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  • 2017 Star Kites - Most Affordable - Best Value

     Kite-Line is proud to announce not only a new kite brand to our line but one that is truly unique in their approach and products. After a little research,  we were pleasantly surprised  to not only find a brand that is established, but one that maintains some of the lowest MSRP prices on the market with gear that could easily rival any of the elite brands.

    With deep roots in Cabarete and Miami, we learned Starkites prides themselves not on profits but great designs that are affordable for all those who need to kite! While having been around for 10 years, they have simply focused on kiteboarding and not marketing. And while you may have only seen their organic popularity in Europe, Cabarete or Miami we see the brand as one that cant help to explode with their approach. We all know being affordable is huge, but also being of quality; is a slam dunk! We also like their very smart 2 kite line to keep things simple in a freeride kite that does it all called the TAINA and a crossover for freestyle named the SIRIUS.This is way less confusing for entry level/intermediates and becomes something you can count on for all the pros.

    With years of refinements, we are very excited to see Starkites assume a new spot in our line that is all about Value where lowest prices meets exceptional design. Please see the innovative tech and exceptional pricing below:

    In its 6th generation, the TAINA is our best seller. After four years of refinements we’ve created the ultimate wind machine to satisfy all styles, all levels, in all conditions.

    WAVERIDING

    The Taina reacts very well to bar input, can be steered one-handed, and has a very precise feel allowing riders to position the kite anywhere in an instant. The kite’s excellent depower gives riders the option to surf with or without kite power. There is no need to look at the kite to know where it is allowing riders to completely focus on the wave.

    FREERIDE/OLDSCHOOL

    This all-round beast turns sharp, jumps high, has incredible grunt, and catches well during mega-loops. Due to its great depower, sending the kite in overpowered conditions without losing your edge is easily achieved. Its power delivery is exponential giving the kite a superb vertical lift.

    RACING/SPEED

    The Taina has incredible upwind performance and the ability to fly on all points of sail. With small wingtips, a big projected area, and only 3 struts, we have achieved the highest power to drag ratio making the Taina a top competitor for racing on water and snow.

    BEGINNERS/KITESCHOOLS

    The Tania’s performance also excels in its user-friendly characteristics. Its profile is shaped in a way that makes the kite virtually impossible to stall and re-launches effortlessly. Due to the Taina’s total depower ability; this kite is very safe and easy to use.
    Since 2014, we’ve added the Taina 17 meter to our collection. This size gets riders going in as low as 6-7 knots of wind! We made sure the turning speed and feel stayed similar to the smaller sizes. In 10 knots this kite will have you ride fully powered and offer incredible hang time.
    With over 200 windy days a year, our test center in Cabarete demands a kite that can last in surf wipeouts, heavy shore break, strong winds, school use and very frequent sessions. To satisfy this demand, we’ve gathered the best canopy material, one pump system/valves, and bridle lines currently available in the trade.

    The 4th generation TAINA 2017 comes in 4 color options, kite bag, and repair kit.

    LIGHT WIND (T14 & T17 only)

    Because the practice of our sport in light wind does not requires the same kites characteristics than the other wind range, the Taina 14 and 17 were developed in the idea to extend the low range compares to the rest of the collection for that. We first change the complete shape of the kite by adding another strut to keep the kite rigid and bring more stability. We opted for a non-pulley connection for a more direct feeling and more reactivity.

    In the first years of the TAINA, with our idea to develop the kite as light as possible we removed the one pump system and the reinforcement that were useless for light wind. As not only light wind riders but also the heaviest of us using the 14 as a freestyle kites, we decided this year to add the necessary Dacron reinforcement for this type of use. The proven effectiveness in light wind added to the demand of a one pump system by most of our customers, the 2017 Taina 14 and 17 models received our single inflation system.

    SIZES-WINDRANGE

    (based on a 75 kg rider on a 135 twintip)
    17 M = 6 – 14 Knots (with single inflation system)
    14 M = 8 – 18 Knots (with single inflation system)
    12 M = 10 – 22 Knots
    10 M = 12 – 25 Knots
    9 M = 16 – 30 Knots
    7 M = 18 – 35 Knots

    5.5 M = 23 – max Knots

    KEYPOINTS

        School / All-round / Wave riding
        New school Hybrid
        Clean and Simple Bridle System
        Heavy duty one-pump System
        Customizable bar pressure / kite feel
        Direct on-demand steering

    KITEBOARDER MAGAZINE TEST

  • Foil Boarding is Here

    Foil Boarding is Here

    It's the biggest thing hitting the kite world right now. What began as an experts-only niche experience has exploded into a world-wide phenomenon.

