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  • 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.

    2015 cabrinha switchblade kite

  • 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.

    trade-in your old kite gear

    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! 

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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.

    2015 Lightwave Kiteboards

     

     

     

     

  • 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.
    2015 Cabrinha switchblade kite

    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

    2015 naish pivot Kite

    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.

    2015-Ozone-Zephyr-Lightwind-Kiteboarding-Kite

    Slingshot Rally

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

    2015 Sliingshot Rally Kite

    Slingshot Misfit

    Any rider will love the engineered flex and pop of the Misfit, providing a consistent, controllable ride.
    2015-Slingshot-Misfit Kiteboard

    Spleene Door High Tech

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

    2015 Spleene door high tech lightwind kiteboard

    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.

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