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BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

2012


BOARDS

30 | Profanity v2 34 | Armada v3 38 | KB Signature 42 | Spark v3 46 | Surfboards 50 | Kiaola

HARNESS

52 | Waist Harness 53 | Seat Harness

TRAVEL BAGS

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

76 | Kites 77 | Boards

GLOSSARY

78 78 78 79 80 82 83

| Riding Categories | Take Away and Save | Warranty | Bar | Kites Features | Directional Board Features | Twin Tip Board Features

CONTACT

56 | Twin Tip Board Bag 56 | Twin Tip Quiver Bag 57 | Surfboard Bag 57 | Surfboard Quiver Bag

Best Kiteboarding HATTERAS 24267 NC HWY 12 Rodanthe, NC 27968 +1 252-489-2959 888-700-BEST

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ACCESSORIES

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60 | T-shirts

64 | Boards 66 | Packaging 68 | Bladders

Bolivia 340, Local 61a 08019 Barcelona

2012

28 | Redline Performance Bar v2 29 | GP-Bar

70 | TS 70 | GP 71 | Kahoona v4 71 | Kahoona + v4 71 | Nemesis HP v3 72 | Redline Performance Bar v2 73 | GP-Bar

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BARS

SPARE PARTS

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06 | TS 12 | Kahoona v4 16 | Kahoona + v4 18 | GP 22 | Nemesis HP v3 26 | Trainer Kite

KITES

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CONTENT


04|05 2012

Our 2012 products establish Best as the core kitesurfing brand for riders everywhere. Come ride with us!

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Our goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what we have. Our goal is to do business with the people who believe what we believe. The kiteboarding market is filled with dozens of brands selling hundreds of ‘me too’ products. At Best, our core beliefs have always led us to cut our own path. Doing so we have delivered ground breaking releases like the Waroo, the Kahoona and the TS. This season we will once again lead the market by example, offering a comprehensive but focused collection of kiteboarding gear for riders of all levels in all conditions.

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As the result of those beliefs, we make technically advanced kiteboarding products that are performance driven, intuitive to use, and priced fairly. Our products are supported by proactive customer service, creative marketing, energetic sales and efficient operations.

At Best Kiteboarding we live by a set of core beliefs that influence everything we do. We believe in being innovative, passionate and reasonable.


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Photo: Adam Koch / Rider: Rui Meira

2012

| TS

06|07


TS | Available Colors

4m: BETA12040 5.5m: BETA12055 7m: BETA12070 8m: BETA12080 9m: BETA12090 10m: BETA12100 12m: BETA12120 14m: BETA12140 15m: BETA12150 17m: BETA12170

. RIDE OPTIMIZED KITE GEOMETRY

08|09

TS | SKU - Kite Only

. RESPONSIVE UNHOOKED HANDLING . WIDE WIND RANGE . STABLE IN ALL WIND CONDITIONS

TS | Be Untouchable

(21) TEAL/ ORANGE

Every size of the TS is uniquely engineered for a specific set of riding conditions - allowing the TS range to cover all riders and riding styles. Every aspect of design, shaping, material selection and construction in the TS has been refined to bring each size even closer to perfection. Any rider looking for a high wind kite that is stable and predictable needs look no further than the 4m and 5.5m TS kites. Unhooked wave riders will find that the medium size TS kites offer the perfect blend of tight and fast steering responsiveness, light bar pressure and unhooked control, allowing them to express their style like never before.

(22) FUCSHIA/TEAL

KNOWLEDGE 2012 (23) YELLOW/FUCSHIA

What changes have taken place in the TS? The TS kites have evolved into three distinct groups of kites; the large sizes fulfill the needs of riders who want an agile kite for light wind conditions and course racing. The small-medium sizes which are perfect for riders who want kites for newschool and wave riding. The small kites stand out on their own as a result of their 3-strut design. The 4m and 5.5m are slowed down a little to make them suitable for very high wind conditions. The 7-14m sizes are now all 5-strut designs. Reducing the number of struts and refining the bridle layout and canopy shaping to accommodate this change gives all of these sizes greater stability right across the entire canopy and enhanced unhooked feel. The 10-14m sizes have gained significant low end power and stability in light winds as a result of going to a 5-strut layout.

(15) ARMY GREEN

4M / 5.5M

TS | Performance

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SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

Progression

Turn circle

Drift

4

28 to 35*

Advanced

Turn speed

Downwind power

5.5

21 to 35*

Expert

Pop

Low end

7

18 to 35 *

Direct handling

Upwind

8

17 to 32

Depowered steering

Comfort

9

16 to 30

Stability

Hangtime

10

15 to 28

Relaunch

Vertical lift

12

13 to 25

Wind range

14

12 to 23

15

09 to 22

17

07 to 20

Wind Range (Based on average rider weight of 75kg/165lbs using a twintip board) = BEST / = EXCELLENT / = GOOD / *Best Kiteboarding does not recommend that any kiter ride in winds exceeding 35 knots.

2012

0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35

PERFORMANCE

DEALER WORKBOOK

Knots

RIDING LEVEL

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WIND RANGE

| TS


4m: BETA12040 5.5m: BETA12055 7m: BETA12070 8m: BETA12080 9m: BETA12090 10m: BETA12100 12m: BETA12120 14m: BETA12140 15m: BETA12150 17m: BETA12170

TS | Available Colors

. RIDE OPTIMIZED KITE GEOMETRY

10|11

TS | SKU - Kite Only

. RESPONSIVE UNHOOKED HANDLING . WIDE WIND RANGE . STABLE IN ALL WIND CONDITIONS

TS | Be Untouchable (21) TEAL/ ORANGE

Newschool riders searching for blistering performance will be blown away by the improvements in handling, power delivery and jumping from the mid-sized TS kites. Hooked or unhooked the 7m-14m TS kites deliver greater stability, precise feedback and more performance than ever before.

(22) FUCSHIA/TEAL

For course racing and light wind conditions, the 15m and 17m TS kites are the most aerodynamically refined kites we’ve ever made. Refined even further they have been trimmed back to deliver maximum light wind performance and racing advantage. Changes to the center strut design and bridle positioning make them even easier to relaunch in the lightest conditions. With sizes ranging from 4m to17m there is a TS for every rider and every riding style.

(23) YELLOW/FUCSHIA

KNOWLEDGE 2012

(15) ARMY GREEN

7M / 8M / 9M / 10M / 12M / 14M

What makes the small-medium sizes of the TS particularly good for unhooking? For unhooking and newschool the mid aspect, Open C platform provides smooth and constant power delivery. The Open C shape allows the kite to sit deeper in the wind window without back-stalling, allowing you to concentrate on your riding and not the trim of your kite.

SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

(15) ARMY GREEN

15M / 17M

2012

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(22) FUCSHIA/TEAL

Have any advancements been made in the Air-Aid materials? All our unique fabrics are under constant development. They represent one of the most practical ways to continue delivering performance and ease of use improvements year after year. Both canopy Ripstop and airframe Dacron materials deliver greater resistance to bias loads this season, giving tighter more reactive handling in all TS sizes. The infusion process for canopy Ripstop has been further refined giving you a crisper fabric with better hand that continues looking good for longer.

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(21) TEAL/ ORANGE

Why is the center strut now connected to the EZ Pumptm in 15 and 17m? We changed the position of the T3 and T4 struts further minimizing drag; this made it possible to increase the diameter of center strut without increasing the total amount of drag in the kite. Previously, a small strut would not have become sufficiently rigid when inflated via the EZ Pumptm. The increased diameter now allows us to connect the center strut to the EZ Pumptm and retain the required airframe integrity for easy relaunch in typical light wind conditions.

| TS

What makes the small-medium TS kites perfect for wave riding? The mid aspect ratio design of the TS makes it a reactive and responsive kite that steers from the wingtips with a light feel at the bar. The SLE bridled leading edge gives a broad wind range and smooth power delivery as the kite traverses the wind window; this combination of broad wind range, steering responsiveness and predictable power delivery allows you to time your moves on the wave to perfection.


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Photo: Adam Koch / Rider: Shannon Best

2012

| KAHOONA v4

12|13


Kahoona v4 | Available Colors

14|15

Kahoona v4 | SKU - Kite Only

. HIGH WIND STABILITY . RESPONSIVE HANDLING

3.5m: BEKA12035 5.5m: BEKA12055 7.5m: BEKA12075 9.5m: BEKA12095 11.5m: BEKA12115 13.5m: BEKA12135

. AUTO-RELAUNCH CAPABILITY . HOOKED-IN SURFING

Kahoona v4 | Advanced progression (04) YELLOW

With a reputation for surprising hang-time and great low end power it’s no wonder riders return to the Kahoona season after season. With more responsive handling, reduced bar pressure and best in class stability courtesy of revised canopy design and advanced materials, the v4 is our most advanced Kahoona yet. (20) TEAL

The Kahoona delivers the perfect mix of freeride, newschool and wave riding performance. The v4 combines rock solid stability, smooth power delivery, endless depower and precise handling, making it the perfect kite for advancing your riding level, regardless of your preferred riding style. When wave riding, the Kahoona v4 serves up its best attributes, combining incredible downwind drift, precise steering response and huge depower, whether you’re going down the line or being chased by the white foam close out. The Kahoona v4 allows you to perform the latest unhooked newschool tricks. The effortless relaunch motivates you to learn new moves and gives supreme confidence to wave riders who simply have to be able to relaunch their kites before the next set comes in… it’s the perfect partner to use with any of our surfboards.

