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.

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133 x 40 Zentimeter: Die kleinste Version ist optimal ausgelegt auf leichte Rider bis etwa 65 Kilogramm Körpergewicht. Kraft, Stabilität und Robustheit sind auf absolut gleichem Niveau wie bei den größeren Versionen. Es wird mit der optimalen Finnengröße von 1,65 Zoll ausgeliefert.

THE BIGGEST.
FOR THE SMALLEST DAYS.

See, feel and experience a lightwind masterpiece. See the shimmer of the proprietary carbon fiber and the unique hand finished rails of the new Imperator 6 LW. Feel the perfectly sanded edges. And now, experience the power, control and sheer pleasure the new LW edition generates in the lightest of winds.

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LW 157 x 49
The seven-knot king. With broad tips, unique fin placement, and concave rails our biggest lightwind machine generates endless smiles and ultra smooth carves.
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The optimal combination between fast planing and sporty agility. The wide tips and symmetric rails almost plane as early as the 157er yet feels much smaller.
LW 145 x 44
The smallest Imperator 6 LW features a classic Imperator 6 outline. This handmade board is ideal for locations with unreliable or variable winds.

INDIVIDUAL.
JUST LIKE YOU.

Cannot find your size in the Imperator 6 Edition? Then order an Imperator 6 Custom in your preferred dimensions. Talk to the experts at Carved Customs and let their master craftsmen build you a forever board. A truly custom board with your very own size, stance, finish, color, logo and more.

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.

LIGHTWEIGHT
Dynamic strength in an exceptionally lightweight platform. Weight saving constructions often produce undesirable effects. Not so with the Imperator 6 where its light weight is fortified with an innovative unibody CARTAN Carbon build.
OUTLINE
Slightly wider tips have added length to the rails improving the board’s planing and tracking.
ROCKER
The progressive rocker is more pronounced between the pads where it's needed and less so on the tips.

INNOVATIVE.
TO THE CORE.

Although stunning on the surface, the real beauty remains hidden below. The unique Cartan® carbon unibody construction is a masterstroke in production technology.

CARTAN® CARBON
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.
UNIBODY
100% Cartan® carbon fiber envelopes a heart of Paulownia to create a unibody prodigy.
UV GUARD
Two additives are used for maximum UV protection. The surface and resin have special UV blocking additives to double the protection on your investment.

PRECISION.
CRAFTSMANSHIP.

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.

NATURALLY POWERFUL
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.
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COMPUTERIZED PRECISION
Carved Customs mills its wood cores to an accuracy of 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.
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PEERLESS.
PERFORMANCE.

The signature Imperator soul is alive and well in the new 6. Its powerful yet comfortable character is confidence inspiring even in tough, choppy conditions. Peerless performance derived, in part, from its new hull features.

CENTER KEEL
The new and distinctive keel cuts through chop and delivers an unmatched level comfort especially in tougher, gustier, conditions.

DOUBLE CONCAVE
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 Coandă effect a rounded rail generates to carve buttery smooth turns.

ELLIPTICAL.
PERFECTION.

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.

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FLEX TIP
When it comes explosive pop, the Imperator 6 is far ahead of the pack. The power generated by the Ellipse tips is undeniable and grin inducing.
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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 kite boarders, has been the home of Carved Customs since 2001. No Imperator leaves this German island without a nod from its master craftsmen.

HANDCRAFTED
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.
FEHMARN. A KITER´S PARADISE.
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.
SINCE 2001
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.

RAZOR.
SHARP.

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.

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RAZOR G10 FIN
The slender, sharp-edged fins are manufactured with high quality, triple layer G10 composites.
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RAZOR G10 WAKE FIN
Planning some freestyle action with your Imperator 6? Then, try the optional 0.6 or 0.9 inch Razor G10 Wake Fins.

CLICK IT.
FOR A BETTER FIT.

For the ultimate in strap adjustability even “on the fly” there is only one choice. The new Ultra pads & straps system features new fingertip control with a snowboard inspired tongue and click-buckle system.

POWER TRIM
Micro adjustable. The innovative quad tongue Power Trim system makes strap adjustment easier and more accurate. Anywhere. Anytime. And in a fraction of the time as traditional velcro straps.
ULTRA PADS
Maximum comfort and feel. The Ultra’s lighter and thinner construction feels like your favorite pair of sneakers. New memory foam not only adjusts to your foot but supports it for more comfortable landings. With 2 stance positions on the x-axis (board length); 11 angle options; and 6 options in the y-axis (board width) there is no other pad system that is more adjustable.
ULTRA STRAPS
Easy to adjust. The Ultra's snowboard inspired, proven, tongue and buckle system is also adjustable in both x and y-axis without tools. Want to move your straps closer to your toes? No problem, the easy to adjust tongues are easily adjusted by hand. Anywhere. The strap's neoprene and memory foam padding conforms to any shape. Sneaker-like comfort. That's what you should expect with the new Ultra.

SIZES.
ACCESSORIES.

IMPERATOR 6 EDITION
133 x 40 (1.65" Fins)
1.249 EUR
135 x 41 (1.7" Fins)
1.249 EUR
137 x 42 (1.8" Fins)
1.249 EUR
139 x 42.5 (1.9" Fins)
1.249 EUR
141 x 43 (1.95" Fins)
1.249 EUR
IMPERATOR 6 LIGHTWIND
145 x 44 (1,7" Fins)
1.249 EUR
151 x 45 (1,7" Fins)
1.249 EUR
157 x 49 (1,7" Fins)
1.249 EUR
IMPERATOR 6 CUSTOM
Tailored to buyer
on request
Delivery: Board is sold with a Razor G10 fin set, V4A fin screws, board handle and handle screw set.
ACCESSORIES
Ultra pads & straps system
249 EUR
Protector board bag
99 EUR
Zub Fins
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Key Features.

HANDMADE IN GERMANY
Only the finest material and build quality.

 

CARTAN CARBON
Proprietary flex control.

 

LIGHTWEIGHT
Strength and power without added weight.

 

UNIBODY
One piece carbon fiber layup.

 

CENTER KEEL
Cuts through undesirable chop.

 

DOUBLE CONCAVE
Channels water for more speed and drive.

 

TUCKED 3D RAILS
The "round rail with a corner" improves drag.

 

UV GUARD
Doubled UV protection.

 

3D WOOD CORE
Hand selected, marine grade, Paulownia wood core.

 

ELLIPTIC FLEX TIPS
Optimized tip flex for more control.

 

RAZOR G10 FINS
Individual custom shapes for each board.