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PRODUCT CATALOGUE COPY:


2010

Line

Introduction:

riding style descriptions: can we show all these on one graphic/pie chart?

As ki
ting styles continue

to diversify

making the right gear choice has never been more important. To help
you
find the perfect fit

for the way you ri
de we have introduced the 'selector' helping you to easily identify
the correct gear for
every session
.

Beginner:

If you are just starting out in kiteboarding, making you first unaided tacks on the water then you are
definitely a Beginne
r.


Freeride:


If you defy classification,
i
f you ride it all from butter flat to big
-
waves. If you mix up air
-
tricks with surface
moves and do it all with style, you are Freeride.

Freestyle:


If you have a
spirations of being on the podium, unhooked, kitel
ooped and handle
-
passed.

Then this is
you, whether new
-
school, wa
kestyle or old
-
school, you must be

Freestyle.

Wave:

If you have to ride vertical water in every session and are willing to get wet even for a few
feet of beach
break
, while dreaming of double

overhead
, then you are

Wave

All
-
terrain:

If you know where your kneepads are and are willing to put yourself to the test over dry land, over snow
and over the water, then you must be

All
-
terrain.

Race
:

If your gear has to help you reach the outer limits
of
performance for
speed sailing

and course racing, if
you demand the cutting edge of innovation, then you are Race.

Big
-
air:

If you spend most of every session thinking how much life looks like aerial photography then you are most
definitely Big
-
air.

Kit
es intro:

Nemesis HP Image.

The 'Outer limit' isn't a place where most kiters ride, but if you are constantly pushing
your limits
,

always
looking for a competitive edge

and only ever throw
-
down with 10
0% commitment then the Nemesis NXG

is the kite you need

to take you there.

Waroo image.

The Waroo

defines the Freeride category offering the perfect balance of performance and ease of use for
all experienced riders.
I
f your riding style includes a little bit of everything,
Wave, Big
-
air, Freestyle, Race
and ev
en All
-
terrain
then the Waroo is the perfect kite for the way you ride.

Kahoona

Image.

If big fun, perfect surf and faster progress than you ever imagined possible sound appealing then the
Kahoona is the kite for you. Designed to be the easiest kite in the

line up to rig, ride and relaunch the
Kahoona is perfect for any rider who demands ease of use, reliability and exceptional handling

at a down
to earth price.


With a host of new features and added refinements right across the range
,

any of our
2010

kites

will

allow
you

to

progress your riding skill
and enjoyment of
kite
boarding further

than ever before
.



Kite
Product Features:



Twister Tech:


Twister

Tech brings C
-
kite turning response and handling characteristics to SLE kites
.

The
unique twisting
abili
ty of
a Twister

Tech
equipped leading edge
allows you to use
much more of the
kite canopy to
generate turning response, not just the wingtip sections.


Because your steering input is transmitted more effectively into the
canopy, kites equipped with

Twister

Tech deliver

faster turn initiation and hold a
tighter turning circle
with

less bar input than
kites with
standard LE constructions.

Cuben Equipped LE
:


Cuben Fibre allows for the creation of stronger, stiffer and more aerodynamic kites that
can be made w
ith
ordinary Dacron fabrics.


The

amazing performance of
the
Nemesis

F
P would not be possible without our Cuben
Equipped leading
edge

technology
.
Compared to woven Dacron fabrics the line
ar structured filaments

in Cuben Fibre
pro
vide it

with near zero
-
stre
tch, incredible light weight and amazing durability. These properties translate
dire
ctly into a faster flying, more powerful kite

with enhanced stability

and amazing upwind ability.


Only a Cuben Equipped kite can give you the handling and

performance feel

that Nemesis NXG

riders
demand.


Canopy Framing technology:


Canopy Framing Technology protects your kite from impact and crash damage.


Crashing your kite

is a fact of life. That's why t
he perimeter of each canopy segment
in every kite we
make
is support
ed w
ith a unique reinforcement zone:

isolating the canopy from impact
and crash loads
.


For 2010 CFT now uses
an
even stronger mark cloth reinforcement directly between the struts and the
canopy, further enhancing the strength of your kite without adding
unnecessary weight.


CFT is a unique approach to the tasks of distributing shock loads and effective transfer of TE tension
across the canopy of your kite and you'll only find it on Best kites.


ABC Auto Tune:


Rig and ride it your way, ABC Auto
-
tune provi
des multiple settings for depower, bar pressure and turning
speed.



