The Tantrum is our light wind and wake-style board that is really appreciated by light wind specialist as well as some of our team riders.
It has, in comparison to the Imperator, a much narrower and sharper rail edge which, in comparison, allows easier planing. In addition the outline is kept parallel to offer a greater planing surface on the board.
In light wind the board rides much higher and with a parked kite it allows itself to be actively popped out of the water – much like a wakeboard. Jumping height, with kite assist, is not as high as with the Imperator.
CARTAN® – the finest and most advanced carbon
Cartan Carbon Hiss-Tec on Fehmarn is the first kite board manufacturer in the world to process this 12K-carbon fibres. The high tech stitched multi-axial carbon fabric differs from ordinary carbon fabric in that woven threads keep the fibres at an exact 30 degree angle. In addition the board is made in the CARVED-typical uni-body construction method. Thanks to the tight and parallel fibre layout impact forces, on landing, are redistributed over a larger area.
With CARTAN® CARVED is able to add to its legendary ability to perfectly combine two technically disparate elements – flex and stiffness. The result is a board with the ability for unprecedented explosive jumps as well as a comfortable and effective upwind ability. The high strength of fine carbon fibre allowed us to reduce the amount of material used and as a result the weight of the board.
Full 3D Rails
Round Rails The middle rail of the Imperator is rounded. The additional effort that this requires is not without reason: the water sucks around the rail allowing more load to be placed on the rail. This results in the Imperator being able to hold its rail – even at high speeds. The loading of the kite lines, through the board, is improved, even at high speed, allowing for higher jumps.
Moreover, thanks to the rounded rails, the ride becomes easier, more comfortable and more controlled – you don’t see surfboard with sharp rails do you?
High speed landings, for example after a Kiteloop, are much easier with the Imperator – in comparison to kiteboards with hard and sharp rails. No caught rails, even when the board lands slightly skew in the water. Landings are clearly easier than they are with the “Snowboard-type” rails.
Razor Fins – for grip and agility
No other fin has the same amount of grip and agility. The shape of the razor fins allows them to be placed further out. Here the fin profile is at its most effective and allows for maximum guidance during both take offs and landing.
The new razor fin might cut like a razor through the water but CARVED has made sure, by ensuring that the leading edge is not sharp, that there are no nasty surprises when you come unstuck.