Wanna know what's better than our Core Boards? The words 'not much' spring to mind, however, if you're really looking to ramp up to the next level a Stryder Custom Board is where it's at. Handmade to your individual specification, our custom boards are crafted to deliver the absolute best performance for your height, ridestyle and ability. Did we mention the graphics can be anything you want? Well almost anything! Find out more below.
1. CHOOSE YOUR OUTLINE SHAPE
Whilst the shape of your board might not sound overly important, it's the subtle accumulative characteristics of the shape (along with the options listed below) that when combined will result in the perfect board for your abilities and ride style. You want the best? We want you to have the best. Pay attention.
Our straight edge shape gives more resistance to the water surface, providing increased buoyancy and upwind performance.
Our curved edge shape delivers increased carving ability as well as contributing to a more responsive overall performance especially in high wind.
A wakestyle crossover, our angular straight edge shape combines the ability to perform responsive agile carving with the extra stability needed for hitting big and small obstacles alike.
2. CHOOSE YOUR CHANNEL CONFIGURATION
The never ending battle between stability and agility begins here. Modest beginner? Flat spot's where it's at. Hardcore 'want the best of both worlds' Shredder? Get yourself in the middle. Big air enthusiast? Best get the Deep Grooves on that bad boy.
Flat Spot, Tip Only
Unsteady on your feet? Our Flat Spot, Tip Only Traction Channels™ deliver stability at the tips whilst maintaining maximum surface to water contact in the middle, providing a stable and yet generously forgiving ride.
Mid Depth, Tip to Tip Traction Channels™
If you're looking for the sweet spot you've found it. Mid depth 4mm Tip to Tip Traction Channels™ deliver both stability and agility in perfect harmony.
Deep Groove, Tip to Tip Traction Channels™
For those of you looking to bed down those extreme wakestyle/freestyle tricks, our 5mm Deep Groove Tip to Tip Traction Channels™ deliver the extra stability you need to keep you upright and not in the soup.
3. CHOOSE YOUR MOUNTS
A comfortable riding position will hugely impact your ability to control the board in and out of the water. Question is, are you inline or offset?
Perfectly aligned pad mounts allow for a perfectly straight stance. The OCD monster inside of you will be happy.
Offset pad mounts allow for a variety of angled footing stances. Your geometry teacher would be proud.
4. SPECIFY YOUR FLEX & ROCKER PREFERENCE
Nope, Rocker & Flex aren't two characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, they're what give you a comfortable ride and popping ability. As with everything in this world you can't increase or decrease one without affecting the other. Choose wisely, padawan.
& SOFT FLEX
A super forgiving ride, our Soft Flex & Shallow Rocker option is akin to cruising the water in a pimped out Cadillac, damn that's a smooth and pleasant ride.
& MEDIUM FLEX
Best of both worlds? Hello my well informed medium loving friend. Excellent level of comfort, stratospheric popping ability, our medium option has never been so good.
& HARD FLEX
Space suit; check.
Space helmet; check.
Gum shield to hold your teeth in; check.
You're going into orbit with this option, it's not comfortable, but damn it's fun.
5. CHOOSE YOUR SIZE
You know the deal, you're a big boy or girl; you need a big board.
You're a small boy or girl; you need a small board.
You're unsure which you are? Like the weight watchers of kiteboarding, we'll size you up and sort you out. Currently we offer:
128 x 38
130 x 38
132 x 39
134 x 40
136 x 41
138 x 42
140 x 43
142 x 44
6. DESIGN YOUR ARTWORK
The serious performance customisation is over, or is it? Everyone knows cool graphics make a board perform at least 50% better whilst simultaneously improving the sex appeal of its rider by 75% - that's a fact. In order to make your custom whip look as good as its going to ride we have two options for you:
SUPPLY YOUR OWN
PHOTO OR GRAPHICS
You know that polaroid from last Christmas of your 87 year old half-cut granny clutching her walking stick whilst declaring she's gonna "smash out a kickflip for you pussies". Yep. That would make an awesome kiteboard graphic, ping it over and we'll get it on there.
ENGAGE OUR AWESOME
GRAPHIC DESIGN TEAM
Do you have the artistic ability of a potato and yet want a picture of an octopus squeezing the life out of your office manager whilst you soar overhead no handed on your new Stryder Twintip? Engage the services of our awesome design team to bring your graphic idea to life in full technicolour.
7. ADD SOME SWAG
Want some Stryder Fins? We got you.
Want an all black Stryder True Grip Grab Handle? We got you.
Want Some Stryder Pro Pads & Straps? Of course you do.
Get yourself a complete setup and we'll sweeten the deal with our 'Complete Setup Discount'. Niiiiice.
WANT ONE? OF COURSE YOU DO.
Right now we're working on some computer wizardry to to make all of the above possible online, however, until that's finished we're going old school. You want one? Of course you do! Ping us a message below and real life human will reply and make it happen, wild.