Wow, over £7,000 raised for our charities in the last week alone across all fundraising pages! Amazing. But special congrats to our Nobile Kiteboarding Fundraising Comp winners: Katherine and Charlie Railton who win a bespoke Nobile board! With a close second Christopher Reed and joint third Jeff Carter and Phillip Langridge. Thanks to everyone for their support.
Ten years ago we fell in love with kiteboarding. For us every moment in the water means joy and fantastic experience. When we travel around the globe and find our products in Australia, Cape Town, San Francisco, Tarifa or Hel, we are seized with satisfaction and realize the challenges we face every day, in order to meet your expectations and remain the producer of the best equipment worldwide. This is a teaser of the new NOBILE KITEBOARDING SAUDADE MOVIE of the 2015 collection. Stay tuned for more:
Gosia Rosiak-Brawanska, Nobile CEO has signed new professional contract with Maciek “Magic” Lewandowski, member of the Nobile Global Pro Team. One of the best Polish wakestyle/freestyle rider in 2013 won Triple Crown Kite Ride Bonaire (Kicker, Slider and Overall) and in 2014 was Triple-S Invitational finalist. His great skills inspire a lot of people all over the world! Keep riding “Magic” with magic 🙂 Meet our pros http://nobilekiteboarding.com/faces.html
Lots of people, many talks and great time in Orlando. Audience interest a lot in our splitboards (Separa Line Saudade Collection 2015). There is no extra cost when you travel by plane with Separa line boards – just read the story: http://www.sbckiteboard.com/gear_article?news_id=2182 and check (pre-order)http://nobilekiteboarding.com/products/boards.html#Separa
Always snow? It sounds like a slogan taken from the Snow Queen fairy, but we in Nobile have been in love with winter sports for 20 years. It was the snowboard which was born first in the Nobile family – here in Bielsko-Biała, where the top-quality products with use of the best materials and the latest technologies have been and still are made. That is why we named the new Nobile Snowboards collection Always Snow, because we believe that when you have one of our boards, you will continuously search for snowy spots all over the world, just to taste the moment with Nobile snowboards.
Nobile Snowboards are one of the most advanced products on the market. In the ABS Sandwich construction the poplar wood is used, which offers the perfect proportions between the weight, the resilience and the vibration dampening. The most important technological advantages include: high-quality press-formed slide, the TRIP technology which enables easier turns initiating, as well as improves the ride stability and safety; the APS Core technology which ensures the effect of comfortable yet dynamic board with optimally adjusted flex, user-friendly and boasting the perfect edge grip, thanks to the torsional resistance. These are only few of technologies used by Nobile in their snowboards.
This year’s collection has been prepared in cooperation with the best Polish graphic studios and designers. The biggest contribution to the collection has been made by Warsaw’s Biuro Centralne studio, founded by people with long-standing work experience in advertising agencies (i.a. Leo Burnett, Lowe GGK and PZL). They are the authors of Ikaros, Climax, Mrs. Gear and The Epic designs. The Beat – Heavenly and Tokyo – board was designed by Walk Creative, while the Tricky model was designed by freelancer Damian Górny. The final projects and the Nobile Snowboards website were worked out by Daria Majchrzak from Labmatic company.
„This year’s collection has been prepared very carefully. We have chosen the best products and adjusted them to the market’s expectations. We have also bet on the best Polish designers. It turned out that the snowboard enthusiasts already have problem to choose the board for themselves, because there is more than one board available” – said Dominika Jagodzińska, Chief Product Officer in Nobile Snowboards.
The ambassador of Nobile Snowboards is Łukasz Starowicz, the Polish Olympian, former World Champion and multiple National Champion. He recommends the Ikaros model for professional riders. The second ambassador is Rafał Bogowolski from Lake Tahoe in United States, whose choice is Climax.
We can already inform you with pleasure that two members of German national snowboard team have become the members of Nobile Global Pro Team. Their Race boards are truly exceptional, but it is another story that is yet to be told soon.
Nobile has prepared the collection of boards for Sea Shepherd. They will be auctioned by the organization and the income will be allotted to its activities. Sea Shepherd is a global movement for nature and marine environment preservation with entities all around the world. Sea Shepherd was founded in 1977 by Paul Watson and few other original Greenpeace founders, after a dispute with the organization’s members. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations. „We believe that by this small gesture we will help to save wildlife on Planet Earth,” – said Gosia Rosiak-Brawańska, Nobile CEO.”
