2014 gear

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Slingshot

For 2014 Slingshot is particularly excited to introduce state-of-the-art laser cutting technology to their twin tip line.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: RRD

While RRD doesn't release products on a strict time line, the 2014 product year sees a number of upgrades to the existing 2014 RRD kite models.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Prolimit

With their extensive line of harnesses and wetsuits, Prolimit is sure to have a product to fit every rider's needs on the water.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Patagonia

With a long history of making products for people who spend their free time outside, Patagonia is now focusing energy on kitesurfing.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Ozone

The biggest news for the 2014 Ozone product line is their new push away release system, the ability to offer custom colors and graphics, and a complete redesign of the Reo surf kite

2014 Buyer’s Guide: NP Surf

For 2014 NP continues to expand their product line, now offering helmets, travel bags, and other accessories in addition to wetsuits and harnesses.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: North

For 2014 North has introduced some big changes to their kite line with the removal of the Fuse and the addition of the Dice.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Nobile

The biggest news for Nobile’s 2014 line is the addition of three split boards to their already extensive board line.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Naish

Naish has a lot of exciting new products including the Memory Core control bar, two new kites, a new directional, and three new twin tips.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Mystic

For 2014 Mystic has updated their popular line of harnesses and wetsuits and introduced a few new products including a line of helmets and the KRS, a spreader bar with a built-in quick release.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Manera

Focusing on products that are in contact with your body, Manera is launching with the unique EXO harness and a few other accessories with many more in development.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Liquid Force

For 2014 Liquid Force has released completely redesigned versions of the Envy and NRG kites as well as a refreshed surfboard line and some new accessories.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: ION

ION is well known as a maker of windsport-specific soft goods and the 2014 ION products are the result of years of continual refinement.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: F-One

The seventh generation of the popular Bandit has been completely redesigned by a new designer and the twin tip line now features HRD rails, a radical new rail shape for kiteboards.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Epic Kites

Epic is getting ready to release their fourth generation (4G) products along with a new bar and a brand new surf-specific kite.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: CrazyFly

Based in Slovakia, CrazyFly is a family business that distributes kites, boards, and accessories to 60 countries and also has their own factory where they produce their boards and bars in house.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: CORE

Easily recognizable by the yellow and white color scheme on all their products, CORE has developed a North American following after being introduced to the North American market just a few years ago.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Cabrinha

After a big revamp of the entire line in 2013, the 2014 product year sees more improvements from Cabrinha including the return of the light wind Contra kite and the introduction of a very unique adjustable control bar.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Blankforce

While Blankforce may be an unfamiliar brand name to many riders in North America, they have been producing kiteboards since 2006.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Best Kiteboarding

For 2014 the Best kite line has received a big update including the addition of the Extract (Ruben Lenten's kite) and the new Twist Lock valve to make inflating and deflating your kite much easier.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: AXIS

AXIS was a new company in 2013 and for 2014 is releasing an expanded and retuned line of twin tip and directional kiteboards.

2014 Buyer’s Guide: Airush

For 2014 Airush has released the next edition of the very popular Lithium kite and a completely redesigned Varial X.