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  • The 2016 Cabrinha Switchblade kiteboarding kite is here.

    Ready to rock your world with the most versatile, user friendly, all-around kite out there?  The 2016 Cabrinha Switchblade is your kite!  It's the proven choice for freeriding, riding surf, freestyle, etc.  

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade

     

    The full draft-forward, rounded entry, aerodynamic profile really sets it apart from the competition. The wide range of attack angles give the 2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite the incredibly powerful, predictable pull it’s famous for while maintaining maximum control and responsiveness. The Switchblade remains true to the spirit of kiteboarding, making it the industry’s first choice for a high performance all around kite.

     

     

    With enhanced profiles to optimize the low end power production and a bit of fine tuning, the 2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite delivers the type of spot on performance its fans have come to expect. The five strut design has distinct segments that hold the canopy true to its intended shape increasing performance no matter the wind conditions or angle of attack.

     

     

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Features

     

    • Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles
    • Smooth power delivery
    • Predictable handling
    • Great upwind performance
    • Ridiculously high hang times
    • Distinctly sharp and precise turns
    • Easy relaunch
    • Great for huge, lofty jumps
    • Featherweight control ensures less work for a nimble,light in the hand effect
    • Amazing relaunch

     

     

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Technology

     

     

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Specs.

     

     

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Colors (Please Specify Color when Ordering)

     

  • The all new 2016 Ozone Reo v8 kitesurfing kite is here

    Check out the new 2016 Ozone Reo v3 kitesurfing kite.

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    Hooked or un-hooked the 2016 Ozone REO V3 Kite performs to any given task in the waves. Simply trim in with the de-power cleat before unhooking and the Reo V3 will fly and float in unison with your riding movements. If you prefer to ride unhooked often we suggest connecting the back lines to the longer knot position. To customize bar pressure and turning speed use the rear tabs on the wingtips where the back bridle lines attach. As with all Ozone products, we pride ourselves with top of the line manufacturing in our own factory, using the highest quality materials suited for the job. The Ozone Reo V3 kitesurfing kite is constructed with quality proven Teijin D2 canopy material and Teijin Dacron providing a crisper feel and a stronger kite. The Reo V3 is designed tough without the need of unnecessary cosmetic items that only add weight and drag which reduce performance.

     

     

    The relatively low aspect kite design combined with fast direct handling generates consistent power to get around sections in a wave. Finely tuned profiles and wing shaping offer unmatched drifting characteristics - as you ride down the line the Reo will float allowing more concentration lining up the next section. De-powering the 2016 Ozone REO V3 Kite is smooth and efficient, canopy luff is progressive which means the kite maintains positive bar pressure and handling throughout the de-power throw range, making the kite very reactive at all angles of attack.

     

     

    The 2016 Ozone REO V3 Kite is the same kite design as the much loved Reo 2015 model, with fresh new colors and our new Contact-Water Control System with soft bar ends to help protect your surfboard against knocks from the bar. The Reo V3 is advanced in design yet simple to let you focus on surfing the wave. Versatile performance makes all conditions, from on-shore slop to cross-off barreling reef breaks, fun and easy.

     

     

    2016 Ozone REO V3 Performance Features

     

    • Versatile performance in any wind and wave conditions.
    • Direct handling - turns on a dime.
    • Mega de-power range.
    • Excellent float and drift characteristics.
    • Easy back line re-launch.
    • 4-line pulley-less system (no pulleys, no problems).
    • Comparable feeling throughout the size range.
    • One-Pump system for quick and easy setup.
    • High volume Boston inflate/deflate valve.
    • Multiple trimming options for customized handling and bar pressure.
    • Color coded and numbered fool proof line connectors.

     

    2016 Ozone REO V3 Construction Features

     

    • Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials.
    • Teijin TechnoForce D2 canopy material.
    • Teijin Dacron for the L.E. & Struts.
    • Internal reinforcements for improved durability with double layer Dacron inside the LE closing seam.
    • Double stitched bonded seams.
    • Dacron reinforced tip area for load distribution.
    • Reinforced leading edge and struts in high stress areas.
    • Reinforced trailing edge.
    • Light weight & low profile aerodynamic leading edge scuff pads.
    • Unique bladder construction with double layer section in wear areas.
    • Anti line-snag tip deflectors.