(16) FUCSHIA

(06) ORANGE

Knots

SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35

RIDING LEVEL

PERFORMANCE

Progression

Turn circle

Drift

3.5

26 to 35*

Advanced

Turn speed

Downwind power

5.5

21 to 35*

Expert

Pop

Low end

7.5

16 to 30

Direct handling

Upwind

9.5

14 to 27

Depowered steering

Comfort

11.5

12 to 23

Stability

Hangtime

13.5

10 to 20

Relaunch

Vertical lift

Wind range

Wind Range (Based on average rider weight of 75kg/165lbs using a twintip board) = BEST / = EXCELLENT / = GOOD / *Best Kiteboarding does not recommend that any kiter ride in winds exceeding 35 knots.

2012

WIND RANGE

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Kahoona v4 | Performance

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(15) ARMY GREEN

| KAHOONA v4

The construction of the Kahoona v4 is both bomb-proof and lightweight at the same time. The introduction of a new Kahoona + model brings the convenience of EZ-Pumptm inflation to the Kahoona for the first time. With exceptional handling, performance and ease of use the Kahoona v4 is the perfect kite for improving your riding level.


3.5m: BEKP12035 5.5m: BEKP12055 7.5m: BEKP12075 9.5m: BEKP12095 11.5m: BEKP12115 13.5m: BEKP12135

How has the Kahoona been improved for 2012? The Kahoona v4 has undergone several design tweaks to the leading edge sweep and the wingtip shape. By increasing the effectiveness of the steering control surfaces we have improved the overall steering responsiveness of the new Kahoona, giving tighter wingtip turns, without affecting its other handling and performance characteristics. The DNA and core characteristics of the Kahoona v3 have been preserved in the new v4; it retains its mid aspect ratio, quad strut, highly swept SLE layout, delivering rock solid stability, great low end, surprising jumping performance and the easiest relaunch in its class. What makes the Kahoona so stable and easy to fly? The weight distribution and center of effort placement in the canopy are in perfect harmony in the Kahoona allowing us to eliminate any and all traces of front or backstall. The Kahoona has a reputation for incredibly easy relaunch, what contributes to this? It’s really a combination of features. The back sweep of the leading edge, the canopy curvature and the attachment point positioning on the wingtip and leading edge all contribute to the Kahoona’s effortless relaunch. The sweep allows the kite to roll automatically on to its wingtip before you flick the kite up into the air to complete the relaunch maneuver. What is the Kahoona + v4? The Kahoona + v4 is the first Kahoona kite to come with EZ-Pumptm rapid inflation system so you can get out on the water faster than ever to enjoy even more riding time.

(21) TEAL/ ORANGE

(22) FUCSHIA/TEAL

(23) YELLOW/FUCSHIA

(12) WHITE

SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

HIGHLY SWEPT WINGTIPS LIMITS CONTROL SURFACE AREA AND TURNING SPEED

REDUCED SWEEP CREATES WIDER CONTROL SURFACE AND FASTER TURNING

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Who is going to like the Kahoona this season? Any rider looking for the complete crossover kite that will allow them ride wherever and however they want. From freeride to freestyle to waves, the Kahoona is perfectly at home in any conditions and perfect for riders of any skill level.

Kahoona + v4 | Available Colors

16|17

KNOWLEDGE 2012

| KAHOONA + v4

Kahoona + v4 | SKU - Kite Only


18|19

The GP is a completely new C-kite design, how does it differ from previous designs? The GP isn’t just different to the Yarga and Team Yarga kites that we made before, it’s different to every other C-kite on the market. The GP is a pure C-kite, 5-lines with no bridle, but with all the benefits of a 5th line system for quick and easy relaunch even in light winds. It has Twin Tune; our multiple front and rear line attachment system that allows you to dial in turning speed, turning circle, bar pressure, depower and unhooked feel to match your style and riding. What makes the GP unique however is The Reflex leading edge design. The LE of the GP has a unique reverse sweep that extends between the T2 and T4 struts on each side of the kite. The Reflex works like suspension for your kite, soaking up the bumps for an unbelievable unhooked feel and also distributing flying line load across the entire kite for amazing pop whenever you load up. How does The Reflex actually work? By reversing the curvature of the leading edge we’ve have been able to introduce shock absorption into the airframe, when you load up the kite lines the LE absorbs the extra load and then returns it to you in a controlled fashion once you pop. It’s similar to the way in which you can control the flex of a board by adding concave into the rocker; it becomes smoother and more predictable so each trick becomes easier to make. The Reflex also extends the lift area of the canopy allowing us to extend the canopy forward at the T1 strut. The extra canopy area gives you more lift when you jump and also provides for improved depower and wind range, so you can ride the same kite all the way through your heat even though other C-kites are being blown off the water.

Any rider looking for a freestyle kite to let them tackle the latest new-school and wakestyle moves has to try the GP. With its Reflex leading edge design (Patent Pending), it offers blend of performance and handling that older C-kite design simply cannot match.

2012

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Photo: Carlos Moncho / Rider: Michael Schitzhofer

Who is the GP for?

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The GP gets its own 5th line compatible bar. It shares many features with the RP-Bar but is overbuilt and simplified to offer outrageous day long riding comfort and durability.

| GP

Do you need a 5th line bar for the GP?


GP | Available Colors

20|21

GP | SKU - Kite Only

. TEAM DESIGNED . THE REFLEX LEADING EDGE DESIGN

6m: BEGP12060 7m: BEGP12070 9m: BEGP12090 11m: BEGP12110 13m: BEGP12130

. COMPETITION C-KITE . 5TH LINE SAFETY / RELAUNCH

GP | Back to the future

(18) BLUE/ YELLOW

The GP from Best will take you back to the future, back to when all that mattered was raw performance and nailing every new trick you tried. The GP is team rider designed, tuned and tested and delivers an unbeatable combination of pop, responsive steering and amazing unhooked feel. (24) LIME/WINE

The Reflex leading edge design (Patent Pending) unique to the GP, works just like suspension for your kite; giving the best unhooked feel you’ve ever ridden, especially in the turns, and helps to soak up every gust. The Reflex LE design also gives the GP an extended canopy lift area giving you more lift for jumping and effortless drive for staying upwind in the competition zone. (08) BLUE

Designed for new-school and wakestyle riders the GP’s Twin-Tune feature gives you multiple front and rear attachment point options so you can dial in more pop, better upwind ability and more responsive handling for competition heats or detune your GP for practicing your latest tricks. With Twin-Tune you can effortlessly switch between new-school and wakestyle settings in seconds, allowing you to reinvent your style at a moment’s notice.

(03) LIME

The GP is a true C-kite with no bridle, pulleys or sliders. It is designed to work best with the 5-line GPBar for maximum control, easy safety and the fastest possible relaunch. The GP-Bar comes with an 8mm spliced center line, Sacrifice Insert System for zero depower line wear and a new Pro-cuff QR to eliminate false releases when competing. Add of these innovations and features together and you have a C-kite package that is destined to be the future of freestyle competition.

(02) RED

GP | Performance

SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

Progression

Turn circle

Drift

6

22 to 35*

Advanced

Turn speed

Downwind power

7

18 to 33

Expert

Pop

Low end

9

16 to 30

Direct handling

Upwind

11

14 to 26

Depowered steering

Comfort

13

13 to 22

Stability

Hangtime

Relaunch

Vertical lift

Wind range

Wind Range (Based on average rider weight of 75kg/165lbs using a twintip board) = BEST / = EXCELLENT / = GOOD / *Best Kiteboarding does not recommend that any kiter ride in winds exceeding 35 knots.

2012

0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35

PERFORMANCE

DEALER WORKBOOK

Knots

RIDING LEVEL

BESTKITEBOARDING

WIND RANGE

| GP


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The Nemesis HP looks similar to last year’s kite what has changed on it?

2012

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Photo: Adam Koch / Rider: Joe Ruscito

Canopy shaping has been similarly improved, reducing parasitic drag on the trailing edge and making the HP accelerate across the window faster than any other kite. With improvements to construction and performance the Nemesis HP is closer to theoretical perfection than ever before. It’s still the highest jumping and most exciting kite we have ever made.

BESTKITEBOARDING

The leading edge barrel seams are made to closer tolerances; the acceptable seam deviation has been halved resulting in a more accurately cut and stitched leading edge which transfers steering input even more efficiently. The tip-to-tip LE seam receives a new internal tape reinforcement making the kite more resistant to wind shifts and gusts and enhancing stability.

| NEMESIS HP v3

The current HP may look similar from a distance but there have been numerous small changes to construction details and improvements in manufacturing tolerances.


