Brunotti Dimension 138 x 42cm 2014 Kitesurfing Review

Brunotti Dimension 138 x 42cm 2014

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At A Glance

The Dimension from Brunotti is an all round freestyle freeride board designed for both straps and boots but with a focus on ease of use. The build quality on this board is exceedingly high and the finish and graphics add to the overall package. New for this year they have made the base a little thinner to add control and make the board more responsive, the underside features some serious shaping with channels on the rails in the mid section and a double concave that gets more progressive towards the tips. The straps and pads are well-made and easy to fit, comfortable too and the board ships with G10 fins as standard. There are three sizes in the range, a 132 x 40, 135 x 41 and the 138 x 42 that we have on test here.

On the Water

The Dimension flies upwind with ease, the grip from the thin rails and the double concave making it point high. It’s pretty fast too, whilst still giving a forgiving ride, often you find all round boards lack a little in the performance stakes but that isn’t the case with the Dimension. The flex tips and stiffer mid section allowing you to load up the edge and get plenty of pop. The wide outline and double concave combine to make landings very easy and controlled too. Boots fit perfectly on the 138 and that combination proved great fun in the kickers that we have at the local beach. It’s going to be best suited to those riders that want performance but don’t necessarily want a ridiculously stiff freestyle machine. The flex and smooth ride through chop make this a much more all round offering for the rider who wants performance coupled with comfort and ease of use.

Overall

The Brunotti Dimension is a well made and exciting board to ride, but its forgiving nature allows you to progress your kitesurfing with ease. The shaped bottom adds control and stability and we really enjoyed the responsive handling. We loved the stylish graphics too, this board looks as good as it rides!

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This review was in Issue 45 of IKSURFMAG.

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By Rou Chater
Rou has been kiting since the sports inception and has been working as an editor and tester for magazines since 2004. He started IKSURFMAG with his brother in 2006 and has tested hundreds of different kites and travelled all over the world to kitesurf. He's a walking encyclopedia of all things kite and is just as passionate about the sport today as he was when he first started!

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