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Wainman Blunt II 130cm
 
Wainman Blunt II 130cm

List Price: $699.00
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Wainman Blunt II Overview
The Blunts are for the people. Getting to the point: these boards are made for ripping.  While some might say that compromising sucks, every intermediate free rider, for whom those versatile twin tipped boards are made, definitely would not agree.  To come back from every session stoked, a board needs to handle any condition that the rider may encounter, and adjust to any mood the rider is in. At the end of the day, it really is all about the ride.   It is so important that the power and huge potential given by the kite will be utilized properly.  It does not matter what the conditions are when you show up with a Blunt, because this board handles it all.  A true freerider wants to  show up with one board, throw up a kite, and enjoy the ride. A Blunt always makes it a fun ride.  The Wainman Blunt 2 130cm is a perfect all around size for riders from 135 lbs to 175 lbs.


Wainman Blunt II Includes:
2011 Wainman Deck, 2011 Wainman Straps/Pads/Fins/Handle, Hardware, 2011 Wainman Kiteboard Bag

1. What's physically new about 2011 Wainman Hawaii Blunt II
a. Available sizes:
•125cm x 39.0cm
•130cm x 40.5cm
•135cm x 41.5cm
•137cm x 43.5cm

New Blunts have slightly different sizing available comparing to what they had last year. There is no more 120 size, as it was not a popular size. Size 125 and 130 have now bigger brother of a TOTALLY New 135, which is their scale up, with the identical rocker-line and aspect ratio (proportions).

New 137 size is a new version of the old 135. To add even a bit more of the planning surface and distinct this different shape of board from its 3 smaller cousins we made/named it a 137. It is proportionally wider than the smaller Blunts and has less rocker. Those 2 different changed parameters, make this board a perfect LIGHTWIND machine or the all-round boards for really big guys.

b. Manufacturer
We changed the factory of the Blunts this year as the old facility due to its technology wasn't capable of delivering hi quality boards when it comes to their durability and long-lasting. With new factory we are starting from the safer end - with the much stronger and bit heavier board but will be gradually working on the improvements and try to deliver even a lighter board, same as last years.

c. Core and Lamination
The core in the new Blunt is redesigned. It consists more of the wood part in it and less foam. Foam in the freeride board's core is generally a good thing as it reduces the rebound of the board a lot and delivers lots of stability, however foam used in the whole surface of the board, with such a thin core as Blunt's brings too much of the breakage risk. Those risks were still acceptable when Blunt was a limited edition custom board, but when it entered the global mass market with big expectations when it comes to its long-lasting durability it needed to be changed and improved. The new core is still partly made of the foam (now it is high HD PU foam - high density polyurethane) but only on the toe and heel side, along the edge. In the center of the board, through its whole length and thickness there is a wooden core made of the Poplar.

Lamination in the new Blunt is also redesigned. Without revealing to many of the production secrets we can only say that board's lamination is still done using the epoxy resin and the highest quality European fiberglass layers but now in a new, redesigned proportions, which effects in the proper stiffness and flex pattern of the board with this new core and which as the combined effect provides super durability against any riding/landing damage!

d. Top sheets
New Blunts are made with a bit thicker and way more durable top sheet materials. Old Blunt's super-light weight was a result of using different materials, but they were not resistant enough against high heat or UV rays. With the changed top sheet material this now is not a problem and board will survive better a long exposure to the UV rays. It also gained a lot more of the anti-scratch resistance.

The bottom sheet is still, as last year, made in the hydrodynamic, matt finish, which results with better water flow performance. Top of the board is covered with the extra UV protection clear coat lack, which additionally protects the board and also gives a better look to it.

e. Sidewall
We also changed the sidewall in the New Blunts and now the edge is made of the stiffer ABS material. This will add extra durability to the board as there is way less chances now that the crack will start on the edge and follow to the center resulting in the breakage. This change might probably take away some of marketing effect of a soft flexi edge but it is a decision of the R&D Department that had to meet big durability expectations that the mass market demands from the new version of the Blunt.

Another good news is that this change didn't take away the round shaping of the rail itself, which most of cases takes place when using ABS by other brands. The rail is still rounded and the production department is constantly working on improving the esthetics of how they do it.

One change in rail shaping is that the tip now is not fully rounded, as it used to be. This is because the water flow is better when the water that is released from underneath the board meets the sharp edge of the tip.

f. Fins
Now Blunt is delivered with the new Claw fins, of 50mm size (1,97 inches) and that is the standard for all the New Blunt sizes. New shape of the fins, developed by WH R&D Department, makes them carry even less drag and have even better gripping ability with good, quick release while jumping.

For new fins we changed the diameter of the screws. Instead of the metric 6 thread now we introduced the 5mm thread that let us reduce the thickness of the fin. Please note this change when you are providing customers with the spare parts for Blunt boards!

g. Foot straps
For all new TT's this year we changed the foot straps as well. We still are making them in the ergonomic, reduced size shape that can well fit smaller feet and hold huge ones well, but now we improved the mounting system in them. Starting now we introduce the new plastic piece with the molded 3D shape that provides much easier mounting and better foot holding.

The new system includes one more interesting feature, that is the angle adjustment. Depending if your foot's arch is high or low you can adjust that by rotating the mounting elements on the pad before tightening them down. Updated pads have the special gripping surface that will maintain this chosen position, and the properly rotated mounting elements will custom fit rider's arch better and make riding in new straps more comfortable!

h. Graphics
In order to underline the Blunt's Spirit continuation we designed new graphics close to the old ones and based them on the triangles as well. However we decided to get rid of the weakness symbols in it as well - in the middle - imagine a huge fist shaped with Wainman Hawaii's logo that punched the old graphic with a huge force! Despite this huge impact the New Blunt is still in one piece, however the well organized triangles now are in the mess and if you look closer you can see the 3D in them and some terrains formed! Inside of the gap you can see new dimension that is uncovered by the punishing fist bringing new, very organized and well programmed order. Of course Matrix scheme is an old one however we thought that after that many years it is finally cool to use it. Those who used it right after movie's success were in our feeling maybe a bit cheesy and using it now is a bit like a real tribute to its &

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The Blunts are for the people. Getting to the point: these boards are made for ripping.  While some might say that compromising sucks, every intermediate free rider, for whom those versatile twin tipped boards are made, definitely would not agree.  To come back from every session stoked, a board needs to handle any condition that the rider may encounter, and adjust to any mood the rider is in. At the end of the day, it really is all about the ride.   It is so important that the power and huge potential given by the kite will be utilized properly.  It does not matter what the conditions are when you show up with a Blunt, because this board handles it all.  A true freerider wants to  show up with one board, throw up a kite, and enjoy the ride. A Blunt always makes it a fun ride.
 
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