May 24, 2013
Author: SBC Kiteboard Test Team
STYLE: Directional Surf Quad
SIZE: 5’10” x 18” or 46 cm
The 5’10” Signature is all about comfort and control at high speeds. Its surf shape is designed to handle strong wind and down-the-line wave riding. It’s a solid performer that will keep you in comfort and control at higher speeds. The board feels smooth and mellow underfoot while getting over large waves and through chop. The Signature also tracks well and pushes upwind easily. It is quick and nimble rail to rail and can bite and snap quickly off the tail, but it takes time to adjust to the more aggressively scalloped-out deck shape. The Signature was one of the smoothest, drawn-out carving boards in the test, with nice grip that is initiated quickly at speed. The concave deck adds control while at high speeds, and the thick cushioned top deck dampens any turbulence. Any rider who wants a board to session some well-developed surf and good sideshore wind for down-the-line fun should consider the Signature.