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 2013 Litewave Carbon Kick has a bullet-proof core uses a vertically laminated Paulownia wood construction with a uni-directional glass and Spread Tow-Carbon composite to deliver the perfect blend of low weight and easily controllable flex that delivers huge load-and-pop capability. The three-stage rail outline, three-stage rocker, and a deep tip-to-tip concave keep the 2013 Litewave Carbon Kick upwind easily and responsive underfoot. Rounded tips keep the spray out of your face and initiate carving effortlessly. Riding has never felt this smooth.
2013 Litewave Carbon Kick Features
Freeride and Newschool
Lightweight Paulownia Wood Core
Litewave FLS Sandal Bindings included
Spread Tow carbon-composite for more pop
Inset ABS rail
Board Handle Included
2013 Litewave Carbon Kick Sizes
Small 132 x 40 - Medium 135 x 43 - Large 139 x 44 - XLarge 144 x 46
Over a year of R&D in Mauritius, California, and Florida led Litewave to develop Quad Surf wave board. It is designed for the waves. A pulled in bat-tail outline and a faster-gun style rocker allows this board to really drive through and keep speed in the bottom turns, while the quad-fin configuration gives incredible grip for snappy off-the-lips.
The quad fin also makes for a wave board with limitless top end speed yet very snappy and responsive feel unlike other thruster configurations which are slower.
The Quad Surf has been built to really withstand the abuse that a kite rider will give it. Machined EPS core is wrapped with wood-veneer/glass/epoxy composite laminate to provide impact resistance and the optimum strength-to-weight ratio.
The 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 Litewave Wing Kiteboard tip-to-tip radical concave smooths out chop and makes for a very positive carving feeling. The Litewave Wing Kiteboard tips are very thin and flexy with built-in torsion bars to maximize carving performance under load. This board is truly a "session saver".
The 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 2013 Litewave Wing Kiteboard 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.
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!