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.
HQ Kiteboarding now proudly present our brand-new HQ kiteboard series that leaves no wishes unfulfilled even for demanding riders, this comes from a result of uncompromising product testing by top riders and countless hours on the water. The 2013 HQ Freeride Kiteboard has a sturdy wood core, bound with robust ABS rails, it's Reinforcements and stiffness in the middle sections provide a high driving dynamics. Every board delivers a superb rider feedback right from the start and it's “100% Made in Europe” guarantees quality of the highest level.
Our new 2013 HQ Freeride Kiteboard is an excellent allround board. FR 40 and FR 45 offer excellent upwind ability like being on rails and a softer flex providing the highest level of ridíng comfort even in swell. FR 40 is the perfect size for cruising and carving. The bigger FR 45 is the perfect choice for heavier riders or dynamic riding sessions in light winds with big kites.
2013 HQ “Freeride” Kiteboard 140 X 40cm, Green-White
Stance min/max: 54/64 cm (21.3“/25.2“)
Fins: 4 x 35 mm / 1.4”
Core: Wood (Pawlonia), fiberglass-reinforced
Rider: < 90 kg
2013 HQ “Freeride” Kiteboard 140 X 45cm, Red-White
HQ Kiteboarding now proudly present our brand-new HQ kiteboard series that leaves no wishes unfulfilled even for demanding riders, this comes from a result of uncompromising product testing by top riders and countless hours on the water. Never do things by halves… 2013 HQ Freestyle kiteboard is designed with pro riders in mind looking to really push the limits with these impressive jumping machines. More sports fun without pressure marks due to extremely comfortable bindings. Early planning combined with excellent tracking stability will put a smile on every riders face. Due to the “Toe Grip” these boards stick on your feet like a magnet during jumping. The new FS 42 provides long glides after tricks and is a great choice for those looking to push themselves in wakestyle riding.
2013 HQ “Freestyle” Kiteboard 130 X 39cm, Blue
Stance min/max: 54/66 cm (21.3”/26”) Fins: 4 x 35 mm / 1.4” Core: Wood (Pawlonia), fiberglass-reinforced Rider: < 85 kg Colour: Blue
2013 HQ “Freestyle” Kiteboard 130 X 42cm, Orange
Stance min/max: 54/66 cm (21.3”/26”) Fins: 4 x 35 mm / 1.4” Core: Wood (Pawlonia), fiberglass-reinforced Rider: > 75 kg Colour: Orange
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!