About Best Kites
Best Kites represent some of the most advanced and durable kites around. They make Kites for a wide range of skill levels, kiting styles and wind conditions. With innovative features like Bomb Proof construction, Double core RS cloth technology with double the reinforcing fiber and twist lock valves these kites will get you out kiting more quickly and will last longer.
About the Best Cabo Kite
Get ready for the ride of your life. It is all about down the line riding, the commitment as you turn into the wave and your love of big hacks and sprays. Our passion and endless search for the perfect wave kite are reflected in the development of the Cabo. Share the feeling with us and try out our ultimate wave kite, the Cabo.
With its light weight, Tri-strut design and swept tips the Cabo is capable of sitting further back in the window to follow you down the line with impeccable downwind drift as you concentrate on finding your perfect line and sweet spot in the pocket. The combination of open-C platform and short Reactive Micro Bridle with new sliders works in harmony to maximize turning speed and kite feedback. With low bar pressure and amazing stability hooked or unhooked the Cabo always lets you ride the wave and forget about flying the kite.
Because the waves that you ride demand respect Best builds the Cabo Surf Tough. We have included Double Core Rip Stop, Canopy Framing and our new Twist-Lock LE valve to ensure the Cabo can survive any wave you can line up for. For 2014 we’ve revised the wingtip shape for more responsive turn-in and created a new harmonized-arc LE profile to deliver greater stability and smoother power delivery in gusty conditions. With an increased sweet spot and greater low end you’ll be able to ride a smaller size than you expected.
The Cabo is the number one choice of Pedro Henrique and Nuno ‘Stru’ as they compete in wave events all around the globe as it’s sure to always let them express their unique strapless styles. This season we’ve introduced a new 8m size to the line up to give you the perfect kite size choice in all conditions. If wave riding means everything to you, like it does to R&D team members Peter Stiewe and Jordi Modolell then you should own a Cabo so you can charge every wave.
About the Best Extract Kite
The world’s most extreme kiter Ruben Lenten rides the world’s most extreme, high performance C-kite and now so can you.
Ruben has worked with the R&D team to create the Extract to allow him to push the limits of what is possible with a kite. It has been constructed with the most advanced materials technology available to allow him to perform the amazing mega loops, sick jumps and crazy stunts that he is so famous for. The thin profile of the Cuben Fiber LE delivers amazing upwind performance while its increased stiffness redefines flight stability. The Extract will give you the confidence to push harder with every trick. Responsive handling in all sizes even on the smallest bar comes as standard thanks to our Patented Twister Tech LE construction. The Extract is a mega loop and hang-time machine and now you can be too.The C-kite platform of the Extract is built to deliver extreme jumping, looping and hangtime performance and it’s the most pure performance orientated C-kite you can fly. Because we know it will be used in extreme conditions we build it with our unique package of Bomb Proof construction features combining Canopy Framing Technology, 3D Kevlar Airframe, Load Flex Seam, New Needle Leading Edge, Hidden Bridle patches and more to ensure that it’s the toughest kite you can fly. It’s so tough that we guarantee every Extract for life.
Designed to work with Best's 4-Line Extract bar no other C-kite comes close to combining the performance, durability and safety features of the Extract. If you are looking for a kite to help you push the limits then you owe it to yourself to fly the Extract.
About the Best GP Kite
The Best GP Kite was designed in conjunction with Best's Team of Kiteboarding athletes as a purpose-built Competition C-kite. It features an innovative reflex leading edge shape that allows for more air travel and provides more pop. This Kite was designed to be on the cutting edge of performance, providing serious freestyle and wakestyle riders with a competitive edge on the competition. The Best GP features twin tune rigging that allows you to swap control lines from a newschool set up to a wakestyle set up easily.Newschoolers can optimize for reactive steering while wakestyle riders can optimaize for more pop, less reactive steering and maximum slack. The design team at best spent 2 years developing a twist lock LE valve that allows you to be on the water in less time with less pumping. Input from their team riders led to refinement in shaping of the canopy and wind tip shaping. The Fabric that Best used in the GP kite features twice as many reinforcement fiber as standard kite cloth which adds to it's durability. It is so durable in fact that it is guarenteed for life.
About the Best Kahoona Kite
f you want the original freeride kite, refined through six generations with easy handling, surprising hang-time and great low end ability then look no further the Kahoona+ is here and it’s the perfect all rounder. The Kahoona+ doesn’t just offer a little bit more, it is packed with all the technology and design features that make BEST’s 2014 line-up stand out from the competition.
