Check the fantastic promotional video with a ‘real’ kitesurfer and Decathlon employee putting the board through its paces.
Is this board for you?
If you can associate with the level of riding in the video and can proudly call yourself a beginner to intermediate rider who could not name every pro rider and brand (and is not too concerned about this), but is put off by the thought of spending €700+ on a board …then quite simply YES.
If you don’t know your rocker from your flex and know that neither are affecting your riding skill and style any more than just being able to get out there on the water and practice, …then YES this is a perfect board for you.
We can already hear the complaints that making a cheap accessible board means ANYONE can head to a sports shop, buy one and hit the water without the proper training, …but that is not a very well thought out accusation, …because why is reckless behaviour only associated to those on a tighter budget, and what stops someone with deeper pockets doing exactly the same with the current range of big brand equipment; nothing – and any time spent at any beach will confirm that ‘all the gear and no idea’ will always be a part of any sport including ours.
So hats off to Decathlon and we look forward to getting one of these boards in our hands to test for you and if you are lucky, pass on to one lucky reader.
For more information head over to Decathlon and grab* yourself a bargain whilst stocks last and this is sure to be a summer sell out.
*Available at all European Decathlon sites, just head to your countries.
Published on: 4th July 2017