     

    2016 Ozone REO V3 Range of Use

     

     

    2016 Ozone REO V3 Wind Range

     

     

    2016 Ozone REO V3 Colors (Please Specify Color when Ordering)

     

    Green-Black-Yellow                                      Red-Black-Blue                                        Blue-Black-Orange

     

    Get yours at KiteLine Kiteboarding here:  2016 Ozone Reo v3 kitesurfing kiteRyland-Reo-Slash-840x560

  • New 2016 Slingshot Kites, Boards and Bindings

    Check out some of the new 2016 Slingshot products (2016 Slingshot Rally, 2016 Slingshot SST Wave Kite, 2016 Slingshot Misfit and 2016 Slingshot Refraction)

    2016 Slingshot Rally Kite
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    Touted as the most versatile and user-friendly kite in Slingshot’s lineup, the Rally has continued its dramatic rise to the top since introduced to the market in 2011. Available in sizes 5-12 and 14 so kiters can build their perfect quiver, the 2016 Slingshot Rally incorporates an open Delta-C profile, a direct-connect pulley-less bridal system, beefed-up surf-tough seams, fine-tuning attachment points and a number of other unique feathers to make this the ultimate all-around weapon of choice for kiters across the spectrum. Never before has one kite appealed to so many different styles of riding.

    2016 Slingshot Wave SST kitesurfing Kite
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    Although built specifically for surf, the 2016 Slingshot Wave SST is also an outstanding kite for easy-going strapless riders and the rapidly-growing faction of foil boarders due to its incredible depower, feather-light feel and unrivaled turning characteristics. For customized performance, the kite features three trailing edge attachment points which result in more or less bar pressure and sensitivity depending on which point is chosen.

    2016 Slingshot Misfit Kiteboard
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    Geared toward the freeride kiter looking for a solid board that will deliver consistently in all wind and water conditions, the 2016 Slingshot Misfit incorporates a mix of cutting edge technology with tried-and-true American manufacturing to bring one of the best and most durable all-around boards on the market. Available in 132, 136, 142 and 146 sizes, this crossover wood-core board has moderate rocker and a stiff flex, making it an ideal all-terrain vehicle for riders of all levels.

    2016 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard
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    Modeled after Slingshot Wakeboarding’s popular Whip board and then tailored to the specific needs needs of both Sam and Karoina, the Refaraction was born. Garnering DNA and influence from the most progressive riding from each aspect of kiteboarding the 2016 Slingshot Refraction is the peak of true twin-tip performance.

    See all of the new 2016 Slingshot Kiteboarding Kites and Boards here:

  • The 2015 Cabrinha Switchblade Review

    The 2015 Switchblade from Cabrinha is one the top selling kites on the market. Beloved by freeriders, freestylers, and wave riders, this kite is popular for a reason: Cabrinha has been making the Switchblade for 10 years and refining it (to perfection) with each iteration.

    2015 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite in the Turks and Caicos

    This 5-struts, medium aspect kite has smooth predictable sheeting with good power delivery. Inflating it is easy with its large diameter bayonette valve that connects to the standard inflation hose without the use of a nozzle.

    Why everyone loves the 2015 Cabrinha Switchblade

    Kiters rave about the Switchblade’s ability to boost big airs, its easy upwind ability, medium bar pressure, large sweet spot, and its middle to forward window flying. The The 2015 Switchblade wins over riders with its huge wind range, and unbeatble stability and predictability. Everyone, from beginner to advanced kiterboarders, can appreciate the effortless relaunch. Cabrinha also revamped the chicken loop, making it easier, safer, better.

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  • New Kites for June: Ozone & Flysurfer

    June is going to be a good month for kites! Ozone and Flysurfer both have new LEI and foil kites to take you to the next level.

    Ozone Edge V8

    The Ozone Edge V8 delivers the smoothest bar feel and unbeatable handling for freeriders and racers.  This all-around big performer is predictable with amazing upwind capabilities.