The Kahoona+ comes with our new high volume, low back pressure, Twist-Lock LE valve and EZ-Pump inflation system. So you can be on the water before your friends in less time and with less pumping. The Kahoona+ uses the same double Core RS canopy fabric as our GP, TS and Cabo kites. With twice as many reinforcement fibers as standard canopy cloths it’s so durable that we guarantee your Kahoona+ for life- when we say Bomb Proof Build, we really mean it.
The Delta platform of the Kahoona+ gives it auto-relaunch capability, when you combine this with its revised quad strut layout for unbeatable low end, downwind drift and rock solid stability and you’ll quickly see why the Kahoona+ is the perfect kite for attacking any riding style and progressing your riding. Revisions to the LE shape and profile have further smoothed the power delivery of the Kahoona+ helping to increase its sweet spot and all round appeal. Improved bridle layout and revised attachment locations have made the Kahoona+ lighter on the bar, easier turning and more responsive in all wind conditions.
Pair your new Kahoona+ with the 2014 RP-Bar and you’ll have a 6th generation freeride package that offers unbeatable safety and performance that you’ll never grow out of. If you’re a seasoned rider who demands the best and wants a proven freeride kite that can handle any conditions and tackle all riding styles then you need to pick up a new Kahoona+ and get ready to ride.
About the Best Kahoona Plus Kite
Refined through six generations the Kahoona still sets the bar that all other freeride kites aspire to reach. With easy handling, a reputation for surprising hang-time and great low end ability it’s no wonder so many riders return to the Kahoona season after season- it’s the perfect all rounder.
The Delta platform gives the Kahoona auto-relaunch capability perfect for all progressing riders, combine this with its quad strut layout for unbeatable low end, downwind drift and rock solid stability and you’ll quickly see why the Kahoona is the perfect kite for attacking any wave or any new trick. Revisions to the bridle design this season help to make the Kahoona lighter on the bar and more responsive while a new LE profile helps deliver smoother power delivery especially in gusty conditions.
The Kahoona is the only kite without EZ-Pump in the line-up, it’s the ultimate stripped down freeride kite for riders who know exactly what they want. The Kahoona is the number one choice of our schools and of riders who just love to kiteboard because of its crash resistant Bomb Proof Build quality. The Kahoona is an incredibly easy to use all round performer! Pick this kite if you’re a beginner worried about relaunch or a more seasoned rider looking for an easy kite that can tackle any conditions and riding style. Pair your new Kahoona with the 2014 RP-Bar and you’ll have a freeride package that offers unbeatable safety, value for money and accessible performance that you’ll never grow out of. It’s time to grab a new Kahoona and get ready to ride.
About the Best TS Kite
Because you are looking for a game changing kite that provides unlimited versatility for all advance riding styles the TS is the natural choice. The TS is the ultimate high performance crossover kite and it’s perfect for any rider who wants to excel at newschool, wakestyle, freeride and even wave and to do it all with the same kite.
The Open-C platform of the TS delivers the rock solid stability of an SLE with the handling of a C-kite. The unique Ride Optimized Geometry ensures that every size TS has the ideal blend of high performance and ease of use so you can tackle all riding styles. The 5m and 6m sizes use a 3 strut layout which gives them incredible stability even in the gustiest conditions. With a wide, confidence inspiring sweet spot and responsive unhooked handling the TS will help you stomp all your latest handlepass tricks while its aggressive vertical lift and rapid, tight turning will help unlock the kiteloop monster inside of you.This season we’ve further improved our legendary Bomb Proof Build quality with the addition our exclusive Twist Lock Valve to the leading edge of the TS- inflating your kite has never been faster or easier. Revisions to the wingtips and LE profile have improved downwind drift and bar feedback for wave riding, so you can hit the sweet spot in the pocket. Changes to the bridle layout and improved back stall characteristics have allowed the R&D team to extend wind range in every size of TS. Combine these build quality, technology and durability features with our Double Core RS canopy material and you can be sure that the TS is tough enough to take a beating; in fact we build the TS so strong we guarantee every kite for life.
If you’re looking for the ultimate crossover kite with game changing newschool, wakestyle, freeride and wave riding performance then you’ve just found your next kite. Choose the TS and Challenge the status-quo.