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TAKOON KITEBOARDING COLLECTION

The ultimate SLE kite

It’s all about progression

Slashy board

Progress on a real bow kite

Edgy board

Accessories line

Ride for life

Surf


TAKOON KITEBOARDING COLLECTION

TAKOON KITEBOARDING COLLECTION


TAKOON/KITE/ENOVA2

Progress on a real Bow kite -Program: freeride, wave riding, wake style. -Simplicity, safety, easy re-launch, huge wind range. -Equipped with the new -Sizes : 5, 7, 9, 12m² After the success of the first eNova generation, Takoon is proud to introduce the eNova2, developed in close relationship with the Takoon centers all over the world. The main objective was obvious, to offer a kite easy to handle, for all riders who want to ride with simple and high-performance equipment. The eNova2 kite adheres to the new standards on safety. This is the perfect kite to give a good kick to your progression, without having to change the kite after 6 months. -Riding feeling : The eNova2 is a kite really easy to handle while keeping a great level of performance. It is a light kite, stable and easy to relaunch. This second generation is more rigid in the air and has more reactivity. Bar pressure is direct and gives accurate kite control and depower is more efficient.


TAKOON/KITE/ENOVA2 -What's new ? -The overall performance is optimised thanks to a more aerodynamical profile. The new leading edge design which enables a direct efforts transfer, the independent profile between the center and the tips, the struts’ unique location and the narrow tips, all these characteristics make the eNova2 more aerodynamical.The eNova2 is also much more rigid, it’s easy to use because it’s not a high aspect ratio. - The Dacron material on the tips offers more stiffness. That aspect plus the specific bridle system and the new kite shape all give the kite more reactivity - The eNova2 is still very light because it only has 5 struts, and it’s a kite that has a medium aspect ratio. All this make the kite fly better, it never falls out of the sky, it’s ideal for wave riding and tricks. -Depower ability is really efficient with a good bar feeling, light but still effective. Thanks to the innovative eNova2 shape, depower ability increases by 15%, so we reduced the depower length necessary in order to reduce kite power. -The eNova2 is reinforced at the critical points in order to obtain a strong and reliable kite. This kind of flat profile kite offers a huge wind range and an easy re-launch by just pulling on a rear line. Improving the overall performance of the kite hasn’t been done to the detriment of other aspects of the kite. -Wind range :

Sizes

5m²

7m²

9m²

12m²

Knots

22<39

19<37

15>34

10<25

-Colorways:

-Details:

-What kind of rider does the eNova2 suits? Riders who are looking for an affordable kite, easy to handle with good performance in every discipline. Riders who want to make as much progress as good freeriders or wave riders.


TAKOON/KITE/ENOVA2

-Comparison between Enova2 , Nova2 and Furia -ENOVA2

-FURIA

-ENOVA2

-NOVA2

SLE Aspect ratio Struts NTS Single Inflation Expert IntermĂŠdiate Beginner Turning ability Hang time Stability High end Low end Re-launch Unhooked Riding Speed Reactivity

Takoon kite range (Nova2 / eNova2 / Furia) is designed to work together to meet every demand. Technology/ Simplicity/ Performance. The eNova, with its stability and easy re-launch, is a sure kite for you to progress on indeďŹ nitely. ENova2 is much easier to handle and has a huge wind range


TAKOON/KITE/ENOVA2/NoV'BAR

The new lets you trim easily the power of the kite while riding. The latest innovations on the Nov bar show a perfectly integrated safety leash. The depower line and the safety line are covered with a PU tube for better ageing and more control. Ride all sizes of kite with only one bar.

Cousins’ Ultimate flying lines.

PU extension, prevent rope from rattling.

Foam protection.

Bar winder 2 bar size in 1 ! 3D grip , more comfort and precision.

Integrated safety line, safety leash connection point. Mini clam cleat system lets you trim the power of the kite.

Swivel to untwist the safety leash after rotation.

Quick release, Afnor certified .

Security pin for unhooked riding

A new safety leash with full foam protection is delivered with the eNova2 for more comfort.


TAKOON/KITE/FURIA

The ultimate SLE KITE.

-Program: -Freestyle, Hang time, Wave riding for experts. -Huge wind range, simplicity, easy re-launch, safety. -Sizes : 7, 9, 11, 13m². -Equipped with the new Max bar which offers more reactivity and 2 bar size in 1 -Single Inflation. Takoon is proud to introduce the new FURIA, developed in close relationship with our team riders. The target was an obvious one, to offer a kite with the best performance in freestyle and wave riding. Some people thought that flat profile kites couldn’t be efficient in freestyle, why? Takoon proposes today a technical and fast kite with the advantages of the Nova concept: wide wind range, easy re-launch by pulling on a rear line and more safety in simplicity. The discussion is over, the result is here. The era of the Furia has come, available in 7, 9, 11 and 13m². Are you ready to tame the Furia ?

