At A Glance
As with all the Kitelement boards, the ReSolve is a highly polished bit of kit for which the ability to split happens to be a bonus. Designed with freestylers in mind, the board features inserts for both boots and straps as well as the simple yet incredibly strong and effective A-lock system ‘split’ in the centre of the board for which you need to tighten the 6 screws to secure.
This ‘Black’ version is the same shape as the white ReSolve; however, it has a carbon construction which has added a sharp and precise feel to the ride whilst earning you serious style points at beaches worldwide.
Featuring a moderate rocker line and narrow tips, ABS side rails and a multitude of base channelling; the ReSolve houses technology and design to rival the best out there.
A variety of sizes are on offer, and the board comes complete with fins and ultra-simple, comfortable and secure bindings.
Sizes: 132x39, 136x41, 140x43, 144x44cm
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On The Water
Making up the ReSolve is incredibly straight forward with just 6 extra screws on top of your regular fins and footwear. We liked that Kitelement have included 2 extra screws with the board should you happen to lose any in transit.
The ReSolve is lightweight and early planning board which likes to be ridden fast to get the most out of it. It certainly will cruise nicely through the flats and even in the chop with minimal spray. Upwind the board needs you to lean in with some good power before you are on your way.
The ReSolve Black has a very lively and playful feel to it which encourages you to throw both it and yourself, around at every opportunity. Incredibly grippy thanks to the channelling underneath, you can load some monstrous power before launching skyward either with or without the kites assistance. A low swing weight and a comfortable landing thanks to the rocker line keeps moves flowing and pushing you toward the next lump to slash or trick to throw.
The ReSolve Black has taken the classic freestyle board and made it even more precise with even better looks. Super smooth riding through chop flat and waves, low spin weight for aerial trickery, and powered performance all available within one slick package. This split style board has opened up another possibility for the more advanced freestyle kiter.
This review was in Issue 84 of IKSURFMAG.For more information visit Kitelement