Nemesis HP v3 | Available Colors

24|25

Nemesis HP v3 | SKU - Kite Only

. EXPLOSIVE JUMPING POWER . MAXIMUM HANGTIME

8m: BENH11080 10m: BENH11100 12m: BENH11120 14m: BENH11140

. CUBEN FIBER LEADING EDGE . TWISTER TECH TM TUNED STEERING RESPONSE . OUTSTANDING AERODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY

Nemesis HP v3 | Surface to air missile PURPLE / YELLOW

The Nemesis HP v3 has all the unique design features and mind blowing performance that helped create its legendary reputation and incredibly loyal customer following. The Nemesis HP v3 design improves upon all previous incarnations. Advancements in canopy shaping and a revised bridle design have allowed us to enhance stability and unhooked performance. New material choices and aerodynamic refinements mean that when you pull the trigger, the Nemesis HP v3 will rip you off the water with explosive vertical lift and keep you airborne with a hangtime sensation that is simply unique.

BLUE / PURPLE

YELLOW / BLUE

With our exclusive Cuben-equipped leading edge, the Nemesis HP v3 delivers outstanding aerodynamic efficiency. A reduced diameter Cuben leading edge minimizes drag, giving increased lift and hangtime, faster flying and greater upwind ability. Cuben fiber’s unique zero-stretch characteristics allow us to create a kite with a thinner and stiffer leading edge, providing a previously impossible mix of performance and stability.

WHITE

WIND RANGE Knots

SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35

2012

RIDING LEVEL

PERFORMANCE

Progression

Turn circle

Drift

8

16 to 35*

Advanced

Turn speed

Downwind power

10

14 to 30

Expert

Pop

Low end

12

11 to 25

Direct handling

Upwind

14

10 to 22

Depowered steering

Comfort

Stability

Hangtime

Relaunch

Vertical lift

Wind Range (Based on average rider weight of 75kg/165lbs using a twintip board) = BEST / = EXCELLENT / = GOOD / *Best Kiteboarding does not recommend that any kiter ride in winds exceeding 35 knots.

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Nemesis HP v3 | Performance

The Nemesis HP v3 benefits from our latest external EZ-Pumptm design, new-needle construction, Air-Aid Materials, hidden bridle patches, Cuben fiber and Twister Techtm. It’s the most advanced HP we’ve made to date and it defies easy categorization.

BESTKITEBOARDING

ARMY GREEN

| NEMESIS HP v3

With Twister Techtm integrated into the Nemesis HP v3, you can use more of the canopy to generate effective turning force. Twister Techtm delivers faster turn initiation and tighter turning with reduced bar pressure, maximizing responsiveness and usability in low wind conditions and serving up insane freestyle potential when ridden overpowered.


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. LIGHTWEIGHT . SMALL PACK SIZE . INSTRUCTION DVD INCLUDED

TRAINER KITE | First timer’s package Whether you are coming to kitesurfing from wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, snowboarding or any of the other extreme sports, the first thing you are going to need to know is how to handle a kite. You have to learn to walk before you can fly. We offer two soft-foil trainer kites sized 1.5m and 2.5m. Either size is perfect for learning your basic kite control and feeling how the kite responds to steering input. Both soft kites are easy to handle, pack down small and are robust enough to survive the misuse that trainer kites are bound to experience. The 1.5m trainer is a simple 2 line foil kite that comes with a wrist safety leash suited to the limited amount of power that a kite of this size generates. The larger 2.5m kite develops much more pull, giving you an experience closer to that of flying a real inflatable kitesurfing kite and comes with a rear line safety line that will enable you to safely land your trainer in higher winds. If you have previous experience flying a kite we recommend that you go straight for the 2.5m trainer. If this is your first kite or you are going to be flying the kite with young children then we recommend the 1.5m as your first choice. Both kites come soft packed with their own carry bag and instructional DVD to help you start to master your kite control skills before moving onto your first lesson from a professional instructor. Description

BETR110150

Trainer 1.5 with DVD

BETR110250

Trainer 2.5 with DVD

Trainer Kite BESTKITEBOARDING 1.5 BLUE/WHITE

Trainer Kite BESTKITEBOARDING 2.5 RED/WHITE

Trainer Kite Package

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| TRAINER KITE

SKU


GP-BAR | FREESTYLE BAR

The Red Line Performance Bar v2 combines everyone’s favorite features and safety options into one unbeatable bar. Simple enough for anyone to understand, yet with enough versatility to satisfy even the most demanding riders, it’s guaranteed to set the standard yet again this season.

The GP-Bar takes the best of the Red-Line Performance Bar, strengthens and simplifies it to leave only the features that every freestyle competition rider absolutely must have. Our Pro-Cuff push-to-release QR sets the standard for ease of use and serviceability; all parts are available as spares so you can keep riding forever. The outer cuff has been modified to eliminate the possibility of accidental releases without increasing the minimum release load. The under bar swivel has been improved with added drainage vents and low profile twist-tabs making it smoother to turn and easier to untwist your lines no matter how many loops you’ve thrown.

The push-to-release QR now comes in a Pro-Cuff version to eliminate accidental releases without increasing the minimum release tension. With only one moving part, the Pro-Cuff QR is easy to reassemble and designed to work consistently with a positive release action with release loads in excess of 150kgs. The under bar swivel has been improved with added drainage vents and low profile twist-tabs making it smoother to turn no matter how many loops you’ve thrown. Depower line wear is eliminated with the introduction of our new Sacrifice-Insert-System of replaceable low friction Delrin bar center inserts.

Low stretch flying lines are 700lb rated, color coded for easy set-up and proven to offer incredible durability. The GP-Bar is the toughest and most practical bar we’ve ever built; it’s the unfair advantage we all need.

3021205202

Freestyle Bar 52cm with 23m lines | BAR 2012

RP-Bar v2 57cm with 20m + 3m extension lines

Freestyle Bar 47cm with 23m lines

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3011205702

Description

3021204702

BESTKITEBOARDING

RP-Bar v2 52cm with 20m + 3m extension lines

SKU

OSR

3011205202

OSR

RP-Bar v2 47cm with 20m + 3m extension lines

OSR

3011204702

OSR

Low stretch, 700lb rated, flying lines, color coded for easy set-up and proven to offer incredible durability complete the RP-Bar v2 package - it’s our most complete bar yet. Description

DEPOWER

DEPOWER

DEPOWER

New low profile molded bar ends with integral line winders help make those one-handed loops easier than you expected and a new 3D grip pattern ensures you stay in contact with the bar however you ride.

New low profile molded bar ends with integral line winders help make those one-handed loops easier than you expected and a new 3D grip pattern ensures you stay in contact with the bar no matter how aggressive your kiteloops.

DEPOWER

For the GP-Bar we’ve thickened the center line depower ropes and them braided them together to form the thickest and more durable center line you’ve ever had. Add this to our Sacrifice-Insert-System that lines the bar center with replaceable low friction Delrin inserts and you have the smoothest depower action available.

The RP-Bar v2 retains the dual center depower lines, stopper ball , Red Line and suicide safety options of the previous Performance bar. The v2 is the perfect bar for riders of all levels who demand the most reliable and predictable safety system options and ease of use features.

SKU

28|29

RED LINE PERFORMANCE BAR v2 | STANDARD BAR

24/25


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Photo: Adam Koch / Rider: Sam Medysky

2012

| PROFANITY v2

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Profanity v2 | Board Package

. AGGRESSIVE WAKESTYLE AND SLIDER BOARD

134cm: 2101213402

. DESIGNED FOR BINDINGS COMPATIBLE WITH STRAPS

138cm: 2101213802

. VERTICAL SANDWICH CORE FOR STRENGTH AND POP

142cm: 2101214202

. TWIN CHANNEL TIPS FOR MORE GRIP . BEVELED ‘NO TRIP’ RAIL FOR SLIDERS AND KICKERS

Profanity v2 | The mother of all wakestyle boards The Profanity v2 is for wakestyle riders who want a faster, stiffer board with insane pop. Our unique vertical sandwich core gives us absolute control over the flex pattern, so you retain total control on the water. It’s the only board our Ronix sponsored team riders reach for every session. Rider feedback has helped refine the continuous rocker and single to double bottom concave for ultra smooth carving and the most progressive release from the water line when it’s time to pop. We’ve introduced new, ultra low profile, slider friendly fins. Line these up with the twin channel in the tip and you have more grip than you’ll ever need. For hitting kickers and sliders our unique, beveled, No Trip rail ensures you won’t catch your front edge no matter how hot you land. The Profanity v2 is built to handle the abuse that sliders and kickers can hand down no matter how hard you ride. Set-up with your favorite bindings it’s the ultimate wakestyle weapon. PROFANITY SIZES: 134 x 41.5cm / 138 x 42cm / 142 x 42.5cm Board Package includes 20 x 177mm wakestyle fin KNOWLEDGE 2012 We have stiffened up the center of the board to allow you to press even harder. A new low profile fin design increases straight line tracking ability at speed and can be used with sliders and kickers.

| PROFANITY v2

RIDING LEVEL Progression Advanced Expert

2012

PERFORMANCE Flex Solid landings Rocker Early planing Upwind Comfort

138 x 42cm

SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

Best Kiteboarding’s Global Team is sponsored by Ronix for Wakeboarding Boots.

