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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

     

     

     

     

  • Rider FAQ: Finding the Right Light Wind Kiteboard

    After spending the last couple decades kiteboarding and running a kiteboarding supply company, we’ve been asked thousands of questions about kite gear, kite destinations, and kiteboarding in general.  We’re always happy to help folks find what they looking for, so if you have some nagging question about the sport, or just need a quick tip toward the gear that fits your style, don’t be shy. Ask us!

    Flysurfery Flydoor Light Wind Kiteboarding

    Light Wind Kiteboarding

    In the past few years, there have been so many advancements in kites and kiteboards for light wind conditions that it’s hard to sort through the huge assortment to find the best. Just yesterday, we had a customer call us with a question:

    "I have an older board that I ride in light wind conditions, but it’s not that much fun. Are new light wind boards any better? What would you recommend?"

    Light wind boards have come a long way over the years.  Early boards were extremely flat with no rocker and very small fins. They were very efficient but due to their "flatness" they were boring and sometimes difficult to ride. The other issue with older light wind boards is catching an edge and pearling the board if the water has any chop in it at all.

    Light wind kiteboards today have a decent amount of rocker and will flex your weight, increase/decrease in wind and the pull of the kite.  It means you can use the board in higher winds and choppier waters while still having fun doing tricks and riding waves.

    Our favorite Light Wind Kiteboards:

     

    Lightwave Wing KiteboardThe Lightwave Wing Kiteboard

     

    The Litewave Wing is a very light weight, thin, and flexy kiteboard. The board has a unique 'parabolic sidecut' outline that helps you plane quickly and rocket upwind. It’s also got wider tips that give you unbelievable "load and pop.” Because the reality is that you’re looking for fun. If you wanted to slowly “mow the lawn,”  you would have stayed home.

     

     

    2013 FLYSURFER FLYDOOR4 KITEBOARDFlysurfer Flydoor

    The Flysurfer Flydoor is probably one of the most popular light wind boards in the world. Flydoor boards have a reputation as amazing light wind boards. But unlike many other light wind specific boards, the Flydoor has a huge wind-range and kill it, even in extremely gusty conditions.

    “Just wanted to drop you a line to say I got the XL FB4 .... It's absolutely nothing short of completely amazing. What a light wind weapon - in just 8-9 kts with a 21 m speed 3 I was jumping and being catapulted off the water with no effort. Love the board soooo much. Wish I'd bought one sooner."
    -Kite-line Kiteboarding Customer

    Have more questions about Light Wind Kiteboarding? We're here for you. Call us. Email us. Live Chat. Facebook. Or Twitter.

    ... And don't forget to keep an eye on our Clearance Kites, Kiteboards, and Kite accessories. You can always find reduced prices on new products!

     

     

     

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