    The sport lets you go beyond choppy and rough riding conditions, take a higher angle into the wind, and go faster in lower winds.

    Get in on it! Whether you're looking for a short and playful board, something for the waves, or even SUP - there is a foil board for you!

    Call or email us for help finding the perfect foil set up for you.

    Slingshot brings their high-end construction to foil boards with a series that includes the ideal board for all-around freeride foiling: the Slingshot Dwarfcraft 4'6", plus the Slingshot Converter 5'4"- a one-board-for-all foil board, and the "Hot Rod" of the lineup - the Slingshot Hypermiler 4'8".

    Foil boards that travel? Yes! Both the 2017 Nobile Zen Split Foil Package and 2017 Nobile Infinity Split Foil offer stellar riding and easy packing. Looking for the perfect board to enter the hydrofoil world? Check the 2017 Nobile Skim Foil Package.

    F-One has pulled out the stops serving up Foil SUP, Surf, and Convertible foil boards like the 2017 F-One Magic SUPFoil, the 2016 F-One Mitu Convertible Pro Model Surf, and the 2017 F-One Papenoo Convertible SUPFoil/Windfoil.
    Shop for the perfect foil board!
    We've got foil boards, mast upgrades, and packages from Naish, F-One, Nobile, Slingshot, Cabrinha, and Axis!
  • Let us help you hand-pick the sweetest package deal

    Perfect Gear at the Best Price: Package Deals!

    Let us help you hand-pick the sweetest kiteboarding, kitesurfing, snowkiting and landkiting kite+board+accessories package! We cut through the research hassle so you can get what you want for an unbeatable price, without wasting time that you could spend kiting!

    Our kiting experts thoroughly test all of the gear we offer in our packages so you can rest assured that not only are you getting a great deal, but the kite, board, and everything else will work flawlessly together.

    Each kiteboarding package is unique We build each package deal specific to you based on your ability, location, riding style, and goals, with gear from Ozone,Cabrinha, Slingshot, Naish and more.  Call or email us to put together the perfect deal.

    From all-around performers to split boards and strutless kites, we'll help you put together the best gear for your big trip or nomadic lifestyle. We can help you find the right, light-weight and top performing gear that meets airline requirements for easy travel and perfect days on the water.
    We'll help you decide between boards with reduced swing weight for easier airs, spins and flip tricks or boards better for strapless riding, lower wind, smaller swell, and larger riders. Pair your board with the perfect kite, bar, bag, and you'll be ready to rip.
    Whether you're teaching a friend, family member, or learning yourself, getting the right entry level gear is key to making it a fun and safe experience. We'll get you set up for success with a full kite and board package, or a trainer kite and the tools you'll need to understand the conditions.
    Contact us now for your personalized set up.
    Freeriders, light wind junkies, snow kiters, and more! Call or email us to put together the perfect deal.
  • Huge savings on Naish, Ocean Rodeo, Ozone. R1 - 40% off, Mako Duke Sale, Naish 25% off!

    We just added some seriously good deals to our clearance section. Check out these kites & boards from 20-40% off!
    Save 40% on the Ozone R1! The Kite Only starts at $1209! Get it Complete with Race Bar & Lines for $1709!
    The Ocean Rodeo Mako Duke was $899. Now on sale for $699
    Take 20% off the Ocean Rodeo Razor!

    Save 25% on Kites from Naish!

    The 2016 Naish Draft is only $855
    The 2016 Naish Fly is $1275
    The 2016 Naish Ride starts at $712
    And....buy a 2016 Ozone Summit Kite and get a 2016 Ozone Connect Pro Snowkite Harness for FREE!  That's a $250 value!!!
    (The harness will be automatically be added when your order for the kite is processed.)
  • Kiteboarding Packages, Ocean Rodeo Razor Sale, Slingshot SST with Free Surfboard

    We've got serious spring savings for you just in time for warmer weather. Check out the newest package deals and clearance items!
    Package Deals!
    Freeriders & Surf Riders, the

