Never worry about getting dealt a bad hand by mother nature when you are holding an Ace!
The RRD Ace 5'2" is a freeride, flatwater board, that is fast and planes early, designed to make the most out of the least favorable conditions.
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Lightwind / Strapless Freestyle surf
Have a blast on small, mushy surf with this new, radical, retro style shape. Need a board for light winds and mostly flat water but also shreds on waves? This is it! The wide outline and moderate volume allow this board to float you through the lulls or pump through a section to squeeze out an extra turn on that knee high monster.
Compared to its predecessor, the Pop V2, the new and improved Ace 5'2" has a reduced thickness and thinner rails to really focus on increased maneuverability on the wave. Punch through waves better, gain more stability in white water, hold it together after a late entry off the lip, or sneak into the pocket when everyone is watching with the new ACE 5'2".
In addition, the swallow tail and thinner rails will also improve this boards' pop potential. If learning strapless tricks is on the agenda, then this board will aid in your progression. The added maneuverability gained with this new shape, mixed with the light weight, will allow you to quickly pop off the water while providing a wide surface area to catch the wind and to land those strapless airs!
If the waves are small, the wind is light, or an easy to use, all-around ripper is needed in the quiver, then this is your ace in the hole!
Black Ribbon technology
Talking lightweight kitesurfboards towards a ridiculously light & strong level! The Black Ribbon technology is the first line of kitesurfboards in the world made with Aerospace technology!
The internal EPS core, with only 15 kg density, is extra compact by the use of a special mold. This unique mold creates a perfectly sealed surface where the epoxy resin penetrates the layup at just the right amount, creating the perfect bond between each layer, but not too excessively that would simply add weight and no specific structural strength.
For added reinforcements without significantly increasing weight, a 3 mm PVC foam layer is added on the deck to maximize impact resistance in addition to keeping the structure as light as possible while a full bamboo bottom sandwich layer creates the perfect blend between ding and dent strength on the bottom of the board. The entire structure is then fully covered with a complete layer of 160 grams Biaxial fibers combining a 45mix between Carbon and Innegra fibers.
The new Black Ribbon construction provides a lightweight and strong kiteboard while maintaining a significant amount of flex compared to a full carbon layer.