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Gaastra Surfkite 5'10" 2010

Gaastra Surfkite 5'10" 2010

Kiteboard Model: Surfkite
Kiteboard Type: Directional
Brand: Gaastra
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  • Straighter outline – helps you more easily control the board.
  • Medium rocker – in gusty conditions, the medium rocker provides maximum power. In normal conditions, it provides effortless acceleration.
  • Rounded pin tail – makes for faster bottom turns.
  • Sharp box rails – make the board more powerful on the cut back for a faster release.
  • Multiple strap positions – so that every rider out there can select the best possible position.

First and foremost you have to know that that for 2010 Gaastra has two Surfkite models to offer. First there’s the 5'6", a board that is ideally suited for the mushy to medium onshore waves of Europe. Then there’s the 5'10", a board that’s ideally suited for side shore wind conditions and waves ranging from shoulder high up to anything the ocean might throw at you.

The Surfkite 5'6" and the Surfkite 5'10" are properly good waveriding boards that have the same drive and power you would expect to get from surf boards (they also look like surfboards too). One question does come to mind though: why would Gaastra come up with two Surfkite models? According to the manufacturer, there’s a simple reason behind this – to cover all waveriding conditions, from mushy, medium sized waves to big and powerful waves.

Getting back to the 2010 Surfkite 5'10", this board, as mentioned above, is meant to be used in side shore wind conditions. Compared to the 2010 Surfkite 5'6" which has a rounder outline, the 2010 Surfkite 5'10" has a straighter outline; Gaastra opted for a straighter outline to make this board easier to control.

Just like the 2010 Surfkite 5'6", the 2010 Surfkite 5'10" has a powerful scoop rocker so the board can generate the power you need, rather than getting the power you need from the kite.

Take the 2010 Surfkite 5'10" out for a spin and you will find it is an easy to control board. You will be able to easily control fast bottom turns and take the speed right to the top of the wave. You will also be able to pull off some nice aerials with little help from the kite.

If the 2010 Vision Pro were to receive marks for its performance, these are the marks it would receive (on a scale from 1 to 10):

  • Freeride – 8
  • Freestyle – 1.5
  • Race – 6.5
  • Wave – 10