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.
Thinking outside the box is what it took to create this freeriding smoother and more dynamic kiteboard than it’s ever been before. Don't try compare with other boards; The Shinn Speedball doesn’t fit into any other category of twin tip. One might be better off asking what it’s not , the Shinn Speedball Kiteboard is not a light wind board however it gets you riding before most, it's not a surfboard but carves better than most, it's not limited to any given wind range and it's not held back by your riding skills. In fact, it won't disappoint you no matter which day you ride. Speedball is our 4-wheel-drive, it will take you anywhere, anytime, anyhow … with your fingers* in your nose ;-)
2013 Shinn Supershinn Kiteboard - Speed, control, Pop, grip, drive.... only one board can deliver it all. After bursting onto the scene last year the New 2013 Shinn Supershinn Kiteboard refines what it's predecessor started. The 2013 Shinn Supershinn Kiteboard is not just for the accomplished freestyler; this ride offers accessible performance in the harshest conditions and buttery perfection alike. Wakestyle or freestyle, the 2013 Shinn Supershinn Kiteboard breaks the rules and opens new doors for riders to push themselves and their limits.
Coming back for it’s 3rd incarnation, the 2013 Shinn Toyboy3 Kiteboard shamelessly shares the Monk’s secret genetic code. Silently going about it’s business of being the hardest carving, easiest popping and sweetest looking board on the market the Toyboy will put a smile on your face in even the craziest conditions. Not a cut down nor cast off board for men, the Toyboy may be the most relevant thing to come to ladies kiteboarding this year.
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!