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2008 Best Waroo
Kite and Bar.
The 2008 Waroo is the perfect kite for any rider
and any discipline. It turns faster, jumps higher, loops
tighter, hangs longer and now chases waves better than
ever before. The 2008 Waroo will outperform both your
expectations and the competition. It is not just the
best value for the money; it is the
best Dacron/Rip-Stop SLE kite on the
Completely redesigned to make it even better than
before, the 2008 Waroo will allow you to progress
further than you ever imagined, no matter which style of
riding you prefer. The product of three years of
continuous development, every aspect of the 2008 Waroo
has been reworked in response to customer feedback to
deliver the perfect do-anything, ride-anywhere kite,
ensuring that it will be the best selling SLE kite on
the market for the third year running.
The 2008 Waroo’s super easy handling and big surf
ability has been enhanced by our new VP2 front bridle
system. The VP2 short-throw front pulley system
optimizes load distribution between the wingtips and the
center of the LE, giving a more stable kite that can be
ridden deeper into the wind window. With increased
depower, VP2 gives maximum wind range from reduced bar
travel and increases turning response without any
increase in back line pressure.
VP2 delivers huge improvements in handling,
stability and turning speed for the 2008 Waroo, enabling
us to simplify the back line attachment set-up, giving
you the most direct bar connection to your kite. For
2008 we have added multiple rear line configurations
giving you total control of turning speed, power
delivery and depower. Now you can dial-in your new Waroo
perfectly for wherever and however you ride.
Freestyle riders will love the easy big-air, rock steady
unhooked handling, fast kite-looping and light bar
pressure of the 2008 Waroo. Newly revised canopy
profiling and shaping make the 2008 Waroo the perfect
choice for riders looking to maximise their riding
progression. After just one ride we are sure you will
agree, it is the best Waroo we have ever made.
Big wave surfers will die for the 2008 Waroo’s
surf-tough build quality and absolute reliability, there
is no better Dacron and Rip-Stop kite to rely on when
you are cutting back on the face of an overhead wave or
charging down the line. Improved Canopy Framing
Technology, an all new Load Flex LE seam and our laser
cut Solid Airframe Construction guarantee that the Waroo
is the toughest kite you have ever ridden. Nothing else
Beginners looking for an easy handling kite with
light bar pressure, amazing stability, maximum depower
and the easiest relaunch in its class need look no
further than the 2008 Waroo. Our new VP2 bridle and
wingtip shaping endows the 2008 Waroo with lightening
fast relaunch and improves upon its legendary stability.
Custom Tune options allow even a total novice to dial in
their preferred handling style for maximum enjoyment in
all riding conditions.
The 2008 Waroo comes loaded with more must-have
performance features than ever before, and all with the
outstanding build quality that you have come to expect
from Best Kiteboarding. The 2008 Waroo is unquestionably
the kite with best value for the money you will ever
own. No other kite offers the blend of versatility,
performance, superb handling, and outstanding build
quality. And, none come close to this price point. The
2008 Waroo is simply head and shoulders above the
competition, but do not take our word for it – one ride
will tell you all you need to know.
2008 Waroo: Do anything, ride everywhere.
2008 Waroo: Performance Features.
VP2: The new 2008 Waroo LE bridle and depower system
deliver more than just increased depower from reduced
bar travel. A captive short-throw front pulley system
optimizes load distribution between the wingtips and the
center of the LE, giving a more rigid and stable kite
that delivers less pitching movement, ensuring maximum
stability regardless of depower. VP2 makes the Waroo
2008 the most stable SLE on the market.
Standard Inflation System: For riders who value
simplicity over convenience and simply want the best
bang for their buck, the 2008 Waroo still comes with a
standard inflation system.
Moderate Aspect Ratio: For 2008 the Waroo has an
all new moderate aspect ratio design. A reworked
projected area and larger wingtip control surfaces
deliver a more responsive kite for freestyle riding and
unhooked surfing. With a smaller turning circle and
smoother power delivery throughout a kiteloop the ’08
Waroo is the kite you have been waiting for to advance
Canopy Framing Technology: Crashing your kite is
a fact of life. The 2008 Waroo is the only freeride kite
designed with Canopy Framing Technology, the ultimate
reinforcement system. The entire perimeter of each
canopy panel on the 2008 Waroo is supported with a
continuous curved reinforcement zone, isolating the
canopy from impact loads and improving on the legendary
build quality of the 2007 Waroo.
Solid Airframe Construction: New for 2008, all LE
strut joints are laser shaped and cut, then reinforced
with Kevlar tape. There is no better way to connect the
leading edge to the struts. Our construction gives the
stiffest and lightest airframe available. This helps
make the 2008 Waroo the fastest turning and most
predictable SLE you will ever ride.
