At A Glance
Founded by two times World Champion Mark Shinn, the brand has grown massively over the years producing some fantastic and well-loved boards for the kiteboarding world. This issue we’re going to be taking a look at the ADHD Sunset, the Wakestyle / Freestyle and Cable cross over board.
The ADHD Sunset has a split concave, double stepped tip channels, a constant and decent rocker line. The outline is not too square, which is a change for this style of board. The ADHD Sunset comes with 43mm fins but can be ridden without for those wanting to smash some gaps and rails in the park. The overall finish of this board is incredibly professional, it looks insanely well built and is stylish yet simple.
The ADHD Sunset comes in two sizes, one colour variant and can be used with the Sneaker SRS foot strap and pad kit or bindings.
Sizes: 137 x 41, 140 x 43cm.
On The Water
Firstly taking to the water, you’ll notice the Sneaker SRS kits are super comfortable underfoot, plenty of cushioning for those hard landings and also nice and grippy. The ADHS Sunset has been designed to be ridden with boots with high-quality inserts.
“Butter smooth ride, with endless amounts of powerful performance and build quality.”
The ride is smooth; the board has some bite and a lot of grip when you start sinking your edge in. The swept in tips, rocker line and outline of this board provide a progressive rail to rail transfer, flowing carves and butter soft ride through choppy waters with no eye damaging spray. It does take a little more power to reach speed on the ADHD as with any board of this genre. However, the power you can hold down with this board is insane. Never a fear of skipping out.
When you go for your first take off on this board you’re going to be shocked; the pop is insane. The ADHD has a super smooth carve into the takeoff and bam you're powered into your moves before you realise what’s going on. Landings are soft, and even the hardest of landings are soaked up.
The fins are grippy and well sized; the ADHD can also be ridden finless for obstacle riding.
If you're looking for a smooth ride, with endless amounts of powerful performance and build quality, the ADHD Sunset should be on your list. It performs no matter what you chuck at it. For this genre of board, it's also relatively lightweight, which is beneficial. It’s an incredible board for anyone who's in the freestyle/wake style game already or those looking to take their freestyle riding to the next level.
This review was in Issue 62 of IKSURFMAG.For more information visit Shinn