Wavekiting is one of the purest forms of kitesurfing', a fact that is recognised at most kiting spots around the world. Waves allow us to experience the pure turning and carving sensations that lie at the heart of the surfing experience. But not all turns are created equal. For those particularly intense moments, at the bottom of the wave face or up on the lip, a unique board is required that is both lively and dynamic with a finely tuned shape. Unfortunately, new modern sandwich constructed boards limit this experience.
As a result CORE have deliberately opted to return to a classic fiberglass construction method and have tapped into the decades of experience that Carved possess. The result is the brand new Ripper 2. Whether you’re in wind waves or down the line on clean reef waves, strapped or strapless, the Ripper 2 is the perfect all-rounder. It's a classic waveboard that gets closer than ever before to the root of kitesurfing - Or should that be the 'CORE' of kitesurfing.
The back foot area of the Ripper 2 is massively strengthened by the addition of a carbon fiber layer, as kitesurfing places a lot more strain and pressure on this area than traditional surfing, and has also been specifically strengthened to increase resistance and longevity.
Up for anything. A horizontally laid stringer with V4A stainless steel inserts is laid flat, with the laminate and carbon fiber layers on the top deck, making it extremely sturdy. The Ripper 2 can therefore be ridden strapless or with the high quality Dakine strap sets – which are included.
***Delivery Notice: These boards are typically brought in on special order only and will take approximately 14 to 21 days to arrive from Germany. Please contact us prior to ordering to confirm availability.