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 respectÂ 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.
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 youâve 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, itâs 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 pulleyâs 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 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 Trip Travel Freeride Kite
The Naish Trip Kite is an innovative, no strut design that can be summarized in one word â 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.