SIZES

7

9

11

KNOTS

20<35

18<32

12<25

knots

knots

knots

13

10<22 knots

-Riding feeling: In the hand, the Furia is ultra light and responsive. The bar feeling is very direct (C kite like) to be precise while piloting. And piloting is the word because the Furia is a really fast kite, it easily allows kiteloops and big wave riding. Jumping ability is excellent with instant punch upwards and a huge amount of lift and hangtime. While riding, the kite never falls out of the sky. Depower is efficient, just push the bar and it slows down, ideal for gusty conditions. Upwind ability is also excellent. The new MAX bar is easy to handle and to use. -Colorways:


TAKOON/KITE/FURIA -Attention to details :

-Comparison between the Furia, the Nova2 and the Enova2. Takoon kite range (Nova2 / eNova2 / Furia) is designed to work together to meet every demand. Technology/ Simplicity/ Performance. The eNova, with its stability and easy re-launch, is a sure kite for you to progress on indeďŹ nitely. Nova2 and eNova2 are much easier to handle. Furia gets more bar pressure compared to Nova2 and eNova2. Furia is much faster than Nova2 and eNova. Furia gets more turning ability compared to Nova2 and eNova2. Furia has a narrower wind range compared to the Nova2 and eNova2 but is really efďŹ cient. -Which rider for the Furia? Experts riders who are looking for high performance C-kite feeling combined with wide wind range and depower which are traditionally only found in bridled kites. Riders who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to make concessions on performance and turning ability. Riders from dedicated wave riders to intermediate freeriders, to pro freestyle.


TAKOON/KITE/MAX BAR

The last innovations of the Max bar allow a perfect integration of the safety leash, perfect for infinite loops! Also the new Max winder offers 2 bar size in 1. Ride all sizes of kite with only one bar. Depending on the kite size you ride, switch from 47 to 55cm easily. Cousins’ Ultimate flying lines.

PU extension, prevent rope from rattling.

Adjustable stopper allows to trim the depower length.

Foam protection.

Bar winder 2 bar size in 1 !

3D grip, more comfort and precision. Integrated safety line, safety leash connection point.

Mini clam cleat system allows to trim the power of the kite

Swivel allows to untwist the safety leash after rotation. Quick release, Afnor certified .

Security pin for unhooked riding

A new safety leash with full foam protection is delivered with the Furia for more comfort. 5TH LINE OPTION


TAKOON KITEBOARDING /BOARD/

TAKOON / BOARD COLLECTION


TAKOON /BOARD/DATA

It’s all about progression The new Data is designed for kitesurfers who are looking for a versatile board, freeride program. It inherits the Kick outline and the innovative construction of the new Sutra, ABS rails with 100% wood core. The Data suits the intermediate riders, who will appreciate the fact that they can progress with it, without having to change the board after 6 months. On the water, the board is really comfortable and easy to ride. The Data is fluid in every condition, the best compromise between comfort, handiness and easy upwind. You’ll get planing quickly thanks to its specs (large enough), the Data is really secure in choppy conditions thanks to its round tips. Jumps are easier thanks to a great pop without overtax, the board edges well. It is an ultra versatile board.

Technical emphasis has been put on the core construction: snowboard construction associated with a 100% wood core to get a better flex, a good pop and a durable board. The exclusive mix “3D hull/wood core” optimises the « asymmetrical flex control ». This process allows to get more pop at the center of the board and to make supple the tips for softer landings. The volume on the decks makes for a lighter board that spreads out the pressure on the board evenly so that it can give immediate feedback to the rider. The Data board has progressive rails, which are thicker in the middle for comfort and thinner at the tips for softer landing to ensure that it doesn’t get stuck in choppy waters.

Available in 3 sizes, you’ll find yours! 132x39cm

/

138x40cm

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145x42cm

The Data board comes with adjustable ergonomic straps, new 3D softer pads with easy trimming, a new ergonomic grab handle and four 5.4cm G10 fins.


