2016 Loco El Diablo Directional Kite Board
After last year’s dip a toe in the kite surfing water exercise with our mini simmons shape many of our test pilots suggested we try a more traditional shape that would offer a one board quiver option for those wave kiters looking to travel or those without an endless board budget. Consequently the El Diablo Directional Kite Board was born which has been the product of working closely with advanced UK strapless rider Tommy Perkins whose ridden some of the premier spots across the globe like Ponta Preta in the Cape Verde islands.
It was decided that the shape would be a more traditional with a rounded tail, the rails would be progressive and the volume and dimensions would be comparable to other brands offerings. We enlisted the shaping expertise of legendary UK shaper Bill Atlee from Escape Surfboards to fine tune our initial CAD ideas. Needless to say we’re now confident that the El Diablo can stand toe to toe with any directional kite board o the market and with a competitive price tag we’re confident we’ll see more wave kiters sign up to the Asylum in 2016.
As with the Zombie the beefed up epoxy/bamboo construction delivers a light yet durable board which won’t ding soon as you look at it. Attention has been taken to make sure each board has been hand finished with some love so that the concaves are as they should be and the rails bite when you need it most.
Another none stock item so pre-order and save 10%.