    Ozone Edge V8 Kite

    Ozone R1

    For a growing number of foil riders the Ozone R1 Kite is hard to resist. This super stable and remarkably fast race kite will blow you away on water, land, or snow (not recommended for waves).

    Ozone R1 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer Boost

    Freeriders, hydrofoilers, and air stylers will go gonzo over the Flysurfer Boost. It's got insanely huge lift and hang time, and it's a super speedy racing machine. With a full range of sizes, the Boost also comes in Light Wind editions.

    Flysurfer Boost KiteFlysurfer Sonic

    The Flysurfer Sonic is and high aspect ration, ram-air kite that is a formidable race wing.  The Sonic is a top performer for hydrofoiling and snow kiting alike, with amazing control and efficiency.

    Flysurfer Sonic Foil Kite

    Not sure what you really want? Give us a call, email us, or use our online chat. We've got knowledge  support and offer unbeatable prices.

  • Better than Spring Cleaning

    We're deep into spring cleaning and that means you save while we make space.

    Check out these stellar deals on kites, kiteboards, and kiteboarding accessories!

    2014 CrazyFly Cruz Kite 2014 CrazyFly Girls Kiteboard Dakine Fusion kiteboarding Harness

    The Crazyfly Cruz is an amazing light wind kite.

    The CrazyFly Girls Kiteboard is designed for intermediate and advanced riders looking for a comfortable freeride board with enough pop to nail tricks.

    The Dakine Fusion Harness provides maximum lower body support with the ability to raise or lower the hook depending on the rider's preference.

    2014-FOne-Surf 2014-Ocean-Rodeo-Prodigy 2014-Slingshot-Rant-SUP

    The F-One Surf Kiteboard is a perfect board to start surfing as well as an excellent strapless board for more experienced riders.

    The Ocean Rodeo Prodigy delivers smooth turns and effortless big airs and hang time while sitting perfectly in the window and drifting with you when you're powered up and on a wave.

    The Slingshot Rant SUP is stable and responsive and allows you to ride everything from a point break to a blown out beach break.

    2013-Blade-Prime 2013-Cabrinha-Custom SALE-splash

    The Blade Prime Kite is powerful, aggressive and precise, offering the ultimate ride for dedicated freestylers, wakestylers and kiters looking for an extreme ride.

    The Cabrinha Custom Kiteboard keeps the lines and aesthetic true to the core of wakestyle, and delivers more grip on the water while being more unrestricted on sliders.

    Check our CLEARANCE section - we add new items every week!

  • Trade in Your Old Kite Gear!

    Make spring cleaning fun this year. Clean out your garage, get $ for your old gear, AND get the new kites and boards you've been dreaming about.

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    Here's how you can trade in old kiteboarding gear for new kites, boards, and accessories!

    1. Email us a list of your OLD gear that you want to trade in and a list of the NEW* gear you want.
    2. Kite-Line will credit your account with the trade-in value towards your NEW gear.
    3. Kite-line will ship you the NEW gear. You ship us your Old gear.

    *offer applies to all non-sale 2015 gear

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  • The New FX Crossover Kite from Cabrinha

    Hooked or unhooked, unpack all of your freaky-freestyle tricks and pump up the newest kite from Cabrinha. If you're looking for something between a competition freestyle kite and a performance/freeride kite, get the Cabrinha FX Crossover Kite. Then, call the air traffic controllers and request clearance, because the FX is ready for big, big air.

    Cabrinha FX KiteThe Cabrinha FX Kite

    Like C kites, the FX kite has stellar freestyle capabilities, yet it has a wider wind range and more stability, like a crossover kite. Its expanded “C” shape arc allows for aggressive kiteloops with the ability to hit the zenith in time for a soft landing. And it doesn't hurt to have utterly predictable handling, super-quick recovery, and amazing upwind performance. But what the FX is really about is insane vertical boost with feather-light bar pressure

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    Cabrinha has a long history of serving up quality crossover kites

     

     

    Like the FX, the Cabrinha Switchblade has butter-smooth power delivery, predictable handling, upwind performance, and serious hang time. The Switchblade is a solid performance freeride/crossover kite.2015 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite

    The Cabrinha Radar Kite is a versatile freeride/crossover kite and right now it's on SALE as a package deal with spectrum board!

