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 2007 Full Stroke 4 Line Bar. 100% de-power can be achieved simply by pushing the bar away from you and effectively sheeting out. -NEW Aluminium Power Steering Dug Out Reduces bar pressure/increases turning speed, prevents wear and tear on the chicken loop line and reduces weight -Below the bar de-power Puts the convenience of front line power and depower within the reach of the rider. -Active Stopper Ball On-the-fly adjustment of chicken loop throw eliminates bar pressure associated with sheeting in for more power. -Lock-N-Load Chicken Loop Safe and immediate no load release in any situation. -Super grip leader lines Easy to grab lines eliminate the discomfort on hands and reduces potential tangles when relaunching. -Center flying line safety system Full de-power when engaged. -Yellow Power Ball -Chicken throw limiter established maximum chicken loop throw -Line winders Keeps all of your kite line secure when not in use. -Removable Donkey Dick -Easy on/off donkey dick for convenience and security.
2013 Naish Shift Control System 5-line system with seamless functionality.
The 2013 Naish Shift Control System is renowned for having complete control over the leading edge arc for hooked-in and unhooked C-kite riding. The 2013 Naish Shift Control System 5-line design offers immediate relaunch capabilities for use in competition and extreme light winds. The 2013 Naish Shift Control System trim line is a single PU- coated line that is ultradurable and minimizes excess bulk in the middle of the bar.
2013 Naish Universal Control System - Cutting edge 4-line control system.
The 2013 Naish Universal Control System front flying lines are connected at the lowest point possible to create a “low-v” configuration. This increases the differential in the 2013 Naish Universal Control System line lengths when initiating a turn so the kite responds faster to rider input. The 2013 Naish Universal Control System interface swivel of the front lines keeps the lines straight and provides a front line flagging leash.
The 2008 Slingshot Direct Drive Control Bar w/CSS & a NEW Center Safety System*: 100% depower safety and convenience below the bar - Lightest bar pressure: reduces elbow fatigue - Active stopper ball equipped -Carbon Control Bar -Power steering dug out -Quick Release Surefire Bungee -23 meter 400 lb Firewire rear lines -23 meter 800 lb Firewire front lines -Spectra leader lines -Lock-n-Load Chicken Loop -Internal sealed ball bearing swivel -Adjustable Chicken loop length -Bar Floats -2 Color Coded Oh Shit Handles -Adjustable Depower strap -Removable Chicken Bone -Slingshot's commitment to unsurpassed customer service.
2008 Slingshot Direct Drive Control Bar w/CSS Sizes
The bar of the TRUST kite also benefits from the advanced technology applied to the BANDIT MONOLITH BAR and is similarly carved from a single block of aluminum 6061. CNC CARVED This CNC tooling process enables us to manufacture the bar from single piece of aluminum.
This new technique is combined with the use of aluminum 6061, a composite aluminum made with magnesium and silica used in the aerospace industry. Apart from its increased strength this alloy offers very good stiffness and excellent corrosion resistance. DEPOWER SYSTEM The F-ONE depower system is ultra intuitive, resulting in great efficiency and reliability.
We are using a rope cleat from Clamcleat®, the reference in the world of sailing. COMFORT For increased safety and comfort, the anti-sliding thermoformed grip also has a double EVA layer on top of the bar. ANTI-CORROSION The new MONOLITH FREERIDE bar benefits from a new anodizing process that reinforces the external structure of the bar and blocks all corrosion. SAFETY SYSTEM The general safety system has been kept the same: UPS with Velcro quick release.
The big advantage is its sand-proof nature. THE MONOLITH FREERIDE BAR SETUP IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE BANDITS 4, 5 & 6.
The 2013 Ocean Rodeo Freeride Bar offers riders the perfect combination of simple yet highly functional design. Featuring below the bar trim and leash attachment and a tension adjustable sliding stopper ball system to adjust potential bar throw. When combined with our Roll Over Bridle system, featured on all of our kites and available for re-fit to previous year's Rise kites the 2013 Ocean Rodeo Freeride Bar offers riders near total de-power in the event of a full safety release, rolling the kite onto its back to await re-launch.
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.
The new 2013 F-ONE bar is made with the brand new MONOLITH technology, the latest fine-tuned jewel from the F-ONE R &D team. CNC-MILLING The heart of the MONOLITH bar is made directly from a 6061 aluminum block. The computer numerical control (CNC) fabrication used allows to carve the bar in one unique piece.
This material is extremely resistant and is used in the Air and Space fields. On top of its strength, this material offers excellent resilience and great resistance to corrosion. ANTI-CORROSION The new MONOLITH bar beneficiaries from a new anodizing process that reinforces the external structure of the bar and blocks all corrosion. COMFORT For increased safety and comfort, the bar ends are molded with a soft material.
The anti-sliding thermoformed grip also has a double EVA layer on top of the bar. SAFETY SYSTEM The general safety system has been kept the same: UPS with Velcro quick release. The big advantage is its sand-proof nature. We regularly improve our safety system, this year the chicken loop is equipped with a new injected «finger», stiffer, easier to rotate and adjustable in length.
DEPOWER SYSTEM The Clamcleat® equipped with its molded handle and with its Neoprene cover remains unchanged. THE MONOLITH BAR SETUP IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE BANDITS 4, 5 AND 6.
The Base Control System features a new line-cluster with a simplified V-design that allows for easy release and reload. The 2014 Naish Base Control System features a smaller diameter bar along with a high texture embossed grip and a Vario adjustable bar end.
2014 Naish Base Control System Key Features:
Simplified line cluster for easy release and reload
Honeycomb embossed, high texture grip
Bold blue and red color-coded bar for easy left/right recognition
Naish ATB Universal Control System is a Performance 4-line Control System with above-the-bar trim adjustment. The ATB Universal Control System features above-the-bar trimming adjustment and a reduced diameter bar with a new Memory Core for a comfortable, ergonomic grip. The new V2 Bar Center has been re-designed, providing smoother line entry to reduce wear and tear. It also features a new PU coated trimline to minimize wear. The Vario Bar End Adjustment allows the rider to change the bar length from 18″ to 20″ (45 to 51 cm) to fine tune steering. The Low-V swivel with an integrated pulley connects the front flying lines at the lowest configuration possible to keep lines straight and provide a front line flagging leash.
Naish ATB Universal Control System Key Features:
NEW Memory Core for comfortable, ergonomic grip
NEW V2 Bar Center provides smoother line entry to reduce wear & tear
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!