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 2014 Dakine Renegade has two side pocket provide ample storage for a knife, keys or other safety supplies. New 2014 Dakine Renegade waist kite harness design has been updated for 2014. The PEB inner support structure has three shaping panels that give it a pre-curved shape formed to the shape of your back.
2014 Dakine Renegade Features:
• Power Clip Lock buckle system • Hammerhead spreader bar • Freedom shape spreader bar pad • Spreader bar hold-down webbing strap • Memory foam pressure point relief zones • Dual blade hook knife • Pre-curved PEB inner support structure • Spreader bar hold-down webbing strap • Featherweight ES foam molded lumber pad • Integrated handle and leash attachment • Single overlap power belt • Buckle covers/webbing keepers • Maniac and Leverlock spreader bar compatible
The 2014 Dakine Fusion seat harness provides maximum lower body support with the ability to raise or lower the hook depending on the rider's preference.
2014 Dakine Fusion Features:
• Power Clip Lock buckle system • Hammerhead spreader bar • EFreedom shape spreader bar pad • Dual blade hook knife • Independent primary and secondary power belt • Featherweight ES foam molded lumbar pad • Segmented inner support structure • Adjustable spreader bar height • Ultra comfortable leg straps • Integrated handle and leash attachment • 8-point load dispersion system • Compatible with Maniac and Leverlock spreader bars • Constructed of marine grade vinyl
The 2014 Dakine Pyro "Power Clip" buckle and separate hold-down webbing keep the bar down and in place. Constructed of marine grade vinyl. The 2014 Dakine Pyro uses a unique multiple panel outer shell that allows shaping seams and variations in material to create the best-fitting waist harness ever. The inner is specifically designed to give lumbar support and comfort with or without a wetsuit.
2014 Dakine Pyro Features:
• Power Clip Lock buckle system • Hammerhead spreader bar • Freedom shape spreader bar pad • Memory foam pressure point relief zones • Dual blade hook knife • Pre-curved PEB inner support structure • Featherweight ES foam molded interior • Spreader bar hold-down webbing strap • Two side key/knife pockets with elastic loop • Independent primary and secondary power belt • Integrated handle and leash attachment • Maniac and Leverlock spreader bar compatible
2014 Dakine Pyro Sizes
XS = 28" - 30" / S = 30" - 32" / M = 32" - 34" / L = 34" - 36" / XL = 36" - 38"
New from Dakine the 2015 Dakine Vega Seat Harness is a more stripped down and mobile version of the Fusion seat harness. This harness still has the leg straps but allows the rider more manuverability with his legs, and has more a boardshorts feel than the fusion.
The 2015 Dakine Vision Women's Seat Harness is loaded with features, the Vision offers a lower profile fit and adjustable hook height. These features along with contoured shaping panels form the harness comfortably to your body.
This 2015 Dakine Chameleon Seat/Waist should suite a wide variety of people both for Windsurfing and Kiteboarding. It is a softer harness yet has great back support with the integrated pre-curved P.E.B. and ES foam support This is a price point harness which helps make the learning curve more affordable. With a removable seat harness attachment, that's great for learning and progressing into the sport. No intro harnes has ever been this good.
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!