The Shinn Ronson Prismatic is a multi facetted Enduro performance board designed for riders that refuse to be categorized by one discipline or style and need a deck that can do it all. A constant curve rocker delivers constant rail grip no matter the angle of the board in the water cleanly passing through the chop with no loss of control or speed edging, carving, and delivering both kite high or kite low pop with ease.
Developed through 3 generations of the Ronson, the double stepped tip channels reduce drag and allow a clean exit of water from the board whilst also increasing the rocker in the center of the tail - great for both heavy landings and aggressive takeoffs.
The dedicated finger grab is carefully aligned on both the deck and base providing a firm grip whether mastering board-offs without a handle or simply carrying the board on the beach.
The Ronson Prismatic features increased lengths per width generating even more grip and comfort -especially in the chop. The latest in a long line of favorites - the Ronson Prismatic delivers beyond expectations no matter the conditions or style you aspire to.
Any rider of intermediate level or above will love the feeling of the board doing the work for you under your feet.... with Ronson you’ll never have the wrong deck under your feet again.
There are a number of features that make the Shinn Ronson Prismatic Kiteboard rides so well:
90 degree entry for improved edge grip at speed and buttery smooth landings.
Double Stepped Tips:
Improved carving POP whilst maintaining upwind drive.
Improved Flex Control:
It’s no secret, softer tips add control to the board whilst stiffer ones improve POP…. until now! Through endless tests and experiments Shinn have used the conduits to re-define tail flex and provide control AND POP; the best of both worlds!
No spray, ever, no matter how choppy, no matter what your stance is, what your carving position, where you place your pads; it’s gone, completely. The Ronson has cured it using only limited rocker curve, so it’s still efficient with a wide windrange.
The flex, grip and ease of the Ronson makes it a total joy in chop. Whether you are riding in 6 metre kite conditions, the Ronson makes it easy, relaxed and fun.
It’s a board that you can push to the ragged edge of control, without ever feeling nervous or hesitant. The first thing to come unstuck is never your stance or balance!
Every twin suffers from back foot loading, but some twins have to be ridden with excessive back foot pressure, either to stop the nose from burying when things get out of shape, or to stop you getting spray in your face. The Ronson is a joy, it feels so solid underfoot that you can shift you weight around a great deal – even 50-50 when you are tired. Ride it hour after hour and your sessions will be so much fun!
Toeside carving on a twin is always going to be tenuous. Heelside carving is better than many directional boards. Not only does it grip through the turn, without ever feeling like it’s going to pop out (the more you push the deeper into the water it sinks), but it stores so much speed – when you come out of the most aggressive of carves you are still really travelling. It’s incredible round corners.
The rocker is naturally very stable with any outline, but the Ronson outline proved to be even more stable and efficient. It encourages you to push faster and harder until you can push no more. So effortless to ride; so trusting that in a straight line it never comes unstuck, which makes it perfect for experts and intermediates alike.
The ability of the board to heel-side carve without losing speed makes it excellent for wake style pop, as well as having plenty of traditional pop. Hardcore freestyle is easily within it’s grasp but for everyone who does not spend half their session unhooked the Ronson is a far superior board for multidiscipline freestyle.
Choosing your board size:
Whilst many riders still look at the length of the board when choosing their size it's much more relevant to look at the width. The length of the board can be affected by the shaping of the tip and tail - which in reality plays no part in the performance of the board.
To clarify the situation further the difference in surface are between a 130 x 40 and a 130 x 42 is approximately 260cm2 whilst increasing the length of a 130 x 40 to 135 x 40 would give an increase in surface area of less than 200cm2 - nearly 25% less!
Footbed and Straps:
The connection between rider and board can make or break the quality of your ride. Of course they should look slick but only after the function is perfect.
Shinn Kiteboarding's deep section EVA cushioning ensures luxurious comfort even during the harshest landings, whilst a carefully placed section of memory foam adjusts the surface to the shape of your feet after only a couple of hours riding. Multi-position fixation points allow you to fine tune your stance to perfection. The Shinn footstrap has been shaped to provide maximum grip on your foot with minimal pressure points and complete ease of adjustability.
All Shinn twin tips are supplied with high visibility Nylon fins and deck protection plates. Shaped exclusively for Shinn (for unsurpassed durability), this 53mm shape provides exceptional grip for it's size whilst still offering great manoeuvrability.
Who is the board designed for:
For anyone with aggressive tendencies with the need for extra pop the Ronson is so much fun. For the nervous it is still ideal, in truth this board is for everyone. Although the Ronson can be aggressive, it is NEVER difficult or uncomfortable.
Shinn Ronson - 138 x 41 - rider weight: < 82kg
Shinn Ronson - 141 x 42 - rider weight: 80-90kg
Shinn Ronson - 144 x 43 - rider weight: 90kg+