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RRD Spark 5'5" LTD Kitesurf Board, 2018


The new RRD Spark is in its own program. It blends the Assopigliatutto and the Chiatta to create a unique all-round performer. This combination paired with a COTAN shape, defines the Spark as a premium board that is truly the perfect shape for all conditions.
This board is the ideal choice for those who are torn between the Rocket or the Cotan. The Spark shines bright during strapless freestyle, provides early planing for incredible light wind performance, and still maintains proper wave riding characteristics in side-onshore or side-offshore conditions. Equipped with easy to ride parallel rails, a very straight outline, and extremely thin, but really wide to nose to tail, the Spark feels extremely comfortable and follows your line while cranking that bottom turn. The board is exceptionally stable as the nose does not lift up and down. Before we had two boards that do it all, now we have the Spark.

  • Straight outline with very parallel lines throughout. Increasing the grip potential while maximizing wet area in a compact shape
  • Flat hull on the nose and deep monoconcave in the middle and tail area with flat release on the tail kick
  • Quad setup to maximize grip in light winds to stay upwind and improve off the top release when riding a wave
  • Thin rails profile from nose to tail to improve control in waves
The LTD construction was introduced last year. These unique boards are built with a lightweight technology that allows flex, contro,l 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 SPARK in action!

RRD Spark V1 from RRD International on Vimeo.