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  • The Best Kiteboarding Gear of 2016 from our Favorite Brands

    We love kiteboarding and every year there are some stand-out items that we feel are the Best Kiteboarding gear for most users.   Here are some of our favorites...

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite

    The 2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite continues the title as one of the world's most popular "all-around" kites. The 2016 Cabrinha Switchblade has been tweaked and fine tuned just a bit including increased low-end power, some bridal tuning and a few material changes. Five struts help to maintain incredible structural integrity throughout the canopy, regardless of wind conditions or trim adjustment. The Cabrinha Switchblade accelerates forward and blasts upwind which is why it's one of the best selling kites all over the world!  The 2016 Cabrinha Switchblade is for the kiteboarder looking for a versatile, high performance kite that they can remain completely confident in.

    2016 Slingshot Rally

    2016 Slingshot Rally

    2016 Slingshot Rally Kitesurfing Kite

    The Slingshot Rally continues as the ultimate "all around" kite in the Slingshot Kite range.  It's great in the surf, flat water, chop, boosting, freeriding, etc.  The 2016 Slingshot Rally received a few updates to change geometry, speed up large sizes, reduce bar pressure and generally make it a snappy kite!  The Slingshot Rally is a truely easy kite to fly and use in most any condition.

    2016 Ozone Edge

    2016 Ozone Edge V8

    The 2016 Ozone Edge V8 has been designed using our new highly advanced custom built CAD software. Our designers are able to work with parameters specifically formulated to calculate flexible wings. The Edge V8 incorporates optimised layout of segments and balanced strut positioning resulting in a clean profile and canopy throughout angle of attack changes. The Edge V8 is constructed with quality Teijin D2 and Teijin Dacron providing a crisper feel and a stronger kite. A low-drag pulley-less bridle system is achieved through optimised load distribution into the attachment points. The bridles are spliced using high quality Aramid line, which is 50% thinner than our standard bridle line giving the Edge a turbo charged feel. Combined with our Race Control System and Race Flying Lines the Edge truly is a winning package.

    2016 F-One Bandit 9

    2016 F-One Bandit 9

    2016 F-One Bandit Kitesurfing Kite


    For the 9th edition, 2016 F-One Bandit Kiteboarding Kite designer Robert GRAHAM has reworked the entire span of the canopys profile to perfcision. The 2016 F-One Bandit Kitesurfing Kites creates an effortless ability for upwind riding, comfortably providing the rider with a better angle with good speed control. World-Class technology and performance of the 2016 F-One Bandit Kiteboarding Kite shines for the crowd when performing jumps and offers more hang time.

    2016 Airush Lithium

    2016 Airush Lithium
    • The World’s favorite freeride kite
    • Incredibly stable with smooth consistent drive
    • Fast and simple to relaunch due to the Delta Hybrid design


    2016 Airush Lithium Kiteboarding Kite Technology


    The 2016 Airush Lithium Kites premium fabric is used in conjunction with the Dyneema Load Frame for the ultimate combination of durability and performance. Ongoing testing has highlighted the lowest stretch and UV stability, along with highest long-term reliability of any materials.

  • Check out the 2016 F-One Bandit, twin tips and kitesurf boards.

    The 2016 F-One Bandit hold true as an ultra high performance "all-around" kite, performing great in the wave, flats, chop, etc.   The F-One Bandit works well for un-hooked riding and has great hangtime and pop.  The smaller sizes of the F-One Bandit have been tuned for wave riding.

    F-One has also released their 2016 twin tip and surfboard lineup:

    2016 F-One Trax
    The 2016 F-One Trax HRD Carbon series kiteboard Carbon Construction gives it improved strength and a lighter weight ratio, combined that with it's unrivalled shape and you get an unmatched smooth riding, increadible drive, earlier planning, huge comfort, and forgiving ride.

    2016 F-One Next

    2016 F-One Acid HRD
    The 2016 F-One Acid HRD Lite Tech Kiteboard has optimized the rocker and concave shape dedicated to New School Freestyle resulting in a better speed control and pop, combined with the improved deck making it more stress resistant.

    Find the rest of the 2016 F-One Kiteboarding Kites, Kitesurfing boards and accessories here:

  • 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.


    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
    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
    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

    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

    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.

    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


  • 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

    .Cabrinha FX Kite Sky-Red-Blue_ClearCabrinha FX Kite -Sky-Red-clearCabrinha FX Kite -Sky-Yellow-clear

    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!


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