NOBILE KITEBOARDING ‚EARTH AND SPACES’ COLLECTION 2016!

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The world of kiteboarding is changing in front of our eyes. After a decade of dynamic growth it enters the next, even more professional stage. It is visible in the level of kiteboarding industry, events organisation and infrastructure. The competitors’ and riders’ skills are becoming higher and higher, while the tricks are more powered and complicated than ever. It requires hard work of our engineers from the R&D department to be ahead of these changes and deliver the best products which suit each riding style. This is why Nobile is searching for innovations, best materials and technology at every stage of designing products.

The new 2016 “Earth and Spaces” collection is full of novelties. We believe it will meet all riders’ expectations.

While creating boards for 2016, we had in our mind not only competitors, but all kiteboarders out there. Thinking about all local heroes around the world we re-shaped the NHP line and T5 boards and took them on the next level. These boards will help you get there too! In cooperation with our beautiful female riders we improved and extended women’s line by adding 50/Fifty model dedicated for wakestyle riding. Our splitboards line is a bestseller, but we didn’t stop improving it. Good news for all travelling by plane with their equipment: not only quivers are not needed, but also W-connection is even stronger and easier to connect. Just use our bags designed for travelling with splitboards and save some cash for nicer spending. We didn’t forget how important is the connection between the rider and the board, thus for 2016 we are introducing completely new, light and ergonomic IFS (Integrated Footpad System).

More: http://www.nobilekiteboarding.com

Nobile in Argentina!

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We are in Argentina! Now you can test and buy all Nobile gear in amazing country. We hope Leo Messi will try our equipment once thanks to Jose L. Bartolini and Matias Cassano. So do not wait – contact Nobile Argentina / GLKitesurf.

Distributor contact: Nobile Argentina, Ruta Panamericana km 51.500 – Pilar (1629) Buenos Aires; Contact person: Jose L. Bertolini – Matías Cassano, Phone: +54 9 2323 549539, Skype: jlbertolini, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nobile-Argentina/635191003247047

School / Test center: GLKitesurf, Ruta Panamericana km 51.500 – Pilar (1629) Buenos Aires; Contact person: Jose L. Bertolini, Phone: +54 9 2323 549539, Skype: jlbertolini, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GLKitesurf

Asia Litwin – we will miss you!

„It is official now, a life changing decision has been made. I have decided to end my kiteboarding career. After many heated discussions, my family, doctors and I have concluded that it is better for me to resign from ‘freestyle’ kitesurfing. In January, 2013 during a training session in Cape Town, SA I had dislocated my hip. It was a very serious injury. The bone fell out 0,5 cm from the aorta in the left thigh( the femoral artery). It was a close call and I was very lucky. I have had surgeries on it and many hours of physiotherapy, though it is still very painful when I kitesurf; it just annoys me and I do not have fun out of it anymore. While kitesurfing, the kite pushes me all the time in different directions, all these bursting, quick and vast movements are not good and appropriate for my hip. I just do not feel confident enough anymore when I kitesurf. I would like to thank all of you for the support! It was indeed the journey of a lifetime! You may ask what now..?! Well, I have many plans! I will keep traveling that is for sure. I am going to snowboard a lot, surf and perhaps kitesurf as well but just for fun and I will surely continue to run this fan page so if you want to know what is going on in my life, please follow my page, because I can ensure you that loads of cool things are to happen.. 🙂 Big thanks to my Family, sponsors, friends, fans, all the people, who believed in me, for the support!, Asia Litwin”

We have supported Asia with Nobile Kiteboarding gear. We and kiteboarding world will miss you Asia. Thank you for all! 

Nobile Kiteboarding has been awarded “Must Have” award by Lodz Design Festival

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Nobile Kiteboarding has been awarded “Must Have” award by Lodz Design Festival. must have is a free-of-charge quality mark, which Polish businesses can use in Poland and abroad. It was established to showcase excellent Polish design and thus promote Polish business and designers. The Board of Expert choose our splitboards – W-Connection Nobile System. We have presented two boards: Separa NHP Split and Separa Infinity Splitboard Saudade 2015 Collection. This year in the first stage of the poll there were over 360 entries – both products nominated by the Board of Experts and those entered directly by makers. From those the Jury singled out and awarded the must have mark to the 60 most interesting designs. The Board of Experts is made up of: Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka – Programme Director of the School of Form; Ewa Solarz – Editor of the online service domzpomyslem.pl; Agnieszka Gruszczyńska-Hyc – Editor of the magazine M jak Mieszkanie; Anna Nowak-Ibisz – Present of the programme Pani Gadżet on TVN Style; Michał Bachowski – Researcher for the magazine F5 TREND BOOK; Anna Grużewska – Editor of the magazine Dom & Wnętrze. Thank you! More: http://lodzdesign.com/en/event/must-have-5/

Nobile Kiteboarding on Virgin Kitesurfing Armada

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Virgin Kitesurfing Armada has finished. We are back home. That was great weekend and we are very happy to host all you on our stand. With an unbelievable effort from all who took part, on sunday we set a new Guinness World Record for the largest parade of paddle boarders with 256 participants completing the 1 mile course off Hayling Islands West Beach. Cool 🙂 Thank you again and see you soon! Meet our team (from left): Jakub Wesolowski, Sales Manager Kiteboarding; Gosia Rosiak-Brawanska (Nobile CEO); Michal Kamyk (Chief Product Officer Kiteboarding) and Dariusz Rosiak (Nobile Founder and Owner).

