StarKites Complete kite with Bar and Bag
Complete kite with Bar and Bag:
About the KITE (sold with a bag)
In its 4th generation, the TAINA is our best seller. After four years of refinements we’ve created the ultimate wind machine to satisfy all styles, all levels, in all conditions.
All in all, the Taïna is a perfect all-terrain kite with special performance for the waves, using this kite will keep you stoked during your endless sessions.
The Taina reacts very well to bar input, can be steered one-handed, and has a very precise feel allowing riders to position the kite anywhere in an instant. The kite’s excellent depower gives riders the option to surf with or without kite power. There is no need to look at the kite to know where it is allowing riders to completely focus on the wave.
This all-round beast turns sharp, jumps high, has incredible grunt, and catches well during mega-loops. Due to its great depower, sending the kite in overpowered conditions without losing your edge is easily achieved. Its power delivery is exponential giving the kite a superb vertical lift.
The Taina has incredible upwind performance and the ability to fly on all points of sail. With small wingtips, a big projected area, and only 3 struts, we have achieved the highest power to drag ratio making the Taina a top competitor for racing on water and snow.
The Tania’s performance also excels in its user-friendly characteristics. Its profile is shaped in a way that makes the kite virtually impossible to stall and re-launches effortlessly. Due to the Taina’s total depower ability; this kite is very safe and easy to use.
Since 2014, we’ve added the Taina 17 meter to our collection. This size gets riders going in as low as 6-7 knots of wind! We made sure the turning speed and feel stayed similar to the smaller sizes. In 10 knots this kite will have you ride fully powered and offer incredible hang time.
With over 200 windy days a year, our test center in Cabarete demands a kite that can last in surf wipeouts, heavy shore break, strong winds, school use and very frequent sessions. To satisfy this demand, we’ve gathered the best canopy material, one pump system/valves, and bridle lines currently available in the trade.
The 4th generation TAINA 2015 comes in 4 color options, kite bag, and repair kit.
(based on a 75 kg rider on a 135 twintip)
17 M = 6 – 14 Knots
14 M = 8 – 18 Knots
12 M = 10 – 22 Knots
10 M = 12 – 25 Knots
9 M = 16 – 30 Knots
7 M = 18 – 35 Knots
5.5 M = 23 – max Knots
- School / All-round / Wave riding
- New school Hybrid
- Clean and Simple Bridle System
- Heavy duty one-pump System
- Customizable bar pressure / kite feel
- Direct on-demand steering
About the Bar
STAR kiteboarding engineered the ELITE v5 control bar to offer all kite boarders a clean, hassle-free riding experience.
EVOLUTIONS OF THE ELITE CONTROL BAR 2015:
- Depower strap replaced by a clam cleat
- New double PU protected depower line instead of simple one , allowing to add a stopper
- Red security line is now PU protected too (to avoid wear)
- New orange/white grip with softer feeling
- New stainless center piece (bar hole)
- No more red stopper ball J
- Integrated floaters with bar ends for a complete new look