    You can still take advantage of Slingshot's SURF PACKAGE SALE! Purchase a 2016 Wave SST Kite and choose the board that's right for you for only for only $1299!
    • The 2015 Screamer has a thumb tail and truncated nose, making it super fast and ready for any airs, spins, and flip tricks you want to throw.
    • The 2015 Tyrant has a rounded, thumb tail and deep single to double concave, making it a stable, driving, all around surfboard.
    • The 2015 Angry Swallow is a shorter board, so it's easy to take with you. Plus, you can easily configure the fin setup to fit conditions and your riding style.
    Offer is only good while supplies last!
    ADD TO THE STOKE
    SHOP CLEARANCE
    We are always adding new gear to our clearance section. Check early and often for deals like the 2015 Ocean Rodeo Flite 10m with Infinite Surf Bar/Lines and 2015 Ocean Rodeo Razors  - BOTH are on sale now for $995
  • 2016 Slingshot Wave Kite and Surfboard Sale

    SAVE on this surf-specific package! Pair the 2016 Slingshot Wave SST Kite(10m or 12m) with a 2015 Tyrant, Screamer, or Angry Swallow surfboard.
    Offer is only good while supplies last!
    Get Stoked for Spring!
    SPRING SURF PACKAGES! Purchase a 2016 Wave SST Kite and choose the board that's right for you:
    • The 2015 Screamer has a thumb tail and truncated nose, making it super fast and ready for any airs, spins, and flip tricks you want to throw.
    • The 2015 Tyrant has a rounded, thumb tail and deep single to double concave, making it a stable, driving, all around surfboard.
    • The 2015 Angry Swallow is a shorter board, so it's easy to take with you. Plus, you can easily configure the fin setup to fit conditions and your riding style.
    HOW to get the savings? It's easy! Place your order and we will manually adjust the price to match the package price (see below) when your order comes through.
    ADD TO THE STOKE
    SHOP CLEARANCE
  • New Foil Boards: Slingshot Hoverglide, F-One Foil, Cabrinha Double Agent

    Serious hydrofoilers are hooked on the feel of flying, of smoothly hovering above the water. See what Slingshot, Cabrinha, and F-One are offering the fastest growing genre of kiteboarding.
    Slingshot offers a wide range of foil boards and accessories, including foil decks like the 2016 Alien Air - a surf style board designed for all aspects of foiling, and the 2016 Dwarf Craft - a lightweight, agile, and user-friendly board designed for all-around foiling fun.
    In addition three complete foils, Slingshot has created Flight School -a mast package ideal for kiters new to hydrofoiling. Start short and work up to a full-size mast - you're guaranteed to learn to foil faster and with less pain and frustration than with any other setup.
    The 2016 Cabrinha Double Agent is a performance hydrofoil board with the ability to convert into a fun, surf skate directional by simply taking off the foil shaft and wings and attaching the included surf fins.
    From serious to surf-convertible, F-One has a great lineup dedicated to hydrofoiling. The 2016 F-One 5'1" Series Foil Boards were created to be 100% dedicated to foiling and the 2016 F-One Mitu Convertible Pro Model Surf is the perfect board to stop worrying about missing a session without loading your quiver.
    SHOP CLEARANCE
    FOR MORE STELLAR DEALS
     
  • Best Snowkiting Gear and Equipment (Ozone Summit, Ozone Frenzy)

    There are so many good Snow Kiting options out there these days, but the BEST brand (in our opinion) is Ozone Snow Kiting.  The have basically lead the way in the Snowkiting movement since day 1.

    Here are some of their great products we recommend:

    2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite Complete with Bar and Lines

     

    The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite retains its place in the snowkite lineup as the ultimate performance kite. The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kites high-aspect design will get you riding faster and jumping higher and longer than ever. Quick turning speeds make mountain ascents easy. Snowkiters addicted to speed, backcountry exploration, and lofty jumps will look to the 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite as their go-to kite.

     

    Read more about what Ozone has to say about the 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite 

     

    The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite is an all out performance snowkite for dedicated and experienced snowkite riders. The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite defines top snowkite performance and has become the most versatile performance kite on the market. It is the same kite design as the 2015 model, with refinement to the Internal Re-Ride Release System. The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite is for riders with experience and who are looking for a kite to explore the limits of what is possible. The high aspect design, clean sail, de-power range and handling will allow the adventurous to push the boundaries of the sport even further.

     

     

    The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite has so much potential due to its amazing power generation in light winds but also big de-power in strong winds. Combine that with fast direct handling and you have the ultimate combination for progressive riders. The design of this 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite has been maximized to deliver as much performance as possible for backcountry exploring. Each aspect has been calculated using the latest development techniques to produce a kite that pushes the limit of design. With our new software and our years of experience we have put together a unique combination of aspect ratio, cell width, profile and sail tension. We have incorporated technology from our class leading paraglider designs to dramatically improve stability.

