making even the wildest tricks easier to stick. Quad channels towards the tail provide maximum traction and control during freestyle tricks, with a thinner tail and increased concave for speed and pop.

The recessed deck of the board positions the rider's feet slightly below the rail, enhancing control and adding another dimension to aerial maneuvers. This hydrostatically stabilizes the rider and, combined with the V-Spine and low-volume design, ensures secure landings in any condition. The finely tuned fin positions offer more speed, drive, responsiveness, and smoother, tighter turns. The lightweight premium FCSII fin box allows for a 9-degree rake and is compatible with both FCSI-style and click-in keyless FCSII fins.

The one-piece micro-corduroy deckpad features a toe bump and rear tail kicker for maximum traction and control when powered up. The board itself is minimal in size, with a parallel directional outline and narrow, sharp rails that allow for speed and edge control across various conditions. Slightly pulled in at the nose for increased top-end performance and a wide, lower volume tail, the board allows riders to dig into the rear rail for greater pop. The smooth rocker curve from nose to tail helps the board stay attached to the rider's feet during strapless tricks, while the scooped nose cuts through chop and facilitates stable landings, even tail-forward.

The sharp, beveled rails and fast-release edges on the tail enable quick water shedding and faster board release. The beveled rail profile reduces the suction effect of a round rail, allowing water to shed off the rail and not wrap onto the deck. Lightweight and durable fiberglass thruster surf fins provide smooth control and traction, with a custom fin base shape that eliminates the need for FCSII infills. Fins are sold separately.

To address environmental concerns, all plastic packaging materials have been eliminated from the surfboard packaging. Instead, a unique cushioning material that mimics honeycomb is used. This flexible material is strategically cut to form hexagons, creating a lightweight protective layer of 'honeycomb' mesh that acts as a spring to absorb impact and safeguard the board from abrasion. This eco-friendly solution replaces conventional cardboard box packaging that offers minimal cushioning and often requires the use of non-recyclable single-use plastic materials, contributing to plastic waste in oceans and landfills.

In summary, the Comp Pro Dynalite boasts a single-minded focus on strapless freestyle performance, featuring explosive pop, faster feedback, and a refined low-volume shape for executing impressive tricks in any condition. Its construction combines lightweight strength and stiffness with torsional reinforcement for enhanced performance. The durable core design provides faster feedback and direct rider response, while the various channels, rail profile, and rocker contribute to smoother landings, superior control, and dynamic maneuvers. The board's design principles aim to maximize speed, edge control, and traction. Additionally, the eco-friendly packaging demonstrates a commitment to reducing plastic waste and environmental impact.

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