This year Nobile Kiteboarding celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Polish company from Bielsko-Biała is among the world’s best producers of kitesurfing equipment. It sets standards and determines directions in developing this sport. The family business, founded by Dariusz Rosiak, continuously searches for new solutions, just like the patented W-Connection system, which translates into easy and stable assembling the board with two parts. As a result, the user saves money for additional luggage and enjoys kitesurfing in every part of the globe.
The history of kiteboarding has already 30 years. It was initiated by two brothers – Dominique and Bruno Legaignoux. The water sports fiends used the kite on two strings and started surfing on waves. Since then the kiteboarding has warmed up. The kites, bars and boards have been improved. The sport has become spectacular, safer and available for everyone. However, the big difficulty is still the transport of the equipment and charges connected with it. Kitesurfers have their favourite locations: Brazil, Zanzibar, Australia, the coast of Wales, the south of France and Spain, Canary Islands, Egypt, Republic of South Africa, California, Vietnam, Malaysia and Southern America. The airlines treat the equipment as a n0n-standard luggage and collect extra fees which can amount up to hundreds of dollars yearly. The first approach to split boards had been made earlier, but it was Nobile that developed the idea and patented the best way of board assembly: fast, easy, resistant, and what’s even more important – available in serial production.
The revolution started in 2013, when Dariusz Rosiak, the Nobile founder and owner, patented the W-Connection solution, better known as the split. Thanks to W-Connection, the kiteboard can be easily and quickly dismantled into two pieces. In such form the board altogether with the rest of the equipment fits in the luggage with no problems. It is especially important with the Wave board – Nobile Infinity.
Thanks to this solution kitesurfers save a significant amounts of money when air travelling and the board investment more than pays for itself. It’s worth to emphasize that all board models with W-Connection are made of the best materials available, as well as using the latest technologies in Nobile Bielsko-Biała factory. The most important system in Nobile Splitboards is the APS Core Technology (Added Pre Stress by Nano Technology). It’s a Nobile patent, used in most of Polish producer’s products, as well as by other brands worldwide. In the process of forming the board inside the press the innovative technology of pre-stress is used. During this process the fibres of wooden wedge are permanently stretched into wavy form, thus storing the energy within the board’s core. As a result, we get comfortable yet dynamic, user-friendly board with optimal rigidity. This technology allows to use less materials, making the board lighter, compared to standard structures. Experienced kitesurfers, who pay a great attention to the board features, say that they don’t feel any difference between the classic board and the split one. Moreover, the Nobile “human concept” idea makes the boards’ parameters optimally designed , taking under consideration both human capabilities and limitations, in order to provide the maximum comfort and safety.
Nobile offers few models with W-Connection technology, or split:
* Nobile NHP Splitboard – Freestyle
* Nobile Flying Carpet Splitboard – Freeride
* Nobile Infinity Splitboard – Wave
The NHP Split model is a freestyle board, where the perceptible flex is increased by 20 per cent, compared to the regular NHP model, which guarantees the extra convenience and very comfortable ride.
The Flying Carpet Split is a perfect solution for low-wind conditions, just as its regular equivalent, which has been lately highly-valued in American “The Kiteboarder Magazine” test. It’s combined version has another advantage – it will fit into any trunk and fly anywhere in standard luggage.
The Infinity Split model is designed to make the best of the W-Connection solution. It’s a world’s first Wave board model with wooden core, which can be disconnected as well during the transport. It’s a favourite board of Jose Luengo, the triple World Champion in Wave formula, the winner of the prestigious “Master of the Ocean” contest, as well as the international referee in wave competitions.
The W-Connection solution has passed both rigorous tests of riding properties, as well as the ones for efficiency in cost reduction when travelling to favourite spots around the world. In the bag which meets the size and weight standards, even in low-cost airlines, there’s enough space for: Nobile Infinity Splitboard, Nobile NHP Splitboard, two kites, foam, trapezoid, bar, pump and clothes.
This year Nobile Kiteboarding celebrates its 10th anniversary. The dream of Rosiak family to create the top-quality innovative products, in order to give maximum satisfaction, came true. The company does not persist in searching for new, better technological solutions, the most of which will be introduced by well-known and sought-after brands worldwide, as it has been so far. In 2014 Nobile conquers the world. The Nobile Tour came back from USA, and now it travels across the Europe, spot after spot, to participate in huge Virgin Armada Kiteboarding event in Wales this autumn.
“We’re the family company and so is the atmosphere about it. More than 100 people creates the Nobile world. We love what we do. Many of us practice sports actively. In Nobile we all want the products we make to be enjoyed and reputed all over the world, as it has been so far. We work on it on a daily basis” – says Dariusz Rosiak.