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 F-One Mini Malibu 7'0''. Ideal for learning all the basics of strapless riding. Designed for the kite world, the 2014 F-One Malibu has proven to be also an excellent board for pure paddle surfing. Cruising or on soft waves, its length of 7'0" with a long submerged rail means the Malibu is a natural up-winder. Its pin-tail with thruster fins setup allows tight turns without the need to move back and forth on the board.
For 2013 F-ONE presents the Bandit's little brother. A kite built and designed 100% for FREERIDE. The goal was to offer riders of all levels a kite with an intuitive feel, optimum relaunch, great stability and complete power control. The TRUST gives the rider amazing control of his speed, therefore providing a very smooth ride. Its main attribute being giving the rider easier control in his edging, it is living proof that a kite can also help significantly in absorbing chop and waves. Combined with its great upwind ability and exceptional stability in neutral positions, you will have complete confidence in the TRUST!! The kite is very predictable making the steering instinctive and very intuitive. With its direct steering, you will always know where the kite is in the sky ? just as if it was part of your own body. The first time you fly the TRUST you will immediately be able to take advantage of the kites full potential.
Stability was at the core of its development and you know you will be in complete control of the TRUST regardless of the wind or wave conditions. Maneuverable and responsive this kite will very quickly give you the confidence to try some new moves. The DELTA C Shape originally designed by F-ONE remains the most progressive design in recent years to optimize relaunch. The leading-edge diameter tapers towards the wingtips, allowing the kite to pivot on its wingtips. This new flexible design allows the kite to quickly relaunch when it is on its back. This auto-relaunch feature gives the rider complete peace of mind when riding or trying new tricks as he knows the kite will always relaunch. The TRUST was designed to give the rider consistent power and depower with smooth transitions without any twitching or jerking in the bar.
With its great depower ability you can bring the power all the way down to zero, making you feel very secure in any conditions. You can also easily neutralize your kite by activating the quick release, which will make the kite land depowered, on its back. The TRUST is equipped with the same quick-release technology as the BANDIT that has been used for years by thousands of kiters who trust its effectivity. 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. 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 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. The TRUST will surprise you with its outstanding performance and give you amazing sensations of power and control every session.
SUP Kiting with the 2014 F-One Source Kite is a new light wind discipline. You will start gliding in less than 6kts of wind. The volume of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards, combined with the ease of steering and the stability of a two-line kite will open up the sport to a wider public. Those new sensations in light wind, added to the friendly handling of the kite will allow you to share your passion. We sought the purest of gliding thrills; those at the origin of our sport. We found it in a simple form: a strapless board, a two-line kite and unhooked riding.
2014 F-One Source Kite Size & Wind Range
11m² : 16 knots max - 13m² : 14 knots max - 15m² : 12 knots max - 17m² : 10 knots max
Tronolone mixes the perfect compliment of lifestyle and action footage in this World Tour highlight video:
• Witness all the covert opps from the 2004 PKRA World Domination Tour.
• Watch Aaron Hadlow lead the youth movement and dominate all enemy forces in his line of fire.
• See Cindy Mosey three-peat, taking home her third consecutive championship title.
•Realize that the most progressive freestyle kiteboarding on Earth is happening at PKRA (Professional Kite Riders Association) event locations featured in this DVD; Austria, Belgium, Cabarete, Germany, Fuerte Ventura, and Brazil.
This valve gives you a variety of choices, it's the all in one valve needed for emergency replacements on any bladder. It can be used as a standard Inflate, or cut at specified location for options as a One-pump on almost any kite on the market with external One-pump system. As it comes, it’s a standard 9mm Valve with Check-flap. Cut off the flap for 9mm 2-way valve for Inflate/Deflate, or as 9mm One-pump valve with LARGE L-Stem (extra). Cut valve itself shorter at specified location and use the SMALL L-Stem (provided) to be a one-pump valve compatible to Cabrinha, North, F-One, Ozone, Slingshot, Airush, Liquid Force, Crazyfly, Best, Wainman, RRD, Globe Kites, Ocean Rodeo, Vari, Royal and more.
-Use as a standard 9mm Inflate 1-way valve by simply by putting on a bladder -Cut the check-flap off the bottom of valve, and now you have a 9mm 2-way valve that can be used as an inflate/deflate 9mm, or with LARGE L-stem fitting (sold separately) for 9mm One-pump. -To reduce height, use most common one-pump configuration: with check-flap cut off of bottom, cut valve itself short at designated spot and use SMALL L-stem fitting (supplied with valve).
Fix My Kite Self-Stick-Valves will stick on all bladders and easily peel and stick making it a quick and simple repair, or stick it on any new bladder. Specialy created adhesive is amazingly strong and sticks on any bladder material or color.
The Fix My Kite 7mm Self-Stick-Valve will work on older kites that use a smaller inflate valve. It's also used on all Ocean Rodeo kites and even some one pump systems. One way valve lets air enter while pumping but stops air from going out. Simply squeeze valve to let air out. 1-way flap can be cut out to create a 2 way valve.
It's as easy as peel and stick to make a quick and simple repair, or it will stick on any new bladder. Uniquely created adhesive is extreamly strong while sticking on any bladder material or color. Self-Stick-Valves will stick on all bladders.
The 11mm Deflate (Dump) Self-Stick-Valve is used on most kites as the deflation system.
Self-Stick-Valves from FixMyKite will stick on all bladders. So easy to peel and stick to make a fast and easy repair, or stick it on any new bladder. Specially formulated adhesive is incredibly durable and will stick on any bladder material or color. Everything needed to make a fast and permanent repair is included in package. Alcohol wipe, and detailed instructions printed on package.
The 9mm Self-Stick-Valve is the industry standard for all inflation valves. Will work on 99.9% of all kites in production. One way valve lets air enter while pumping but stops air from going out. Simply squeeze valve to let air out. 1-way flap can be cut out to create a 2 way valve.
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!