How do we choose what we sell?
At Dakine Surf, we only sell what we ride ourselves. With
numerous kite Instructors riding and teaching 7 days a week, we know
what works. And we know Finding the best gear is no easy task. Each year, we test all the latest equipment in
Kailua, HI and the north
shore of Kauai. after hours and hours of time on the water, we know what works.
And we'll let you know what's the biggest bang for your buck! This
is why we've teamed up with
year after year,
RRD comes out with the
best equipment available at the lowest possible prices.
With this being said, We
do not want you for just one sale. we want you for life!
Tap into our Experience
At Dakine Surf, we sell gear that will work season
after season. We do not want your kites to fail the first
time in the surf. We want you to ride your gear hard
and fast. and know that it will still fly like new! We
know how hard it is to figure out what's best for you, and
at Dakine Surf this will not be a problem. We have
equipped hundreds and hundreds of students with the best
gear available. Why should you second guess your gear?
Well, you shouldn't and at Dakine Surf we'll show you why!
2008 Type 9 Bow kites by RRD
Introducing the 2008 RRD Type 9 kite. The reference freestyle /
wave riding kite.
The RRD Type 9 kite is taking the reference freestyle
5-line kite from 2007 and it has evolved it into a Supported Leading
Edge (SLE) 4-line kite with unbeatable mix of: - Superior Maneuverability
- Easy De-power
- light bar pressure
- amazing re-launch
- smooth progressive power
RRD Type 9 Technology of Construction: The RRD Type 9 has a full list of technology details that make it a
new step for state of the art reference:
- New SPS System with a new invisible inflating valve. The inflating valve has been redesigned and is now completely molded
inside the PU tube, underneath the dacron layer. A stronger, more
durable and lighter inflating valve for the single pump system that
improves quick inflating and durability! - Hi-resistance depowering zipper.
An industry excellence also used on America's Cup sails. The zipper is
RRD's patented system for increasing & decreasing the leech tension,
resulting in more or less power/hangtime. - Insignia double tape leech.
RRD's exclusive standard reinforced leech that improves resistance and
reduces fluttering. - PVC round label strut end protectors. In order to prevent abrasion on the strut end and increase the
finishing effect of hi-performance. - Metallic PU strut end reinforcements. A thinner layer of PU with metallic interior is used to improve
durability of the strut end. - DP 175 LL Dacron (highest grade Dacron). RRD uses only the best materials available in the market that are
surely tested over the years with unmatched resistance to UV exposure
and durability to salt water. A top performance kite can only be built
with top level materials.
- Tejin T9600 canopy (the strongest rip stop nylon on the market)
2008 Hyper type II by RRD
that keeps evolving. The reference hybrid kite in the market that has
set a new standard for a mix of:
• Superior Power
• Easy de-power
• Light Bar pressure
• Easy Re-launch
Nothing can be more clear and easy to be tested!
HyperType II takes into account the features of the HyperType1 and goes
a few steps further. Technology of
construction. The HT II has a full
list of technology details that make it the new state of the art
reference for 2008:
• New SPS system with a new invisible inflating valve.
The inflating valve has
been redesigned and is now completely moulded inside the PU tube,
underneath the Dacron layer. A stronger, more durable and lighter
inflating valve for the single pump system that
improves quick inflating and
• Insignia double tape leech.
Our classic exclusive standard
reinforced leech that improves resistance and reduces fluttering.
• PVC round label strut end protectors.
In order to prevent abrasion on
the strut end and increase the finishing effect of a hyperformance.
• Metallic PU strut end reinforcements.
A thin layer of PU with metallic
interior is used to improve durability of the strut end.
• DP 175 LL Dacron and Tejin T9600 Canopy.
We only use the best materials
available in the market that are surely tested over the
years with unmatched resistance to
UV exposure and durability to salt water. A top performance kite can
only be built with top level
HyperType II has been
computer designed with a remarked attention to the smallest seam
accuracy in order to achieve a cleaner,
almost wrinkle-free profile.
Our main focus when designing the
when completely de-powered
(especially on sizes 9 and 7). This has been achieved with a
body towards the LE and through
slightly wider tips.
on sizes 15 and 12, in
order to achieve a better versatility of use for freeride/freestyle
kiters. This has been
achieved with slightly
wider tips and
higher tip leech tension.
in order to increase stability of
the trailing edge and prevent fluttering.
New reinforced bridle
with replaceable spectra
rope on pulleys AreA
GLOBAL BAR 2008
- one bar for all RRD kites this year!!!
The new GLOBAL Bar is a huge step ahead in terms of
construction details, functionality and durability.
the side lines are pre-attached to
the bar through short spectra ropes with 3 color coded knots. You can
trim the back line length
to your desired size and the cover the knots with the new soft superlite
side-floater . You can also adjust the bar
width by changing the leader line
the blue on the right and red on
the left is printed onto the new 3d logo EVA grips well as on the leader
lines, covered by a plastic
tube to prevent abrasions. Safety meets functionality and look.
SWIVEL CHICKEN LOOP:
the long tested exclusive swivel
chicken loop has been slightly improved, by extending it 2 cm. The new
stopper ball has been improved
with a bigger diameter. All together a hardcore, functional, strong and
CLAM CLEAT PULLER:
a new webbing puller with a big ,
easy to grab puller loop has been fixed onto the end of the 6 mms
spectra rope, to improve
easy trimming and releasing of the rope. When the trim is pulled all the
way, the exceeding spectra rope can be
fixed behind the cleat by a Velcro
attachment, so that it stays in place without swinging around.
The new 2 mms safety line has been
improved by using a bigger and stronger elastic rope that does not
overextend, creating a
ready-to-use, practical safety system to use in any critical condition.
using a new color coded 25m flying
lines with reinforced spectra material has allowed the GLOBAL bar to
have the best of all
FRONT LINES ADJUSTMENT:
The only system in the industry
that allows to re-trim the front lines from natural stretching. You know
that after a few hours of kiting
the front lines start to stretch , and in exceptional cases during heavy
loads, the front lines can stretch
up to 20 cm! The only way to
re-trim you kite to the original proper trim is to shorten the front
lines. The 4 knots above the de-power
cleat allow you to re-adjust the
length of the front lines up to 20 cm. This is the only way to have a
kite always perfectly trimmed!