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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! 

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  • 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.

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  • The Best Kiteboarding Gear of 2015 from Our Favorite Brands

    With product from more than twenty of the world's best kite and kiteboards companies, we have plenty of options to choose from.  Here's a list of some of favorites for 2015.

    (Click on each photos to see more detailed information.)

    Blade Trigger

    This is a user friendly kite, and an ideal choice for riders who don’t consider themselves just one type of rider. the 2015 Blade Trigger Kite

    Cabrinha Switchblade

    This crossover/freeride kite has amazing control with a minimal bar touch - offering power in light wind conditions as well as remarkable handling in strong winds.
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    Cabrinha Ace

    This board is perfect for freestyle riding! It is super fast, smooth, and remarkably responsive.

    2015 Cabrinha ACE kiteboard

    CrazyFly Raptor

    The Raptor is a high performance freeride board, ready to pushed hard for freestyle tricks.

    2015 CarzyFly Raptor Kiteboard

    F-One Bandit

    This kite is crazy comfort - inspiring confidence while riding through a huge wind range.

    2015 f-one bandit Kite

    F-One Trax HRD Carbon

    This is a smooth riding board that planes early and drives upwind.

    2015 Trax HRD Carbon board

    Flysurfer Peak 2

    This single-skin kite is a go-to for land and snow kiting on snow, sand, grass or asphalt.

    2015 Flysurfer Peak2 Land and Snow Kite

    Naish Pivot 

    This kite is a favorite all-around freeride/wave kite for a wide range of riders and styles

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    Naish Monarch

    Unbeatable grip, dynamic flex and directional stability - this kiteboard has all three in spades.
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    Nobile Separa Flying Carpet Split Board

    This light-wind split board packs small and reveals a punch for freeriders traveling the globe.

    2015 Nobile SEPARA Flying Carpet Split

    Ocean Rodeo Prodigy

    This kite serves up incredible flight stability with a massive wind range. It's the ideal choice for kiters looking for the perfect freeride or wave kite.

    2015 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy Kite

    Ozone Zephyr

    This kite has unmatched light wind performance, with so little drag you can be powering upwind in almost glass smooth conditions.

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    Slingshot Rally

    This kite's construction is renowned for it's incredible durability and performance - intensely versatile, it's a kiter's kite.

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    Slingshot Misfit

    Any rider will love the engineered flex and pop of the Misfit, providing a consistent, controllable ride.
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    Spleene Door High Tech

    Phenomenally clean, this light wind board planes early and delivers comfort beyond your expectations.

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    Of course, the perfect board and kite are unique to every kiter - considering your budget, skill level, typical weather in your area, and the kind of riding you want to do. Give us a call, we're happy to help find the perfect gear for you.

  • The Waves are Calling: 3 Amazing Kite Surf Boards

    Whether you’re riding winter swell or watching warm, tropical waves crash around you, these 3 kite surf boards are sure to impress.

    The 2015 Slingshot Angry Swallow

    2015 Slingshot Angry Swallow

    Have you ever watched a swallow maneuver through the air – nimbly spinning and effortlessly flipping through the sky? We can’t promise that you’ll zig and zag like these amazing, small birds, but with the 2015 Slingshot Angry Swallow kite surf board you will, indeed, feel like you are flying. This shorter board makes travel easier and the truncated nose reduces the swing weight so you can spin, flip, and rip.

    The 2015 Cabrinha Secret Weapon

    Pete Cabrinha riding the 2015 Cabrinha Secret Weapon kite surf board

    Sneak up on the waves with this modern spin on a retro-surf design. The 2015 Cabrinha Secret Weapon kite surf board has a rounded nose and wide, swallow tail. Quad fins and a wide surface area make this board easy to ride in conditions that are less than the best. AND when the swell is perfect, the Secret Weapon is fast and edgy.

    The 2015 F-One Fish Series

    2015 F One Fish Series Kite Surf Board

    While your buddies sip cocktails with little paper umbrellas, you can make the most of light winds and small waves. The 2015 F-One Fish Series kite surf board offers speed and performance. With stellar maneuverability and straight rocker lines, this kite surf board is sure to please.

  • New from CrazyFly: 2015 Kites and Kiteboards

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    CrazyFly Kites

    Fairly new to the scene and driven to make the best kites on the market, CrazyFly is pushing the industry forward with high-tech products. Their 2015 kites are no exception: the Tango is ideal for wave riding and wake style, the Cruze for lightwind riding, and the top-selling Sculp for freestyle/freeriding.

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    Rider-Favorite: The 2015 CrazyFly Sculp

    The 2015 CrazyFly Sculp is an all-round kite that delivers. A superior kite when it comes to materials and construction, the Sculp is a perfect tool for progressing from simple jumps to unhooked freestyle tricks. It’s auto-relaunch certainly doesn’t hurt the learning process. Rider friendly, this kite is a favorite a huge growing of kiters.

