The 2008 Waroo is the perfect kite for any rider and any discipline. It turns faster, jumps higher, loops tighter, hangs longer and now chases waves better than ever before. The 2008 Waroo will outperform both your expectations and the competition. It is not just the best value for the money out there; it is simply the best Dacron/Rip-Stop SLE kite on the market.
Completely redesigned to make it even better than before, the 2008 Waroo will allow you to progress further than you ever imagined, no matter which style of riding you prefer. The product of three years of continuous development, every aspect of the 2008 Waroo has been reworked in response to customer feedback to deliver the perfect do-anything, ride-anywhere kite, ensuring that it will be the best selling SLE kite on the market for the third year running.
The 2008 Waroo’s super easy handling and big surf ability has been enhanced by our new VP2 front bridle system. The VP2 short-throw front pulley system optimizes load distribution between the wingtips and the center of the LE, giving a more stable kite that can be ridden deeper into the wind window. With increased depower, VP2 gives maximum wind range from reduced bar travel and increases turning response without any increase in back line pressure.
VP2 delivers huge improvements in handling, stability and turning speed for the 2008 Waroo, enabling us to simplify the back line attachment set-up, giving you the most direct bar connection to your kite. For 2008 we have added multiple rear line configurations giving you total control of turning speed, power delivery and depower. Now you can dial-in your new Waroo perfectly for wherever and however you ride.
Freestyle riders will love the easy big-air, rock steady unhooked handling, fast kite-looping and light bar pressure of the 2008 Waroo. Newly revised canopy profiling and shaping make the 2008 Waroo the perfect choice for riders looking to maximise their riding progression. After just one ride we are sure you will agree, it is the best Waroo we have ever made.
Big wave surfers will die for the 2008 Waroo’s surf-tough build quality and absolute reliability, there is no better Dacron and Rip-Stop kite to rely on when you are cutting back on the face of an overhead wave or charging down the line. Improved Canopy Framing Technology, an all new Load Flex LE seam and our laser cut Solid Airframe Construction guarantee that the Waroo is the toughest kite you have ever ridden. Nothing else comes close.
Beginners looking for an easy handling kite with light bar pressure, amazing stability, maximum depower and the easiest relaunch in its class need look no further than the 2008 Waroo. Our new VP2 bridle and wingtip shaping endows the 2008 Waroo with lightening fast relaunch and improves upon its legendary stability. Custom Tune options allow even a total novice to dial in their preferred handling style for maximum enjoyment in all riding conditions.
The 2008 Waroo comes loaded with more must-have performance features than ever before, and all with the outstanding build quality that you have come to expect from Best Kiteboarding. The 2008 Waroo is unquestionably the kite with best value for the money you will ever own. No other kite offers the blend of versatility, performance, superb handling, and outstanding build quality. And, none come close to this price point. The 2008 Waroo is simply head and shoulders above the competition, but do not take our word for it – one ride will tell you all you need to know.
2008 Waroo: Do anything, ride everywhere.
2008 Waroo: Performance Features.
VP2: The new 2008 Waroo LE bridle and depower system deliver more than just increased depower from reduced bar travel. A captive short-throw front pulley system optimizes load distribution between the wingtips and the center of the LE, giving a more rigid and stable kite that delivers less pitching movement, ensuring maximum stability regardless of depower. VP2 makes the Waroo 2008 the most stable SLE on the market.
Standard Inflation System: For riders who value simplicity over convenience and simply want the best bang for their buck, the 2008 Waroo still comes with a standard inflation system.
Moderate Aspect Ratio: For 2008 the Waroo has an all new moderate aspect ratio design. A reworked projected area and larger wingtip control surfaces deliver a more responsive kite for freestyle riding and unhooked surfing. With a smaller turning circle and smoother power delivery throughout a kiteloop the ’08 Waroo is the kite you have been waiting for to advance your riding.
Canopy Framing Technology: Crashing your kite is a fact of life. The 2008 Waroo is the only freeride kite designed with Canopy Framing Technology, the ultimate reinforcement system. The entire perimeter of each canopy panel on the 2008 Waroo is supported with a continuous curved reinforcement zone, isolating the canopy from impact loads and improving on the legendary build quality of the 2007 Waroo.
Solid Airframe Construction: New for 2008, all LE strut joints are laser shaped and cut, then reinforced with Kevlar tape. There is no better way to connect the leading edge to the struts. Our construction gives the stiffest and lightest airframe available. This helps make the 2008 Waroo the fastest turning and most predictable SLE you will ever ride.
Load Flex LE seam: For 2008 the Load flex seam receives mark cloth internal reinforcement along with additional stitch reinforcement. Our unique three layer webbing-taped LE seam ensures the strongest LE on any inflatable kite. There is simply no stronger or cleaner seam construction.
