- Competition and all-round performance.
- Intermediate fast rocker for speed.
- New generation fin positioning and tail shape for snap.
The Comp earns its name our performance competition shape, blending speed with agility. Starting with the bottom curve, the Comp features a relatively flat tail rocker for speed and acceleration with a medium/high nose rocker for larger surf and more top to bottom riding.
The outline is comprised of a moderate width center, for early planing and drive, with a relatively narrow tail for edging and snap, and narrow nose to drive through powered top turns.
We moved the thruster setup back to compensate for the fast rocker, keeping all the snap of a high tail rocker board, without sacrificing speed. If you need one wave board to perform in any conditions you throw at it, the Comp is your board of choice.
5’8” (173cm) | 18.25” (46.4cm) | 2.25” (5.7cm) | 24.3L
5’10” (178cm) | 18.75” (47.6cm) | 2.3” (5.9cm) | 26.9L
6’0” (183cm) | 19.25” (49cm) | 2.4” (6.1cm) | 29.7L
Reflex Carbon Innegra
In our quest to develop the lightest performance surfboard on the market with increased flex and response, we introduced the Reflex Carbon Innegra construction. The first key ingredient is our flyweight core where the unique molding process creates an extremely light core, less than half the weight of a traditional surf core, but with a dense outer skin created through a specific molded core for each board size.
The second key ingredient is our tough Corecell sandwich layer on the top and bottom skin. This unique material keeps the top and bottom deck from buckling while preserving the flex characteristics. We also don’t sandwich the rail, which enhances the flex further.
The final outer skin comprises of a Biaxial Carbon fiber bottom deck and a unique Biaxial Carbon Innegra top deck. This fanatical use of biaxial fibers results in an extremely high-performance skin that enables the board to flex significantly while still being extremely durable and responsive.
The Reflex Carbon shapes do not have footstrap inserts. If you use the new AK stick on straps, insert positions are indicated on the board.
Reflex Bamboo combines incredible flex with a durable sandwich outer layer, making it ideal for the rider looking for a bombproof and reliable performance construction.
The unique bamboo top deck progressive flex is achieved through a variable orientation, where the nose area features a longitudinally oriented bamboo section, the center section a 45-degree bias, and the tail section a horizontal orientation.
Using the same medium density core as our Custom Epoxy construction, but have removed the traditional wood stringer and have added a flex bamboo sandwich layer and an additional longitudinally oriented bamboo center panel on the bottom deck.
To top this off we include a UD Flax rail, which strengthens the rail section while improving impact resistance. UD Flax offers nearly 50% better performance in tensile elongation than regular glass, with significantly improved environmental credentials.
The Reflex Bamboo shapes do not have footstrap inserts. If you use the new AK stick on straps, insert positions are
Custom Epoxy offers the flex and feel of a classic surfboard, with the increased durability of the kite specific construction.
We start with a medium-density EPS core (35 Kg/per m3, for the tech heads) developed from our premium fused EPS technology. When using a single skin construction, a denser core is ideal, specifically in the thinner, lower volume boards, such as the Converse.
Covering the core, the laminate has been extensively reinforced to deal with the demands of kiting with up to five layers in the standing area, and a final layer of Innegra under the heels. Innegra is the lightest fiber commercially available (lighter than water) and can dissipate tremendous amounts of energy, making it ideal for high impact areas.
Custom EPS offers the flex and feel of a classic surfboard, with the increased durability of the kite specific construction. All custom epoxy surfboards include footstrap inserts.
1: Wingers reduce width in tail area for control and bite at speed.
2: Intermediate tail rocker combining planing and snap.
3: Intermediate width for high speed turns and control.
4: Intermediate wide point combining turning and control at speed.
5: Intermediate length for control and maneuverability.
6: Intermediate width nose for improved completion of turns.
7: Intermediate nose rocker combining planing and vert capabilities.
8: Tail - 4mm Single concave.
9: Mid - 4mm Single concave.
10: Nose - 1.5mm Single concave.
11: Intermediate performance rail.
Our ongoing quest is to develop the highest performing Directional Surf and Foil Kiteboards on the market, while reducing our environmental impact. As an industry first, we have teamed up with Sustainable Surf to develop a full line of Directional Surf and Foil Kiteboards that comply and exceed the Ecoboard fundamentals of:
• A measurably reduced carbon footprint.
• Renewable, recycled and/or up-cycled material inputs.
• Optimizing materials and processes that reduce toxicity during manufacturing.
All Airush surf directional kiteboards are Futures. compatible.
Take a look at the AK Durable Supply Co. fin options online.