Kiteboarding, kitesurfing, or whatever you want to call it, is a fast growing extreme sport that combines aspects of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, and more. Over the years, the sport has developed and evolved from attaching kites to canoes, skis, and iceskates in the 1980s, to strapping kite foils to windsurfing boards in 1990s. Soon after, specialized kites and boards were developed and the sport of Kiteboarding was born! In the sport’s short history, incredible advancements in technology have been made and each year better, lighter, more durable, and more reliable kiteboards, kites, and other kiteboarding gear have been made.
The 2015 Litewave Wing Kiteboard has evolved into the ultimate light wind machine! Riding in ultra light wind has never easier, even for the big guys. The tip-to-tip radical concave smooths out chop and makes for a very positive carving feeling. Tips are very thin and flexy with built-in torsion bars to maximize carving performance under load. This board is truly a "session saver".
Review from Litewave Dave: "I am 100Kg and can stay upwind on this board in 10-knots while still able to perform all the standard wake-style tricks....AMAZING!"- -LiteWave Dave
The 2015 Litewave Wing Kiteboard features wide tips and unique outline known as 'parabolic sidecut' enable planing and rocket you upwind. The wider tips give an unbelievable "load and pop" even in light condition. This board feels like snowboarding in bottomless powder. Our quality wood core and composite construction enhance riding properties as well as ensuring that your board will last for years to come.
The Litewave DV8 Freestyle Surfboard is a new type of surf machine that makes all your moves easier. The Wood/EPS construction is only 1cm thick in the center giving you a low center-of-gravity, but the raised rails make for a surfboard shaped rail and bottom while giving you an excellent grab rail all the way around the board. Thin deck creates flex that give this board unlimited possibilities for generating pop in freestyle maneuvers like 'ollies'. Full deck pad adds to the strapless fun.
Litewave DV8 Freestyle Surfboard Features
Full Deck Pad Compleates the Strapless Functionality
There are different styles of kiteboarding, from freeride or freestyle, wave-riding, and even course and speed racing. The freeride kiteboarding style is pretty much the “anything goes” approach and is the most popular. Most kiteboards sold today are freeride boards with twin tips. The freestyle style of riding is focused on getting big air and doing airborne tricks. Smaller boards and kites with good hang times are used. The wave-riding kiteboarding style is closest to surfing since it is done in a location with a wave break, which is why the sport is often referred to as kitesurfing. This style most often uses a single-point directional board, sometimes without footstraps, and some even use a standard surfboard. The wakestyle style of kiteboarding is most similar to wakeboarding and is focused on tricks and aerials and uses boards with bindings to keep riders strapped in. There are also course racing and speed racing kiteboarding styles which involve speed, skill, and strategy. Specially designed directional race boards with longer fins are used with the goal of outperforming the other kiters to come in first place.
No matter which style of kiteboarding you are interested in, Kite-Line is your one stop shop for all of your kiteboarding needs. We have all of the boards, kites, accessories, and other gear you need to get started, or upgrade your current set up. Kite-Line has all the latest kites, kiteboards, kiteboarding accessories, and DVDs to "wet" your appetite for the wind. Check out our variety of kiteboarding products by all the big names including Cabrinha, Flysurfer, Naish, North, Ocean Rodeo,Ozone, Slingshot and many more!