    2015 CABRINHA RADAR with  BAR/LINES and SPECTRUM BOARD

  • Slingshot's New Alien Air FX Board

    Slingshot has just released the 2015 Alien Air FX Board - with all the performance of any slingshot board and the alluring qualities of foilboarding.  This is an all-around amazing board. Whether you're just learning to ride a hydrofoil, or you're looking to freeride, ride waves, or race, this board is it.

    2015 Slingshot Alien Air FX Foil Kiteboard

    Why Foilboarding?

    Foiling is a unique experience - everything is silent and smooth. It's like gliding, with no sensation of contact with the water. It's fast, quiet, and very addicting. The reduced drag of a foil board makes it a supreme choice for light winds, while the floating feel of the board makes riding chop an otherworldly experience. Add to all this the Alien Air FX's quick maneuverability, and you've got a board that will undoubtedly surprise and delight you.

    What's so Special About Slingshot's Alien Air FX Board?

    While most foils generally look the same, the reality is that subtle details make all the difference.  Slingshot's partnership with Lift Foils has spared nothing in order to ensure that these foils have the proper strength, weight, and deflection characteristics. This video will give you some idea of what Slingshot is putting into the Alien Air Fx:

    Slingshot 2015 Air Foil FX Board Video

     

    Get your Alien Air FX here! 

    We're known worldwide for offering unbeatable customer service. We've got the best prices and even offer a price match guarantee. Add our Loyalty Points to this awesome mix, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a reason to shop anywhere else.

  • What’s New for February: Early Season Kiteboarding Gear

    2015 Dakine Harnesses

    Dakine has released a full line of kiteboard harnesses for 2015, including seat style with leg loops, waist type, and built in boardshorts. Dakine offers the best fit for your riding style and body-type. Dakine has a long-time reputation as offering solid craftsmanship and this year’s line up is no different.

    2015 Dakine Kiteboarding Harnesses

    Go Pro Hero 4

    The big excitement for the new GoPro Hero 4 is the addition of a built-in touch display. The super convenient ability to view, tap and swipe takes the fumbling out of capturing sick tricks, blue water adventures, and your buddies’ biggest blunders. For detail oriented – the GoPro Hero 4 has 1080p60 and 720p120 video with lifelike clarity, plus 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second. Plus, it’s waterproof to 131’ (40m).

    GoPro Hero 42015 Slingshot Turbine

    When you’re riding in wind as low as 5-6 knots without sacrificing turning speed, efficiency or upwind performance, you’ll be stoked you got the 2015 Slingshot Turbine. This C Kite with a 5-point bridle has a buttery-smooth feel through the power stroke. And the aspect ratio works together with the reduced LE diameter to create more grunt and power.

    2015 Slingshot Turbine Kite

    2015 Slingshot RPM

    If you’re looking to get on the water faster, with less effort on a super-stable kite with immediate and smooth feedback – The 2015 Slingshot RPM is your new favorite kite. One of the best selling kites on the market, Slingshot has buffed out the RPM with a “One Pump Speed System” and a revolutionary pulley-less bridle system. Combining a “Direct Drive Bridle” and a “Suspension Displacement Bridle,” the RPM has a shock absorption system that distributes tension to where it’s needed. And, as always, Slingshot leads the way with bomb-proof construction.

    2015 Slingshot RPM Kite2015 Litewave Boards

    California based Litewave Designs has a small but quality line up for 2015 with solid boards for surf, freestyle , and light wind. The Litewave DV8 Freestyle Surfboard is a Wood/EPS built surf machine. The Dv8 has a low center-of-gravity and excellent grab rail all the way around the board. The Lightwave Wing Kiteboard is a session saver. The Wing makes riding in ultra light wind easy, even for the big guys. And for the freestyle rider, Lightwave is offering the all new 2015 Litewave Kick-S Kiteboard. The Kick-S has a radically channeled freestyle platform and carbon stringers that deliver all the pop you’re looking for.

    2015 Lightwave Kiteboards

     

     

     

     

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