Custom Tune Options: Rig and ride it your way. With our direct rear bridle setup you can rig your 2008 Waroo for any blend of turning speed, depower and bar pressure. From unhooked riding to freestyle to big wave surfing, we are sure you will find a setup option that suits you perfectly, no matter where or how you prefer to ride.
Teijin Rip-Stop Canopy: If you want to cut corners you can buy cheaper fabric, but you certainly can not use anything better. We only use Teijen Rip-Stop for our canopy material, as there is no better Rip-Stop cloth available.
Dacron Wing Tip Panels: Multi-layer Dacron wingtip panels distribute turning forces for unmatched responsiveness and enable self launching without risk of damage. Increased surface area at the wingtips gives greater turning movement and our curved wingtip profile improves aerodynamics and eliminates vortex-induced drag.
Woven Spectra Serviceable Pulley Lines: 4mm, woven and abrasion-resistant pulley lines; easily replaceable for minimum down time.
Ronstan™ High Load Pulleys: Precision Ronstan tm pulleys provide friction-free depower action, and combined with our new VP2 bridle design they deliver unbelievable depower and wind range for riding in all conditions.
TE Battens: Precision tolerance fibreglass battens support the trailing edge canopy section, smoothing the airflow over the trailing edge. Improved aerodynamics ensures faster turning and silent manoeuvring, while our smooth pocketed mark-cloth construction delivers outrageous durability.
CFT Reinforced Trailing Edge: Like all kites in our ‘08 range, the 2008 Waroo benefits from our exclusive CFT reinforced trailing edge, which provides razor sharp turning response and unbelievable handling. CFT gives the Waroo unmatched durability, even if you leave your 2008 Waroo lying on the beach for days or weeks on end.
Surf Tough Build Quality: Our unique Canopy Framing Technology, LE Load Flex seam, fully taped canopy and Solid Airframe Construction come together to deliver the most proven and trusted kite construction package in the industry. There is simply no kite built better.
Highest Quality Materials: The 2008 Waroo uses only the best available materials and construction. When we can not find what we need to make the best kites in the world then we develop and design it ourselves, like the precision parts for the EZ-pump™ inflation system.
2008 Waroo: Tech Specs
VP2 BRIDLE SYSTEM: Maximum depower and outrageous stability.
EZ-PUMP™ TOTAL INFLATION SYSTEM: Practical simplicity and rapid inflation.
MODERATE AR DESIGN: Modified plan shape and profiling for faster turning and improved unhooked handling. The new canopy profile delivers even easier relaunch and improved stability.
CANOPY FRAMING TECHNOLOGY: The new standard in durability and protection keeping your kite perfect, session after session.
LOAD FLEX SEAM: The toughest and cleanest LE seam in the industry is also rotated out of the way behind the LE to improve under canopy airflow.
CUSTOM TUNE: Rig your kite for the way you ride with custom depower, handling and turning speed options.
PROFILE SHAPER BATTENS: Improved aerodynamics and stability across the entire wind range.
TRAILING EDGE BATTENS: Smoother airflow and zero canopy-flutter in all conditions.
HARMONIZED ARC: Optimized blending of lift and control surface delivers fast turning, easy handling and predictable flying.
TEIJEN RIP-STOP CANOPY: Lightweight trusted performance with high UV resistance from the world’s leading rip-stop manufacturer.
FLUID POCKET CANOPY PROTECTION: Flat-locked edges on all canopy protection and batten pockets delivers zero line hang-ups.
ABC CANOPY SCUFF PROTECTION: Ultra-durable, upper canopy protection. Strategically placed ABC guard cloth protects the canopy and leach line from the worst the beach has to offer.
ABC STRUT PROTECTION AND BLADDER END CAPS: ABC cloth with enlarged Velcro fastening protects the strut ends and keeps the bladders locked in place.
MAXIMUM DEPOWER AND SAFETY: Built-in safety and depower, perfect for beginners and seasoned kiters alike.
STRUT TIP SLIDERS: Flexible strut tip protection, to stop your lines from getting wrapped around the strut ends no matter what you do with your kite.
REPLACEABLE BRIDLE CENTERS: User replaceable bridle centre sections, improved durability and easier servicing means more time on the water enjoying your new Waroo.
CFT REINFORCED TRAILING EDGE: Exclusive Canopy Framing Technology includes a reinforced trailing edge that provides razor sharp responsiveness and unmatched durability.
SOLID AIRFRAME CONSTRCUTION: Unique laser cut precision and construction for the best built airframe available.
HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS: Only the highest specification materials make it onto any ‘08 Best kite.
SURF TOUGH BUILD QUALITY: Our unique Load Flex seam, solid airframe construction and Canopy Framing Technology combine to bring you the best built and most durable kite on the market.