Category Archives: Kiteboarding Equipment

Large Drone Pulls Paddle Boarder On Hydrofoil!

An industrial sized drone pulls Jason Lee on hydrofoil paddle board through Morro Bay! Using many motors and two 16,000mAh batteries, the custom built Hexacopter pulled the paddle boarder for up to 20 minutes on the water! After reaching a high enough speed the hydrofoil paddle board lifted out of the water, allowing the drone [...]

Naish Riders Foil & Kite in Israel

Surf House Israel shares what happens when former pro Naish rider, Leeshai Miller, and current Naish International Pro kiteboarder, Kevin Langeree, foil and kite around Israel. As they begin their escapades, Langeree shares with the camera, “We’re going to do some urban kiting in the middle of the old city and the old harbor and I don’t […]

2017 Naish World Dealer Meeting

California Kiteboarding's Jason Lee visited Maui recently for the 2017 Naish World Dealer Meeting. Dealers got to hear about Naish's new 2017 products and try them out for themselves. It wouldn't be a true SUP and kiteboarding event without actually partaking in the sports, so Jason got to both kiteboard and SUP in his time [...]

Product Review: 2017 Slingshot Hover Glide NF2

A complete review of Slingshot’s Hover Glide NF2 Foil. One of the best foil’s on the market, the Hover Glide NF2 is advertised as durable and affordable. California Kiteboarding’s Jason Lee takes a closer look at the foil from his own experience training on the Hover Glide. He explains where the foil succeeds and breaks down […]

2017 Naish Featured Kite Breakdown

Three of our favorite Naish kites to be released in 2017 are the 2017 Naish Pivot, Slash, and Torch. Compare the three kites below and keep an eye out for them coming to our site soon! 2017 Naish Pivot - Freeride Wave Predictable power development, direct bar feel, intuitive steering and plenty of “sheet-in-and-go” are [...]

The 2017 Naish Kite Collection

The 2017 line includes a new control system that Naish describes as “the most advanced trim line system to date with a ball bearing swivel that keeps lines tangle-free.” Twin Tips The 2017 Naish twin tip line will consist of favorites like the Monarch and Alana along with new boards like the Stomp and Drive. […]

Naish 2017 Kite Video Released

Naish has released their promo for their 2017 line of kite gear. The video doesn’t tell us much about their new products, but shows a montage of the equipment in action in both twin tip and surf styles. The impressive video shows off the Naish 2017 equipment well and we’re excited to see it in action […]

2017 Slingshot Kite Gear

We are now carrying Slingshot's 2017 kiteboard line! Our collection of Slingshot's new gear so far includes the Rally, Wave SST, and Fuel kites, and the Refraction Pro, Asylum, and Misfit twintip boards. 2017 Slingshot Kites [stark_headline title="Rally "] The Slingshot 2017 Rally is the go-to kite for those flying in all conditions and ideal [...]

Trainer Kites

If you want to get into kiteboarding, the first step is a trainer kite. However, there are many things that you must take into consideration in order to purchase the right trainer kite. We have created a series of questions and answers that should help you pick out the perfect trainer kite! Do I really […]

2013 F-One Kiteboarding Update

Update Regarding the 2013 F-One Bandit: Feedback on the Bandit 6 has been fantastic so far, from every location we cover, domestic and international. We can safely say this is the best Bandit we have ever had!  Latest B6 shipment came in last week in all sizes except 5m, and after shipping the preorders to […]

2012 Naish Kite Sale

We are having a killer sale on 2011 and 2012 Naish kites.  Naish manufactures some of the best kites available today.  This is a great opportunity to get a great kite at an incredible price!  Photos, information and prices for the kites are below:  2011 Naish Park    Riders looking for simple, no-fuss performance. The Park […]

Naish 2013

  Featured Kites       2013 Naish Park The one kite that does it all – any rider, any style, any condition. The Park"s three-strut design and Swept Compact C outline results in a very stable and responsive kite. The powerful profile and leading edge give the rider good low-end power and consistent pull […]

Premiering the new and improved 2013 Torch

State-of-the-art C-kite for competition freestyle, power freeriding and unhooked waveriding. The Torch flies quickly through the air and will depower easily with a quick check of the board edge. Power is delivered smoothly, with depower similar to a bridled kite by virtue of the kite’s ability to fly fast. Whether you are hooked in or […]

Q&A WITH FLY KITE DESIGNER, DAMIEN GIRARDIN

Why did you make the FLY? The Fly idea came from the idea that riding in light wind should be fun. To me, just because the wind is light, you shouldn't necessarily have to use a kite designed for racing – that is slow turning, heavy and not fun to ride.   What are the […]

Shawn Richman joins the Naish International Kiteboarding Team

One Richman was not enough! Naish Kiteboarding is stoked to announce that Shawn Richman, brother to team rider Jesse Richman, has joined our International team. Shawn's testimony on the new kit: "The Torch is the best kite ever for freestyle. So happy to be back on a real C-shape…better to boost tricks and big airs; […]

Naish News - Introducing the Ride

INTRODUCING THE RIDE… THE WAY KITEBOARDING SHOULD BE. Kiteboarding should be easy. That's why we created a kite and board combo that delivers easy control and use with no loss of performance.   "The Ride [kite] was derived from the base origins of the Park, but with more focus on a 'sheet in and go' […]

Flexifoil Live to Fly: Proton

The PROTON offers the easy re-launch, predictable flight, stability and quick turns that the rider needs to master the waves, or simply cruise across the flats with confidence… oh and did we mention it now looks better than ever? Flexifoil has refined an already successful kite to an even greater level. This year you’ll see overall weight reductions and […]

Youri Zoon in Cape Town, South Africa

Youri Zoon is a talented kitesurfer who loves the sport. So talented, that he is the PKRA World Champion. According to his website, http://www.yourizoon.com, not only does he fly slingshot kites, but this year he is riding with the RPM that he helped develop and test. He is a twenty-two year old who has been riding […]