Imperator 7

A masterpiece twenty years in the making.

Passionately handcrafted with the highest available technology and materials for the ultimate ride. Experience Carved’s legendary seventh generation Imperator.

Only the one who walks his own way
can't be overtaken.

- Marlon Brando -

A step ahead.

First to bring unique technology solutions to kiteboarding.

Cartan 2 Carbon - CARVED Imperator 7 Kite Board Made in Germany

Next level carbon.

Cartan 2, as it’s called, combines untwisted, unidirectional carbon fiber strands with minimal epoxy binders into a thin, flat, 30° scrim matching the exact board size. The evenly distributed, very straight fibers result in a composite laminate with a lighter, more uniform microstructure than those produced using conventional woven-fabric pre-pregs. The Imperator’s improved filament-to-filament load transfer results in an incredibly energetic Gen7 that’s 100g lighter.

CARTAN 2 Carbon - CARVED Imperator 7 Kite Board


How does it ride? Just like you’d imagine, only better.

CARVED Imperator 7




The symphonic performance of Paulownia, Cartan 2, and 20 years of development delivers its signature ride.  Expect the smoothest carves, the highest torsional stability, and incredible reflexivity even in massive chop. Allround comfort in all conditions and nothing but.

Always on track.

The distinctive deep-vee keel keeps the Imperator 7 confidently on course - especially in chop and strong winds. Hand-finished rails feature slightly sharper, drag-reducing, tucked under rail profile.

The double concave Vee cuts through the roughest chop and delivers incredible grip and poise. Transitioning the double concaves into mono concave tips improves takeoff.





CARVED Imperator 7 Carbon Kite Board


The Cartan 2 carbon unibody envelopes a wood core resulting in perfect power flows between the upper and lower deck. Be amazed at the Imperator’s incredible ability to store and release your energy on demand.

CARVED Imperator 7 Wood Core

Naturally powerful.

A work of art hides under the exclusive carbon fiber jacket. The finest hand-selected,  Paulownia wood is finely milled with a state-of-the-art CNC milling machine. Its exceptionally light, long fibers give the Imperator dimensional stability and its signature character.

Carved Imperator 7 Paulownia-Kern
Carved Imperator 7 Paulownia-Kern
Carved Imperator 7 Paulownia-Kern

Every gram counts.

Our vacuum infusion process requires significantly less resin than conventional carbon twintips, producing a lighter and more dynamic board structure. Although the company’s Unibody process is top secret, the result is not. It is responsible, in large part, for the board’s legendary power, feel, and comfort even after many years of love.

Carved Imperator 7



The hand-shaped rails feature a new hard rail design that releases water better at speed, reducing drag. It takes more time and effort to hand shape our rails, but the results speak for themselves. The new, slightly sharper “round edge with a corner” improves drag yet still leverages the Coandă effect a rounded rail generates to carve buttery smooth turns while delivering superior straight-line grip.

LW Boards

Lightwind approved

See, feel and experience a lightwind masterpiece. See the shimmer of the proprietary carbon fiber, feel the unique hand-finished rails, and experience the power, control, and sheer pleasure the new LW edition generates in the lightest of winds.




Carved Imperator 7 LW 146x45 Carbon Kite Board

LW 146x45

The optimal combination between fast planing and sporty agility. Wider tips and symmetric rails mean it planes fast while remaining nimble.

Carved Imperator 7 LW 152x48 Carbon Kite Board

LW 152x48

The smaller  Imperator 7 LW features a classic Imperator 7 outline. It’s ideal for locations with unreliable or variable winds.


Razor G10 fin set (1,7" for 130-137, 146 & 152 ; 1,9" for 139 & 141)
V4A fin screws
REVO board handle with screw set
T30 Torx driver 
Board sock


Imperator 7 130x391599 EUR
Imperator 7 133x401599 EUR
Imperator 7 135x411599 EUR
Imperator 7 137x421599 EUR
Imperator 7 139x42.51599 EUR
Imperator 7 141x431599 EUR
Imperator 7 146x451599 EUR
Imperator 7 152x481599 EUR
Boardset Pads & Straps Ultra 2 S379 EUR
Boardset Pads & Straps Ultra 2 L379 EUR
* suggested retail price. Pricing may vary.

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CARVED Imperator 7