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Cobra and Fliteboard unveil new surfboards

New wood grain and metallic paint finishes have been introduced via a semi-transparent paint system.

12th July 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Thailand

Sports/​Outdoor

Cobra International is continuing to partner with Fliteboard as the builder of the new Fliteboard Series 2 electric foiling surfboards.

In early 2021, Fliteboard announced a package of evolutionary improvements to the original award-winning design for which the Thai-based manufacturer has installed significant additional manufacturing capacity.

With thousands of boards now delivered across more than 80 countries, Cobra will continue to support Fliteboard with additional moulds and lean manufacturing production lines added to reduce customer lead times. In addition to this further production capacity expansion, Cobra has successfully met the technical challenges set by the Fliteboard team to incorporate all the new Series 2 board features into the existing production processes.

Fliteboard’s first composite models used a carbon fibre and Innegra sandwich laminate over a moulded EPS foam core, combining maximum strength, stiffness, and durability with a low overall board weight. The same construction concept is used for the Series 2 boards, with several new finishes added to the range along with lighter colour matched EVA deck pads and upgraded latches on the carbon fibre board lid. New wood grain and metallic paint finishes have been introduced with Cobra’s semi-transparent paint system used to save weight and display the hexagonal weave pattern of the carbon and Innegra reinforcement fabrics.

©Cobra International

Some less visible updates for 2021 are as important as the styling refinements, with Cobra working with Fliteboard to adapt the board manufacturing process by removing all electronic systems from the board and incorporating patent pending wireless connectivity improvements that let RF signals travel easily. All of these new features, and the new integrated lightbar in the nose of the board, provide the rider with enhanced control, system information and a more seamless on the water experience aboard the most stunning eFoil boards available.

Also new for 2021, is Ultra, Fliteboard’s smallest and lightest model with a volume of only 54 litres.  Designed to offer next-level performance for advanced riders, Ultra is the only entirely new board shape in the Series 2 line up. The reduced length and swing weight of this new design provides more manoeuvrability when riding waves, and even the possibility for jumps and aerial tricks with the optional foot straps fitted. 

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