On all orders over £80
On all orders over £80
The ultimate in design and performance. Looking to stand out at the beach with a board guaranteed to push your riding to the next level the Carved Custom Imperator 6 is the boards you need. Handmade in Germany this freeride kiteboard has been shaped to glide effortlessly through even the choppiest of conditions.
RIDE A MASTERPIECE.
Don’t compromise. Ride the freeride board that set the standard all others are measured against. Because, sooner or later, you will appreciate the workmanship, technology, performance and soul that goes into every handmade Imperator 6 Edition.
FLUID DYNAMICS PERFECTED.
Meet the board that would make Bernoulli and Coanda proud. A board that masters fluid dynamics to smooth out unruly chop, carve stylish turns, and inspire.
Slightly wider tips have added length to the rails improving the board’s planing and tracking.
Dynamic strength in an exceptionally lightweight platform. Weight saving constructions often produce undesirable effects. Not so with the Imperator 6 where its lightweight is fortified with an innovative unibody CARTAN Carbon build
The progressive rocker is more pronounced between the pads where it's needed and less so on the tips
The wood core is encapsulated with our proprietary, tight weave, low resin, 30° biaxial carbon fiber weave that optimizes board torsion and dynamic longitudinal flex.
100% Cartan® carbon fiber envelopes a heart of Paulownia to create a unibody prodigy.
Two additives are used for maximum UV protection. The surface and resin have special UV blocking additives to double the protection on your investment.
Under the exclusive Cartan carbon fiber, you will find a heart of solid, CNC milled, Paulownia wood. Known by boat builders as the finest nautical wood available, it resists decay and has superb flex characteristics.
Carved uses only the finest hand-selected, marine-grade, Paulownia wood. It’s long fibers and a unique directional adhesive application give the wood core its strength, reflexivity, and dynamic pop.
Carved Customs mills its wood cores to an accuracy less than a thou. Perfection takes time and after 15 years of board building success, Carved Customs knows a few things about making precision boards
The signature Imperator soul is alive and well in the new 6. Its powerful yet comfortable character is confidence-inspiring even in rough, choppy conditions. Peerless performance derived, in part, from its new hull features.
The new and distinctive keel cuts through chop and delivers an unmatched level comfort especially in tougher, gustier, conditions.
The double concaves straddle the hard keel and generate additional grip especially when loading the edge. And who does not enjoy the adrenalin rush in anticipation of a perfect launch?
TUCKED 3D RAILS
The hand-shaped rails feature a new hard rail design that releases water better at speed thereby reducing drag. The new “round edge with a corner” improves drag yet still leverages the Coanda effect a rounded rail generates to carve buttery smooth turns
The distinctive and highly effective Imperator Ellipse continues in the 6th generation. The Ellipse channels forces to the fins and edges when warranted and absorbs the rest. For more pop and comfort.
When it comes to explosive pop, the Imperator 6 is far ahead of the pack. The power generated by the Ellipse tips is undeniable and grin inducing.
MONO CONCAVE TIPS
The double concave hull between the straps transitions to a mono concave on each tip. It might be harder for us to build but it’s worth the effort in the end.
A MASTERPIECE OF PASSION.
The sunny Baltic island of Fehmarn, a mecca for kiteboarders, has been the home of Carved Customs since 2001. No Imperator leaves this German island without a nod from its master craftsmen
Manufactured by master craftsmen since 2001. Craftsman that put their heart and soul into each board. Visit Fehmarn and you will likely meet your board builder on a shiny black board at a local beach. You see, they don't just build masterpieces, they live the kiter’s dream.
Google Fehmarn and kiting. A kite mecca, this idyllic island is kiteable year-round and makes an equally ideal manufacturing base. Close to its high-tech German and European suppliers, Carved Customs benefits from leading-edge technology and Germany’s well-known infrastructure.
Bernie Hiss (left), founder of Carved Customs has been building custom boards for over 20 years. Quick to see the potential of kiting in the 90’s, he introduced the first Imperator in 2001. And the rest is history.
Custom fins for every board. Because every board is custom. Our fins are so finely tuned to each board that we could not in good conscience share fins. Razor G10 fins. For fun or freestyle.
RAZOR G10 FIN
The slender, sharp-edged fins are manufactured with high quality, triple layer G10 composites.
133 x 40 cm
Our small yet mighty 133 is optimized for riders around 65 kg (140 pounds) in weight. Ride this standard bearer with custom 1.65” fins.
135 x 41 cm
The 135 is optimized for riders between 60 and 85 kg (140-185 pounds) in weight. Ride this standard bearer with custom 1.7” fins.
137 x 42 cm
The most popular 137 is optimized for riders between 75 and 95 kg (165-210 pounds) in weight. Ride this standard bearer with custom 1.8” fins.
139 x 42.5 cm
The popular 139 is optimized for riders between 80 and 110 kg (175-240 pounds) in weight. Enjoy this standard bearer with 1.9” fins.
141 x 43 cm
The 141 is optimized for riders between 80 and 120 kg (175-265 pounds) in weight. Like its siblings, enjoy this standard bearer with custom 1.95” fins.
Orders received by 2PM Monday-Friday are normally despatched the same day. (Large items may take longer)
Next day delivery in the UK is charged at £6.95.
Standard delivery in the UK takes 3 - 5 working days and is free with orders over £80. For further information please view our Delivery & Returns Policy.