Carving Easy to ride

134 x 41.5 cm = BEST /

= EXCELLENT /

= GOOD

142 x 42.5 cm

BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

Pop


BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

Photo: Adam Koch / Rider: Michael Schitzhofer

2012

| ARMADA v3

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Armada v3 | Board Package

. FREERIDE AND NEWSCHOOL

131cm: 2091213102

. LIGHTWEIGHT PAULOWNIA WOOD CORE

135cm: 2091213502

. IMPROVED LAY-UP FOR MORE POP

138cm: 2091213802

. BULLET PROOF DEEP SECTION ABS RAILS

Armada v3 | Get blown away The Armada freeride boards set sail once again with our high-end package of advanced build quality and performance features. To deliver maximum strength between your feet and minimum swing weight to help you land all your tricks, our Supremo wood core uses a laminated Paulownia wood construction with a fiberglass taped spine reinforcement. A PVC foam core-surround with integrated flex-tips gives you precise control underfoot and provides outrageous durability for all conditions riding. A smooth waisted outline with a shallow concave keeps the v3 boards responsive underfoot, helping to maximize low-end ability without adding volume. Thinning the core towards the tips allows smooth progressive carving through the turns and gives you ample flex for checking in even the roughest landings. The Armada v3 boards deliver top flight performance and construction quality once again. Their blend of light weight, high strength, easy handling and great looks make them the ideal freeride board for demanding riders. Armada v3 Sizes: 131 x 40.5 cm / 135 x 41 cm / 138 x 42 cm Board Package includes Footpads, Straps, Handle, Fins KNOWLEDGE 2012 Revisions to board layup place flex further out into tips and improve the platform between the feet for more pop and smoother riding in chop.

RIDING LEVEL | ARMADA v3

Progression Advanced Expert

2012

PERFORMANCE Flex Solid landings Rocker Early planing Upwind Comfort

135 x 41cm

SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

Carving Easy to ride

131 x 40.5 cm = BEST /

= EXCELLENT /

= GOOD

138 x 42 cm

BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

Pop


BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

Photo: Adam Koch / Rider: Kristin Boese

2012

| KB SIGNATURE v3

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130cm: 2091213002

. FREERIDE AND NEWSCHOOL

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KB Signature v3 | Board Package

. FEMALE SPECIFIC FLEX PATTERN . NARROWER STANCE WIDTHS . NO-SPRAY RAIL PROFILE

KB Signature v3 | A girl’s real best friend Nine-Time World Champion Kristin Boese is bringing back the KB Signature for another season. With an unbeatable package of build quality and construction features there’s no better female specific board available. Women’s boards benefit from rider weight specific flex patterns and stiffness. If you want to be the best there’s no point riding a board designed for a heavier framed rider with less finesse. Our Supremo wood core uses a laminated Paulownia construction with a uni-directional tape spine to deliver the perfect blend of low weight and easily controllable flex. A revised rail outline and a shallower concave than the Armada boards keeps the KB Signature v3 responsive underfoot and the spray out of your face. If you are inspired to ride and show the guys how it should be done, then you need a world class board under your feet. The KB Signature v3 is the one that every girl wants. KB Signature v3 Size: 130 x 40 Board Package includes Footpads, Straps, Handle, Fins KNOWLEDGE 2012

| KB SIGNATURE v3

Revisions to board flex for smoother ride in choppy conditions.

RIDING LEVEL Progression Advanced Expert

2012

PERFORMANCE Flex

Rocker Early planing Upwind Comfort

130 x 40 cm

SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

Carving Easy to ride

= BEST /

= EXCELLENT /

= GOOD

130 x 40 cm

Solid landings

BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

Pop


BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

Photo: Adam Koch / Rider: Joe Ruscito

2012

| SPARK v3

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. ENTRY LEVEL NEWSCHOOL AND FREERIDE

130cm: 2051213002

. GRIP TIP CHANNELS FOR ADDED BITE

135cm: 2051213502

. WOOD FLEX CORE FOR SOFTER LANDINGS

140cm: 2051214002

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Spark v3 | Board Package

Spark v3 | Prepare to be shocked You’ve just finished your lessons, and you already have your first Best kite, now you just need to choose the perfect board to help you maximize your progress. It has to be easy to ride, durable, and it has to look great as well. The Spark v3 range has everything you desire. With three different size models in the Spark range, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your size, weight, and skill level. Flex patterns for each board size are adjusted to compensate for intended rider weight. The Spark’s proven tri-axial glass lay-up, improved Wood-flex core and new channel release tips provide forgiving handling, great performance and maximum versatility. Priced lower than you would expect for a board with such a high-spec, it’s the perfect board for any beginner or intermediate rider. Designed with progress in mind, we are sure you’ll keep your Spark long after you have completed your first season. Spark Sizes: 130 x 40 cm / 135 X 41 cm / 140 X 42 cm Board Package includes Footpads, Straps, Handle, Fins

KNOWLEDGE 2012 Use of a higher specification glass in the layup allows for a small reduction in board weight while retaining all the handling and easy control that the Spark is known for.

RIDING LEVEL Progression | SPARK v3

Advanced Expert

2012

PERFORMANCE Flex

DEALER WORKBOOK

Pop Solid landings Rocker Early planing Upwind Carving Easy to ride

= BEST /

= EXCELLENT /

= GOOD

130 x 40 cm

135 x 41cm

140 x 42 cm

SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

BESTKITEBOARDING

Comfort


BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

Photo: Carlos Moncho / Rider: Gary Benet

2012

| SURFBOARDS

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Surfboards | Board Package

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Free Race board . LIGHTWEIGHT EPS CORE CONSTRUCTION . STRAPPED OR STRAPLESS SET-UPS 5’6 Shortstick: 2071056120

. TWO SHAPES FOR ALL CONDITIONS

5’11 Spacekraft: 2071011020

Surfboards | Shortstick & Spacekraft Our Tri-Fin Surfboards will help you make your surfing as much fun as possible. Designed to work in a variety of different conditions, the new surfboards are both shaped with a subtle bottom concave to help balance fin drive and rail bite, allowing you to maximize edge-to-edge control for harder, tighter carving. Seamlessly constructed with a lightweight EPS core, the 5’6 Shortstick and 5’11 Spacekraft both benefit from Tactical Glass reinforcements that provide ding resistance to the upper deck and rails. Center line inserts give you the option of riding the board strapped for more control in heavy conditions or riding strapless for a purer surf feel. The 5’6 Shortstick is more of an all-around board for everyday sloppy-choppy conditions and lighter riders. A thinner Progressive Rail helps reduce bounce in choppy conditions, while the Swallow Tail is perfectly suited to work in waves up to head high. A touch of fish in the board outline and extending the waist to the front foot helps maximize stability and low wind ability, allowing you to ride a smaller more responsive kite and make the most of every strapless session. The 5’11 Spacekraft is shaped like a mini gun, flowing into a rounded Pin Tail. Designed for heavy waves, reef breaks and barreling beach breaks the Spacekraft will work in anything from waist high and beyond, having a little more volume underfoot and a fuller progressive rail it also has great appeal for heavier riders who want a lighter wind board. A UV-resistant surface finish that sheds water for reduced drag finishes off each board, providing you with a durable finish that will last and last. With the proven durability of our production board designs, blended with the ride you’d expect from your favorite pure-surf short board shaper, the 5’11 Spacekraft and 5’6 Shortstick deliver.

Advanced

Expert

Expert

PERFORMANCE

PERFORMANCE

Carving (grip)

Carving (grip)

Snappyness

Snappyness

Rail to rail

Rail to rail

Flex

Flex

Down the line (drive)

Down the line (drive)

Big wave

Big wave

Small wave

Small wave

Comfort (through chop)

Comfort (through chop)

Easy to ride

Easy to ride 5’6” x 18½” x 2” 5’6 Shortstick

= BEST /

= EXCELLENT /

= GOOD

2012

Progression

Advanced

DEALER WORKBOOK

RIDING LEVEL

Progression

Spacekraft 5’11 “ x 18 ¾” x 2 ½”

BESTKITEBOARDING

SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

RIDING LEVEL

| SURFBOARDS

The Shortstick and Spacekraft surfboards are intended for strapless riding. They come with high performance fins using the FCS attachment system and fitted rear deck-pad. A front deck-pad is included in the package for riders who wish to fit this and their own choice of straps for strapped riding. Foot strap screw is a M6X23 Stainless.


170 x 60 cm: 2111217002

. PROGRESSIVE SINGLE CONCAVE TO V TAIL SECTION FOR EARLY PLANING AND CONTROL IN CHOP

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Kiaola | Board Package

. 3 SLALOM SHAPED FIN CONFIGURATION FOR MAXIMUM SPEED AND CARVING . WIDE AND ROUND OUTLINE FOR LIGHT-WIND ADVANTAGES

Kiaola | Free Race Board If you want just one board for making light wind riding easy, helping you to outride everyone even in choppy race conditions and still tackle everything your local spot has to offer, then the Kiaola perfectly bridges the gap between light wind, race, surf and freeride styles. An incredibly stable 170 x 60cm outline is matched up to our Progressive Rail 2 design to make this the easiest to use and fastest directional you’ll ever ride. A tucked rail at the front of the board blends with a subtle single concave helping you to get on the plane fast. The rail profile sharpens and the rocker flattens under your feet, reducing drag while making sure you remain in complete control even in choppy conditions. Free Race riding couldn’t be any easier. With a narrow profile, slalom style, raced foiled fin set-up for maximum speed, nothing else feels like the Kiaola as you carve from rail to rail. You can point hard upwind and drive the fins to ride away from the competition. You can lay out powered carves in flat water when it’s not even blowing ten knots and still take on the waves whenever you feel like it. The Kiaola comes with a two piece deck-pad set enabling you to rig your board for whatever riding style you prefer. You can rig 3-strap for maximum maneuverability and carving, 4-strap for maximum comfort and control at speed, even strapless riders can be accommodated for total freedom, making the Kiaola the obvious choice for all riders who want a fast and easy board for mastering their Free Race riding. Kiaola Size: 170x60cm Board Package includes Deck-pads, Straps, Fins

RIDING LEVEL | KIAOLA

Progression Advanced

2012

Expert

Early planing Upwind ability Speed light wind Topspeed Control Carving SURF FREERIDE NEW TO THE SPORT NEWSCHOOL LIGHT WIND / RACE

Comfort

= BEST /

= EXCELLENT /

= GOOD

BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

PERFORMANCE


WAIST HARNESS | WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK

If a waist harness doesn’t feel like the right choice for you, then one of our seat harnesses will ensure day long riding comfort.