NOBILE WITH VIRGIN KITESURFING ARMADA

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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.

Nobile Kiteboarding supports the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

sea_shepherd_nobile_NHP_2015Nobile 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.”

Nobile W-Connection – revolution in kiteboarding!

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.

KTA Boracay – A Rider’s Perspective by Jannicke Stav

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What better place to start off a new season than where it ended successfully in March, on this dreamlike Filipino island of Boracay. On one side of the island tourist heaven, a short walk to the other side you arrive in kitesurfers haven. Training grounds for many of the riders during winter season, Boracay is windy close to every day from mid-December to April. And so it kicked off with 3-star ratings on Windguru…


Topping last years event with 68 riders, yet again a record with 79 riders registering!
Now in it´s 3rd season KTA has really managed to build a positive reputation amongst riders. On Bulabog beach the KTA attitude and Filipino spirit come together for an event that has inclusion and friendliness written all over. Experiencing hands-on the positive vibes was probably what made Aqua Boracay announce that they want to be in it for the long run and sponsor this event for 5 years to come!

Strong winds on first day of competition did not stop riders from giving it all in freestyle, and single eliminations finished half an hour before sunset. In the judge tower were two skilled guys usually seen pleasing a crowd from the water; Turkish Sedat Celenk and French William Bourget. Together with two regulars on the judging team, Mars Gersbach and head judge Stephan Hertig, they had no breaks from first to last heat with 38 competitors going for their best moves. Being an ambassador of kb4girls I was especially thrilled to see 16 female freestylers signing up, and in the twintip raceclass there were 17! It seems girls inspire each other to enter the competitive scene -hopefully this will push the level and passion of kiting in girls even more in years to come.


Day two was a good mix of racing and double elimination. Moving on to racing, 62 riders (!) made a very colorful skyline -introducing the twintip race class KTA makes competition accessible for almost everyone. By encouraging riders of different levels to join for the fun of it, the organizers really hit one of the key points of events: promoting a love for the sport.


Freestyle Mens
Third day had perfect conditions for finishing freestyle double eliminations, and this event has really shown some up and coming young riders. The European tour seems more dominated by younger riders compared to the Asian tour, but the podium spots did not reflect this: 2nd and 3rd places in mens freestyle were both riders below 20 years old, in 3rd place Slovenian Jaka Komocar at only 15 years old! Another rider to watch out for is one year younger local rider Stefano Ganugi who ended 6th, pulling of kiteloop slims rumor has it this talent is without proper sponsorship… Ben Bowd had to defend his 1st place after singles, but could not hold up against entertainer Ukrainian Andrej Salnik who won after 2 final heats. A true entertainer always with a smile on his face: last season on Boracay Andrey took out a pair of flipflops and kited on them in strong winds!


Freestyle Womens
Weeks ago word on the island was Russian Champion Veronica Soloveykina would get to top of the podium in womens freestyle. Early on she impressed the crowd with a tantrum to blind and went through the competition winning all of her heats. Another powerful rider spending winter season on Boracay is Estonian Kristiin Oija; she landed a few air passes (blind judge, blind judge 3) and with higher consistency she will probably rise to the podium at later events. A very consistent rider at 2nd place was kiwi Susan Key who actually decided to stop competing back in 2007. Her skills are very much intact and hopefully this experience inspires her to come back and spread more of that positive energy! „Local” Australian Ali Dudfield of Freestyle Kite Academy Boracay landed an array of blind tricks securing 3rd place: this season she will for sure be in it for a spot on the overall podium.

Raceboard class
In racing all of the classes were on the water together, and what a spectacular show on the first day. In the production board class most people expected Yo (Narapichit Pudla, Thailand) to excel after breathing down the neck of pro-rider Bruno Srouka last season. For the womens racing it came as no surprise German Kathrin Borgwardt won. This might be changing though as there were 6 women on raceboards here on Boracay, and with forces promoting it as an Olympic sport it will certainly become more attractive in the nearby future.

Twintip race class
No matter varying conditions, Polish Michalina Laskowska took a well deserved first place with 4 out of 6 races won, and 2nd runner up Norwegian Rebecka Maudal gave her credits coming of the water with this statement „She is so freaking fast!”. 3rd place went to Russian Dina Muldasheva. For the mens twintip class it was a lot of local riders battling it out on the water as 6 out of the 10 spots are held by Filipino riders – but on top of the podium was the speedy and always cheerful Kerem Balik from Turkey.

Videographer Jim Thirion of Lines Productions and photographer Alexandru Baranescu are doing a terrific job; check out Kiteboard Tour Asia on Vimeo and Facebook for more visuals.

Greetings from Boracay,
Jannicke:)

To get to know more about Jannicke Stav visit her website.

For more photos, latest compatition updates and riders info visit Kiteboar Tour Aasia website.