The story of play kiteboards begins with design engineer Christian Meldgaard and his fascination of carbon fibre composites. The cause of interest was triggered when Kestrels made the first commercial available carbon fibre monocoque bicycle frame in 1986. Kestrels’ unique performance was the reward for challenging conventional thinking and the monocoque design started a carbon fibre bicycle frame revolution.
The interest in composites inspired Christian to build his first composite windsurf board in 1993, to go into mechanical engineering and getting fingerprints on some of the largest and fastest carbon composite structures in the world: Eurofighter, JSF, A380.
In 2005 Christian made his first carbon fibre kiteboard. In 2009 he partnered up with Flemming Bjørn Olsen, and together with a team of designers, technicians and inventors, all being passionate kitesurfers, a unique carbon fibre kiteboard manufacturing technology where developed and refined.