TAKOON /BOARD/KARMA

Slashy board. The new Karma excels in two programs: wave riding and freestyle. Its design is totally different from the «traditional» boards, it’s the Takoon touch! The round progressive rails are perfect for the surf, the full shape and flex distribution offer great freestyle performances. From the first tack, the Karma surprises by its exceptional glide and its fast accelerations. Thanks to its round rails, the board is fast and slashy, manoeuvrability is really good. The new Karma is ideal for smooth rides and specially suits SLE kites, which need to ride less on the edge. On the freestyle side, the new Karma offers more punch and reactivity. The optimum flex distribution and the new 5.5cm fins allow more pop when jumping. So light, you won’t even notice it in the air. The Karma match perfectly upwind performance, handiness, comfort in mushy conditions, pop for jumping and enough width for easy landing.

Construction-wise, the Airex core is reinforced under the heels and the back rail to guarantee the most extreme receptions. The ABS cap offers maximum pop for freestyle addicts. The whole shape is in 3 D with volume zones and grab zones. Intended for good riders, an intermediate will like the glide and will be able to progress in freestyle. Ideal for versatile riders.

2 sizes :

128*38. Surf tendency and strong wind for expert. (Weight :2kg320) 128*40. Wakestyle tendency and lighter wind.(Weight :2kg 430 )

The Karma comes with adjustable ergonomic straps, new 3D softer pads with easy trimming, new ergonomic grab handle and four 5.4cm G10 fins.


TAKOON/BOARD/SUTRA

Edgy board . The Sutra completes Takoon board range, it’s a high performance board. Winner of the Gold medal from 2007 test mag, the Sutra will give you the same feel while kitesurfing as before but now benefits from a different construction. Ideal for riders looking for a catchy and fast board. The Sutra’s abs rails have been thinned down by 20%, making jumps more precise. The board gives a feeling of real control, landings are soft and easy. It’s a board you will be at ease with immediately, with a comfortable light feel and great planing ability. Fluid, balanced, it is comfortably aggressive….

Technical emphasis has been put on the core construction: snowboard construction associated with a 100% wood core to get a better flex, a good pop and a durable board.The exclusive mix “3D hull/wood core” allows optimizing the « asymmetrical flex control ». This process allows to get more pop at the centre of the board and to make supple the tips for softer landings. The volume on the decks makes for a lighter board that spreads out the pressure on the board evenly so that it can give immediate feedback to the rider.

Available in 4 sizes, you’ll find yours!

126x 38cm // 129 X 38 cm // 129 X40 cm // 132 x 40 cm

Sutra comes with adjustable ergonomic straps, new 3D softer pads with easy trimming, new ergonomic grab handle and four 5.4cm G10 fins.


TAKOON /BOARD/KICK/BURNING

KICK board- Ride for life! The Kick is designed for kitesurfers who are looking for an efficient and low price board.It is an evolution of the Vegas with an ABS construction. With a bit more scoop and thinner rails,it becomes more comfortable in strong wind.The new Kick is an ultra versatile board with an excellent glide allowing you to play in all conditions. Whatever the conditions are, the board adapts to them keeping fast acceleration and control under the feet. Jumps are easier thanks to a great pop without overtax, the board edges well. This is the perfect board to give a good kick to your progression, without having to change the board after 6 months. Large enough, you’ll get planing quickly. The Kick is an easy board that suits beginners to expert riders. Its performances are great and the board covers a huge range of conditions.

Available in 2 sizes : 128*38cm : for intermediate to expert kitesurfers.Weight fully equipped:3,1 kg 138*39cm : for beginners to intermediate riders, or heavy guys. Weight fully equipped:3,2kg Board delivered complete with : - ergonomically adjustable straps, anatomic 3D pads, grab handle and G10 fins!

Only a surfer knows the feeling. If you dream of a surfers ride, Takoon now offers you a new, truly surf oriented board to fill that dream. The target was to create a board that allows easy riding in all conditions. The Burning provides excellent glide while riding flat and its boxy rails give a soft feel through the turns while providing sufficient grip to hit them at full speed. Pulling long or fast reentries are no problem and always done under full control. Riding the waves now becomes easy with the Burning 5.1! Acceleration is there when needed meaning there is no problem getting out the back and pulling airs is easy when the time is right thanks to ample volume.Staying to windward is a cinch, just press down on your heels to power up the tri-fins and the board holds without issue, meaning you don’t have to worry about getting back up wind after a nice long, down the line wave ride. Its compact shape and carefully calculated volume distribution allow easy and stable jibes. Light and easy to handle, the Burning 5.1 reacts really quickly to foot pressure, keeping you in complete control through all the moves. It’ll have you full of confidence and ready to ride in almost any wave conditions. Rider category: intermediate to advanced Size: 5.1 / Weigh: 3.5kg /Bottom Shape: progressive concave. Rails: inversed and flat at the back /Tail: Swallow tail. Fin Set-up: Tri-Fin with Fin-Loc detachable fin system.


