Compared to other freeride boards I've used, the Spark has slightly more flex under load. That is why it feels a bit more elastic and has smoother landings. It uses channels on each end which improve plannign and upwind riding. The board is not very...more
Best Spark 2011
Kiteboarding is a fun and spectacular sport, but it requires training, determination and proper gear. If you are a kiteboarding enthusiast, but you are not yet a pro or extreme rider, you need a reliable and forgiving board to help you progress and enjoy quality time out on the waves. One of the perfect boards for progression is the Best Spark. The Spark has plenty of power and pop, but it is not aggressive and it is fun to ride. The board is built using the latest technology and the best fabrics, according to the highest quality standards. Although it offers top quality and performance, the Spark is available for a very decent price.
Once you learn the basics of kiteboarding you are ready to venture out on the water and conquer the waves. You have a long way to go until you will master every aspect of this sport, but if you have the Best Spark by your side the road will be fun and much easier. The Spark is crafted to keep up with you as you progress and help you learn new tricks without effort. The board is very forgiving, but still has enough power and speed. Best has designed the Spark using a fuller outline which assures a smooth glide and extra stability.
The Grip Tips design, based on 3D channels positioned on the bottom tip area improve the grip, without affecting planning speed or adding drag. The Controlled Flex Zones technology provides optimized pop and flex for progression by using a progressive flex pattern. This technology also allows the rider to run in choppy waves without effort and experience smooth landings after huge jumps. The board also absorbs the shocks resulted from wave impacts to maximize the comfort of the ride.
The Best Spark is available in three different sizes, and each size is especially optimized for specific rider weights. The larger Spark model can be used in lighter winds or by larger riders without problems. The board glides fast and smooth, it can jump pretty high and it is very easy to control. It is a perfect tool for beginner and intermediate riders. Best has engineered the Spark using a CNC, vertically laminated Wood core combined with tri axial glass layups. The Wood core provides extra durability and makes the board light and responsive, while the tri axial glass layups assure exceptional tip to tip flex and improve torsion resistance.
The board is equipped with the Best Discreet Mounting System which assures that the fins and strap or pad connections do not interfere with the board’s flex. This mounting system also allows the rider to set up the straps and pads in the most comfortable position. If you are looking to progress or just to enjoy a fun and relaxing freeride session out on the water, the Best Spark is just what you need.