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Jimmy Lewis KWAD KT 2011

Jimmy Lewis KWAD KT 2011

Kiteboard Model: KWAD KT
Kiteboard Type: Directional
Brand: Jimmy Lewis
Best For
Waveriding  Freestyle
Board sizes

5'4" x 17 1/2" x 1 7/8"

5'7" x 18" x 2"

5'11" x 18 1/2" x 2 1/8"

Rating:
4
4.0/5

If you take a closer look at the 2011 kiteboard line released by Jimmy Lewis you will be at least impressed. If you are into kiteboarding you are already familiarized with the high performance these boards offer, but the 2011 models are crafted using the latest technology and the finest fabrics, so they really are unique. The 2001 KWAD KT is designed for the riders who love excellent “drive and slash” as the manufacturer states. The board uses a quad fin setup which increases the grip, and makes the board easy to control in high waves as well as in small ones, while also reducing drag. If you love kiteboarding and like to ride with style, just try the Jimmy Lewis KWAD KT and you will not need any other board very soon. This board has all it takes to take this extreme water sport to a whole new level.

One of the most acclaimed kiteboard manufacturers today, Jimmy Lewis has always put a lot of effort and passion in the development of any board model. The new models for this year make no exception and are crafted with extra care, so they meet the highest quality standards and are ready to satisfy the demands of any rider out there.

The new KWAD KT is a directional board which uses a quad fin setup and is intended to perform outstanding in any wave conditions. In a way this board reminds of the Chamber, and actually Jimmy Lewis took serious the words of pro riders and not only who suggested that the Chamber would be great with a four fin setup. Well, the Jimmy Lewis team took that into consideration, but has developed a totally new board which uses the quad fin configuration for more thrust and drive control.

Jimmy Lewis KWAD KT features a surf-like shape, with narrower tail and nose and with a longer outline. This profile allows it to cut through any wave easy and fast. At the same time, the rider can tackle any wave easy and without effort. The tail has a similar design to a classic surfboard fish tail, and it is enhanced to deliver optimal power release. This way the board has excellent early planning, jumping and lifting abilities. Actually the board packs plenty of pop for the rider who loves to run fast or performs extreme tricks. The extra volume in the nose and the slightly moved forward waist of the KWAD KT very agile and stable at the same time, and no wave is too big or too small for this board. Besides power and speed the board also offers an unmatched control. The refined rails and bottom line assure plenty of grip and stability and make the board very reliable even at the highest speed. No matter what move the rider performs, the board is responsive and offers a direct and precise control.

The KWAD KT also offers smooth landings and a very comfortable ride. Additional comfort is provided by the three part soft deck pad and easy adjustable footstraps.  Jimmy Lewis has engineered the KWAD KT using a special sandwich structure which perfectly balances the weight to strength ratio. This way the board is stiff, solid and light at the same time. The Jimmy Lewis KWAD KT is available in several sizes to match a larger rider weight range and comes in four color styles.


Jimmy Lewis KWAD KT 2011 Average Rating: 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 user reviews.
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Jimmy Lewis KWAD KT 2011 Reviewed on Feb 21st 2012
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Rating: 4.0 out of 5
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The 5'11" Kwad is a fast board, but also easy to control. It can handle high speeds in waves very easy. Bottom turns are also fast. It is quite a wide board (wide point forward), but this will prevent eye spray. The board runs very nice in small and...more

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Jimmy Lewis KWAD KT 2011 Reviewed on Feb 24th 2011
Davy Binois
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Rating: 4.0 out of 5

The KWAD impressed me with the extra stability and grip it offers. The quad fin setup is great. It is perfect for kitesurfing in various conditions. It proves fast and snappy in lightwind and steady in big winds. I like that it is stiff and you ca...more

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