Kitewing IV8 dacron [ai:vee:eight] gives incredible acceleration and speed with no loss in handling or control. For experienced users, this 4,8m2 wing is the tool to make high jumps, tricks and great airtime. The IV8 dacron wing is less sensitive and is quick and easy to assemble.
What is a Kitewing?
Kitewing is a wing shaped kite. Many people call it ďthe wingĒ for short, just because of its shape. You can use Kitewing with your skis, snowboard, mountainboard, skates or in-line skates etc. Many say it is like a mix of kite surfing and wind surfing.
Most riders learn to cruise with the wing in half an hour. At the same time there seems to be no limit to the amazing jumps and tricks that are being developed by many keen riders around the globe at the moment: Speeds up to 100 km/h (62 mp/h) and 5 m high, 40 m long jumps on flat surface are not unusual.
We at Kitewing Sports Ltd. believe that the combination of it being easy and challenging at the same time is the reason for the rapidly growing popularity of this new action sport.
Whatís the difference between dacron and monofilm?
Dacron is a non-transparent material, which is easier to pack, since you can roll the sail around the rig and donít need to remove the sail from the rig and is therefore more popular for example in rental use. Monofilm is a bit more responsive material ( the sail does not stretch). The downside of monofilm is that you need to remove the sail from the rig.
Which size of wing should I choose?
Toease choosing of the wing we have now a selection chart, from which you can choose the wing according to your Weight, windspeed, surface and your abilities.
Why should I choose Kitewing instead of other traction gear?
The kitewing is easier to learn and handle than windsurfing or kitesurfing gear. Itís also very safe for the people around, since there are no lines. The wing is also TOTALLY depowerable, since you have direct control to the wind. Compared to windsurfing rigs a kitewing covers easily 4 windsurfing sail sizes ( which often requires two different masts). Compared to powerkites a kitewing covers around 2-3 kitesizes.The kitewing does not pull you sideways such as a windsurfing sail, but gives you pull that is a bit upwards, so you never carry the sail you pull it a bit downward.
Can I use a harness?
Yes, almost all kinds of windsurfing or kitesurfing harnesses work well. We offer harnesslines that are a bit longer than windsurfing lines and the v-line is something that you canít get from windsurfing or kitesurfing companies.
Can the wing be used on water?
YES! See the PBK Water Gallery The wavewarrior can be used on water. Itís materials and features are suitable for water use. Also there is no kind of problem to use the wavewarrior on ground.