High Tech RIP
RIP 36: 136 x 40 cm - 2,5 kg
RIP 39: 139 x 42 cm - 2,6 kg
Kiteboard including grab and 5cm fins
The SPLEENE RIP has become synonymous with THE perfect freeride kiteboard. Whether you just want to ride along, demonstrate your megaloop board offs or even improve your handlepass skills - the RIP can do it all!
- Quick planing
- Excellent jumping
- Direct feeling & maximum control
- Spider Frame 3D Deck
- Advanced Jet Bottom
- Shark Skin Surface
- Made in Europe
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!
Range of use of the SPLEENE RIP
Highlights of the RIP in detail
How do you optimize an already perfect kiteboard? 3 years after our last model we can say that we have an even better version of the SPLEENE RIP.
Once again we were able to minimize the weight! Our RIP in classic construction with wood core, fiberglass laminate as well as bottom and deck sheet is lighter than many (pseudo) carbon kiteboards that cost three times as much. We achieve this through our sophisticated Spider Frame 3D deck, the use of the finest materials and a production at the highest level. This is where our 20 years of experience in developing and manufacturing kiteboards pays off in full.
The new RIP has a sportier setup. The new width of 42, respectively 40 cm makes it more agile. A new, tighter construction provides more pop and direct feeling. The updates look great on the RIP. In combination with the optimized flex curve and the new outline we have developed a real freeride weapon. The Advanced Jet Bottom in the bottom continues to provide the best grip and smooth landings with perfect guidance.
As usual from SPLEENE, our kiteboards not only ride sensational, they also look great. When you unpack your new board, you immediately feel like you're at a dreamlike kite spot with bright white sand, turquoise water, majestic blue sky and lush green landscape in the background. The refreshing design not only works on land, it also shines on the water. Your kite pictures will be terrific.
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.
The SPLEENE High Tech RIP tested in the Kitelife Magazin and Gleiten.TV (German)
What´s the technology behind the SPLEENE High Tech RIP?
SPLEENE Kiteboarding is a pioneer in the industry and has driven the development of kiteboards as we know them today. 20 years of board know how are in this 10th generation of the High Tech Line.
Spider Frame 3D Deck
Often imitated, never reached - the SPLEENE Spider Frame 3D Deck with its 3D milled wood core as the heart! The high art of developing kiteboards is, on the one hand, to have enough material thickness available in the areas at risk of breakage, on the other hand, to deliberately make certain areas thinner and thus more flexible. Above all, the goal is to achieve the lowest possible total weight for the kiteboard.
The Spider Frame 3D deck creates the basis for this and gives the kiteboard maximum torsional stiffness - without compromise! The thinning edge areas create a perfect flex. Areas where low forces are generated are radically designed for minimum weight.
Advanced Jet Bottom
The bottom shape is characterized by a channel with double concaves. This allows the kiteboard to glide significantly earlier and more freely than conventional bottoms. Instead of a simple radius, the SPLEENE Advanced Jet Bottom uses a parabolic shape.
With our Advanced Jet Bottom you have significantly more grip, the water is pushed along the edges. In choppy conditions, the effect is particularly noticeable. Like a racing boat, the water surface is broken up by the sophisticated bottom shape. Your jumps end in buttery soft landings.
Shark Skin Surface
The bottom of the kiteboard is built with a special technique. This gives the kiteboard the Shark Skin effect with reduced friction. The result is faster planing and higher speed. You will feel that immediately.
3D Wood Core
All SPLEENE kiteboards are produced with a form glued, 3D CNC milled wood core. Thanks to the superior damping properties of wood, the SPLEENE kiteboards have a very high ride comfort, give maximum feedback and will give you great pleasure for years.
The 3D milled wood core is the heart of the Spider Frame 3D deck and determines the structure and character of the kiteboard.
Small detail with big effect: The slight elevation on the side of the kiteboard increases the comfort enormously. Even in rough conditions you kite effortlessly, without cutting in or splashing water in the face.
The specially developed top sheet of the kiteboard is provided with UV protection. Even many hours in the blazing sun do not harm the kiteboard. The colors shine even after years as on the first day.
Straps, Pads and Fins
The SPLEENE straps, pads and fins are perfectly matched to our kiteboards. The pads are anatomically adapted to the foot and provide extra good support by a toe edge. Get on and feel good!
For the straps we offer the Standard Straps with velcro and the Pro Straps with ratchets, even in two sizes. All straps allow different mounting positions and can be adjusted individually.
The SPLEENE Kiteboarding fins are made of extra hard G10 material, for best performance.