    CrazyFly Kiteboards

    For the 2015 season, CrazyFly has a solid lineup of freestyle, freeride, and lightwind boards to choose from. With boards ranging from the carbon fiber Elite to the women’s specific CrazyFly Girls, you’re sure to find the right board for you.

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    Rider-Favorite: the 2015 CrazyFly Raptor Pro

    The 2015 CrazyFly Raptor is a high performance freeride kiteboard. Ideal for intermediate, advanced, and pro riders, the Raptor Pro is a serious carver with pucker-factor pop. Razor fins with ultra thin profile make this board plane early and carry speed. Solid construction makes this board a serious contender in the freestyle/freeride market.

    CrazyFly Bags

    CrazyFly is known for awesome bags like the Golf Bag with Wheels and the Gear Truck.

    The Coolest New Bag: the 2015 CrazyFly Surf Travel Bag 

    2015-cf-surf-travel-dThe 2015 CrazyFly Surf Travel Bag is definitely an exciting addition to their lineup of bags. Made with the same durability as the Golf Bag, this is a surf roller with the perfect combination of size, padding on all sides, and light weight.  The bag comes with strong No. 10 coil zippers, a protective flap around the entire zipper, a Cordura exterior, a tarpaulin interior with 7mm padding on all sides, and heavy-duty wheels.

  • The 2015 Kiteboard Collection from Nobile

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    Life is Better When You’re Kiteboarding

    Saudade a Portuguese word that can be translated to a longing suspended between nostalgia and joy caused by an encounter with someone or something with which we are emotionally bound. Nobile interprets is as a yearning for sun, wind, water, and kiteboarding. Are you experiencing saudade?

     Twin Tips, Wave Boards, and Split Boards

    If you long for more time on the water, harnessing the best the wind and water have to offer, you definitely need to check out Nobile kiteboards.  The Polish manufacturer’s boards are widely regarded as some of the best boards around, in part because of their drive to support human capabilities with comfort and safety. Nobile boards are designed to take your riding to the next level.

     

    Nobile Kiteboards for Beginners 

    Uniao is a line of boards for beginners and amateurs for whom it is often the first encounter with this sport. If you’re just starting, consider the Uniao T5, the Uniao NBL, or the Uniao Flying Carpet.

     

    Nobile Kiteboards for Advanced Riders

    The Pró line offers strength, agility and beauty to experienced kiters. From surf style to freeride, this line from Nobile is truly worthy of the term Pró. Check out the speed of Pró 2HD, the smoothness of the Pró 50/50,  the high end performance of the Pró Carbon NHP and Pró NHP, and the maneuverability of their wave board – the Pró Infinity.

     

    Nobile Split Kiteboards 

    The Separa line is ideal for traveling or kite spots that are a little off the beaten path. When you can pack you board, without compromising performance, inside your backpack – you’ve got a great thing. Ride the waves with the Separa Carbon Infitity Split or the Separa Infitity Split.  Freeriders looking for massive pop will dig the Separa Carbon NHP Split or the Separa NHP Split. Nobile even offers a split lightwind board, the Separa Flying Carpet Split.

     

    Nobile Kiteboards for Women 

    Nobile’s Beleza line is beautiful and performance driven. The Beleza NHP  and the Beleza T5 are designed for female freeriders looking for intense pop, speed, and control.

  • Twin Tips Round Up: 5 Charge Worthy Kiteboards For This Season

    Whether your looking for freestyle performance, mega board speed, or insane pop and drive, here are five charge-worthy Twin Tip Kiteboards worth considering for your 2015 season.

    2015 Naish DUB Kiteoard

     The 2015 Naish Dub Kiteboard

    The 2015 Naish Dub Kiteboard serves up insane drive, edging and pop for aggressive wakestyle, freestyle, and freeride kiters. The Dub’s low rocker maintains a smooth ride through chop with solid upwind performance and speed. Tapered rails reduce the weight in the tips with edges that grip and offer solid directional stability. The center razor channels make for increased edging performance and a flat center with increased V in the tips allow for controlled sliding.

    2015 Cabrinha ACE Kiteboard

    The 2015 Cabrinha Ace Kiteboard

    The 2015 Cabrinha Ace Kiteboard is fast, smooth, and responsive. For Freestyle riders, it’s a go-to board performs in a huge range of conditions. Butter smooth in choppy conditions, the Ace’s quad concave to quad V bottom shape makes this board perfect for ocean or lake riding.

