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RRD Barracuda V2 LTD Kitesurf Board, 2018


Designed, tested, and developed by Ralf Bachschuster. Specifically created to be used for strapped-in riding, these phenomenal sticks are very fast, securely grip the water, and deliver an abundance of hold in the most extreme conditions. With a slightly wider outline in the middle with narrow rounded pin tail to improve top speed, the Barracuda delivers great turning potential with plenty of grip at high speeds. The full mono-concave hull with heaps of rocker on the tail makes plaining fast and holding control on choppy waters a breeze.
Developed and tested in Cape Town by one of the most influential and radical kiteboarders in the South African kite scene, the Barracudas are fast boards that were born to handle full power!

  • Slightly wider outline in the middle with narrow rounded pin tail to improve top speed and allow great turning potential with plenty grip
  • Full mono-concave hull with heaps of rocker on the tail. Planing fast and holding control on choppy waters
  • Thicker volume mid section in between your feet to allow floatation and keeping momentum at lower speed
  • Thin rail profile on nose and tail to allow best grip at high speed and lower the volume to keep the weight down
The LTD construction was introduced last year. These unique boards are built with a lightweight technology that allows flex, control, and scoop rocker line accuracy. The board is constructed with a CNC EPS core of 20 kgs/m3 density, then laminated with 200 grms biaxial glass fibers, and finished with a 55 grams carbon net over a bamboo stepping deck vacuum. This is glued onto the board at a 90° angle compared to the stringer length to avoid excessive stiffness.
This construction is slightly lighter than the Classic, about 300-400 grams, but the difference is not as much in the weight of the board, but that it's stronger and has an EPS foam core. The EPS core makes the board more buoyant because the foam holds more air.
The boards in the LTD construction feel alive, not only because of their light weight but mainly due to the added floatation. Because of this, it is possible to ride a thinner board. All of our LTD’s are thinner and tuned down from the Classic and Wood technologies.
These boards were created specifically to ride strapless and are ideal for jumping. They are meant for riders who abuse the board during the landings but want a lightweight board at the same time that can be controlled at high speeds.

Watch the RRD BARRACUDA V2 in action!

RRD Barracuda V2 from RRD International on Vimeo.