The Wainman Blunts are for the people, this
board handles it all!
It's a board that can handle any condition
that the rider may encounter, and adjust to any mood the rider
is in and allows the power and huge potential given by the
kite to be utilized properly. It does not matter what the
conditions are when you show up, a Wainman Blunt always makes
it a fun ride.
Wainman Blunts are all about having fun. Go faster here, slow
down there, jump this kicker, spray - carve that bay. Whatever
the freerider wants to do this board will take it in it's
stride. The board has got what it takes to be versatile, yet
has no problem getting the riders adrenaline pumping.
Its greatest attribute is very fast acceleration
that lets the rider reach high speeds amazingly quickly while
the reduced drag allows you to enjoy those higher speeds without
extra effort. This, along with the very light handling and
advanced shape to avoid face spray, make riding on Blunts
just a sweet experience.The way these
boards go through the roughest chop is just unbelievable.
Wainman Blunts are sharp, they cut through the water like
a hot knife through butter. Thin rails and a full harmonically
concave bottom ensure good upwind performance and make the
whole board work like a hydrodynamic fin. Pointing towards
the moving air is not achieved by the typical shortcut of
flat rocker. Instead, all Blunts are blessed with a deep rocker
that allows soft landings and total chop absorbtion. For the
safety of the rider, those thin rails are filled with special
elastic silicone resin that protects rider from cuts and bruises.
Because of their unique light and thin construction, Blunt
boards handle exceptionally well on the water. The drag of
the boards is reduced to a minimum so the sensation of riding
is really different from other twin tips. Thanks to the engineered
balance and taper from the centre to the rails, the ratio
between the length and width of Blunt boards could be widened.
That makes the boards plane much quicker and edge better.
This is done without any additional risk to the ankles, contrary
to the usual result when widening traditional heavier boards.
Reduced thickness of rails and centered weight bias take care
of the physics. The wider board along with the close fitting
Blunt Binding System result in direct control over the board
and gives it instant edge response.
Jumping / Pop:
Jumping is the most fun for many freeriders and Blunt Boards
will not disappoint. They give a real nice high! Their light
construction and engineered flex make them want to fly by
themselves as soon as the rider initiates the popping motion.
Because of their jumping nature, progression is super fast,
and all manoeuvres are perfected very quickly. Speed up, hold
the edge and just pop the board.
In order to provide safe and complete control over the Blunts,
these lively boards are equipped with very ergonomic, super
adjustable and a well padded binding system. Designed from
the ground up to complement the special features of the boards.
The Blunt Binding System is made of super lightweight EVA
pads thermoformed on full carbon plates and adjustable straps
made with a memory foam and designed to fit all sizes of feet
really well including female or younger riders, who may have
smaller or thinner feet can ride stoked and have tight fitting
and direct control over their board.
Each board has 2 sets of inserts, giving you
the possibility to ride it with either narrower or wider stance,
depending on the natural preference and body proportions of
each single rider.
The preferred way of riding boards, especially Blunts, for
many advanced riders is finless. This indeed, is a different
dimension of riding. Try it and enjoy this unique skill of
Blunts. Just remove your fins and stick some surf wax in the
holes so the water doesn’t spray you in the eye, and
Naturally Blunts are made proportionally for
different sizes of riders. This, along with the average wind
conditions that you normally experience should be your main
factors in choosing your size. As Blunt boards are quite different
from other boards, please don’t automatically try to
copy the size that you have ridden before.
Wainman Hawaii Blunt
125 x 39.0cm Kiteboard:
One-Twenty-Five is the smallest of Blunts and it is made for
the lighter rider. It is also a great toy for the advanced
medium sized boarders who need to have a special weapon for
stronger winds. In moderate wind conditions One-Twenty it
is the ideal board for kite-girls and kids.
Moderate winds (4-6 B): 45–60 kg = 100-135 lbs
Strong Winds (6-8 B): 55–75 kb = 120-165 lbs
Wainman Hawaii Blunt
130 x 40.5cm Kiteboard:
One-Thirty is the all-around must for all medium sized riders.
Because of its optimal proportions featuring slightly increased
width it has a good low end while still handling great in
the stronger winds. Naturally on moderate days it is rocking
the best for those medium riders!
Moderate winds (4-6 B): 60–75 kg = 130-165 lbs
Strong Winds (6-8 B): 70–90 kg = 155-200 lbs
Wainman Hawaii Blunt
135 x 41.5cm Kiteboard:
One-Thirty-Five should be the all around weapon
of choice for all heavier riders. Because of the sweet balance
of the dimensions this size of Blunt guarantees a great range
for bigger riders who will be covered all the way from the
barely powered breezes to the full powered winds.