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     The 2015 Cabrinha XCaliber Kiteboard 

    The 2015 Cabrinha XCaliber Kiteboard is the lightest, most technical twin tip out there. Designed with PKRA star, Alby Rondina, the XCaliber delivers quick bursts of speed, incredible pop, and the stellar upwind. With wood core and full carbon laminate construction, the XCaliber is an ideal big air, freestyle and wakestyle board.

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     The 2015 Slingshot Misfit Kiteboard

    The 2015 Slingshot Misfit Kiteboard takes freeride performance to a whole new level, with consistent rider controlled flex and pop. The Misfit has NACA Ducts that channel water from the middle of the board to the tip, accelerating water through the channel and increasing the board speed and grip to the water. The Misfit’s proven versatile shape, combined with Slingshot’s legendary construction, provide increased edge control and reduced drag through the water. Plus, The Misfit features the highest quality and greenest materials available on the planet - hand built in Slingshot’s U.S.A. factory.

    FLysurfer flydoor 5 Kiteboard with center fin

     The Flysurfer Flydoor 5 Kiteboard

    The Flysurfer Flydoor 5 Kiteboard has a competition-winning center-fin (8cm on the heel-side) increases the upwind performance especially in lightwind. With board thickness reduced at the tips to 2mm, the Flydoor 5 for supreme board control in overpowered conditions. (When too much pressure occurs, the tip flexes upwards and gives you the impression you are riding a much smaller board.)

    More KiteBoard Choices

    Your choices don’t end with these 5 boards. KiteLine carries a huge range of Twin Tips, including AXISNobileCrazyFly, and more. Check out all the kiteboards we carry here.  Or contact us for help picking the perfect board.

  • Kiteboarding Vacations: Perfect Packing

    The temps are definitely changing and that fall/winter kite vacation is eagerly waiting for you. Getting there, with all your gear can be a challenge. Bringing the right stuff can feel like a crap-shoot. But it doesn’t have to be. Check out these pack-perfect and super-shred setups for your kiteboarding vacation.

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    All-Around Gear for Your Kiteboarding Vacation:

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    Travel light and be ready for everything. The 2014/15 Naish Trip Kite has a wide wind range, delivers speed and power, and packs small. And once you’ve shaved weight and space from you kite, why not get the most compact and packable boar on the market? The Flysurfer Split Kiteboard is lightweight, great in light winds, offers solid performance, AND splits in half to pack small. Take some of the guess work out of kiting in a new area with a Skywatch wind meter. Then, pack it all up - your kite, board, and extra gear - in the Crazyfly Golf Bag. It’s just the right size for airline requirements and the wheels make it extra handy.

    Travel Gear for Wave Riders

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    Planning to spend as much time at the beach and on the water as possible on your kiteboarding vacation? The 2015 Slingshot Rally Kite  is as versatile as they get. With a huge wind range, excellent handling, and power, this kite will have you covered. Add the 2015 Slingshot Angry Swallow Kite Surfboard is a shorter board with excellent stability and all the performance you need for airs and tricks. The Crazyfly Surf Travel Bag has thick padding on all sides with super-tough rubberized padding on the nose. And just to be on the safe side, pack a Kitesurf Repair Kit to keep you riding you riding should you encounter hazards while riding in a new scene.

    Package Deals for Kiteboarding Vacations?

    You only get a few weeks of vacation every year, right? Make sure you have the dreamiest set-up possible. We’re happy to build a custom kiteboard gear package for you and wrap it all up with perfect pricing. Call, email, or use our online chat and Michael will help you out.

  • Kiteboarding Gear Packages

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    Want to save money on a bundle of gear? Want to find the perfect gear for your weight, winds, conditions, experience level, and goals? We have kiteboarding gear packages and make custom set-ups because we’re pretty sure that your answer to these questions is yes.

    Save Money on Your Kiteboarding Gear

    The quick and easy trick is to hit up our Package Deal section. We’ve got special gear packages for All-Around kiting conditions,  Light Wind, for the travel season, and even the very freshest beginner.  We combine kiteskiteboards, and accessories that work together - and at the very best price.

     

    Looking for a very special set up? That’s cool. We’d love to get you set up and ready to kite. And YES, it is absolutely cheaper when we build you a custom package than if you purchase each piece separately.

     

    Assembling the Perfect Kiteboarding Gear

    Thinking you want a kite from Cabrinha and possibly a board from Slingshot? Or maybe a Crazyfly board and the sweetest kite from Ozone? Or maybe you just don’t know…

     

    We can put together a kiteboarding gear package that’s perfect for your weight, the typical winds you find yourself in, your experience level, and your goals. Whether you’re a wave riding fiend or looking to get your feet wet for the first time, we’ll spend the time with you.

     

    Get Your Package Deal

    But how? It’s easy. Call Michael. Email him. Use the live chat link on our website.  All roads point to the answers and package deal that you want.

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