A KITEBOARD FOR WOMEN:
Why we design a kite board specifically for ladies

Women's kiteboarding

On average, women are lighter and shorter and have smaller feet.

Why we need a board specifically developed for women?

In general, we women are lighter and shorter than men. Designing a board particularly for women means to adjust its technical parameters based on our physical differences.

As a result, handling and manoeuvring the board becomes easier, and we can enjoy longer kiting sessions. Therefore, progress is faster, and we have more fun

the lightest kite board for women

Our women's kite board is much lighter than men's kite boards.

LOWER BOARD WEIGHT

We develop our kite boards with an average female kiter in mind—that is, a kiter who is 20-30 cm shorter and 20-30 kg lighter than the average male kiter. (Yes, it's just an average).

To achieve the same level of riding comfort that male kiters experience, we have adjusted the outline, thickness and length of the board. This means that the board’s weight changes as well.

The weight of a kite board should stand in direct correlation to the rider’s body weight. Therefore, in most cases women's kite boards should be lighter than men's versions.

A lighter kite board ensures less tiring kiting sessions—from carrying the board on the beach to manipulating the board in the water, from learning new tricks to manoeuvring the board while in the air.

what is the right stiffness of women's kie board

Men's kite boards are much stiffer than what we require for our weight.

THE STIFFNESS

The stiffness of a kite board dictates how much the board will bend. The board’s stiffness will directly affect your pop, your landings, and how smooth you can ride in chop (read more about stiffness and other features here).

Most female kiters who ride men's boards in smaller sizes experience problems with their knees. Men's boards are designed with a rider weighing between 70 and 100kg in mind; therefore, men’s boards are much stiffer than what is necessary for a rider of lower weight.

"For my partner (80kg), the board will behave differently than for me (60kg). He will be thrilled with the snappy pop and the soft landing, and he will stay on the water for ages. I, on the other hand, feel my knees after the first few jumps, and my legs burn after a few minutes in choppy water.

Because I love kiteboarding, I still enjoy my session, but not as much as I could with a more suitable board. Certainly, I won't progress as fast as I will with the right kite board."

Kiteboarding -Binding for women that fits

Bindings that fit are a real game-changer—for riding, jumping, and landing.

BINDINGS THAT FIT

No one would enjoy walking around in shoes three sizes bigger than their feet. To have bindings that fit is not a luxury; it is a necessity, if you want to feel confident and progress at a quicker pace.

Women's kite boards come with smaller bindings that match your foot size. Compared to the one-size-fits-all bindings on men's boards this is a real game-changer:

  • Your will ride with more confidence, since you can use your feet more efficiently during turns, slides, upwind riding, and so on.
  • When jumping, you are less likely to lose your board in the air.
  • Because your feet have full support, you will land more tricks.
women's kiteboards - not only pink and flowery

Few brands offer amazing women’s designs that are stylish without being pink and flowery.

More than a pink or flowery design on a men's kite board

For design-conscious male riders, the possibilities are endless when choosing a board. However, women's kite boards mostly feature pink or flowery graphics.

Some brands simply “shrink and pink” their boards: they produce them in smaller sizes, change the graphics to pink, and call it the “girl version.” Such a board may appear women-specific, but in terms of its performance it is in fact a far cry from a woman-specific kite board.

Few brands offer amazing women’s designs that are stylish without being pink and flowery. 

BIG BLUE KITEBOARDS - women's kiteboarding

No more losing your kite board in the air while jumping, thanks to bindings in women’s shoe sizes.

BIG BLUE BOARDS - women's kiteboarding.

BIG BLUE Boards is the first women-only kite board brand.

We bring equality to kiteboarding by offering high-quality equipment specifically designed for women.

Contact us:
E-mail us
to: info@bigblueboards.com
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"WE EMPOWER YOU TO THRIVE IN EACH KITE SESSION!"

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