Moderate winds (4-6 B): 70–95 kg = 155–210 lbs
Strong Winds (6-8 B): 85kg and up = 190 lbs
Wainman Hawaii Blunt
137 x 43.5cm Kiteboard:
One-Thirty-Seven is a light wind version of
Blunt. With even more increased width than 130 and 135 and
a much bigger total surface, it is a great toy for those underpowered
days. It is a great board for fresh kiteboarders who need
something more stable for their freeriding initiations.
Light winds (3-5 B): 60-95 kg = 135-210 lbs
Moderate winds (4-6 B): 95 kg and up = 210 lbs and up
- 2 sets of inserts for narrow or wider stance
- Construction core combination of ultralight
Airex foam, high quality prelaminated wood centre core,
amongst carbon and fiberglass multiple layers
- Each board is laminated manually, layer
after layer, in super clean factory conditions
- Because of the combination of materials
used, precise lamination process, and precisely designed
number of layers, each Blunt Board has the right balance
between flexibility, stiffness and strength.
- The rails of the Blunt boards are made
with a special elastic silicone resin that absorbes any
impact of the board in case it touches the rider. It also
increases the endurance of the board by not limiting the
engineered flex of the board, which is the case while using
stiffer material such as ABS.
Blunt Complete with:
- Wainman Blunt Fins
- Wainman Blunt Footpads and Footstraps
- Wainman Blunt Grab Handle
- Wainman Blunt Board Bag
Wainman Hawaii Blunt
2013 Kiteboard Construction >
Wainman Blunts are manufactured in Europe, and made in the
old European style of mixing good materials together. The
core of the Blunt is a combination of ultralight Airex foam,
high quality prelaminated wood centre core with carbon and
fibreglass multiple layers.
Parts for each single board are cut and shaped
by the CNC machines. They are laminated together and every
board is fully handcrafted by factory professionals.
To provide maximum strength and durability and keep the total
weight very low, the lamination process needs to be very precise.
Each board is laminated manually, layer after layer, in super
clean factory conditions. To achieve the best characteristics
of the laminate, Wainman are using only the most advanced
epoxy resins with slow hardeners which provide the most elastic
durability of the laminated coats. The long drying process
of each board takes place in the special vacuum sealed 3D
Blunt Boards have the right balance between flexibility, stiffness
and strength. The interrelation between these factors has
a very big influence on the general feel of the board and
how it forgives when overpowered or how it acts when underpowered.
With it's upwind ability and how it turns, along with its
general durability against impacts and forces, the Blunt board
appears to have all issues figured out.
To achieve extra lengthwise strength in our boards, Wainman
have looked towards science and technology. Instead of overbuilding
boards and making them like heavy snowboards, they gave them
a special sidecut profile - the full concave shape all the
way down the boards length. This, by the nature of physics
adds superior strength to the boards without the need to over
laminate them with heavy extra glass layers. That is why Blunt
boards can be light yet strong at the same time.
The rails of the Blunt boards are made with a special elastic
silicone resin, that absorbs any impact of the board in case
it touches the rider. It also increases the endurance of the
board by not limiting the engineered flex of the board, which
is the case when using stiffer material such as ABS.
amazing board! B >>
Gusty 12-18kts, quite
choppy, small side-on waves. Kite: low-end of a 9m.
Me: very rusty intermediate. 66kg. I had a
blast riding this board, it's just really fun! Super comfortable
ride - the rocker and concave just soak it all up. No spray
in the face or up the wetsuit ankle. No worries about catching
edges at full tilt in chop, or after sketchy landings.
Carves and pop are smooth, balanced and positive,
really confidence-boosting. The fins aren't too big like on
most boards I've tried. Even so, I can't wait to try it finless!
Stayed pretty much upwind even when fairly underpowered -
I think I'd feel overboarded on the next size up when the
kite was properly powered.
It would be a good board
for learning as well. It's certainly an amazing board for
improving and freeriding and probably a great board for experts
I honestly can't think of much negative right
now. For me though, it all felt *right*!
Do it and you won't be disappointed! Colin Phillips >>
If you owned the original Wainman Blunt and
thought this was a good board, wait till you try the Wainman
It grips as well as the original but it's easier to get the
power down with less concave on the board. The power and the
drive comes in fast and the board has a more skatey feel enabling
you to throw the board around.
What gets me is how quiet the board is through
the water and no spray whatsoever! It holds loads of power
(even in 50mph winds) and does it with ease. Fast acceleration
and forgiving on the landings.
I submarined the board a few times (pilot
error) but stomping on the back of the board pops it to the
surface unlike my previous boards which seemed to wallow under
Overall, if you are thinking about upgrading
from a Wainman or any other board - do it and you wont be
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