4'9" - 6'1"
The (original)14-bis (Quatorze-bis)
was an experimental aircraft also known
as Oiseau de proie ("bird of prey" in
French); it was a pioneer era canard
biplane designed and built by Brazilian
engineer Alberto Santos-Dumont.
On 23 October 1906, in Paris, France, it performed
the first officially witnessed unaided takeoff and flight by a heavier-than-air aircraft.
Even though Muléke's 14-bis is not heavy, its design and purpose has some unique connections. Santos-Dumont approached his design with a Hargrave cell (box kite-like) wings; the wings, each made up of three cells, were at the back and configured with pronounced dihedral to make the aircraft laterally stable.
Our 14-bis was designed for both strapless kite-surfing (a new progressive approach to kite-surfing), and surfing. The "arrow-channels" at the back (and wing) provide a super stable and drivy surfboard that allows you to push at your turns, and the board will push back! With shallow nose channels, going switch-stance while getting creative with your surfing/kite-surfing, gives you just enough stability to add some relaxed style while you bring the board back around.
Bottom: Single to Double with a "Double-Arrow Channel"
Fins: FCS Fusion, FCSII, or Futures