ABC Auto
-
tune gives you the control to rig your kite to suit your personal riding style and wind conditions.
With three different back line positions on the rear lines you have multiple o
ptions to adjust the depower
settings, back line pressure and the turning speed of your kite. new for 2010 we've updated the line
attachment points so that regardless of which setting you use your flying line length is automatically
corrected.


From unhook
ed riding to freestyle to big wave surfing, we are sure you will find a setup option that suits
you perfectly, no matter where or how you prefer to ride.


Ez
-
pump:


For 2010 selected sizes of the Nemesis HP and Waroo receive our external EZ
-
Pump
tm

inflatio
n system.
Inflating your kite has never been quicker or easier and there's never been a more durable external
inflation system available for any kite.



VP3 Bridle system:


Best Kiteboarding's VP3 bridle system provides 3 benefits over a standard front bri
dle setup.


Our dual pulley setup
gives you more depower
from reduced bar travel, making your kit
e safer and easier
to fly. U
nlike 2
-
in
-
1 bars
with

bar mounted pulleys there is no increase in bar pressure for this added
performance.


The wingtip bridle att
achments
lines
compensate for changes in load as the kite is depowered
. T
he VP3
bridle allows the kite to breath as you power up and depower the kites, enhancing stability
.


A sliding upper attachment arrangement enhances turning performance, allowing each

side of the kite
greater freedom to react to steering input, combined with Twister Tech
tm

the VP3 bridle system provides
unbeatable handling, stability and turning performance.


3D Kevlar Airframe:


Kevlar reinforced airframe construction for maximum

pre
cision,

durability and minimum weight.


All leading edge and strut joints on your kite are laser cut, 3D shaped and Kevlar tape reinforced. Sure it
takes a little longer and costs a little more to build kites this way, but there is no better way to connect

the
leading edge to the struts.


Our construction gives the lightest and most durable inflatable ki
te structure available, creating

a kite with
exceptional performance and easy handling for riders of all abilities.











Nemesis HP:
PAGES

Tagline:


Nemesis NXG
:
Aggressive Big
-
air and Advanced Freestyle

Product Copy:


The all new Nemesis NXG sets the bar for performance riding, providing the perfect balance between C
-
kite responsiveness and SLE performance. Demanding riders will find it an unbeatable
choice for
Big
-
air
and high powered Freestyle riding styles.


Combining Twister Tech
tm

with a radical new wingtip layout delivers faster, more powerful turn
initiation
with

reduced bar pressure, maximizing handling responsiveness in any wind conditions. O
ur Cuben
Equipped LE construction reduces drag and improves LE stiffness allowing you to ride the Nemesis NXG
harder and faster upwind so you can spend more time in the competition zone.


A deeper, more powerful central canopy profile delivers incredible
low wind ability while the VP3 bridle
completely eliminates backstall, even when riding unhooked, ensuring that the NXG remains ultra stable
across its entire wind range. Add in Canopy Framing, a 3D Kevlar airframe and Best’s legendary Surf
Tough construct
ion and you have the number one kite choice for all performance focused riders, in any
wind, on any wave.


The king is dead, long live the king.


Waroo:

PAGES

Tagline:

Do Anything
;

Ride Everywhere.

Product copy:

Completely redesigned, the 2010 Waroo rem
ains the standard against which all

f
ree
-
ride kites are
judged. The new

Delta
-
wingtip Waroo design takes the Freeride concept further than ever before, adding
Kahoona like ease of use and Nemesis NXG upwind and hangtime performance to deliver the ultimate
'do anything, ride everywhere' kitesurfing kite.

All new canopy profiling delivers huge depower while and improved low end ability, while a new Delta
-
wingtip design ensures that this will be the easiest relaunching Waroo you have ever owned. It's the
perfe
ct choice for riders torn between the performance of a Bow kite and the ease of use of a Delta
design.

The addition of Twister Tech and our new Flat
-
Pack LE construction gives the Waroo more feel and flow
in the turns, allowing you to better express your s
tyle in the waves whether you ride depowered at the
edge of the window, or prefer to power
-
up your kite for more explosive handling and carving.

The 2010

Waroo comes with a

revised VP3

bridle for
perfect stability and ABC Auto Tune for confidence
inspiring

versatility and ease of use. Our legendary Surf Tough build quality
, 3D Kevlar Airframe

and
original Canopy Framing ensure your Waroo can withstand any abuse you throw at it.

If your
kitesurfing

includes a little bit of everything, then the
all new
Waroo

is the perfect kite for the way
you ride.


