Freeride Kiteboarding Kites
Kiteboarding Freeride Kites Overview
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Cabrinha Chaos Freestyle/Wakestyle Kite
Cabrinha's goal was to take its landmark turning speeds and unhooked abilities one step further. The result is a highly tuned kite which keeps its forward flying speed up even when unhooked. You can count on a constant steady pull whether you are passing or just throwing a massive raley. When it comes to kite looping the Chaos delivers. The Chaos 2014 accelerates its power when flying through the radius of a kite loop. Big or small the Chaos kiteboarding kite completes the loop with plenty of time to climb to the zenith to cushion your landing. Its no wonder that the Chaos is fast becoming the pro's choice for world tour level Freestyle competition. - The Chaos delivers on all fronts. While not made for your average rider, the Chaos kite will give you the fighting advantage in competition. The Cabrinha Chaos is a C-kite with a bridle so it has a very specific feel that certain riders love and is really a kite for riders who already excel at unhooked tricks and want to take their riding in a pure freestyle or wakestyle direction. The Chaos flies easily to the edge of the window for unhooking. It loops with a ton of pull and generates its power by turning and cycling the kite. The Chaos pulls so hard in the loops that it has slack in the lines at the end of the loop.
Just ask Alby Rondina, one of the PKRA freestyle superstars and the technical advisor behind the Chaos development. "The Chaos is perfectly tuned to perform when unhooked which also makes it the kite of choice for hitting rails or throwing wakestyle tricks on the flats. The Chaos has a light weight, yet durable build using Cabrinha's Skeletal frame technology and their all new 2DR double rip stop material.
Cabrinha Contra Performance Lightwind Kite
The all new Contra kite from Cabrinha is a featherweight cannon that delivers light wind fun like you’ve never had before. It has the muscle to get you up and riding when the winds are barely showing signs on the water. The ultra efficient profiles optimize the low end power production while allowing excellent depower on the top end. Maximizing performance in light winds the 3 micro struts improve aerodynamic performance using light weight materials with very low drag. The Contra delivers distinctly sharp and precise turning that makes generating power and speed a snap while maintaining the agility of a smaller kite.
Cabrinha Drifter Surfer Kite
If you are looking for THE Surf Kite, then look no further than the Cabrinha Drifter. Made by kite surfers for kite surfers, Cabrinha brings Drift stability, lightning fast steering, instant power and de-power, durability, easy relaunch. These are the necessary elements to make the worlds best surf kite. These are the elements that make up the Drifter kiteboarding kite. Amongst the many features the Drifter is known for, none is more important than drift stability also known as slack line drift. While surfing, it’s sometimes important to depower the kite to the point where you can surf on your own wave generated power without the pull of the kite. Its here that the Drifter kite is able to stay aloft and drift downwind with you. When the time calls for it, you can immediately power up the kite and clear the next section. The Drifter has a light weight, yet durable build using Cabrinha's Skeletal frame technology and their all new 2DR double rip stop material.
Cabrinha Switchblade Performance Freeride Kite
The Switchblade is the go to kite for 80% of our riders. It is excellent for unhooked or hooked in riding in just about any conditions. Its reliability and predictability are two of the reasons why it excels as a high-performance kite as well as an all round universal ride kite. The Switchblade delivers a stable source of power which transfers into incredible pop. Once in the air, the kite will steer effortlessly with minimal input from the rider.
There is only one kite which has embodied the true spirit of kiteboarding for the last 8 years for its spot-on performance in such a wide range of conditions. The Switchblade kiteboarding kite humbly takes the title of the highest performance kite with the easiest handling. But we are not about to rest on our laurels. In 2014 the Switchblade freeride kite gets an upgrade in handling with an all new bridling that provides an even more direct and precise steering. Changes in outline and profile ensure that the 2014 Switchblade delivers power on the low end and precise handling and control on the top end.
Cabrinha Siren Women's Performance Freestyle Kite
The Switchblade Siren is the go to kite for almost all of our female riders. It is excellent for unhooked or hooked in riding in just about any conditions. Its reliability and predictability are two of the reasons why it excels as a high-performance kite as well as an all round universal ride kite for women. Whether you are just starting out or have been riding for your entire life, the Siren is for you. The Switchblade delivers a stable source of power which transfers into incredible pop. Once in the air, the kite will steer effortlessly with minimal input from the rider.
