Freeride, Big Air or Freestyle?
The High Tech RIP is the ultimate freeride kiteboard.
It leaves no wishes unfulfilled, you will have your best days on the water!
The SPLEENE RIP has become synonymous with THE perfect freeride kiteboard.
The Spleene RIP offers the full spectrum: Freeride, Big Air and Freestyle with maximum control and comfort. Doesn’t matter if you go for a good freeride-session or aim for the next kicker boosting you into the 3rd dimension – with the Spleene RIP you are ready!
Range of use of the SPLEENE RIP
Highlights of the RIP in detail
The RIP is the freeride kiteboard from SPLEENE. Thanks to the low weight and the perfect coordination between bending curve, flex, outline and bottom shape, you can already start riding with the RIP in light winds. With its sporty setup, you have full control at all times, even in strong winds. Choppy water? No problem with the RIP!
The RIP excels in all disciplines: freeride, big air or freestyle … whatever you feel like. A true allround wonder – it simply doesn’t get any better than this!
A freeride board must first and foremost do one thing: planing fast, even with little wind! This is an important premise for all our boards of the High Tech Line. Of course, a freeride board must also effortlessly go upwid. The RIP masters both in perfection. And this without compromising other features, such as carving, switching or jumping & landing.
You can already feel this when the RIP is in your hands. And you feel it clearly when you are on the water with the RIP. In the RIP are 20 years of concentrated experience in the development of kiteboards!
What makes the thrill of kiteboarding? Of course – jumping! Thanks to the sporty upgrade, we were able to noticeably improve the jumping characteristics of the RIP. With the firmer tuning, it has significantly more pop.
The more aggressive outline gives you more edge pressure. This allows the RIP to load perfectly and shoot you powerfully into the airspace of your home spot. With the Advanced Jet Bottom, the RIP releases smoothly from the water and sets you down again gently.
Direct feeling & maximum control
It is the sophisticated construction, which gives you full control over the kiteboard in any situation. The heart of the RIP is the 3D milled wood core, embedded in the Spider Frame 3D deck. Only wood – no other material in this world – gives you a better feedback during your moves.
With its extremely low weight, which puts some carbon boards in the shade, the RIP feels absolutely playful and ultra direct. Cruising, switching, carving and charging to the jump – with the RIP it’s all playful.
Comfort is one of the most important features of our High Tech Line. Thanks to the flex of the Spider Frame 3D deck as well as the Advanced Jet Bottom, impacts are effectively absorbed and allow you to ride smoothly even in choppy water.
The 3D milled wood core provides a very smooth ride and natural damping. Even during long sessions your knees and joints are protected. Choppy water has never been an issue with SPLEENE kiteboards. We simply know how to design the outline of a kiteboard to completely eliminate the annoying splash water.
What’s the technology behind the SPLEENE High Tech RIP?
Since birth of Spleene Kiteboarding in 2002, a lot happened. Our total know how has evolved into the 9th generation of our High Tech Line.
Advanced Jet Bottom
The bottom shape is characterized by a channel with a double concave. As a result, the kiteboard slides early. Instead of a simple radius, a
parabolic shape is used in the Spleene Advanced Jet Bottom. Compared to a conventional double concave, the Advanced Jet Bottom
allows significantly more edge grip and pushes the water along the edges. In choppy conditions, the effect is very clear. In addition, the
water surface is broken up when the kiteboard hits it, thus allowing a smooth landing after jumps.
Shark Skin Surface
The bottom of the kiteboard is matt finished by using a special technique. This gives the kiteboard a shark skin effect with reduced friction.
The result is higher speed and faster acceleration.
All SPLEENE Kiteboarding High Tech Line Kiteboards are produced with a CNC milled wood core glued in shape. Thanks to the outstanding
damping characteristics of wood, the SPLEENE Kiteboards have a very high ride comfort and also protect the joints for many hours. of
The slight elevation on the side of the kiteboard increases comfort enormously. This makes kitesurfing a lot easier without cutting or
splashing water — especially in harsh conditions.
Spider Frame 3D Deck
The upper deck of the Spleene Kiteboard is equipped with the new Spider Frame 3D structure. In the area of the grab handle, the kiteboard
becomes more flexible and gets noticeably more comfortable. The kiteboard is faster to drive, even in rough choppy water.
The glossy finish of the kiteboard is provided with an UV-protection. Even many hours in the blazing sun will not harm your kiteboard and
the colors will keep shining like the first day. Tag.
Straps, Pads and Fins
The SPLEENE straps, pads and fins are perfectly matched to SPLEENE Kiteboards. The pads are anatomically adapted to the foot and
provide extra good support with a toe edge. With the straps we offer the Standard Straps with velcro and the Pro Straps with ratchets. All
straps allow different mounting positions and can be individually adjusted. The SPLEENE Kiteboarding fins are made of extra hard G10
material for best performance.