Kiteboards

Kiteboards

When it comes to kiteboards, we at MACkite have more than 150 years combined experience putting them to the test. Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. Realistically, MACkite employees have around 60 years of combined experience on the water, and in that time we might have learned a thing or two about kite boards and kitesurf-specific boards. In fact, we have so much experience that we are so close to moving down to Florida during the winter, with margaritas in hand while the sun bakes our leathery skin.

In our well-aged (like a fine wine) wisdom, we know a thing or two about kiteboards. We have a great article discussing all of the possibilities of kites, boards, and their sizes. For the college-cram-night version, we can describe kiteboards as three different types: twin tip, directional surf, and race boards.

Twin Tip

Sporting a symmetrical outline, this type of board can be ridden on either side. This type of board is very versatile and can be used for any rider. Smaller Twintip kiteboards are used for freestyle, while larger boards are used for light wind, new riders and larger riders.

Directional Surf

Very similar to a surf board, this board has a definite tip and fail. Mostly used for waves, strapless riding or light wind days.

Race Boards

These boards have maximum speed availability and are great for light wind performance.

What about board sizes?

Good question. Board lengths are usually measured in centimeters (like a snowboard or skis). For example, a large beginning rider would typically learn on a 140-150cm board. You may see a second number also in centimeters; this is the board's width. Boards have become wider in the last 5 years. A board made in 2004 may have been 155x36. A similar light wind, big rider board built in 2011 would be 146x44. A 170lb advanced kiteboarder might ride a 132x40 (132cm long, 40cm wide) board. The larger the board, the less power needed to get onto a plane. The smaller the board, the more control you have at high speeds (opposite from skis and snowboards). Make sure to talk to your instructor during your lessons to decide which board will work best for you. A rock star wakeboarder can ride a smaller board much sooner than someone with no board skills.

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    Ocean Rodeo Directional Full Deck Pad

    Ocean Rodeo

    $89.00
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    $89.00
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    Ocean Rodeo Duke Kite Surfboard

    Ocean Rodeo

    $999.00
    Ocean Rodeo Duke Kite Surfboard The Duke’s deep concave ensures this board rides smoothly and balanced over chop, reducing the nose chatter often associated with other directional boards. The concave also helps the Duke rip upwind, leading to a...
    $999.00
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    Ocean Rodeo Jester Kite Surfboard

    Ocean Rodeo

    $899.00
    Ocean Rodeo Jester Kite Surfboard Lighter and stronger for 2020, we’ve tuned up the Jester to be even more reactive and fun. Built for riders of all sizes who crave a light and lively ride, or ideal for a smaller, lighter rider who will appreciate...
    $899.00
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    Ocean Rodeo Mako Kiteboard

    Ocean Rodeo

    Ocean Rodeo Mako Kiteboard Includes Ocean Rodeo Bliss Air Pads & Handle The most revered, longest selling kiteboard in history now rides on air.  For 15 years the Mako has enjoyed the reputation as kiteboarding’s smoothest, most refined...
  • 2020 North Comp Surfboard 2020 North Comp Surfboard

    2020 North Comp Surfboard

    North Kiteboarding

    $999.00
    2020 North Comp Surfboard STRAPLESS FREESTYLE SURF Sizes: 5'0, 5'2, 5'4 What North has to say about the new Comp: Progressing strapless movement is at the heart of this dedicated freestyle performer's DNA. A fast and responsive ride that blends the...
    $999.00
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    2020 Naish Hero Kiteboard

    Naish

    $445.00
    2020 Naish Hero Kiteboard ALL-AROUND FREERIDE SIZES: 30 x 41.5 135 x 42 140 x 43 145 x 43.5 WHO’S IT FOR? Beginner-to-intermediate kiters who want a soft and forgiving ride WHAT DOES IT DO? Edges upwind with ease and absorbs chop for...
    $445.00
  • 2020 Naish Switch Kiteboard 2020 Naish Switch Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Switch Kiteboard

    $545.00
    2020 Naish Switch Kiteboard VERSATILE FREERIDE SIZES: 134/138 138/142 WHO’S IT FOR? Anyone seeking added versatility in best all around board, those that share a board, or kiters who travel and want the best performance in varying...
    $545.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha H3 Boots

    2020 Cabrinha H3 Boots

    Cabrinha

    $429.00
    2020 Cabrinha H3 Boots WAKESTYLE / CABLE BOOT SIZES Small < 9 US / < 41 EURO Medium 8.5 - 10.5 US / 42-44 EURO Large 11.5-13 US / 45-47 EURO DESIGN PROFILE Closed toe design, Low-cut, Flex chassis, Flex boot, Velcro closure. RIDER...
    $429.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha X Breed Kite Surfboard - 5'3"

    2020 Cabrinha X Breed Kite Surfboard - 5'3"

    Cabrinha

    $899.00
    2020 Cabrinha X Breed Kite Surfboard - 5'3" Size: 5'3" x 18.5" x 2.04" - 21.6L Includes: Fins and tailpad What Cabrinha has to say about the X Breed Features Twintip thruster design Thruster vin setup Double concave deck Straight rail for a lot...
    $899.00
  • Edge Kiteboard - 136cm Edge Kiteboard - 146cm

    Edge Kiteboard

    MACkite

    $281.00
    Edge Kiteboard Sizes: 136 (Red), 146 (Blue) he board's asymmetrical bottom contours, including a turned-up toe, and single concave offset towards the sharp heel edge make it a beginner's paradise. Allowing you to jam upwind and not worrying about...
    $281.00
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    Mystic Marshall Footstraps

    Mystic Marshall Footstraps

    Mystic Kiteboarding

    $199.99
     Mystic Marshall Footstraps Features Reinforced base plate Dual molded direct impact footbed Cast aluminum washers Velcro adjusters Toe compression strap Adjustable strap position Directional grooves In collaboration with AK
    $199.99
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    Slingshot Windsurf Strap Single

    Slingshot Windsurf Strap Single

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $20.99
    Was: $23.32
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    Now: $20.99
    Was: $23.32
  • NSI Lite Speed Double V Footstrap - Front NSI Lite Speed Double V Footstrap - Back

    NSI Lite Speed Double V Footstrap

    NSI

    $69.95
    NSI Lite Speed Double V Footstrap Includes 3 Shred Tech strap control washers What NSI has to say about the Lite Speed Double V Footstrap 100% non-absorbent materials mean lightweight wet or dry. Includes a comfortable neoprene cover which increases...
    $69.95
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    2021 Duotone Vario Combo

    Duotone

    $119.95
    2021 Duotone Vario Combo What Duotone has to say about the 2021 Vario Comfortable and durable, the ergonomically shaped pads deliver a satisfying ride and a cushy feel at a great price point. An essential part of the Duotone collection, the Vario...
    $119.95
  • 2021 Duotone Select Kiteboard 2021 Duotone Select Kiteboard

    2021 Duotone Select Kiteboard

    Duotone

    $679.95
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    $679.95
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    2021 Duotone Jaime Kiteboard

    Duotone

    $699.95
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    $699.95
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    2021 Duotone Jaime SLS Kiteboard

    Duotone

    $1,099.95
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    $1,099.95
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    2021 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard

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    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $698.99
    Was: $776.66
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    Was: $776.66
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    2021 Slingshot Misfit V10 Kiteboard

    2021 Slingshot Misfit V10 Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $698.99
    Was: $776.66
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