SBCKiteboard.com
  SBCKiteboard.COM Twitter SBCKiteboard.COM Facebook

2011 SBC Kiteboard Gear Tests: Week 1 Update

Oct 24, 2010

Author: Daniel Steiner & John Bryja

Update: (Click here for the 2011 Kite Reviews)

The first week of the SBC Kiteboard 2011 Gear test has come to a conclusion with the team experiencing some epic flat-water conditions at the SBC slick in Avon.  It has been invaluable for the team to have a private launch closer to the big island giving them the ability to demo as many different kites as possible without driving a single mile. 
 
If you’re a wake-style rider, or freestyle rider, you won’t be disappointed with this year’s C-Kite Lineup.  The Slingshot Fuel delivers the grunt and power of a true C-Kite, the North Vegas is smooth, fast and direct, and the Naish Park is ready for you to start throwing down. 

On the few days that they have been without wind, the guys have managed to keep busy with a plethora of no-wind activities.  Test team member Dan Steiner has been racking up slider sessions with the REAL Kiteboarding Crew, Jason’s Slezak’s backyard bowl has been getting put through its paces with daily skate sessions and the “KITE-KATAMARAN” has been a huge hit.

The second week of testing brings the promise of more warm, strong southwesterly winds.   The ocean swell has been building steadily and the guys are eager to test some of the new 2011 Surfboards including the Naish Fish 5'8", Slingshot Tyrant 6'2", Wainman 5'10", Best Short stick, Airush Compact, RRD Salerosa, North Whip, and LF Rawson Mulcoy Pro.

Check back on SBCKiteboard.com for more pics, reviews and updates.

LIKE this post:

LIKE SBC Kiteboard on Facebook:



Gear

Surf Expo - Naish Kiteboarding
Sept 10, 2014
The Naish 2015 kiteboarding product line on display. MACkite drops in for a visit.   The Naish Skater will be available in a 4'8", 5'2", and 5'6". This...
Surf Expo - Flysurfer
Sept 10, 2014
The introduction of the Flysufer Cronix last year earned Flysurfer the award for most innovative kite in the 2014 SBC Kiteboard gear tests. Based in Germany, the brands...
Surf Expo - Nobile 2015
Sept 8, 2014
No shortage of great innovations in the Nobile Kiteboarding booth at the Surf Expo. Nobile is one of the world's largest manufacturer of skis, snowboards, and kiteboards....
Surf Expo - Liquid Force Foilboard
Sept 4, 2014
One of the biggest buzzes at the Surf Expo show on Day 1 was the new Liquid Force Foil that is set to retail for $1,595 complete with board! The shape is what Liquid...
Surf Expo - What is that?
Sept 4, 2014
It's the new Best Rocker Flex Adjuster! Two boards in one! The new Rocker Flex Adjuster helps to stiffen up the board and reduce negative flex. Negative flex...
Surf Expo - Stuff we like - Woo
Sept 4, 2014
Some great new accessories at Surf Expo. Check out this very small action sports motion sensor called the WOO. It's tiny and clips easily to any board. Its tracks your...
2015 North Kiteboarding at Surf Expo
Sept 4, 2014
Surf Expo the annual kiteboarding trade show kicked off today in Orlando, Florida. The first booth we checked out was SBC Kiteboard booth neighbour North Kiteboarding....
2015 Pivot Q&A with Naish Kite Designer,...
Jun 24, 2014
When did development first begin on the Pivot and why? How does it fit within the lineup? We began work on the Pivot (Freeride/Wave) in Summer of 2012 with the...
CARVED IMPERATOR LW
Apr 1, 2014
Hightech meets Lightwind As of now the IMPERATOR is also available in two LW versions. Instead of only cruising the new IMPERATOR LW allows you to perform hard core...
F-One Bandit 7: Raphaël Salles Interview
Mar 28, 2014
Trade Secrets: Raphaël Salles F-One Bandit 7 Interview Raphaël Salles is the owner and driving force behind F-One Kiteboarding. F-One has been a leader in...
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Editor's Video Picks!

 

 

THE LATEST

Video
Buell's Summer Daze
September 30, 2014
Video
RED BULL KING OF THE AIR
September 29, 2014
Video
The epic way of landing a kite
September 27, 2014
Video
Can't Stop Won't Stop
September 27, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

SBC KITEBOARD ON FACEBOOK

What's Hot!!!

 

2014 Kite Reviews
SBC 2014 Kite Tests:...
March 12, 2014
2015 Kite Reviews
2015 Cabrinha Switchblade
August 28, 2014
2015 Kite Reviews
2015 Cabrinha Switchblade
August 28, 2014
Gear
Surf Expo - Stuff we like - Woo
September 4, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Download Kiteboard Desktop App

Newsletter Signup

 

MOST VIEWED - GEAR

SBCSKATEBOARD SBCSURF SBCWAKEBOARD SBCSKIER SBCKITEBOARD WINDSPORT SNOWBOARD CANADA SBC RESORT GUIDE  CONTACT ADVERTISE