There is only one kiteboarding kite which has embodied the true spirit of kiteboarding for the last 8 years for its spot-on performance in such a wide range of conditions. The Siren women's kite humbly takes the title of the highest performance kite with the easiest handling. In 2014 the Switchblade gets an upgrade in handling with an all new bridling that provides an even more direct and precise steering. Changes in outline and profile ensure that the 2014 Switchblade delivers power on the low end and precise handling and control on the top end.
Cabrinha Vector Performance Freeride Kite
The 2014 Vector kite steps into the big leagues with a massive upgrade in performance. The direct steering of the Overdrive 1X control system combined with the elimination of pulley’s in the bridle makes the Vector kiteboarding kite a frisky 3 strut performance freeride kite. The Vector is the type of performance kite that will perform in just about any type of conditions, with any type of board. The chameleon characteristics does not come at the cost of performance, handling or durability. The Vector has a light weight, yet durable build using our Skeletal frame technology and Cabrinha's all new 2DR double rip stop material.zes swept back wingtip shaping, which improves water relaunching in light wind conditions.
Naish Draft Performance Freeride-Racing Kite
The Naish Draft Kite is a high performance freeride kite that excels at hooked-in riding, hang time and racing. This state-of-the-art design has powerful lift for boosting big airs and long gliding jumps. The Draft features a Static Bridle Platform. This eliminates the pulley and keeps the kite stable and driving forward for unrivaled windward performance and downwind speed. The Draft has five struts on the 7, 9 and 12 sizes for added control in strong winds and three struts on the 14 and 17 sizes for light wind performance and faster turning. Stability, high floating jumps, and speed are characteristics that define the Draft.
Naish Park Freeride-Wave Kite
The Naish Park Kite is one kite that does it all for any rider, any style, in any condition. Designed with fun in mind, the Park provides an easy ride, the power to boost and the handling to hit the lip with style. The powerful profile gives the rider outstanding low-end power and consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds. Reduced diameter struts were also implemented for increased low-end power, improved aerodynamics and reduced weight. The Swept Compact C outline and three-strut design create a stable and responsive kite. The Park uses just enough sweep to maximize depower and allow for easy relaunch. The new Static Bridle Platform improves forward flying, acceleration out of turns, stability, instant response and direct bar feel. These characteristics are essential for wave/unhooked riding.
Naish Ride Freeride Kite
The Naish Ride Kite is for everyday kiteboarders looking for ease and simplicity. The lightweight, two-strut design provides superior low end performance due to its fuller center section, as well as faster inflation and smaller packing for easy transport. The Ride has rounded wing tips, which allow the kite to rotate with less drag while resting on the water. This makes for extremely easy water relaunching characteristics. It also has a slightly flatter arc compared to other kites, which gives it more punch when sheeting in and provides that nice sheet-in and go feel and easy jumping.
Naish Torch Performance Freestyle Kite
The Naish Torch Kite is designed for freestyle riders who demand a state-of-the-art, fast flying C-kite with precision response for hooked in and unhooked riding. Weight was reduced on the 2014 Torch by implementing reduced diameter struts, which increases the low-end power and improves handling. Power is delivered smoothly on the Torch, while the depower is similar to that of a bridled kite due to its ability to fly fast through the air. The Torch is the #1 kite of choice for dedicated freestyle and unhooked wave riders.
Naish Alana Women's Freeride-Wave Kite
The Naish Alana Kite is designed for women riders looking for an all-around kite with freeriding, freestyle and wave riding versatility. Based on the Park design, the Alana features a Swept Compact C outline and three-strut shape for stability, responsive steering, maximum depower and easy water relaunch. The Alana’s profile is the same as the Park for consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds. It also features a Static Bridle Platform for forward flying, acceleration out of turns, stability, instant response and direct bar feel. The Alana is the ideal kite for women that demand performance in a wide range of conditions
Naish Fly Lightwind Kite
The Naish Fly Kite is designed for freeriding and freestyle in light to marginal wind conditions. It is exceptionally lightweight for its size and has amazing low-end power. This is primarily due to the Fly’s proven two-strut, easy-handling design, which also provides superior turning and control. The Fly utilizes swept back wingtip shaping, which improves water relaunching in light wind conditions.
Naish Trip Travel Freeride Kite
The Naish Trip Kite is an innovative, no strut design that can be summarized in one word – simplicity. It is ideal for intermediate-to-advanced riders who want one compact kite for traveling, freeriding, wave riding and snow kiting. The Trip packs up 30% smaller than a kite with struts. This no-strut design has incredible low-end power and excellent bar feel for effortless jumping, wave riding and cruising.