2016 Loco Zombie Directional Kite Board
This years Zombie directional kite board builds on last year’s design with feedback from a variety of advanced riders; some from the ‘more volume small kite’ school of thinking and some from the ‘former twin tip’ brigade. Generally ‘real surfers’ seem to prefer parking the kite and using the surfboard to drive their turns whereas the twin tip guys are so used to small slabs of PVC that they simply demand a bigger foil just to get into the wave. Subsequently this year’s Zombie has had to make some compromises so as to appeal to as many wave kiters as possible. Last year it was all about going smaller on our sticks. This year we’ve made the rails much thinner and lost a lot of volume from each size. We’ve also knocked down the rocker a little to make getting out through the surf a little less punishing on the knees.
The construction remains hard-wearing epoxy/bamboo sandwich with full carbon rails replacing the need for a stinger and also giving the board that distinctive and purposeful Loco aesthetic. All our directionals come with 5 FCS boxes for 2016 making it easier to source after market fins although we still recommend K4 Fins as our riders preferred choice.
Boards land middle to late November and will be shipped to mainland UK in good time for Christmas.