     

     

    2016 Ozone Summit V3 Tech Specs:

    • For dedicated and experienced Snowkiters.
    • High As pect performance profile with optimized Arc to improve speed and glide.
    • Tight powerful turns for mountain climbing.
    • Industry Leading Re-Ride Release System - looses all power in the kite and ready to ride after activating again.
    • Internal strapping to increase stability.
    • Enhanced bridle line configuration, less lines reduces the parasitic drag.
    • Unique blow-out-valves on the under surface help prevent damaging the kite if crashed.
    • Velcro openings in the tip to remove debris and snow.
    • Double pulley speed-system with high spec Ronstan Orbit ball bearing pulleys.
    • Velcro openings in the tip to remove debris and snow.
    • Heavy duty, technical mountain backpack with clip-to harness connection. Has enough volume to fit 2 kites and day supplies.
    • Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials.
    • Contact Snow Control System with 500kg front/300kg back lines, and Brake Stall handle to land and re-launch the kite with ease.

     

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

     

    The second green should be Red/White

     

    2016 Ozone Summit V3 Wind

     

     

     

    The all new Internal Re-Ride Safety System is the result of intense research and development with the aim to create the safest system on the market. The goal was to have a re-ride system that once activated the kite can easily be re-launched without having to untangle or clear any lines. The new system stalls the kite with an internal line – the kite depowers instantly without tangling and will sit on the ground ready to re-launch when you’re ready again. Another big advantage of our Internal Re-Ride Safety System is the landing and secure option. We have added the Secure Loop in the line approx 2m away from the rider. To land the kite with no pull simply pull the 5th line through the chicken loop until you reach the Secure Loop. The kite will stall and fall to the ground without any pull. Use the Secure Loop in the 5th line to keep the kite on the ground - it can either be hooked onto a carabineer on your harness or onto the bar horn. This makes landing and packing your kite safe and easy even in high winds. We thoroughly enjoyed developing and testing the Internal Re-Ride Safety System throughout the last season. It has made mountain climbing and packing on top so much more enjoyable, safe, easy and quick for the user. Please note, the new Internal Re-Ride Safety System cannot be upgraded to any older kites as it includes lines that are running inside your kite. Also, for reverse launch and light wind landing we have kept the Brake Stall Handle between the back leader lines.

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    2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite Complete with Bar and Lines

     

    Utilizing the latest state-of-the-art paragliding technology, the 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite has amazing speed and power, making it the most versatile snowkite ready to tackle freeride, jumps, freestyle, or back-country riding. Stiffeners in the leading edge improve airflow over the wing for increased stability.  The 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite was a best-seller last winter and is sure to be popular again this year.

     

    Read more about what Ozone has to say about the 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite

     

    The 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite is our do-it-all powerhouse de-power foil kite. This radical snowkite design combines the latest in foil kite and paraglide technology. The 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite is an amazing all round de-powerable foil covering many aspects of Snowkiting from freeride to freestyle. It is the same kite design as the 2015 model, with refinement to the Internal Re-Ride Release System.

     

     

    Smooth and progressive depower with a tight and powerful turn makes freestyle fun with great pop for jumps and constant pull when unhooked. The 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kites enhanced stability also makes difficult backcountry rides and mountain climbing passages more accessible and enjoyable. The leading edge is reinforced with flexible lightweight plastic battens to maintain the shape of the profile during angle of attack changes and turbulent airflow; this increases stability and overall performance. Our new reflex profile offers ultimate stability in gusty winds and backcountry conditions. Optimized strap positions distribute load more evenly throughout the sail. Incorporating open cells allows for easier inflation and deflation when packing.

     

     

    2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite Tech Specs:

    • Do-it-all powerhouse de-powerable foil.
    • Latest foil kite and paraglider design technology.
    • Freestyle, freeride, and backcountry machine.
    • Industry Leading Re-Ride Release System - looses all power in the kite and ready to ride after activating again.
    • Reflex profile enhances stability when depowered.
    • Optimized strap positions distribute load more evenly throughout the sail.
    • Open cells allow for easier inflation and deflation when packing.
    • Light weight plastic battens in leading edge for extra stability and cleaner leading edge.
    • Velcro openings in the tip to remove debris and snow.
    • Double pulley speed-system with high spec Ronstan Orbit ball bearing pulleys.
    • Velcro openings in the tip to remove debris and snow.
    • Heavy duty, technical mountain backpack with clip-to harness connection. Has enough volume to fit 2 kites and day supplies.
    • Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials.
    • Contact Snow Control System with 500kg front/300kg back lines, and Brake Stall handle to land and re-launch the kite with ease.

