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Michael Giebelhaus - KiteLine 

Michael Giebelhaus - KiteLine Owner


Your Kite Guy
When you need information, service, or help getting the right stuff, you turn to someone you trust.  Right?  Like when your car sounds like someone threw their spare change into the engine…  You don’t mess around.  You take it to "your" car guy where you know it will get repaired fast and for a fair price.  


Why should buying kiteboarding gear be any different?  You need a kite guy.  That’s Michael.  When you contact KiteLine, you get Michael.




In Business Since the Beginning of the Sport
For the past 16 years, Michael’s been immersed in the kiteboarding industry – as a kiter and a business owner.  He’s seen the evolution of kiting: from those sketchy days when we had to jerry-rig our own gear,  through the rapid development of depowerable LEIs, to our current state of kite gear.


But why should you care about that?  Michael’s depth of knowledge means he understands how all these advances translate to your kiteboarding.  He can help you figure out what gear will match your riding style and which kites and boards will help you advance to the next level.  




Reliability: KiteLine is Here for You
Dedicating a decade and a half to the kiteboarding industry is good for more than a deep tan and worn out flip-flops.  Michael has built great relationships with kite companies, reps, and riders.  It means KiteLine gets the best info, the best prices, and the best support from the big kite companies when something goes awry with your gear.


We Reward Loyal Customers: 10% Cash Back on Every* Order
We love taking care of our dedicated customers and will always offer a fair price with discounts to returning customers.  In addition, we offer 10% Cash Back / Store Credit on all On-Line orders.  Simply place an order online and 10% of the total will be deposited into your account for a future order.
(ex: Order $1000, get $100 Store credit!)


The KiteLine Crew
Michael’s no fool, he knows he can’t do everything.  Like any decent frontman, he’s got a crew of E-commerce Techies, Shippers, Marketers and Team Riders worldwide.




We Are KiteLine
We are not impressed easily and we are not impressive.  We appreciate our friends.  We do what we love and what we love is kiting.