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Cabrinha 2019

Cabrinha 2019 Kites

Whats new  – MOTO
A triple threat with an incredibly wide range of use for a single performance kite.

Modern kite development has allowed Cabrinha to compress the kite range to offer  more of what customers are looking for.

The all-new Moto kite sits squarely in the center of Cabrinhas kite universe, as it is the performance kite with many tools in it’s tool chest. The Moto allows you to break away from freeriding into free surfing and foil- boarding.

This makes room for our core kites (around the perimeter) to push the boundaries in their own specialized categories.
MOTO RIDER PROFILE – Freeride, Free- surf, and Foilboarding

For riders who appreciate versatile, predictable kite performance, for any type of riding in a wide range of conditions.

The All-New Moto kite from Cabrinha leads us into a new era of performance kite surfing that smashes all conventional thinking. This versatile Freeride / Crossover kite is light […]

Fanatic Wave, Freewave & freestyle 2019 Range

Fanatic Highlights Wave & Freestyle Range 2019 from Fanatic International on Vimeo.
Fanatic launches their 2019 range;

The Grip
 Extremely versatile with multiple fin options and
shape designed to work both as a quad and tri-fin, giving maximum adaptability for preference or conditions

› Lightweight and easy to adjust slot-box fin system allows further tuning for conditions and preference. Moving the fins back (in either confguration) noticeably increases the speed and drive of the board, whilst moving them forward gives a much looser, more surfy feel

› High top speed and excellent comfort in chop, thanks to the double concave / V bottom shape

› Flat deck, great for stability in lighter winds
› The exact shape Victor Fernandez won the PWA World wave title on

Stubby

› Easier to sail than a conventional wave board

› Will atter your technique no matter what level you are at

› Holds speed better through the turns, meaning more turns per wave and faster, more […]

Duotone launch 2019 Windsurf Sails

Boards & More launch the 2019 Duotone windsurf sail range, to replace their NorthSails Windsurf line up. New name, racier look, same great designs & performance, Superhero Supersession, Idol , E-Type.

Duotone Superhero 2019
LOOK NO FURTHER – THE WAVE SAIL FOR ANY CONDITION AND RIDER WEIGHT.

++ XPLY PLUS (100 / 150 micron): laminate with the lowest stretch and best UV- andpuncture resistance on the market
++ TRI PLY NEW foot panel (150 micron): additional 3rd thread direction increases
rip-stop ability by 30 %
++ MADE TO SURVIVE: the SUPER HERO features the smallest monofilm window of any
4-batten sail on the market
++ HOLLOW LOWER LEECH with additional MINI BATTEN stabilizes the profile right above
the boom and prevents leech flattering
++ RADIAL LOAD STRIPES at the clew improve the stability and extend the wind range

 

++ BATTEN-FREE CENTER: as reactive as a 3-batten sail in drift & go conditions yet super
stable in overpowered conditions
++ iBUMPER 2.0: The most […]

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing by DUOTONE

The rumors have been circulcating for the last months. Boards & More, will no longer be running the North Sails Windsurfing & North Kiteboarding brands, and launches a new brand, called Duotone in summer 2018/2019.
For more info come into Groundswell & check out the new exciting brand.
Click here for an in-depth interview 

 

Sat SUP Session – Winter Sessions

iRig – New era in windsurfing

Duotone -(NKB the world biggest Kite brand and NorthSails) market leader in Windsurfing rigs have joined forces to create the most innovative rig ever made.
The outcome is what we call best of both worlds: incredible low weight and packing dimensions achieved through inflatable Kite-technology combined with the appeal and safety of a Windsurf rig.

It is an unbeatable package making it the ideal addition to your SUP as an entry into the fascination of wind- powered sports.

On top the iRIG will revolutionize the Windsurfing Entry and Schooling as it’s 70% lighter than any conventional Windsurfing rig. Combined with the inflatable “mast” and “boom” parts the rig always floats on the water making starting and learning a piece of cake.

–  Super light weight with around 1,5 kg for very easy learning with instant success and for a very comfortable transport.
70% lighter than a standard Windsurf rig. Even the smallest people can use it. Very manoeuvrable & easy handling.
–  Fixed handle positions avoiding wrong positioning of your hands ! facilitates the learning process enormously. Fixed handle positions Identifies correct way to hold the sail, teaches users how to trim the sail. Faster learning, easier learning, more fun.
–  Completely inflatable construction without hard materials !
Reduces effort for rigging up tremendously (Pump & Go within 100 seconds) and gets risk for injuries nearly down to zero.
No fine-tuning, just pump it up & go.
Rigs up within 100 seconds & no parts to lose.
Safe to use for kids and beginners, no hard objects to hit or fall on –> super safe
–  “A3-size” packing dimensions achieved through inflatable Kite-technology ! very easy transport and storage
–  Unlike traditional Windsurf rigs the iRIG floats onto the water ! Very easy uphauling and a relaxed paddling home without drag in case of drifting too far away. Does not sink, therefore easy to lift and super safe. Quick & Easy to pull out of the water.
–  Super simple sizing with Small / Medium / Large (the correct size depends solely on your body height) ! makes it a no brainer to choose the right size.

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JP Australia – Freestyle Wave 2018

Jp Australia has released the 2018 version of the Freestyle Wave, with all new shapes. Check out the video for shape changes.
The Freestyle wave is the ideal bump / jump , hi wind , onshore wave, lake jumping machine for all Canterbury conditions.

Fun in all type of conditions

All new 2018 Fanatic Wave Boards

Fanatic has released their 2018 wave / freestyle range.
– New for 2018 is the multi purpose wave machine THE Grip.
– Also for 2018 the Stubby has 2 new sizes – 82lt & 89lt , with both the 79 lt & 99 lt getting some tweeks.
– The Freewaves have an extra size, the new 115 lt to add to the 85, 95, 105.
– And a new range of Skates, the freestyle machines, more compact, less nose for faster spins.

The Grip is the all-in-one wave weapon.
– Early planing and fast
– Adapts easily to the conditions
– Snappy and carving surf style
The favourite board of World Champion Victor Fernandez, you’re going to love this red hot performance stick too.
Set your Grip and rip! PWA Wave World Champion Victor Fernandez sealed the deal in 2016 with the exact same shape of the new Grip under his feet. His impressive sailing in the Canary Islands, North […]

2018 North Wave Sails

2018 Wave.ALL.IN.ONE- The SuperHERO

The consistent evolution of the legendary HERO makes the SUPER HERO the ultimateWorld Cup wave sail with an extremely wide range of use.

On the one hand, it captivates with a manageable top performance, even in nuking spots such as the the high country lakes (Coleridge / Clearwater ) & Wellington, while remaining perfectly controllable even in fully overpowered jumping conditions.

On the other hand, it offers powerful acceleration at the lower wind limit, as you need for down the line riding on Maui or Mauritius, or grovelling out in onshore Canterbury conditions.

Designer Kai Hopf has moved up the batten above the boom increasing the gap to the foot batten similar to a 3 batten sail.
This FREE.BOOMZONE.CONCEPT provides an incredible on-off switch on the wave.
The batten-free area is super easy to pump and offers less resistance for the wind to fill out the profile in the wind in the […]

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