     

    2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite Colors (Please Specify Color when Ordering)

     

     

    2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite Wind

     

     

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    Ozone Connect Pro Harness 

     

    Read more on what Ozone has to say about the Ozone Connect Pro Harness w/Spreader Bar 

     

    The Ozone Connect Pro Harness is designed for comfort, support and flexibility in use, this harness is perfect to wear over or under your snow gear. Featuring high quality Aluminium adjustment buckles on the spreader bar and leg straps. The Ozone Connect Pro Harness has been designed like a rock climbing harness so that it will not ride up.

    • Waist harness with removable leg straps is ideal for all snow and land kiters
    • Strong yet lightweight construction
    • Stainless Steel spreader bar with comfortable spreader pad
    • Ergonomic shaping and enhanced load distribution
    • Fully adjustable so one size fits all

     

     

    Ozone Connect Pro Harness Features

     

    Spreader bar - The Stainless Steel spreader bar attaches directly to both the harness and the leg straps reducing spreader bar upward tilt. Extra padding and neoprene covered for comfort.
    Aluminium buckles - High quality extra strong aluminium adjustment buckles are easy to open and close. This makes fitting on the harness very easy even under snow gear. Smooth adjustment reduces wear on webbing.
    Strong internal structure - Plastic layers along the back section with full length webbing support for ideal load distribution and extra strength.
    Removable leg support straps - Color coded, thin and light yet comfortable leg straps with neoprene lining for a strong grip/hold on winter clothing. The leg straps are connected at an ergonomic angle distributing vertical loads between the attachment point and leg padding. They can be easily removed or fitted under your snow pants without having to take them off.
    Ergonomic shaping - Increased support through wider and improved ergonomic shaped panelling. The load is distributed evenly over a larger area.
    Comfort grip fit - Extra padded areas for increased comfort and neoprene lining for a strong grip/hold on winter clothing. It also protects better against the cold.
    Technical backpack connection - Female buckles on each side connect directly with Frenzy and Summit technical backpacks. Simply unclip the waist strap from the backpack, remove it and click the bag straps into the harness.
    Kite leash attachment - Easy to access front kite leash attachment.
    Webbing loop attachments - Attach a grab handle or ropes for pulling sledges to the webbing loops on each side of the harness.
    One size fits all - Fully adjustable to fit all shapes and sizes, both under or over clothing and outer winter layers.

     

  • Star Kiteboarding, Airush Lithium, Cabrinha Ace, Slingshot Turbine, Dakine Pyro and Airush Kiteboarding SALE

    Star Kiteboarding is making it's move on the kite world and definitely deserve the attention they're getting. With a new team take over, Star is finding a sweet spot with rider experience, build quality, and amazing prices.
    The 2016 Star Edge V3 Kiteboard is fast and boost-ready. Pair that with an all-around winner, the 2016 Star Taina Kiteboarding Kite and Star Elite V3 Control System. You won't be sorry.
    Check out the world's favorite freeride kite: The 2016 Airush Lithium Kite.This incredibly stable kite delivers smooth consistent power, and offers versatility in all types of conditions and disciplines. It's quick relaunching in just one more bonus.
    OUR TOP PICKS: 
    DON'T MISS THESE STELLAR DEALS! 
    PLUS Check out these Blowout prices on remaining 2014-2015 Airush Kites and Kitesurf Boards!  Call or Email us to place an order.
  • 2016 Crazyfly Kites and Kiteboards, Ride Engine Harnesses, Slingshot Turbine Sale

    Your New Year's Resolution is to kite more. Right? We thought so, and we totally support you.
    Driven by a dedicated crew of riders, the team at Airush has set out to develop the best kiteboarding equipment for every level of kiter. Airush is making gear for intermediate/pro freestyle and wakestyle riders like the 2016 Razor. Smaller lighter riders will appreciate the 2016 Diamond - a female-specific kite for freestyle to wave riding kite. And beginners should grab the perfect learning machine - the Square One Kiteboard.
    It's time to get the good stuff, isn't it?
    With the new year and your new goals, it must be time for new gear! Right?
    Now in stock:
    Looking for a top-of-the-line harness? Take a closer look at Ride Engine Harnesses:
    Our top pick for sale items has got to be the 2015 Slingshot Turbine kite!
    Get a free 2015 bar with purchase of the 2015 Turbine 15m.  (Only 2 left)

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