The Imperator V is manufactured with CARTAN® carbon fiber exclusive to CORE and CARVED. This high tech stitched multi-axial carbon fabric differs from ordinary carbon fabric in that woven threads keep the fibres at an exact 30 degree angle. In addition the board is made in the CARVED-typical uni-body construction method. Thanks to the tight and parallel fibre layout impact forces, on landing, are redistributed over a larger area.
With CARTAN® CARVED is able to add to its legendary ability to perfectly combine two technically disparate elements – flex and stiffness. The result is a board with the ability for unprecedented explosive jumps as well as a comfortable and effective upwind ability. The high strength of fine carbon fibre allowed a reduction in the amount of material used, resulting in an extremely light weight board.
The Imperator V uses a tip with an elliptical cut out tho increases flex while further decreasing weight. The Elliptical Flex Tip will always flex at the right place. At the outside by the fins the rail is turned a little harder to provide explosive pop at take-off. The centre of the tip is a little softer in order to ensure a smooth ride in choppy water.
The middle rail of the Imperator is rounded. The additional effort that this requires is not without reason: the water sucks around the rail allowing more load to be placed on the rail. This results in the Imperator being able to hold its rail – even at high speeds. The loading of the kite lines, through the board, is improved, even at high speed, allowing for higher jumps.
Moreover, thanks to the rounded rails, the ride becomes easier, more comfortable and more controlled.
High speed landings, for example after a Kiteloop, are much easier with the Imperator – in comparison to kiteboards with hard and sharp rails. No caught rails, even when the board lands slightly skew in the water. Landings are clearly easier than they are with the “Snowboard-type” rails.
The Imperator V also possesses a bottom concave that runs deeper into the tail, which increases control as the board can be edged harder and longer. The “Full Carbon Flex” Version has a scratch resistant top deck, constructed with light carbon fiber. The look and robustness are unbeatable.
All CARVED boards are handmade, starting with a unique unibody wood core.
***Delivery Notice: These boards are typically brought in on special order only and will take approximately 14 to 21 days to arrive from Carved in Germany. They are well worth the wait!
We do have very limited stock on the 133cm and 135cm on hand for immediate shipment.