FLYING VM DIMENSIONS
- 4-8 x 22 x 4-3/8 x 60L
- 5-0 x 24 x 4-5/8 x 75L
- 5-4 x 26 x 4-5/8 x 85L
- 5-8 x 27 x 4-5/8 x 95L
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Vitor Marcal, a North Shore lifeguard and one of the first guys who was foiling around 20 years ago when Laird and a few others were first doing it, was the first guy who asked Jimmy to use his expertise in design to make him a foil board with low drag when the board would come down off the foil.
The first thing Jimmy thought of that landed on water well was a seaplane. Doing a little research Jimmy shaped a board with a similar bottom shape as a seaplane and that did the trick for Victor. Now, 20 years later Jimmy has resurrected that shape on the wing board models.
Not only do these boards re-direct the rider back up onto the foil with little or no drag when they touch down but they take off much easier and faster too. This unique bottom shape, along with the correct angle beveled rails, make for very low drag and extra lift as soon as the board has a little bit of forward motion.
Jimmy: "I don’t do gimmicks on my shapes. All of my designs and shapes are proven, hydrodynamic wonders."
Boards are delivered including with 3 Footstraps!
All our boards are built using the most hi-tech, best strength to weight ratio composite construction there is. It’s called “sandwich construction.” Sandwich construction is where a thin layer (3mm or 1/8”) of high density PVC foam is attached to the core of the board with a layer of fiberglass or carbon between the two. Then another layer of fiberglass or carbon is laminated on the outside of that thin layer of PVC high density foam. That is a sandwich. Without that layer of fiberglass or carbon between the foam core of the board and the high density PVC foam on the outside of that core, it is not a sandwich and it is not nearly as strong, stiff or impact resistant as are genuine sandwich construction. The sandwich is done on the top and the bottom of all of my boards. This sandwich construction is one of the reasons (besides the always world leading shapes) that our boards have the reputation as the best boards and best boards made on the market today.
All of the fin boxes and other attaching points such as leash plugs and handle inserts are reinforced with high density PVC foam for super strength and break resistance.
The Kinetic factory that makes our boards is constantly testing and researching the best materials to use in the construction of our boards as well as coming up with improved construction techniques that, in the end, produce lighter and stronger boards that last!!!