BWSurf Stallion V2 Kiteboard
The BWSurf Stallion V2 Kiteboard is the 2nd generation of the Stallion which is now stronger, more sustainable, and with even higher performance. The Stallion V2 is now a stamped and certified Ecoboard, BWS has improved their manufacturing to reduce carbon emissions and waste. BWS also improved the Stallion by switching a new new higher quality fiberglass and lay ups process, as well as more exact cutting and channeling tooling has allowed BWS and Appletree to produce an even stronger and higher performance Stallion.
Inspired from Tomo but #nothinglikeatomo we’re proud to present our own modern planing hull (MPH) board, the Stallion kiteboard. The Stallion is a pure kite board design, with a bulletproof, state of the art construction and the highest performance. You’ll be truly amazed by the strength, performance and durability52-000 of the Stallion. A very easy, super fast and really controlled ride. You’ll be astonished by the speed you can carry with this board. Great turning on the wave. The bottom is one of the most incredible features of the board. The deep channels in the bottom funnel air and water under the board for unmatched speed and control. When you feel like jumping the Stallion will steal the show and landings are smooth thanks to its aggressive channels that disperse water upon landing. The cut off wider nose and the handy grab rail make it easy to keep on your feet. The Stallion’s construction perfectly balances strength and weight, which makes light enough to stick to your feet during aerial maneuvers and you don’t have to worry about hard landings damaging your board, the Stallion can handle anything you throw at it.
The Stallion is the MPH concept wave thrasher we’ve been working on for a long time, it was developed together with kitesurf legend Ian Alldredge and BWS kite designer Dano See. Don’t think this baby is only the best match for choppy, small waves and messy conditions. When the waves get bigger the Stallion stays completely in her element. With the Stallion you go big in every way.
The 3 stage rocker with concave is called “Modern Planing Hull” nowadays but actually has been around in the sister sport of windsurfing for decades before it found its way to the still young sport of kitesurfing. It’s all stemmed from early days of Surfing, when a lot of shaping was done with channels. The unique feature of Stallion is the mix of conceptual paths the water can flow which makes it plane early, ride fast, turn tight and be completely drag free. There is a precise formula of fin placement, width and channel dispersion, which makes this style board perfectly suited for kitesurfing as kiters demand speed, upwind traction, powered carving, and light and agile turning.
The unique and very pronounced bottom concave and channel concept gives the Stallion kiteboard the super fast drive and control in all conditions. The Stallion’s construction, rail profile and channeling are specifically designed for kitesurfing: thin, low volume, sharp rails, light and super strong with flex are the way to go to enjoy the most sensational kite sesh ever.
The manufacturing of the board is in Europe with Apple Tree Company, where a unique technology was developed to ensure the lightest and yet strongest board available on the market today.
*NEW We fine tuned and further improved the construction by using a higher quality of fiber glass and implementing the fiber in a different matting structure, as a result the BWSurf Stallion V2 Kiteboard is even stronger than before. The factory invested further in their self-built cutting machine for an even more accurate result of the cutting process. The Stallion has been designed for kiting in every way, not only shape wise, but also offering you a bullet proof construction that withstands the fierce pressures during riding on the board and thus making the Stallion more durable.
XPS foam: XPS is like EPS so it only works with epoxy resin. However, it is different in that it does not contain the beads that EPS has. That’s why it’s called closed foam, it means it’s completely waterproof! So no worries when you ding the board. just keep kiting and fix it later. XPS is notoriously hard to laminate, but our fusion tech makes it possible! The BWS Stallion V2 core is fused with the skin, this gives an optimal bond between skin and core, virtually eliminating de-lamination.
The BWS Stallion V2 features strategically placed patches that provide a durable platform for your feet. These patches are made from a super high strength PET honeycomb foam that is radically different from any other honeycomb on the market today. The honeycomb is set into the deck of the board, it doesn’t just sit on top of the foam. The patches are sandwiched between fiberglass layers, together they form a very dent resistant layer and prevent denting marks on the deck under your feet.
The boards are glassed in clear epoxy so you can look directly inside the board, we have nothing to hide under layers of paint! The color on the boards come from tint in the resin itself, it’s transparent and will never fade.
*NEW For our BWSurf Stallion V2 Kiteboard we tested more eco friendly resins and we were stoked that these proved to be even higher performance and more durable for our Stallion than the resins we used before. The Ecoboard Project also offsets carbon footprints by planing mangroves which absorb 1.5 metric tons of carbon per hectare per year. So we’re happy to contribute to a more ecofriendly shredders world and be part of the ECOBOARD Project. You will find the official numbered Ecoboard labels on the V2.
You cannot compare the shape of the Stallion kiteboard with a traditional surfboard, we recommend to ride it between 6′′ and 8′′ shorter then a directional. If you’re hesitating between 2 sizes, here’s a thought; if your first objective with the Stallion is the freestyle strapless discipline go for the shorter one. If your first concern is performance in the waves, go for the longer one.
FCSII Fin box system– Keyless fin system with a flush leading edge. Means you can install them and take them out on the beach without any tool and nothing will get caught under the leading edge of the fin. Their honeycomb construction is light and durable making the FCSII fin system ideal for the BWSurf Stallion V2 Kiteboard.