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 the first power stroke the 2014 Ocean Rodeo Flite lets you know what it’s all about. It tracks through the sky like a monorail, turns so sweetly around its wingtips and is positively hydrophobic on relaunch. Race it, unhook it, loop it, send it, slay the mush with it, the Flite is so good you’ll be dodging Frisbees.
First on, last off. Designed around a grin-inducing three strut frame, the 2014 Ocean Rodeo Flite is a brand new super-light kite that will turn those faint blue arrows on the forecast into a brilliant orange. 30% lighter than its forebear with an agility and lightness of touch unequalled in its class, we’re confident that the 2014 Ocean Rodeo Flite is the world’s best light wind kite.
The purebred geometry of the 2014 Ocean Rodeo Razor promotes a potent forward-flying experience across a massive wind range allowing riders to commit to more critical moves more of the time. Unhooked, the Razor continues its forward attack giving Blitzkrieg pop and big travel for air passes. Back in the loop, insane vertical boosts are there for those that like to ‘send it’. Powered up wave riders will revel in deeper cutbacks, bigger lip smacks and more radical turns.
When the day demands a quick, agile and powerful weapon, the 2014 Ocean Rodeo Razor answers the call. Four generations in, the 2014 Ocean Rodeo Razor is the premier thoroughbred in the Ocean Rodeo stable and our most successful kite to date. Built around a muscular 4-strut canopy augmented with FST wingtips and Venturi technology, this kite is dialed for precise handling and explosive power. The 2014 Ocean Rodeo Razor is compatible with any current Ocean Rodeo bar, the Razor features our Direct Depower system for security in all situations.
Kiting in gusty, highly variable wind is dangerous and unpredictable and is not recommended by Ocean Rodeo & Kite Line! However, we know there's a certain breed of highly advanced riders who thrive on the rush of storm conditions. If you're one of these riders, we built The 2014 Ocean Rodeo Storm for you. If you're brave enough to face the gnarliest conditions be smart enough to ride with the best gear available. The 2014 Ocean Rodeo Storm, predictable performance in unpredictable conditions.
Designed to be ultra stable and predictable in highly variable wind conditions The 2014 Ocean Rodeo Storm 5m incorporates over 11 years of design know-how. Extra struts ensure stability through the gusts and the kite's balance point lets it drift back in the lulls, reducing luff over. Turning is tuned to be smooth and forgiving while our unique FST wingtips ensure a massive sheeting range and ease of re-launch.
The Ocean Rodeo Ignite Drysuit features our revolutionary Captive Zip design (patent pending), the Ignite design has merged dry-suit water integrity with the comfort of traditional foul weather pant/jacket combinations. When worn in “full dry” mode, the Ignite is 100% dry – go ahead, jump in and play with the penguins. If conditions back off or you’re taking a break between sessions, the Ocean Rodeo Ignite Drysuit is quickly converted to “standby mode” by unzipping the dry zip and removing the neck seal. With the neck off and the over jacket zipped up, the Ignite provides ventilation and protection on par with leading two piece pant / jacket foul weather gear ensembles. The unique dry zip design allows zipping and unzipping while wearing your PFD (always wear a PFD).
Loaded with expedition style features, the Ocean Rodeo Ignite Drysuit is designed to be worn for extended periods of time above and beyond a quick after work session. Whether you are kiting through winter, expedition SUP’ing, or testing your limits sailing across the Atlantic, the Ignite delivers the highest levels of comfort, durability and all weather marine protection, blurring the line between dry-suits and foul weather gear. As added security we’ve added a “wader” belt at the waist to restrict water entry into the lower suit due to accidental submersion when worn in standby mode.
Other premium features include padded knees, removable neoprene lined hood with fast drainage design, attached soft socks, recoil Velcro cinches at wrists and ankles. The Ocean Rodeo Ignite Drysuit is fitted with a one- atmosphere jacket zip, storm cuffs and ankles and an ultra-high all weather collar.
Ocean Rodeo Ignite Drysuit Features
Stand-by, Foul Weather, or Full Dry-suit mode
German made T-zip Masterseal main dry zip and relief zip.
Captive over flap jacket zip, One atmosphere PK zip with stainless slider.
Attached dry socks.
Hand pockets, inside jacket flap stash pocket.
420 Denier abrasion overlays at knees, buttocks and crotch.
Wrist overlays with Velcro cinch to seal gloves.
Lower leg overlays with Velcro cinch to seal boots.
Ultra-high all-weather collar, with hold down snaps.
Reflective patches and piping.
Captive Zip self entry, crotch relief zip and removable hood.
Made with PROVEN salt water resistant dry suit specific waterproof breathable material. Now in our 8th year of using this fabric.
Adjustable, removable suspenders.
Trim to fit, Polytex neck and wrist seals – latex blended with PU for the best UV resistance and comfort.
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!