Kahoona
:
PAGES

Tagline:

Progression in every session

Product Copy:

The Kahoona is the perfect choice for every rider looking for a super stable, easy
-
to
-
rig, easy
-
to
-
fly kite.
The Redline Safety
-
system delivers
instant depower whenever you push the QR or drop the bar. A
reduced aspect
-
ratio
layout
and
Delta
-
wingtip design

combine to help make the Kahoona the quickest
relaunching kite
we have ever made.


A

VP2 mini
-
bridle provides the Kahoona with a large smooth w
ind range, and helps to maximize stability
especially when you ride unhooked. Single point front and rear flying line connections make the Kahoona
incredibly quick and simple to set
-
up. Responsive handling, great downwind drift and auto
-
relaunch
combine to

help make the Kahoona the most evolved big
-
wave surf kite we’ve ever made.


The Kahoona’s auto
-
relaunch, ease of set
-
up, large wind range and reliable safety will help you progress
faster than you thought was possible. It comes loaded with ease of use a
nd safety features that are out of
this world
-

at a surprisingly down to earth price.


Bularoo
V2
:

Product copy
:

The Best Bularoo is back. Because we know that there are many riders out there who simply can’t live
without a classic Waroo
-
shape SLE kite in

their quiver, we have extended the line
-
up to include the
ultimate expression of our SLE kite ambition.

With its easily recognizable design heritage, the Bularoo will be an instant hit with legions of dedicated
fans for

whom no other style of kite will ev
er suffice. Surf
-
Tough construction provides a k
ite that is built
to handle all
conditions, delivering predictable, responsive handling mixed with rock solid stability in all
winds.

Regardless of where or how you kite, the Bularoo with an external EZ
-
Pump
TM s
ystem will provide you
with the
mind
-
blowing versatility, reliability and performance that you have come to expect from our
SLE kite range.

If you prefer the handling and performance of our classic Waroo SLE kites, then the new Bularoo is the
perfect c
hoice.



Spark

Board
:

Tagline:

Expect to be shocked.

Product Copy:

You’ve just finished your lessons, and you already have your first Best kite, now you just need to choose
the perfect board to help you maximize your progress. It has to be easy to ride, du
rable, and it has to look
good as well. The Spark range has you covered.


With three different size models in the Spark range, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your size,
weight, and skill level. Flex patterns for each board size are adjusted to co
mpensate for intended rider
weight. The Spark’s new tri
-
axial glass layup, improved Wood
-
flex core and new channel release tips
provide forgiving handling, great performance and maximum versatility.


Priced lower than you would expect for a board with such

a high
-
spec, it’s the perfect board for any
beginner or intermediate rider. Designed with progress in mind, we are sure you’ll keep your Spark long
after you've
completed your first season.


Armada:

Tagline:

Get blown away.

Product Copy:

The A
rmada Freeri
de

range del
iver

build quality and construction technologies usually only seen in much
more expensive boards. Our new Supremo wood core blends two different wood laminates for the perfect
combination of high strength and low weight; it's the lightest wood
core board we've ever made. Hybrid
-
T
ip construction places Airex foam where you need it most reducing swing weight and allowing us
to
deliver
custom tip
-
flex for each and every size in the line
-
up.

A smooth waisted outline
with shallow concave keeps the bo
ard responsive underfoot
helping to
maximize low end ability

without adding

volume. Thinning the core towards the tips of the board allows
smooth

progressive carving through the turns

and gives you ample flex for checking in eve
n the roughest
landing or sm
oothing out the heaviest chop.

The Armada board delivers top flight performance and construction for less money than you would
expect. Its blend of light weight, high strength, easy handling and great looks make it the ideal Freeride
board for riders of al
l levels.


Tri
-
fin

Waveboards:

Tagline:
hand shaped performance with production durability

Product Copy:

Our all
-
new Tri
-
fin Waveboards will help you make your wave riding as much fun as possible. Designed
to work in a variety of different

conditions the

2010 waveboards are both shaped with a subtle bottom concave to help balance fin drive
and rail bite, allowing you to maximize edge
-
to
-
edge control for harder, tighter carving.


Seamlessly constructed with a lightweight EPS core the 5’6 Shortstick and 5’1
1 Spacekraft both benefit
from Tactical Glass reinforcements that provide ding resistance to the upper deck and rails. Centre line
inserts give you the option of riding the board strapped for more control in heavy conditions or riding
strapless for a purer

surf feel.


