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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2012
Brand: Best Kiteboarding
Size: 03.5m, 05.5m, 07.5m, 09.5m, 11.5m, 13.5m
Type: SLE
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Allround 4 strut SLE kite

Designers goals


  • High wind stability
  • Auto-relaunch capability
  • Responsive handling
  • Hooked-in surfing

With a reputation for surprising hang-time and great low end power it’s no wonder riders return to the Kahoona season after season. With more responsive handling, reduced bar pressure and best in class stability courtesy of revised canopy design and advanced materials, the Kahoona V4 is our most advanced Kahoona yet.

The Kahoona delivers the perfect mix of freeride, new school and wave riding performance. The V4 combines rock solid stability, smooth power delivery, endless depower and precise handling, making it the perfect kite for advancing your riding level, regardless of your preferred riding style.

The construction of the Kahoona V4 is both bomb-proof and lightweight at the same time. The introduction of a new Kahoona Plus model brings the convenience of EZ-Pump inflation to the Kahoona for the first time. With exceptional handling, performance and ease of use the Kahoona V4 is the perfect kite for improving your riding level.

Bar RP2

Best RP V2 barThe Red-Line Performance Bar V2 combines everyone’s favorite features and safety options into one unbeatable bar. Simple enough for anyone to understand, yet with enough versatility to satisfy even the most demanding riders, it’s guaranteed to set the standard yet again this season.

The push-to-release QR now comes in a Pro-Cuff version to eliminate accidental releases without increasing the minimum release tension. With only one moving part, the Click-It QR is easy to reassemble and designed to work consistently with a positive release action with release loads in excess of 150 kgs.

The under bar swivel has been improved with added drainage vents and low profile twist-tabs making it smoother to turn no matter how many loops you’ve thrown. Depower line wear is eliminated with the introduction of our new Sacrifice Insert System of replaceable low friction Delrin bar center inserts.

The RP-Bar V2 retains the dual center depower lines, stopper ball, redline and suicide safety options of the previous performance bar. The V2 is the perfect bar for riders of all levels who demand the most reliable and predictable safety system options and ease of use features.

New ultra soft, low profile molded bar ends with integral line winders help make those one handed loops easier than you expected and a new 3D grip pattern ensures you stay in contact with the bar however you ride.


Bar RP V2


Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2012
Brand: Best Kiteboarding
Size: 03.5m, 05.5m, 07.5m, 09.5m, 11.5m, 13.5m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 4
Colours: Various
Line length: 23m
Bar length: 47cm-52cm-57cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Best Kahoona v4 2012 09.5m
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air  
Personal page:
Water conditions:
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 20
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Kite size:
Most remarkable characteristics:
price quality
low end
Small rangeLarge range
up wind
user friendly
kite feedback
total depower
Some pressureTotal depower
slack line steering
GradualExplosive - 28.05.2012 at 19:19 hour
The best kahoona 2012 is à great allrounder. Well balanced characteristics. The most trustfull kite from the 2012 Best serie. Beginners will like the feedback and easy controle, intermediate riders can expect à good windrange. For allrounders the best 2012 kite serie. 
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Replys to this review

04.06.2012 at 13:33 hour Thijs Vunderink
Looks quite similar to the Best TS 10m, when I look at your testresults. What about hangtime?
09.07.2012 at 15:55 hour Stefarius
Hi Thijs, its softer in lift and boost. Power building in the flightline is more spread. Easy powercontrole and THE feedback makers de kahoona great for starters and cruissing intermediates.
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