When you have to hook in you need to make sure your harness is as comfortable as possible. If you ride in overpowered conditions or throw huge hooked-in jumps and kite loops, then you need a comfortable harness that will dissipate all kiting loads without causing any hot spots.

A seat harness cradles the hips and spreads the load across a wider area than a waist harness. It is the perfect choice if you are taking part in any all-terrain kiting activity, especially snowkiting, where it can fit more comfortably over your outer clothing. Many female kiters also find that a seat harness suits their body shape more than a waist harness and provides greater comfort. A lower hook-in point than available from a waist harness helps provide greater freedom of movement and a lower center of gravity, both of which help make learning to kite easier. Built with a three point padding system, multi-way adjustable spreader-bar straps, adjustable leg straps and cinch fit waist adjusters, you’re guaranteed to be able to find the perfect fit.

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SEAT HARNESS | SADDLE UP

We’ve completely redesigned our waist harness this season, going back to first principles and measuring large numbers of riders to arrive at the perfect ‘average rider’ proportions. We’ve retained our 3D-molded construction, mixing form and function with a new wrap-around liner to protect and cushion your kidneys. Back support is provided by an integral anatomic support plate. All stitching areas have been double reinforced, with triple stitching around all loads points, and we’ve introduced a new lightweight, abrasion resistant vented material for the sides of the harness. All external seams are smooth taped for maximum comfort and all contact zones are either thermoformed or neoprene wrapped for comfort. An integrated spreader bar pad protects your ribcage from frontal impact and an additional lower strap helps keep the spreader bar locked down for riding in insanely overpowered conditions. All webbing hardware is easily replaceable. A heavy duty webbing-reinforced handle-pass leash attachment mounted via stainless fastenings provides the finishing touch, making the Best Waist Harness the perfect choice for riders who value comfort, performance, and versatility.

PRODUCT FEATURES

Adjustable neoprene leg straps

(C.)

Cinch-fit waist adjusters

(D.)

Spreader bar pad/rib protector

(E.)

Multi-way adjustable spreader bar straps

(F.)

Chromed spreader bar

(G.)

Reinforced rear grab handle

C. G.

30-32”

SML:

32-34”

MED:

34-36”

LG:

36-40”

XLG:

40-44”

A. D.

SKU

Description

4011202111

Harness V2 Seat XS

4011203111

Harness V2 Seat SML

4011204111

Harness V2 Seat MED

4011205111

Harness V2 Seat LRG

4011206111

Harness V2 Seat XLG

Elasticated wrap-around waist belt

(D.)

Spreader bar pad/rib protector

(E.)

Dual adjustable waist straps

(F.)

Chromed spreader bar with lock-down strap

(G.)

Webbing taped handle-pass leash lanyard

(H.)

Stainless steel attachment hardware

HARNESS SIZING

HARNESS SIZING XS:

Plush neoprene edging strip

(C.)

E.

F.

E. A. B.

A.

XS:

30-32”

SML:

32-34”

MED:

34-36”

LG:

36-40”

XLG:

40-44”

C. E.

G.

A.

SKU

Description

4011202120

Harness V2 Waist XS

4011203130

Harness V2 Waist SML

4011204130

Harness V2 Waist MED

4011205130

Harness V2 Waist LRG

4011206130

Harness V2 Waist XLG

| HARNESS

(B.)

(B.)

H.

2012

Three point padding system

Dual density heat molded liner

B.

D.

F.

DEALER WORKBOOK

(A.)

(A.)

BESTKITEBOARDING

PRODUCT FEATURES

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BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

2012

| BOARD BAGS

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BOARD BAGS | SURFBOARD BAG, SURFBOARD QUIVER BAG

TWIN TIP BOARD BAG

SURFBOARD BAG

The Twin Tip Board Bag will provide protection for your car and your Twin Tip boards. It will fit up to a 151cm x 45 cm / 59 inches x 18 inches board.

The Surfboard Bag will provide protection for your car and board up to 182 cm / 6’0 feet.

TWIN TIP QUIVER BAG

SURFBOARD QUIVER BAG

The Best Twin Tip Quiver Bag fits 4-5 kites, 2 boards and the rest of your gear. Heavy duty nylon construction and heavy duty zippers insures safe passage on even the roughest airlines.

The Best Surfboard Quiver Bag is made for your surf adventures. With space for 2-3 boards and 2-3 kites you can always be sure to have the right gear for the conditions on hand.

The Twin Tip Quiver Bag dimensions: 146cm x 48 cm x 22 cm / 57 inches x 19 inches x 9 inches

The Surfboard Quiver Bag dimensions: 190 cm x 52 cm x 28 cm/ 74 inches x 20 inches x 11 inches

SKU

Description

4051200020

Twin Tip Board Bag

4051200030

Surfboard Bag

4051200010

Twin Tip Quiver Bag

4051200040

Surfboard Quiver Bag

Twin Tip Board Bag

Twin Tip Quiver Bag

Surfboard Bag

Surfboard Quiver Bag

BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

2012

| BOARD BAGS

Description

SKU

56|57

BOARD BAGS | TWIN TIP BOARD BAG, TWIN TIP QUIVER BAG


Photo: Adam Koch / Rider: Jacob Buzianis / Brian Smith

58|59


APPAREL | T-SHIRT

THOMAS the CLOUD

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APPAREL | T-SHIRT

PROFANITY

WHITE

TURQ

SML:

7001601122

7001601082

SML:

7001603022

7001603112

MED:

7001601123

7001601083

MED:

7001603023

7001603113

LRG:

7001601124

7001601084

LRG:

7001603024

7001603114

XL:

7001601125

7001601085

XL:

7001603025

7001603115

XXL:

7001601126

7001601086

XXL:

7001603026

7001603116

| APPAREL

WHITE

GREEN

SML:

7001602122

7001602022

7001602112

SML:

7001604122

7001604032

MED:

7001602123

7001602023

7001602113

MED:

7001604123

7001604033

LRG:

7001602124

7001602024

7001602114

LRG:

7001604124

7001604034

XL:

7001602125

7001602025

7001602115

XL:

7001604125

7001604035

XXL:

7001602126

7001602026

7001602116

XXL:

7001604126

7001604036

2012

GREY

DEALER WORKBOOK

SHOCKA GP RED

BESTKITEBOARDING

WHITE

GREY

BEST CREST

RED


BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

2012

| ACCESSORIES

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ACCESSORIES | BOARDS, PUMP

LUX AIR ACCESSORY PACK v2

FINS

The Lux Air Accessory Pack v2 is back again for another season. The Lux Air Footpad v2 has a triple density, EVA and PU foot bed and a full width, heel air-cushion providing the perfect balance of support and lightweight durability. Toe and heel ramps combine with a waffle cut sole pattern to ensure that you’ll always have plenty of grip, while an instep arch, medial button and full width, reinforced, ABS footplate come together to deliver outrageous all day riding comfort.

Armada Fins

4041220170

Profanity Fins

5021000380

Keg Pump Profanity v2 Fins

PUMP Lux Air Footstrap v2 / Lux Air Footpad v2

SKU

Description

5021000380

Keg Pump Armada v3 Fins

Grab Handle v2

Lux Air Accessory Pack v2

4041210010

Surfboard Straps

4041201080

Grab Handle v2

Surfboard Straps

Keg Pump

BESTKITEBOARDING

Description

4041210072

SKU

DEALER WORKBOOK

2012

Accessory Pack includes: Lux Air Footstraps v2, Lux Air Footpads v2, Grab Handle v2

Description

4041145114

| ACCESSORIES BOARDS

For 2012 we’ve combined it with our asymmetrical Fit-Block footstrap to provide you with the ultimate in ease of use and comfort. A composite reinforced connection block hooks onto each end of your straps and makes fitting your straps a cinch. No more crossed threads or loose straps ever again. The Fit-Block has been reinforced for better durability and the internal padding on the foot straps has a revised anatomic shape for greater comfort and more consistent ‘press down’ into the foot bed. Add in your board handle and you everything that goes on top of your board in one simple package.