The 5’11 Space
-
kraft is shaped like a mini gun, flowing into a rounded pin
-
tail. Designed for heavy waves,
reef breaks and barreling beach breaks the Space
-
kraft will work in anything from waist high and beyond,
having a little more volume und
erfoot and a fuller progressive rail it also has great appeal for heavier
riders who want a lighter wind board.


The 5’6 Short
-
S
tick is more of an all
-
round board for everyday sloppy
-
choppy conditions and lighter
riders. A thinner Progressive Rail helps re
duce bounce in choppy conditions, while the Swallow Tail is
perfectly suited to work in waves up to head high. A touch of Fish in the board outline and extending the
waist towards the front foot helps maximize stability and low wind ability allowing you to

ride a smaller
more

responsive kite.


A high
-
gloss UV
-
resistant surface finish that sheds water for reduced drag finishes off each board,
providing you with a durable finish that will last and last. With the proven durability of our production board
des
igns, blended with the ride you’d expect from your favourite pure
-
surf short board shaper the 5’11
Space
-
kraft and 5’6 Short
-
stick deliver.


2010

Redline Performance

Bar:

Tagline:
Raising the standard.

Product Copy:

The Red
-
Line Performance bar combines e
veryone’s favourite features and safety options into one
unbeatable bar. Simple enough for anyone to understand, yet with enough versatility to satisfy even the
most demanding riders, it’s guaranteed to set the standard for years to come.

The Red
-
Line Perf
ormance bar uses our new moulded, push to release QR with integrated swivel. With
only one moving part and no complex internal mechanical parts the ‘Click
-
it QR’ is easy to reassemble
and designed to work consistently with a positive release action even un
der several hundred kilograms
of load.

With an integral swivel sitting on top of the chickenloop assembly untwisting your lines and swapping
between hooked
-
in and unhooked riding just got a whole lot easier. This is the perfect bar for riders of
all levels

who demand the most reliable and predictable safety system but still need all the features our
previous bars have had to offer.

A dual
-
depower center line with integral moulded stopper allows you to trim the bar position, taking the
strain so you can conc
entrate on your next move. The Redline safety system passes directly through the
center of the stopper ball, providing a safety override regardless of how you use the stopper.

A dual front line safety set
-
up ensures that your kite depowers safely and lands

ready to be relaunched
as quickly as possible. Riders who require to completely kill their kite can opt to use the rear line OSR
handles instead of the chickenloop mounted Redline safety. Advanced riders can choose to use the
suicide leash connection by c
lipping their safety over the chickenloop line.

Flying lines are 700lb rated, colour coded for easy set
-
up and proven to offer incredibly low stretch and
amazing durability; the rear flying lines can be trimmed to allow compensation for your preferred bar
position or when using the bar with kites from previous product years. An above the bar pull
-
pull trim
strap provides easy depower trimming in flight.


One bar for all kites, the Standard has been set.

’09 Waist Harness:

Tagline:

Strap one on
.


Product Co
py:



A 3D
-
molded construction mixes form and function, bringing
S
urf

T
ough durability and understated good
looks to the

09 Wai
st
H
arness. A dual
-
density wrap
-
around liner provides anatomically co
rrect support,
while a plush
surface finish offers
skin
-
to
-
h
arness comfort and resists kite
-
induced harness twist.


An integral spreader bar pad protects your ribcage from frontal impact and an additional lower strap helps
keep the spreader bar locked down for riding in insanely overpowered conditions. All webbing

hardware is
easily replaceable.


A heavy duty webbing
-
reinforced handlepass leash attachment

mounted via 20mm stainless steel rings
and a hideaway safety knife provide the finishing touches, making the

09
Waist H
arness the perfect
choice for
any
rider wh
o values comfort
,

performance
,

and versatility
.




’09 Seat Harness:

Tagline:

Are you sitting comfortably?

Product Copy:

Brand new for
2010
,

our
S
eat
H
arness brings the comfort and durability of our
W
aist
H
arness design to
riders who prefer the lower spre
ader bar position and added lower back support offered by a seat
harness.

Dual
-
density
internal

padding and a scalloped back ensure maximum freedom of movement at all times.
Wide padded leg loops help spread the load from your kite across your hips as well

as across your lower
back
,

allowing you to kite in more comfort for longer.

Finished off with a heavy
-
duty grab handle on the back and a

webbing
-
reinforced handlepass leash loop
,

the new

09 Seat Harness is the perfect choice for any beginner or advanced
rider who is yet to find their
perfect harness.