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.
It's as easy as peel and stick to make a quick and simple repair, or it will stick on any new bladder. Uniquely created adhesive is extreamly strong while sticking on any bladder material or color. Self-Stick-Valves will stick on all bladders.
The 11mm Deflate (Dump) Self-Stick-Valve is used on most kites as the deflation system.
Self-Stick-Valves from FixMyKite will stick on all bladders. So easy to peel and stick to make a fast and easy repair, or stick it on any new bladder. Specially formulated adhesive is incredibly durable and will stick on any bladder material or color. Everything needed to make a fast and permanent repair is included in package. Alcohol wipe, and detailed instructions printed on package.
The 9mm Self-Stick-Valve is the industry standard for all inflation valves. Will work on 99.9% of all kites in production. One way valve lets air enter while pumping but stops air from going out. Simply squeeze valve to let air out. 1-way flap can be cut out to create a 2 way valve.
This valve gives you a variety of choices, it's the all in one valve needed for emergency replacements on any bladder. It can be used as a standard Inflate, or cut at specified location for options as a One-pump on almost any kite on the market with external One-pump system. As it comes, it’s a standard 9mm Valve with Check-flap. Cut off the flap for 9mm 2-way valve for Inflate/Deflate, or as 9mm One-pump valve with LARGE L-Stem (extra). Cut valve itself shorter at specified location and use the SMALL L-Stem (provided) to be a one-pump valve compatible to Cabrinha, North, F-One, Ozone, Slingshot, Airush, Liquid Force, Crazyfly, Best, Wainman, RRD, Globe Kites, Ocean Rodeo, Vari, Royal and more.
-Use as a standard 9mm Inflate 1-way valve by simply by putting on a bladder -Cut the check-flap off the bottom of valve, and now you have a 9mm 2-way valve that can be used as an inflate/deflate 9mm, or with LARGE L-stem fitting (sold separately) for 9mm One-pump. -To reduce height, use most common one-pump configuration: with check-flap cut off of bottom, cut valve itself short at designated spot and use SMALL L-stem fitting (supplied with valve).
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!