SKU

64|65

ACCESSORIES | BOARDS


ACCESSORIES | PACKAGING

LESS IS DEFINITELY MORE

MESSENGER BAG

At Best Kiteboarding we are always thinking of ways to improve what we create to make kitesurfing simpler and more fun than ever before. If we can minimize the environmental impact of doing business at the same time as improving your kitesurfing gear then everyone benefits. If you are going to use a kite bag every time you go to the beach then you want the best bag possible. If you only need a bag to store your kites safely then you probably just want a simple and inexpensive bag. We understand that no two customers are identical and that everyone has different requirements from their gear. With that in mind we’ve developed a new range of kite bags giving three different packaging options to suit all riders and all needs.

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ACCESSORIES | PACKAGING

For those riders who want more than just a kite bag we’ve created the new messenger bag. Built from PVC free, rubberized fabric it’s the ideal complement to your new kite and your busy lifestyle. With a zipper-free, wide mouth, roll-top closure system you can pack down a huge volume of kit with ease. From beach to airport to the back of your car, its stylish looks and practicality will ensure it becomes your most loved item of luggage. The large size will comfortably swallow everything you need for a day’s kiting other than your favorite board.

> 2 SIZES (4-9m:-small, 10m+ large)

STANDARD KITE-TUBE

> WATERPROOF MATERIALS KEEP THE SAND AND WATER OUT OF THE BAG

If you are the sort of rider who likes to travel light and kites so often that you hardly ever deflate your kite then the standard kite-tube is sufficient for you.

> ROLL-TOP CLOSURE AND COMPRESSION SYSTEM > SALT PROOF CONSTRUCTION - ZIPPER FREE

Built with a draw cord entry and a central carry handle for use with inflated struts, the kite-tube is the perfect bag for busy kiters who want to spend their time kiting rather than inflating and deflating their gear.

> INTERIOR CARD POCKET

Messenger Kitebag SML

> ROLLOUT MAT PROVIDES CLEAN AREA FOR CHANGING

> TELESCOPIC - FOLD UP KITE OR CARRY WITH STRUTS INFLATED

SKU

Description

> ZIPPER FREE - DRAW CORD ENTRY

4051000041

Messenger Kitebag SML (Yellow)

> CAN BE USED AS WINGTIP ANCHOR AND STUFF SACK

4051000043

Messenger Kitebag LRG (Black)

> MESH FREE - KEEP THE SAND IN THE BAG, NOT YOUR CAR

4051000044

Backpack Kitebag SML

> KITE AND STANDARD KITE-TUBE BAG ONLY- PUMP NOT INCLUDED

4051000045

Backpack Kitebag LRG

Messenger Kitebag LRG

2012

BACKPACK

| ACCESSORIES PACKAGING

> LIGHTWEIGHT WITH SMALL PACK SIZE

> RUCKSACK CONSTRUCTION WITH SHOULDER STRAPS > VOLUME ADJUSTABLE WITH COMPRESSION / CARRY STRAPS > SAFE STORE POCKET WITH ZIPPER > PADDED CONSTRUCTION FOR THE LONG HAUL Backpack Kitebag

Integrated changing mat to keep your wetsuit clean

Easy to carry

Box for kite and bar

> TWO SIZES (4-9m = SMALL, 10m+ = LARGE)

BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

Riders who have to walk into their local launch and need to haul their kit to the beach can rely on our trusted backpack kite bag to get all their gear to the beach safely. With an interior zipped pocket and side compression straps there’s plenty of space for carrying your kite, bar and pump and you can keep your precious items separate from your sandy, wet kite and bar.


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ACCESSORIES | BLADDERS

This season our kite lineup includes over 30 different kite variants; each size and model has unique bladders designed specifically to ensure every kite performs at its best. In the unlikely event that you should ever require a replacement bladder we intend to help you get your customer back on the water as quickly and efficiently as possible. To help us do this we have teamed up with the best 3rd party replacement bladder providers in the USA and Europe, Airtime and Ventilador. You can order individual replacement bladders for customers directly from your nearest supplier who will make the replacement bladders on demand. Managing replacement bladder procurement in this way ensures there is no wastage in pre-ordered and centrally held bladders at the end of each season, helping us to reduce the overheads associated with kite manufacture and spare parts stockholding.

BESTKITEBOARDING

DEALER WORKBOOK

2012

| ACCESSORIES BLADDERS

It’s the most efficient and cost effective way of supplying replacement bladders and ensures that you customers spend the least amount of time off the water as possible.


SPARE PARTS | Kahoona v4 / Kahoona+ v4

70|71

SPARE PARTS | TS

KAHOONA V4

2011 & 2012 External EZ Pump Repair Kit (complete - 5 hoses)

SPARE PARTS | GP

SKU

Description

5020910007

Bridle Insert Replacement Set

5021210005

2011 & 2012 External EZ Pump Repair Kit (complete - 5 hoses)

SPARE PARTS | Nemesis HP v3

SKU

Description

SKU

Description

5021210005

2011 & 2012 External EZ Pump Repair Kit (complete - 5 hoses)

5021133007

Nemesis HP V3 Bridle Insert Replacement Kit

5021210005

2011 & 2012 External EZ Pump Repair Kit (complete - 5 hoses)

| SPARE PARTS

5021210005

KAHOONA+ V4

2012

TS Bridle Insert Replacement Set

Bridle Insert Replacement Set

DEALER WORKBOOK

Description

5021122007

Description

5020910007

BESTKITEBOARDING

SKU

SKU


SKU

Description

SKU

1

4031000001

RP Bar Depower Line Replacement Kit (V1 and V2)

1

4031102003

RP Bar V2 Chicken Loop Inner Hinge

2

4031102002

RP Bar V2 Complete Chicken Loop Kit

2

4031000008

RP Bar Depower Strap (V1, V2, FS)

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SPARE PARTS | REPLACEMENT AND SPARE PARTS

SPARE PARTS | REPLACEMENT AND SPARE PARTS

Description

3

4031102003

RP Bar V2 Chicken Loop Inner Hinge

3

4031102001

RP Bar V2 Insert Replacement Kit

4

4031000012

RP Bar Chicken Loop Replacement Small (V1 & V2)

4

4031101202

GP Bar Flying Line Replacement Kit

5

4031000013

RP Bar Chicken Loop Replacement Large (V1, V2, FS)

5

4031101005  

GP Bar Handlepass Leash

6

4031102007

RP Bar Stopper Ball V2

6

4031101201

GP Bar complete chicken loop and depowerline kit

7

4031000008

RP Bar Depower Strap (V1, V2, FS)

7

4031000013

RP Bar Chicken Loop Replacement Large (V1, V2, FS)

8

4031102009

RP Bar V2 Leader Lines

9

4031102001

RP Bar V2 Insert Replacement Kit

10

4031102005

RP Bar V2 Handlepass Leash

4

| REPLACEMENT AND SPARE PARTS

DEPOWER

10 3

2/3

6

1

10 4 / 5

2012

9

5 7

DEALER WORKBOOK

OSR

1

OSR

8

OSR

OSR

6

BESTKITEBOARDING

DEPOWER

DEPOWER

2

DEPOWER

7


Description: GP Bar complete chicken loop and depowerline kit

SKU: 4031102002

Description: RP Bar v2 Complete Chicken Loop Kit

• Main body v2 • Cuff v2 • Swivel v2 / (2) washer parts • (4) bolts • Pin • 28cm chicken loop • Allen key SKU: 4031102003

Description: RP Bar v2 Chicken Loop Inner Hinge

• Main body v2 • (2) washer parts

SKU: 4031000012

SKU

Description

4021003000

Lines 3m

4021005000

Lines 5m

4021010000

Lines 10m

4021020000

Lines 20m

4021020003

Lines 20m + 3m Ext*

4021022000

Lines 22m

4021025000

Lines 25 m

Sets of 4 x flying lines. SKU: 4031102001

Description: RP Bar Chicken Loop Replacement Small (v1 & v2)

• 28 cm chicken loop • Secure pin • Donkey stick short

SKU: 4031000013

(1) red leader line (1) blue leader line (1) blue OSR handle (1) red OSR handle (2) O-ring

• (2) half Delrin inserts • (4) screws • (1) allen key SKU: 4031101202

Description: RP Bar Chicken Loop Replacement Large (v1, v2, FS) SKU: 4031102005

Description: RP Bar Stopper Ball v2

• (1) Stopper Ball

• Depower Strap

RP Bar v2 Handlepass Leash

• (1) complete RP-Bar leash SKU: 4031101005

SKU: 4031000008

Description: GP Bar Flying Line Replacement Kit

• (2) 23m back lines • (2)15m front lines • (1) 19m 5th line

• 42 cm chicken loop • Secure pin • Donkey stick large

SKU: 4031102007

Description: RP Bar v2 Insert Replacement Kit

Description: RP Bar Depower Strap (V1, V2, FS)

• (1) complete freestyle bar leash

Description: GP Bar Handlepass Leash

| REPLACEMENT AND SPARE PARTS

SKU: 4031101201

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Description: RP Bar v2 Leader Lines

2012

• Red safety line • Depower line with endings wrapped with Mark Cloth • Allen key • (2) small washer parts • 50cm thin line (for pulling the red line into the C-loop) lower quality flying line • 5cm heat shrink tubing

SKU: 4031102009

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Description: RP Bar Depower Line Replacement Kit (v1 and v2)

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SKU: 4031000001

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ACCESSORIES | REPLACEMENT AND SPARE KITS


NEWSCHOOL

PRODUCT OVERVIEW | BOARDS

FREERIDE

SURF

LIGHT WIND / RACE

NEWSCHOOL

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW | KITES

FREERIDE

SURF

LIGHT WIND / RACE

Kiaola

Nemesis HP v3

TS

Profanity v2

KB Signature v3

Kahoona v4 Kahoona + v4

Spark v3

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GP

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2012

Armada v3

| PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Surfboards


BAR FEATURES

For the rider who simply can’t choose one style of riding and has to do a little bit of everything. Kites and boards designed to perform both on and above the water, in the surf, in competition, at the slider park.

