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Kontact Waveboard 2010 – sickest waveboard e v e r !

Kontact Waveboard 2010 – sickest waveboard e v e r !

Although I’m currently in my hometown Vienna, which is at the moment suuuuuper grey, drizzly, cold and snowless, and there’s certainly no waves or swell around my neighbourhood here ūüôā¬† !?¬† …I would like to give my my personal opinion on North Kiteboarding’s latest wave-masterpiece:¬† The 2010 Kontact.

On my last trip in Western Australia, I had many chances to test the board extensively in all sorts of¬†conditions:¬† super challenging big swell, shorbreak-fun, mid-size down the line…. folks¬† –¬†¬† and¬†I’m not exaggerating here !¬† this is the very most honest opinion from the bottom of my wavekite-loving-soul & heart ! –¬† ¬†the verdict of my testing is:

The 2010 North Kontact is seriouosly THE BEST waveboard that I’ever had the joy¬†riding, its performance, features & quality are unmatched in the current wavebord-market.

Yeah, also my team-mates and top wave-riders¬†Jeremie Eloy, ¬†Sky Solbach and Dreu Beavis totally agree with me on that one.¬† The Kontact 2010¬†simply allows us to push the envelop of waveriding:¬† through its rounded pin-tail, gunny outline and low tail rocker the Kontact is incredibly predictable as well as it¬†holds¬†its rail in even the most extreme and choppy conditions and will never let you down in a high speed turn. Thin rails give the Kontact a lively and positive feel under your feet and the single concave throughout helps carry you through a turn and accelerate up the face. Whether you’re charging big waves or using the kite to whip yourself through high speed carves, the¬†Kontact is what you want, trust me!

Me personally I¬† l u v¬† the Kontact¬†6’3, most of the time in combination with my Rebel 2010 5m2.¬† The combo gets me going from around 13 knots, unbelievable.¬† If you haven’t done so, check out my review on the Rebel 2010.

And last but certainly not least,¬† CHECK THIS OUT:¬†¬†My last wave-session in W.A. before leaving to grey Europe, I reckon the pics speak for themselves in terms of product performance and style ūüôā

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urs Gabi