Load Flex LE seam: For 2008 the Load flex seam
receives mark cloth internal reinforcement along with
additional stitch reinforcement. Our unique three layer
webbing-taped LE seam ensures the strongest LE on any
inflatable kite. There is simply no stronger or cleaner
Custom Tune Options: Rig and ride it your way.
With our direct rear bridle setup you can rig your 2008
Waroo for any blend of turning speed, depower and bar
pressure. From unhooked riding to freestyle to big wave
surfing, we are sure you will find a setup option that
suits you perfectly, no matter where or how you prefer
Teijin Rip-Stop Canopy: If you want to cut
corners you can buy cheaper fabric, but you certainly
can not use anything better. We only use Teijen Rip-Stop
for our canopy material, as there is no better Rip-Stop
Dacron Wing Tip Panels: Multi-layer Dacron
wingtip panels distribute turning forces for unmatched
responsiveness and enable self launching without risk of
damage. Increased surface area at the wingtips gives
greater turning movement and our curved wingtip profile
improves aerodynamics and eliminates vortex-induced
Woven Spectra Serviceable Pulley Lines: 4mm,
woven and abrasion-resistant pulley lines; easily
replaceable for minimum down time.
Ronstan™ High Load Pulleys: Precision Ronstan tm
pulleys provide friction-free depower action, and
combined with our new VP2 bridle design they deliver
unbelievable depower and wind range for riding in all
TE Battens: Precision tolerance fibreglass
battens support the trailing edge canopy section,
smoothing the airflow over the trailing edge. Improved
aerodynamics ensures faster turning and silent
manoeuvring, while our smooth pocketed mark-cloth
construction delivers outrageous durability.
CFT Reinforced Trailing Edge: Like all kites in
our ‘08 range, the 2008 Waroo benefits from our
exclusive CFT reinforced trailing edge, which provides
razor sharp turning response and unbelievable handling.
CFT gives the Waroo unmatched durability, even if you
leave your 2008 Waroo lying on the beach for days or
weeks on end.
Surf Tough Build Quality: Our unique Canopy
Framing Technology, LE Load Flex seam, fully taped
canopy and Solid Airframe Construction come together to
deliver the most proven and trusted kite construction
package in the industry. There is simply no kite built
Highest Quality Materials: The 2008 Waroo uses
only the best available materials and construction. When
we can not find what we need to make the best kites in
the world then we develop and design it ourselves, like
the precision parts for the EZ-pump™ inflation system.
2008 Waroo: Tech Specs
VP2 BRIDLE SYSTEM: Maximum depower and outrageous
EZ-PUMP™ TOTAL INFLATION SYSTEM: Practical simplicity
and rapid inflation.
MODERATE AR DESIGN: Modified plan shape and profiling
for faster turning and improved unhooked handling. The
new canopy profile delivers even easier relaunch and
CANOPY FRAMING TECHNOLOGY: The new standard in
durability and protection keeping your kite perfect,
session after session.
LOAD FLEX SEAM: The toughest and cleanest LE seam in the
industry is also rotated out of the way behind the LE to
improve under canopy airflow.
CUSTOM TUNE: Rig your kite for the way you ride with
custom depower, handling and turning speed options.
PROFILE SHAPER BATTENS: Improved aerodynamics and
stability across the entire wind range.
TRAILING EDGE BATTENS: Smoother airflow and zero
canopy-flutter in all conditions.
HARMONIZED ARC: Optimized blending of lift and control
surface delivers fast turning, easy handling and
TEIJEN RIP-STOP CANOPY: Lightweight trusted performance
with high UV resistance from the world’s leading
FLUID POCKET CANOPY PROTECTION: Flat-locked edges on all
canopy protection and batten pockets delivers zero line
ABC CANOPY SCUFF PROTECTION: Ultra-durable, upper canopy
protection. Strategically placed ABC guard cloth
protects the canopy and leach line from the worst the
beach has to offer.
ABC STRUT PROTECTION AND BLADDER END CAPS: ABC cloth
with enlarged Velcro fastening protects the strut ends
and keeps the bladders locked in place.
MAXIMUM DEPOWER AND SAFETY: Built-in safety and depower,
perfect for beginners and seasoned kiters alike.
STRUT TIP SLIDERS: Flexible strut tip protection, to
stop your lines from getting wrapped around the strut
ends no matter what you do with your kite.
REPLACEABLE BRIDLE CENTERS: User replaceable bridle
centre sections, improved durability and easier
servicing means more time on the water enjoying your new
CFT REINFORCED TRAILING EDGE: Exclusive Canopy Framing
Technology includes a reinforced trailing edge that
provides razor sharp responsiveness and unmatched
SOLID AIRFRAME CONSTRCUTION: Unique laser cut precision
and construction for the best built airframe available.
HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS: Only the highest
specification materials make it onto any ‘08 Best kite.
SURF TOUGH BUILD QUALITY: Our unique Load Flex seam,
solid airframe construction and Canopy Framing
Technology combine to bring you the best built and most
durable kite on the market.