Gravity Air Core 3
THE WOMEN'S ANSWER TO PROGRESSIVE PARK RIDING BY JULIA RICK.
The sport’s most dominant women’s rider continues to occupy the top spot on the podium, while pushing the boundaries of inventing new tricks. Julia loves the feeling of the Kinetik Project with finite tip/tail pressure points but wanted one with considerably less swing weight, so we proudly present an all AirCore version that is nearly 2 lbs lighter and has more flex than its wood counterpart. This Flexbox2 design is perfect for female riders looking for more technical presses and the added energy of its unique Italian imported construction.
PARK | ADVANCED
AIR CORE 3 FLEXBOX 2
TARGETED TIP/TAIL FLEX ZONE
This rider wants to have a soft tip / tail for more technical presses and recoil off of features.
We have a flex testing machine that can gauge the recoil of a board. The higher the number - the more the board will want to react back to its original rocker line. While the smaller number means the board will be softer and more compliant on rails.
HOW MUCH DOES IT FLEX?
Some boards are more adaptive on the water and features with a softer flex pattern. Others feel more secure and stable but aren’t as adaptive on rails.
WHERE DOES IT FLEX?
Where the board flexes is personal preference that will come overtime. Most of our cable boards have a leverage point where a certain part of the board compresses until the fulcrum kicks in with snap back. The most common 4 flex patterns are…
These riders want a traditional mid-section and extra pliable ends for more of a locked in feel on tip/tail presses and extra snap rebounding out of the press. This series allows a rider to exaggerate their press with the softest flex numbers in the tip/tail – but as the press gains a high degree of angle the center of the board prevents from folding over.
The Kinetik Project Flexbox 1 has a super soft belly but the rigid tip/tail gives the more snap off a feature and on air tricks. This series allows a rider to exaggerate their press with the lowest flex numbers in the center – but as the press builds because soft midsection then the traditional tip/tail prevents the board from folding over. For the rider that wants the biggest sweet spot with the most contact on rails.
Our latest flex pattern development has the softest outside flex, fused with a center spine that will provide a resistance point on a press. The strength runs the way a stringer does on a surfer, from tip to tail then leaves the majority of the outer surface area with a much softer horizontal wood. With the Atmos you have a pivot point running the length of the board, not just in certain pockets, allowing most of the board to comply from side to side with greater ease.
For the rider that wants the whole board to bend – creating the most surface area on a rail. The Women’s Spring Break board has a constant flex pattern running the entire surface area of the board. It might not snap back like our other flex patterns but it will really melt on rails with a really exaggerated press on rails.