New to the sport

You’re no longer a learner but still new to the sport, mastering the techniques and tricks that will keep you kiting for years to come. Our new to the sport gear will help make your progression quick and easy. They are designed to make kiting easier for everyone and will provide you with performance that you’ll never outgrow.

Newschool

Progressive freestyle, wakestyle, whatever you prefer to call it, your riding style encompasses all aspects of trick riding. Jumps, loops, handlepasses, you have all your tricks dialed and demand gear that allows you to throw them harder, faster and longer than anyone else at the beach. Our newschool gear is designed specifically for you. On a twin tip or a raceboard you are looking to extract the last gram of performance out of all your equipment. Our lightwind / race gear will help you ride when your friends can only watch from the beach and give you an unfair advantage when it’s time to race.

We take two 4mm depower lines and braid them together to form The Big One, an almost indestructible 8mm thick cable. With less line wear and smoother bar movement you’ll instantly understand why The Big One is the shape of things to come.

Replaceable, low friction Delrin bar inserts help eliminate center line wear. The undersides are shaped to give a positive locking fit with the under bar swivel .

For competition riding you need a simple, dependable safety system, if you can combine that with fast and easy kite relaunch to help you maximize every session then even better. The GP-Bar comes equipped with a 5th line safety system as standard to help you make the most of every session.

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WARRANTY

Join the 71% of BEST customers who want to help save the environment by giving your pump and bag back at time of purchase. We know not everyone needs another pump and many kiters prefer to just use the kite-tube rather than the shoulder kite-bag, so we are providing you with the option to give back the pump or the bag, or both at the time of purchase and save some money. Hand them back to your dealer and we will discount the cost of your pump and kite-bag from your kite package, saving you money and helping us both save the environment.

We want everything that we make to be brilliant and to keep that way for as long as you could reasonably expect. That’s why Best offers a unique Fair and Reasonable Timeframe warranty on everything that we sell. The thinking behind our Fair and Reasonable Timeframe warranty is simple: it is the same quality of service that we would expect for our own gear. If we think it is fair and reasonable to replace or repair your kit, regardless of how old it is then that’s what we will do. If you take good care of your gear and don’t abuse it, then you deserve to be taken care of as well.

A drop forged alloy bar center gives you maximum strength between your hands. The new design also allows the EVA bar grip to run right up to the center hole, making unhooked kite control just that little bit more secure than before.

The Redline safety leash connects you directly to the front lines of your kite, allowing you to completely depower your kite. The Redline safety overrides the depower stopper ball automatically whenever you drop the bar or activate the Pro-QR Cuff.

Our 3 into 1 Dual Depower Stopper Ball allows for all flying lines to pass through it giving you all the benefits of our well established stopper ball design as well as integrating perfectly with the Red-line safety system.

A low friction swivel with new twist tabs makes untwisting your lines easier than ever before. Designed to be easy to clean, the swivel is updated with flush through vents so it can be cleaned in seconds. Should you ever need to strip your swivel it can be disassembled in seconds and all parts are available as spares.

| GLOSSARY

Freeride

2012

Hooked in or unhooked you live for the surf, chasing the swell and the wind until you master that impossible wave. Designed to take the abuse that mistakes inevitably hand out, our surf gear will always help you express your style on any wave.

When we designed our new bars we used the strongest and lightest composite engineering plastics that we could find to help make the stiffest bar ends we had ever made. Then we took these marvels of lightweight engineering and buried them in the biggest, fattest, softest and most comfortable EVA bar end covers you’ll ever smack yourself in the face with. They might not look like a skinny supermodel, but trust us- there’s simply no substitute for cushion when you’re pushing.

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Surf

A one piece, injection molded quick release with pushto-release outer-cuff ensures reliable and easy safety system activation. With no mechanical internal parts there’s nothing to foul to inhibit safe operation. The Pro-QR Cuff has a reduced contact lip at the top of the cuff to minimize false release from riding unhooked yet still delivers the same low activation pressure for safe function even under load.

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Kiteboarding continues to evolve, integrating techniques and trends from surfing, skating and wakeboarding. New riding styles and disciplines evolve constantly, each demanding recognition and validation as the sport progresses ever onwards. We need labels to help us describe who and what each piece of equipment we design is for. These are the product classifications we use today, who knows, tomorrow you might invent a new style that completely redefines the game.

RIDING CATEGORIES:

Lightwind / Race

GLOSSARY | BAR

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GLOSSARY | RIDING CATEGORIES, TAKE AWAY AND SAVE, WARRANTY


Turning speed:

How quickly a kite flies its tightest loop relative to other kites

Pop:

Ability to generate and release line tension under load

Direct handling:

Responsiveness to bar input, does kite feel connected to bar or ‘remote’

Depowered steering:

How easily the kite responds to steering input when fully depowered

Stability:

How well the kite resists the effect of changes in wind speed and its ability to handle high wind speed conditions

Relaunch:

Ease with which the kite can be relaunched after any crash

Drift:

Ability of the kite to track downwind as you ride towards it

Downwind power:

Ability to be ridden downwind under power without back-winding

Low end:

Ability of the kite to provide immediate pull once it starts flying

Upwind:

Ability of the kite to ride upwind without significant trimming with the board

Comfort:

How heavy is the bar, how much force is required to turn the kite

Hangtime:

The duration of any jump

Vertical lift:

Ability of the kite to generate effective lift for any given wind-speed

Wind range:

The maximum useful range of the kite, the minimum and maximum wind speeds the kite can be safely flown in

All the leading edge and the strut joints on your kite are 3D shaped and constructed with a Kevlar material. There is no better way to connect the leading edge to the struts. Our construction gives the lightest and most durable inflatable kite structure available, yielding a kite with exceptional performance and easy handling for riders of all abilities. Crashing your kite is a fact of life. That’s why the perimeter of each canopy segment in every Best kite is supported with a unique reinforcement zone, isolating the canopy from impact and crash loads. CFT is a unique approach to distributing shock loads, and the effective transfer of TE tension across the canopy of your kite. You’ll only find it on Best kites. The tip-to-tip leading edge seam on all of our kites is triple stitched and the inside is fully taped with a Mark cloth strip for maximum strength. All internal barrel seams are smooth-taped to protect the bladders from any ridges of stitching. The Load Flex Seam design provides additional support to the leading edge helping to provide maximum strength and stability to your kite. Your kite canopy receives 3D injection molded scuff pads to provide maximum protection in self launch situations.

KITES FEATURES The leading edge on the GP has a unique side profile with Reflex curve built in. The Reflex helps you load up your kite for tricks and gives amazing slack line feel just after you pop. The Reflex also means we can extend the center strut forward, giving you more lift area for better jumping, low end power and even improved upwind ability. Every rider can perfectly tune the handling and power delivery of their GP to match their riding style. With Twin-Tune you can effortlessly switch between newschool and wakestyle settings. Twin Tune gives you multiple front and rear attachment point options so you can dial in more pop, better upwind ability and more responsive handling for competition heats or detune your GP for practicing your latest tricks. If you want the fastest turning and most direct feedback from your kite then you need to be as directly connected to it as possible. With the GP your flying lines connect directly to the wingtips and leading edge. There is no bridle, no sliders or pulleys, all you get is pure performance and amazing feedback at the bar.

The GP comes with its own dedicated 5th Line GP-Bar, built to handle abuse. An 8mm, spliced centerline is the strongest in the business. A new Sacrifice Insert System allows you to replace the low friction bar inserts so that your depower line can last season after season. We’ve beefed up the QR cuff for more strength and to reduce the likelihood of accidental releases. We’ve also added a 5th line safety to the Red-line, so you can be sure your kite will spend all its time in the air and not in the water during your heat. The leading edge of your kite is stitched with a new needle, one needle per leading edge. Replacing the needle for every new LE ensures a more accurate stitch with smaller needle holes and a stronger final construction. It might cost a little more to do it this way but it’s the best way to build a kite. Your kite has multiple layer LE attachment points reinforcements, which are applied to the inside of the LE. This provides best possible load distribution and eliminates any risk of fraying Dacron edges.

The TS uses a short front bridle with one pulley to give you all the advantages of a direct connection to your kite and still retain the stability, huge wind-range and ease of relaunch that you’ve come to expect from our SLE kite designs. For unhooked riding, the combination of kite geometry and the TS micro bridle provides zero back stall and great unhooked feel. The EZ-Pumptm connectors on your kite directly attach the tubes to the valves without an intermediary connector. Reducing the number of parts in the EZPumptm makes it more robust, easier to use and service.