TAKOON KITEBOARDING /ACCESSORIES

TAKOON / ACCESSORIES


TAKOON/ACCESS/HARNESS//IMPACT VEST

THE PUMP.Comfort and maximum ergonomics. Protects your back. Takoon innovates with an inflatable harness. This is the result of our close technical partnership with top- riders. Niccolo Porcella broke his back on a huge kiteloop a few years ago and was unable to find a suitable harness. Why go for a stiff thermoformed harness while everyone has a unique back shape? Our answer is an Air-pumped harness that fits perfectly the shape of your back, once pumped-up. No more pain, all shocks are absorbed and you get better buoyancy! Why ask for more ? The Waist Pump is available in sizes M and L. [Ref=M:31431/L:31432]

WAIST HARNESS Our harness has set the standard in terms of ergonomics. Many riders have already adopted the «spreader tunnel bar» system. The bar is completely integrated into the harness and eliminates any risk of breath-holding in case of shock.The harness is designed in one single- piece, so nothing can cling onto it. The 2008 model gets new reinforcements at critical areas, especially on the handle pass leash attachment point. New trashy style ! > Exclusive patented Takoon’s «Spreader bar tunnel». > Full neoprene on the skin side for better comfort. > 600D fabric on the outside. >Flat handle on back. > New exclusive shape for a perfect spread of load on back. > Belt with double elastic adjustment. > New reinforcements at the critical points. > Available sizes : S, M, L [Ref=S:31436/M:31437/L:31438]

LOW CUT HARNESS New look for the low back harness that gets a new shape and new points of reinforcements. > Exclusive patented Takoon’s «Spreader bar tunnel». > 600D fabric on the outside. > New exclusive shape for a perfect spread of load on back. >Flat handle in the back. > New reinforcements on sensitive points. > Available sizes : S, M, L [Ref=S:31433/M:31434/L:31435]

IMPACT VEST >Fits onto waist harnesses or low cut harnesses. >Prevents injury to your ribs. >Reflective webbing for night sessions. >3D mesh material super shock absorber. >Note: this is not a life vest jacket > Available sizes : M, L [Ref=M:31438/L:31440]


TAKOON/ACCESS//TRAVEL BAG //GOODIES//SPARE PARTS

BOARD BAG 145 cm with wheels, « extra nose » > High quality wheels set in a rigid hull. > 10mm closed cell foam, double layer at extremities. > Heavy duty outer material 600D. > New extra nose for surfboards > Aluminium heat protector inside material. > Internal and external compression straps. > Corrosion resistant zippers. > Internal pocket for wallet and keys. > ‘’Fragile handle with care’’ logo on bag. > Internal padded dividers. > Padded shoulder strap. > Padded handles. >[Ref=31441]

BOARD BAG shoulder strap 145cm > 10mm closed cell foam, double layer at extremities. > Heavy duty outer material 600D. > Aluminium heat protector inside material. > Internal and external compression straps. > Corrosion resistant zippers. > Internal pocket for wallet and keys. > ‘’Fragile handle with care’’ logo on bag. > Internal padded dividers. > Padded shoulder strap. > Padded handles. >[Ref=31442]

TRAVEL BAG >30 Litres capacity. >Front and side zip pocket. >’’wet stuff’’ water proof pocket. >Abrasion resistant bottom. >[Ref=31444]

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES // WATER WEAR //GOODIES -Car seat cover.[Ref=31443] -Back pack.[Ref=31006] -Tool kit, wallet.[Ref=31173/31103] -Lycra, hydrotex. -Cap.[Ref=31310] -T-shirt -Poster, stickers.

BOARD ACCESSORIES >Adjustable ergonomic straps.[Ref=31418] >New 3D softer pads with easy trimming.[Ref=31421] >New ergonomic grab handle.[Ref=31420] >Four 5.4cm G10 fins.[Ref=31419]

SPARE PARTS -Depower line nova.[Ref=31339] -Depower kit NOVA - NTS.[Ref=31314] -Safety leash.[Ref=31251] -Security pin.[Ref=31365] -Pump aluminium.[Ref=31098] -Board leash.[Ref=31254] -Repair kit.[Ref=31250]


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Catalog Takoon Kiteboarding 2008