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Designer’s Corner: Slingshot Arcane

The Arcane differs due to its shape, volume, concave characteristics and fin configurations. The combination of features such as its single to double concave, concave deck, and down-rail with wing swallow make it very different than our other boards.

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Designer’s Corner: Eclipse Kima Wave Custom

All our boards are handmade here in the Outer Banks. We use traditional construction along with reinforcements in key areas. All my boards are designed, shaped, and glassed entirely in-house. Most brands don’t offer that.

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Designer’s Corner: Slingshot Celeritas 2010

Ben Wilson was in the shaping room when Slingshot made it and ended up liking it so much he took it home with him. He said it changed his life. He then convinced Slingshot to develop a full line of Celeritas boards.

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Designer’s Corner: Best/Balance Boards 2010

For 2010, Balance focused on further refining the construction of their boards to extract the last ounce of possible performance. Designer Carlos Saez is utterly confident that they have the highest parts specification and construction found anywhere in the kitesurf market.

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Designer’s Corner: Liquid Force Havoc 2010

We wanted to give one of the best SLE kites ever built a major face lift. We envisioned the high demand in 2010 for a no-center-strut design, so we redesigned the Havoc on a 4-strut structure, giving room for a much deeper and more powerful profile in the center of the kite where it’s really needed.

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Designer’s Corner: Globe Sonic 2010

For the 2010 Vsonic, designer Mat Pendle almost totally eliminated the kite’s V shape. The new GKVDelta shape is more like a high aspect ratio delta.

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Designer’s Corner: Naish Cult 2010

Due to the success of the 2009 Helix and the new 2010 Helix, essentially a brand new kite, Naish combined the best of last year’s Helix and Cult to product the 2010 Cult.

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Designer’s Corner: Slingshot Comp Stick 2010 Control System

The biggest challenge was trying to get all of the features we wanted to incorporate into the bar to work together in a streamlined design, without compromise.

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Designer’s Corner: NPX Zealot 2010

The goal was to incorporate some of the newest neoprene technologies to make the Zealot even warmer, lighter, and stretchier than last year.

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Designer’s Corner: Best Nemesis NXG 2010

I had taken the Nemesis HP design as far as it would go. I simply couldn’t make it jump higher, ride faster or deliver more power, so we had to look at other ways of improving it.

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Designer’s Corner: Eclipse Surge 2010

The Surge is a completely new design within a traditional C-kite geometry.

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Designer’s Corner: Globe Trix 2010

The flying feeling and performance can be adjusted to react like the Trix 09, but can also be adjusted like a totally new kite with low bar pressure, very stable, perfect for cruising.

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Designer’s Corner: Caution Mayhem X 2010

We kept the name the same for the 2010 model, but made significant changes to the profile and wingtips, making some serious gains in efficiency and control.

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Designer’s Corner: Liquid Force CPR 2010 Control System

Liquid Force has designed a completely new safety and control system to go with its 2010 lines of kites. We spoke to LF kite designer and pro rider Julien Fillion to find out about the company’s new CPR control system.

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Designer’s Corner: RRD Obsession 2010

The Obsession was already a great kite, so we focused on small details to improve its overall performance.

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