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The swept wingtip design of the Kahoona v4 allows for a unique combination of exceptional low end power, high depower and maximum stability. The Kahoona blends favorable traits from both C-kites and SLE kites to provide an exceptional riding experience for kitesurfers of all skill levels. The leading edge shape and highly swept back wingtips of the Kahoona allowed the R&D team to remove the center strut from the airframe: with one less strut in the air the Kahoona is able to turn faster, with less drag, and fly in less wind than would be possible with a 5-strut layout. New high performance fiber coatings on both Ripstop and Dacron materials maximize strength and increase handling responsiveness. With reduced material elongation under load, the new v4 kites are the crispest handling and most responsive designs we’ve ever made. The new Flat Pack LE Barrel Seams contribute to the strongest LE construction we’ve ever made. Removing the overlap between segments has created a stronger and lighter LE construction with enhanced stiffness and torsion load handling for even greater responsiveness and durability. All of our kites benefit from our exclusive CFT reinforced trailing edge. Adding CFT to the leech line helps provide razor-sharp turning response and unmatched durability. CFT helps reduce the damage incurred by leaving kites flapping in the wind. Twister Techtm brings C-kite turning response and handling characteristics to our high performance Cuben Nemesis HP. The unique twisting ability of a Twister Techtm  equipped leading edge allows you to use much more of the kite canopy to generate turning response, not just the wingtip sections. Greater turning response equals faster and tighter turning, better boosting ability and freestyle performance like you never imagined.

Custom Tune gives you the control to rig your kite to suit your personal riding style and wind condition. With multiple back line positions on the wingtips, you have the option to adjust the depower settings, back line pressure and the turning speed of your kite.

The Nemesis HP v3 uses a unique zero-stretch, Cuben Fiber leading edge cloth. Our exclusive use of Cuben Fiber allows us to design a faster flying, more aerodynamic and stiffer kite than can be achieved with any standard material. This translates directly into unmatched upwind efficiency, huge depower and, of course, amazing boosting and hang-time ability.

The TS strut bladders have a small length of string attached to the head of the bladder. This string passes through the head of the strut casing to allow you pull the bladder tight against the strut casing after replacing a bladder.

A short leading edge bridle provides exceptional shape support and effective distribution of canopy loads across the entire kite. The Nemesis HP v3 will encourage you to push your limits as you find out what you and your kite are truly capable of achieving.

| GLOSSARY

Relative size of minimum turning circle relative to other kites

2012

Turning circle:

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PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS DEFINITION:

Surf Tough describes how we build in the absolute highest quality with every kite that we make. There are no shortcuts to great performance and lasting durability. We take pride in each and every kite that we make and that’s why you will find Surf Tough features on every one of our inflatable kites.

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Kevlar reinforced, abrasion resistant leading edge elbow patches provide greater resistance against handling and launch/land damage.

GLOSSARY | KITES


At 170 x 60 cm, the Kiaola provides plenty of surface area to help you ride even in the lightest wind. At 60cm wide the Kiaola is incredibly stable and will help you spend more days on the water than ever before.

The Swallow Tail is perfectly suited to work in waves up to head high, as it helps increase power and drive in smaller waves. A touch of fish in the board outline and extending the waist towards the front foot helps to maximize stability and low wind ability, allowing you to ride a smaller, more responsive kite and make the most of every session.

Light wind riding is all about surface area and fin design. The Kiaola uses a narrow stance tri-fin set-up designed to offer the best of slalom and race boards delivering light wind control and minimal drag along with responsive handling and tight turning.

A 200gsm Tactical Glass Patch covers ¾ of the upper deck surface of both the Shortstick and Spacekraft surfboards providing outrageous ding-resistance without piling on the pounds. Our EPS core and carefully selected glass lay-up provide a more ding resistant deck surface than a typical hand-shaped board, while weighing considerably less than a typical pop-out board.

You can rig your Kiaola for the way you want to ride, go strapless for fun, three straps for maximum maneuverability and carving or four straps for maximum control and comfort at speed. The Kiaola presents you with endless new riding possibilities.

Different riders want different set-ups and our Surfboards provides just that. They can be ridden either fully strapped, or with a front strap and back pad, or completely strapless with a back pad and waxed deck. Our discreet Surf Deck Insert setup gives you the flexibility to rig your board however you want, without compromising the strength of the board or its feel underfoot by using large insert blocks.

Offering the perfect blend of flow and drive, our EPS Wave Core takes foam core waveboard design to the next level. An optimized stiffness-to-density ratio delivers outstanding handling and feedback whatever size waves you ride, giving the feel of a hand-shaped board with production board durability. The reduced density of an EPS core also gives you bigger board float from a reduced volume board.

The Rounded Pin Tail of the SpaceKraft is designed for heavy waves, reef breaks and barrels. When stability counts, you can rely on the Spacekraft shape to help you stay right side up. With a continuous flow down the entire rail the Spacekraft remains smooth and stable even in powerful, hollow surf.

A progressively tuned tip to tail rail profile reduces drag whenever you ride the board hard on the fins, helping with easy planing and aiding stability. Reducing the rail curvature across the length of the board also provides improved handling in choppy conditions, reducing bounce and making strapless riding as easy as possible.

A composite core construction using laminated Poplar wood sections provides the ideal balance of high strength and great shock absorption. If you want one board for tackling everything from heavy chop conditions to nailing your latest freestyle trick in butter conditions then the Supremo Wood Core delivers.

A quick planing single to double concave bottom shape flows into a Twin Channel Tip, providing added lift for reduced drag and making the board easier to ride in lighter conditions. Our twin-channel also provides added straight line grip allowing you to ride smaller fins or even go finless for hitting kickers and sliders.

Linking the Supremo Wood Core to the Deep-section ABS rail, our new PVC Core Surround allows us to taper and shape the tips of your board to provide the perfect combination of easy carving flex and low swing weight; ensuring that your board is as agile on the water as it is above it.

We’ve built a negative camber into the toe and heel rails on the Profanity v2, so no matter how hard or how many times you land on a slider you’ll never manage to trip your front edge.

A high-strength uni-directional glass tape runs across the center of your new board providing added tipto-tip stiffness for greater pop and faster feedback to conditions underfoot. It’s the backbone of the improved jumping performance. A great board needs progressive flex to be able to resist the low frequency impacts of heavy landings and still be able to soak up the high frequency chatter generated by riding through choppy water at speed. The Armada design carefully blends the core profile and deck concave depth to provide you with controlled flex zones that deliver the smoothest riding board we’ve ever made. Your board uses multiple weight bi-axial and unidirectional cloth in a ‘0 - 45 + 45’ layup to provide precise control of board flex, ensuring a lively feel and swift reaction to rider input. Biax cloth provides a stable foundation and resistance to torsional flex, while an additional lightweight uni-directional laminate provides control of tip-to-tip flex allowing us to dial in the perfect combination of flex for every board size and every rider weight. The flex-pattern of your board defines how controlled and comfortable it feels underfoot. Utilizing individual mounting blocks for the strap inserts means your new boards performance is not compromised by having 4x1 insert blocks. The discreet inserts on your board are each thermally bonded in place during the molding process for the most positive contact between insert and core. The Profanity v2 uses our Vertical Sandwich Core where we bond laminated Paulownia wood to a high density foam base layer. This team rider abused construction allows us to blend the light weight and fast rebound of a wood core with the added strength and impact resistance of foam.

Our Wood Flex Core is made exclusively from choice grain Paulownia wood. A vertical laminate orientation creates the perfect blend of lightweight construction and endless durability. CNC profiling of upper and lower deck surfaces ensures a lively yet controlled feel underfoot, allowing intermediate riders and beginners alike to make the most of every session. A great board needs progressive flex to be able to resist the low frequency impacts of heavy landings and still be able to soak up the high frequency chatter generated by riding through choppy water at speed. The Spark design carefully blends the core profile and deck concave depth to provide you with Controlled Flex Zones that deliver the smoothest riding board we’ve ever made. 3D channel Grip Tips on the underside of the Spark help you hold a better line in the water by providing the added control of larger fins without the associated increase in drag and reduction in planing speed. Storming upwind and hard carving just became a whole load easier, regardless of your skill level.

| GLOSSARY

A tri-fin thruster set-up provides control for carving without having to trade stability at speed. With less fin drag than a quad-fin set-up, the Thruster Tri-Fin set-up provides an ideal balance of performance and maneuverability for riders who want a powerful, hard carving surfboard feel underfoot.

The Profanity is built from the ground up to take bindings, we’ve integrated a six inch insert spacing to accommodate the latest wakeboard bindings while still allowing you the option to run seven inch straps and pads if you aren’t ready for bindings yet.

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Tuned specifically for maximum efficiency in light winds our Progressive Rail 2 reduces drag when you drive the board from the fins helping you plane more quickly. Customizing the rail curvature down the length of the board helps provide improved handling in choppy conditions to keep you in complete control.

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TWIN TIP BOARD FEATURES

2012

DIRECTIONAL BOARD FEATURES

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GLOSSARY | TWIN TIP BOARDS

GLOSSARY | DIRECTIONAL BOARDS


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| CONTACT

Bolivia 340, Local 61a 08019 Barcelona +34 932663677

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2012

BARCELONA

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HATTERAS (mailing address) P.O. Box 571 (physical address) 24267 NC HWY 12 Rodanthe, NC 27968 +1 252-489-2959 888-700-BEST

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