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What does flying a fighter jet have to do with longboard performance?


Fighter jet performance is a compromise between STABILITY and MANEUVERABILITY.   If you’re stable, you’re inherently non-maneuverable.   If you’re maneuverable, you’re inherently unstable.

With a KOTA LONGBOARD you can have BOTH maneuverability AND stability!

•  MANEUVERABILITY is determined by the shape of the nose.

•  STABILITY is determined by the width of the board at the rear truck.

All KOTA longboards are very maneuverable, but the flexibility or stability of the board changes with shape.  Click the board shapes below to see how they ride.

SPAD XIII

SPAD XIII

Fighter Jet
Jumbo Jet

RIDE

Packed with energy the SPAD XIII is flexible and highly maneuverable. Ideal for campus commuting or an invigorating weekend ride – and always with style! Fly like Rickenbacker on your SPAD XIII.

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Nieuport 17

Nieuport 17

Fighter Jet
Jumbo Jet

RIDE

Like a high performance jet, the Nieuport 17 is ideal for an exceptional land surfing experience. Sleek style with inspiring performance.  Gear up, flaps up – it’s time to fly on your Nieuport 17.

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Handley Page

Handley Page

Fighter Jet
Jumbo Jet

RIDE

The Handley Page Type O is the ideal cruiser. Good surface area for a stable, comfortable ride but always ready to turn. You can’t go wrong with the remarkably nimble Handley Page.

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Sopwith Pup

Sopwith Pup

Fighter Jet
Jumbo Jet

RIDE

Classic design inspired by the earliest longboard surfboards. The stable but surprisingly maneuverable Sopwith Pup delivers pure joy whether cruising long distances, carving a slope or learning to ride for the first time.

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