VR5 Freeride Foilboard 142 x 51 26 Liters

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VR5 BOARD, 142 x 51 - 26 liters

The new VR5 was developped in the light of RX-V5S and its reputation on kitefoil market. A long reflecyion has developped to respond without compromise to riders of all levels, from beginner to competitor. Directly inspired by the RX-V5S, VR5  is back with an even more complete design.

 

News : 

  • The rails are reinforced with Airex and then wrapped in carbon fiber
  • The deck is now flat for perfect foot support, and it has also been reinforced with even more carbon fiber
  • The inverted rail shape has been improved for even more lean angle and low resistance while heeled over
  • The double concave hull shape is even more pronounced
  • Additional volume in the nose of the board helps the board behave well during foiling touchdowns and takeoffs

The construction of the VR5  is identical to other Alpinefoil foil boards, giving it a still unmatched rigidity.

 

The EPS core is shaped by CNC machining, which guarantees perfect precision shaping.

The pronounced double concave hull shape prevents the suction effect that happens when a foil board with classic hull shape touches down and takes off. The result is smoother takeoff and faster acceleration, and the board remains stable and keep its speed at during touch-and-go riding. 

The unique shape and a volume of 26 L and length of 142 cm x 51 cm, the VR5 board has plenty of volume while remaining compact and light, making it easy to water start without the need for big kites.

The progressive reversed rails allows easy and smooth gybes and limit the consequences of touchdowns during fast maneuvers. 

Additional volume in the nose of the board helps the board behave well during foiling touchdowns and takeoffs. 

The numerous carbon reinforcements in the deck and the hull increase stiffness and steering responsiveness.

The construction of the VR5 is identical to other Alpinefoil foil boards, giving it a still unmatched rigidity.

The CNC machined closed-cell EPS core is built up using: 

  • carbon-wrapped wooden stringer running the entire length of the boarda central car
  • traditional fiberglass
  • T700 carbon fiber, laid up along three axes to support the forces generated by the foil
  • A composite Bamboo fiber-epoxy biopolymer applied in the longitudinal direction of the board, which provides extra resilience and durability. This technology allows the board to be used session after session without deterioration in its performance characteristics – no board "fatigue".
  • We use a high quality epoxy resin in the construction of these composite boards. We chose this resin because its solvent-free base is not damaging to the environment. This resin is also highly resistant to osmosis.

For the deck we use a layer of Airex, a cell closed material characterized by extreme resistance to compression, which strengthens the support zone beneath the feet. 

The rails are reinforced with Airex and then wrapped in carbon fiber. 

The fully integrated internal carbon F-Box is built into the board during construction and provides a solid connection between the board and the foil. Carbon fiber reinforcements in the box-board construction distribute the forces over a wide area thereby increasing the rigidity and the responsiveness and improving the rider's feel on the foil. 

The board's polyester finish and two-component paint are coated with a UV resistant polyurethane varnish.

The foot placement is wide and comfortable, allowing perfect and precise contact with the board.

The VR5 has a total of 32 inserts for footstraps at the front and rear, allowing for multiple combinations of foot placements. You can set up the FS-1 with 1, 2, or 3 foot straps, with a single front strap in the center or two front strap in a "V" configuration (or strapless of course), depending on your preference, riding style, and riding conditions.

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