Dive into our overview below, and be sure to return for the complete review soon.
Four years ago, Ewan Jaspan and Naish embarked on a mission to create a kiteboard that would cater to the needs of freeride enthusiasts. The result was the Traverse, a truly versatile and well-rounded board. One of its standout features is the long grippy rail with rounded ends, which provides a secure lock-in for your carves, enabling you to create long, drawn-out lines in the water.
This year, the designers made a slight adjustment to the outline of the Traverse. They narrowed it in the middle and widened it in the tips, thereby enhancing control when riding at high speeds. The new outline, coupled with a continuous rocker, offers improved control in choppy conditions and allows for explosive pops and soft landings.
The Traverse is the ultimate one board solution that can handle all styles of riding. Whether you're a freestyle lover, a wave rider, or simply enjoy cruising, this board has got you covered. Its versatility is unmatched.
In terms of performance, the narrower middle and wider tips contribute to better speed control. Furthermore, this design choice prolongs the life of the board by distributing wear evenly and facilitating smooth transitions between rails. The Traverse excels in choppy waters, minimizing face spray, and enabling powerful pop-offs with gentle landings. The rounded corners add to the overall smoothness of the ride and improve carving performance with enhanced release.
To top it off, the Traverse boasts an ultrahigh 5.0 cm glass ratio. This exceptional ratio ensures superior grip and remarkable upwind performance for your twin tip kiteboarding adventures.
In summary, the Traverse is the pinnacle of kiteboard design, combining versatility, control, and performance. Its unique features, such as the long grippy rail and the adjusted outline, make it suitable for any riding style. With the Traverse, you can expect an exhilarating and smooth ride, regardless of the conditions you encounter.
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