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.
From snowkiting pioneer Paul Macaj. Once again Fuze Films raises the kites to bring you 20/10. From the deep champagne powder and natural terrain of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah to the rails and kickers of Colorado this one will have you trashing your lift tickets this year. 20/10 has new camera angles which include the truly nosebleed view of Chasta's helmet-cam. From freestyle to big mountain riding, backed with a sick soundtrack, 20/10 is sure to deliver. Featuring the riding of Guillaume "Chasta" Chastagnol, Dave Tyburski, James Brown, Paul "Motz" Macaj, Remi Meum, and more.
From Fatsand Productions in the UK, makers of the incredibly popular Progression Series instructional DVDs. Low on lifestyle and high on action, the kiteboarding press has widely touted AC as the best action kiteboarding video of the year (2004/5). Aaron Hadlow, Mark Doyle, and Mark Shinn rip up South Africa, Europe, the Red Sea, and the Caribbean. Great footage, editing, and music, plus tons of bonus features. If you're even remotely interested in how hard Aaron Hadlow rips, then get this one.
From the creators of TEN4 and Metropolis comes ACL Productions latest installment in progressive kiteboarding videos. This highly anticipated release, AutoFocus, documents what happens when you combine wind, raw talent and the most exclusive kiteboarding destinations in the world. AutoFocus brings together seven of the most talented, style driven and highly respected wakestyle riders in the industry and drops them into the largest most elaborate conglomeration of sliders, kickers and rails to date.
The ACL crew documented and captured epic images of these riders pushing themselves to new levels, and ultimately, progressing the sport of kiteboarding to a legitimizing new level. AutoFocus was shot on location in Antigua, Dominican Republic, Coche Island Venezuela and features the riding of Andre Phillip, Mauricio Abreu, Bertrand Fleury, Moe Goold, Jason Slezak, Jason Stone, and Stav Niarchos.
Also featured is tons of bonus footage including the making of AutoFocus, how to build sliders, rider interviews, out-takes, still photos, behind the scenes with the riders, insane wipeouts and much more! Enjoy the progression.
HALEIWA, HAWAII - 4/22/10 - We are pleased to announce the newest movie from Bilderback Productions. Big Windy is the awesome new movie from John Bilderback featuring Moehau Goold, Davey Blair, Reo Stevens, John Amundson, Josh Mulcoy, Mauricio Abreu, Ian Alldredge, Bertrand Fleury, Marc Ramseier, Guilly Brandao, Tuva Jansen, Kristin Boese, Ben Wilson, Pete Cabrinha, and more.
Shot throughout Micronesia, Polynesia and Indonesia. With the help of JB's wife, Alexis, the potential and power of the wind has been harnessed and a clear cut message on how to protect our planet has been wrapped around another successful showcase of sick kiting action that you won't want to end.
Big Windy Reviews: â€œWhen I watched â€œBig Windyâ€Â, it made me stoked that Iâ€™m a kitesurfer, we kite when itâ€™s windy & surf when itâ€™s not & it showcases our story with some of the most incredible water vision ever shot in kitingâ€Â - Ben Wilson
"Bilderback takes you out into the line up with him, putting you deep in the action like no one else can." -Jim Gaunt,Kiteworld Magazine.
The dvd's title is a reference to those m a g i c days when you score the perfect combination of wind and waves.
The who's who of wave riding deliver stellar performances including, Josh Mulcoy, Maurcio Abreu, Moehau Goold, Reo Stevens, John Amundson, Bertrand Fleury, Ryland Blakeny, Marc Ramsier and of course Ben Wilson himself. Supported by a cast of the usual suspects including Grant Baker, Jake Gordon and Martin Vari just to name a few.
Coming together showcases a plethora of wave riding locations including Micronesia, Indonesia, Chile, California, Hawaii, South Africa and Australia. This awesome collection of footage and exceptional level of riding will have you frothing for some overseas travel and on the phone to the local travel agent before the film even finishes.
Coming Together features both strapped and unstrapped riding - not something we have really seen in Ben's previous productions. Showcasing all aspects of the waveriding side of kiteboarding, not just the unhooked and unstrapped approach. Illustrating that there are many possibilities for getting out into the waves with a surfboard and a kite. Wilson has always said that he respects all forms of riding be it strapped or unstrapped and here's the proof.
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!