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.
Ozone set out to design a simple, affordable and robust inflatable depower trainer. The 2013 Ozone Uno Trainer Kite is a unique design, with only one strut it is an ideal kitesurf trainer for schools, operating and functioning the same as a larger inflatable water kite. It is also perfect for any kiter to have as a fun addition to his/her quiver to get family and friends into kiting.
The 2013 Ozone Uno Trainer Kite is responsive, smooth and stable. It comes in two sizes 2.5m and 4.0m, with enough power to ensure beginners will be ready to progress to the next level. The 2013 Ozone Uno Trainer Kite works with the standard Ozone 4 line kitesurf bar (recommended line lengths 15-25m), allowing an easy progression onto a larger Ozone water kite after learning the basics with the Uno.
The 2013 Ozone Uno Trainer Kite is great for teaching because the student can learn how to use the safety systems and how to re-launch with ease, using the same bar system as on the larger Ozone water kites. Schools can now teach students in high winds in the water, without having to sacrifice functionality of an inflatable kite. It can also be used for first lessons on land.
2013 Ozone Uno Trainer Kite Construction Features
Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials
Teijin Techno Force sail material
Dimension Polyant Dacron for the LE & Struts
Double stitched bonded seams
Dacron reinforced tip area for load distribution
Reinforced leading edge and struts in high stress areas
Reinforced trailing edge
Light weight & low profile aerodynamic leading edge scuff pads
Unique bladder construction with double layer section in wear areas
2013 Ozone Uno Trainer Kite Design Features
Simple to set up, one strut design
Perfect school kite which performs in a wide range of wind conditions
Uses a standard Ozone 4 line kitesurf bar (recommended line lengths 15-25m)
The 2014 Cabrinah Relauch kite is a scaled down single strut inflatable kite, designed to show students how to use a fully functioning 4 line kite. Since the Relaunch is designed to be used with a standard Overdrive control system, the student will be familiar with all of the control and security features by the time they get on the water for their 1st lesson. As the name denotes, the 2014 Cabrinah Relauch will teach a rider the real world techniques of water launching an inflatable kite by pulling on the left or right leader lines. It will also teach a rider the important technique of operating a 1X security system.
2014 Cabrinah Relaunch Trainer Kite Highlights
Simulates interactive depower
Compatible with overdrive 1x security & control system / bar not included
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!