ELEVEIGHT MASTER KITEBOARD | FREESTYLE | WAKESTYLE | MASSIVE POP |
The Commander is a kiteboard in the Eleveight lineup that has been turning heads across the industry. It has won the Kite Mag's Ultimate Test Freestyle Kiteboard Category!
Designed for pure freestyle-performance, loaded with the latest high-tech materials, the Commander raises the bar of what is possible on the water and in the air.
The incredible performance of the Commander V2 is driven by the relentless passion for kiteboarding and technology of Austrian board shaper Franz Schitzhofer. He strives for perfection, instantly noticeably, when stepping onto his latest masterpiece. Made for radical maneuvers and insane technical tricks, the Commander delivers the second the board touches the water. Freestyle-prodigy and Eleveight lead tester Arthur Guillebert rides the board in combination with the FS, sending extreme handlepass tricks. The advanced flex pattern allows him to hold the edge much longer than with any other board. Harnessing this power, he then uses the board’s incredible release to pop. The massive boost that follows gives him the air time he needs to stomp a triple handlepass, a trick only a few riders on the planet have ever mastered. The board’s fine-tuned rocker line and flex cushion landings, taking away the strain on the knees.
- High-performance freestyle twintip for hardcore maneuvers
- Triax Carbon Composite with optimized torsional stiffness
- Medium to hard flex for immediate board control
- Carbon reinforcement for refined rebound flex
- Multi-channel design for ultimate grip
Just like Arthur’s maneuvers are a combination of skill, power, and equipment, the Commander’s secret to success is a combination of materials, design, and craftsmanship. We fuse a rare low-density Paulownia 3D wood core with performance-tech materials such as a Triax Carbon Composite, to optimize the torsional stiffness, a key element in any take-off situation. A stringer made out of unique carbon fiber with specific compression properties creates an insane rebound flex. Durability and longevity are outstanding thanks to an improved bottom shape using a new Biax Layer alignment and additional fiberglass reinforcement patches. This shred stick carries the essence of freestyle kiteboarding. It was constructed following the most rigid industry standards, leaving no room for error. The Commander is the game-changer for hardcore freestyle riders, setting the bar of what is possible.
Designer Quote – Franz Schitzhofer:
"My passion project, the essence of my experience. The commander is a raging freestyle beast ready to boost daring riders into new spheres."
From The Kite Mag's Ultimate Test Report (2020):
The Eleveight Commander's aggressive looks from its heavily channelled bottoms to its medium multi-stage rocker are the reason it excels at freestyle riding. The thick 3D box rails and heavy channelling facilitate a strong tracking and speed before loading up for a big pop. The Commanders pop is gracious and predictable all thanks to its carbon stringer and flex points but it is not to be underestimated by how quick it wants to release.
The Commander's ability to adapt to the heavier conditions has to be commended. Its channelling tanks you upwind so tacking back after a huge maneuver isn't a killer on the legs and the flew point work effortlessly to soften the landings. Eleveight's fundamental development of this board really compliments the versatility of their FS kite. Instead of aiming this board at one specific discipline, Eleveight have taken a realistic approach to what a rider wants so they can capitalize on all the conditions available.
The Commander is the ideal board for the rider who wants to be out shredding no matter what. With a pair of boots, the commander will push your freestyle while still going huge on the windy days with no sacrifice in either discipline.