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 Blade Kiteboarding control bar has finally arrived, after two years of intensive R&D and substantial investment. The 2013 Blade Uni Kiteboarding Control Bar has been in high demand for quite some time, it would have been easy to sacrifice production qualities and rush-release a new bar, but we didn’t cut any corners in developing this fine specimen. The 2013 Blade Uni Kiteboarding Control Bars kinematic conscious design and double mold techniques used to produce the Uni control bar are just another example of Blade’s commitment to producing top end products every time. Safety and versatility are all demands that need to be met. The 2013 Blade Uni control bar answers these demands and more. A corrosive free swivel system, effortless QR mechanism and an adjustable bar throw are just a few of the features on the Uni thatmake the ultimate link between rider and kite.
The 2013 Blade Uni Kiteboarding Control Bar is designed by riders, for riders so you can expect maximum control and precision in a simple effective setup. 19m+4m lines
2013 Blade Uni Control Bar Features:
Ergonomicaly Studied Design
Dramatically improved durability and precision through a complete redesin
High end plastics and flexible materials which resist impact, deformation, and won't corrode or breakdown.
The flying lines are also upgraded to the latest advance in line technology, stretching 50% less than the previous standard.
In today’s day and age, no kiter should have to contend with swiveled lines. Our new swivel design is located above the bar and rotates freely, without the rider having to intervene. While some swivels on the market are good for the
first couple of sessions on the water, the Uni swivel uses corrosion free bearings which will keep your lines just the way you want them for many years to come.
The first feature you’ll notice is the unique shape of the bar stick. We teamed up with a pair of kinesiology professionals to design a bar that alleviates some of the muscle stress associated with prolonged kiting. This unique shape relaxes the upper muscles so you can ride longer and save your strength for busting tricks
and charging the waves.
When it comes to control bars, ease of use, safety and versatility are all demands that need to be met. The Uni control bar answers these demands and more...
We know our riders push the limits every day, so safety shouldn’t be a concern when kiting. The simple QR system activates at a pull force of 4kg, on loads as light as 5kg and as heavy as 200kg. This means that nomatter how hairy conditions get, you have the ability to easily disconnect from the system.
The new 2013 Blade Bar is refined system which inspires confidence by combining comfort and safety with speed and ease of use, so you can focus on riding.
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!