Ocean Rodeo 2017

Prodigy: The kite for beginners looking to quickly progress

This is the kite to learn on and use for years to come as you progress.

COST: Complete with bar and lines - $1500 9.5m (under 160 lbs) or 12m $1700 (over 175lbs)

Origin 142 Board – Easy to ride and progress

The Origin is an agile, practical twinny built around a superior 142x47 shape with swept 33cm tips giving it a prime progression template.

Recognizing that many riders rack up a lot of kiteboarding hours in choppy water, OR developed the Origin to track, grip, go easy on the knees, shoot upwind and load up for a big boost in ‘real world’ conditions. Built tough with ABS side walls and a blended wood core.

COST: $499 you will not find a good used board for this price!!

Session 2 Harness: Waist or convertible high back seat

Built to give riders the option of seat or waist harness configuration, the Session 2 has defined a whole new style of harness: the hybrid.

Featuring a rugged build and incredible comfort along with innovative safety features the Session 2 is your perfect choice for a harness that will last years on the water.

COST: $199

Above the bar System

Featuring above the bar trim and a mini-5th line leash attachment, the Above The Bar control bar gives riders seeking a simple to use above the bar trim adjustment system a great option to get on the water.

Compatible with all kites, the Above The Bar control bar also works with all generations of kites and offers near total depower in the event of a safety eject while being easy to reassemble on the water after an eject.

COST: $425 if sold without a kite

Mako Duke

Traditional directional kiteboards are based on a surfboard design, not ideally suited to kite specific needs. 4 years in the making, the Mako Duke is a fresh take on a directional kiteboard.

The Duke’s deep Mako concave ensures this board rides smoothly over the chop, reducing nose chatter often associated with other directional boards. The concave also helps the Duke rip up wind and leads to a much more stable board with a massive sweet spot, good for transitional footwork and landing tricks.

The Duke’s concave also allowed further back fin placement, giving the board a loose, free feel when turning off the tail at slower speeds and allowing for hard carving turns at higher speed off the rail.

Up top, the full EVA deck and flatter tail rocker gives the rider a sense of entitlement to explore their options and practically begs you to jam and ride the board backward for a laugh.

COST: $899

The Filte!

The lightest kite Ocean Rodeo has ever made, the all new 3rd generation Flite now comes in a wider array of sizes.

While the 17 & 14.5 remain two of the world’s best high performance light wind kites the smaller 12 and 10 introduce a whole new class of X-Over Freeride experience to the Ocean Rodeo lineup.

The Flite offers riders of all levels an explosive and dynamic kite designed to make you feel and ride like a hero. Tight snappy turns, big lofty jumps and loops that won’t kill you if you miss the landing all help you ride with greater confidence and ease under the careful eye of a kite designed to put a smile on your face, no matter what the conditions.

COST: 12m-$1800 complete 14.5m-$1950 complete 17m-$2100 complete

RAZOR

Quick, agile, explosive, daunting: The all new, completely re-designed Razor answers the call.

Nothing less than a ground up re-design of our legendary Razor has produced an angry, beast of a kite, delivering precise handling and explosive power unrivaled by any other kite.

Unhooked, the all new Razor's redistributed weight and design results in a forward flying kite offering massive pop and travel for air passes and critical, just in time landings. Back in the loop, the explosive power offers our most dramatic vertical boost ever engineered. Meanwhile, our radical re-thinking of the bridle and the all new Bridle Lock gives riders the right to choose locked out, old school intimidation or a free flowing, dynamic sheeting range.

The all new Razor is a radical departure from the norm; a synthesis of a decade and a half of constant improvement; a commitment to performance and a tribute to our roots. It's built with a specific rider in mind: step up or make way for those who will.

COST: 10m (complete) $1650; 12m (complete) $1750