Engineered to make wave-riding and learning as fun and effortless as possible, the Kima features state-of-the-art, user-friendly technology. Whether you want to truly rip the surf like a surfer or you’re totally fresh to the sport, the Kimaᴵᴵᴵ makes kiting effortless!
The kite of choice for schools, this lightweight, 3-strut kite offers direct, quick and intuitive handling, along with lightning-fast auto relaunch. Designed to feel like an extension of your body, the self-stabilizing Kimaᴵᴵᴵ features a no-stall design, user-friendly handling, smooth power development, and enormous depower. Learning intermediate tricks and boosting come naturally with the Kimaᴵᴵᴵ. Plus, you can even steer the kite while it’s depowered, which reduces kite crashes and shortens the time it takes to master the art of kite flying.
Designed to let you focus on riding and the surf — not on the kite — the Kimaᴵᴵᴵ promises the most epic wave-riding sessions. Quick and responsive, this easy-to-fly kite provides the ultimate blend of crisp control, ideal placement in the wind window, and maximum down-the-line drift. Capable of keeping you exactly where you want to be on the wave for the ultimate “park-and-surf” experience, the Kimaᴵᴵᴵ gracefully idles above while you charge the surf top to bottom. Primed for strapless or strapped-in riding (hooked-in or unhooked), the Kimaᴵᴵᴵ is truly the King of Wave riding.
Ideal for beginners to advanced, the Kimaᴵᴵᴵ offers light bar pressure and incredible upwind performance.
The Kimaᴵᴵᴵ provides dual setup options:
Rip-It Mode — ultra-low bar pressure, tight turns, smooth power development, more reactive on input.
Freeride Mode — low bar pressure, increased kite feedback, powerful turns, unmatched drift, extra boost and hangtime, aggressive kiteloops.
Built to take a beating, the Kimaᴵᴵᴵ features nothing but the highest quality materials, inside and out. The kite feature Double Ripstop SBS101 canopy material, state-of-the-art DK160 Dacron from Challenge Sailcloth, Teulfelberger Dyneema OL2 bridle and attachment lines, and added Insignia Tape for rock solid construction. Plus, you can expect faster pack-up with the new Dual Inflation & Deflation Valve and wingtip dump valve, while our No-Clone Design insures optimal performance for each kite size.
A rare breed, the meticulously crafted Kimaᴵᴵᴵ promises accelerated learning and empowering wave-riding performance — a kite you can both begin with and go pro on. World-class performance that you will never outgrow.
RIDER PROFILE: Our most user-friendly, high-performance kite, the Kimaᴵᴵᴵ ideal for everyone from the total beginner to the intermediate rider to the advanced wave rider!
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SBS 101 DOUBLE RIPSTOP CANOPY MATERIAL
Twice the rip-stop for next-level performance and durability.
CHALLENGE DK160 DACRON
Strong, stable, lightweight and durable, our DK160 Dacron from Challenge Sailcloth (USA) features industry-leading technology designed specifically for ZIAN.
All areas vulnerable to stress and scuff are reinforced with 420 D STPU material for maximum protection.
DOUBLE CANOPY AREAS
Double layer of ripstop in key high-stress areas for enhanced integrity and longevity of the canopy.
ULTRA-REINFORCED LINE ATTACHMENTS
Stitched and reinforced like crazy to ensure a fail-safe construction.
INSIGNIA TAPE ON CLOSING SEAM
Insignia tape on every closing seam ensures a resolute bond of materials.
LEADING EDGE CLOSING SEAM
Taped and triple stitched, ZIAN’s leading edges feature state-of-the-art construction.
Engineered into the leading edge with serious reinforcement, ZIAN’s Super Struts provide distortion-free canopy support.
0.10mm TPU BLADDERS
Simply the toughest, highest-quality bladder on the market.
14mm interconnected inflation for quick-and-easy pump up and pack down. Airlocks allow for isolation of struts, or if you want to deflate the leading edge only.
WIDE-MOUTH INFLATE VALVE
Wide-mouth inflation valve for quick, fatigue-free setup.
DUAL INFLATE/DEFLATE VALVE
Dual Inflation and Deflation valve for quick, fatigue-free setup.
TRAILING EDGE BOOSTER
Extra-wide Dacron trailing edge minimizes flutter for maximum performance, enhanced strength, and extended lifespan.
Trailing edge battens for unwavering stability and supreme performance.
TEUFELBERGER DYNEEMA BRIDLE & ATTACHMENT LINES We use Dyneema’s OL2 lines for bridles and attachments from Teulfelberger (Austria) ensuring maximum strength and minimal weight.
With our male-female connectors, it’s impossible to hook up the lines backwards and risk an accident.
Block pulleys for hassle-free performance.
Sakai Techfibre (Japan) is home in the top end acrobatic paraglider and spinnaker fabrics which are manufactured exclusively by Sakai Ovex in Japan. For their SBS101 double ripstop kite canopy they use high tenacity polyester yarn manufactured by Toray Japan exclusively for Techfibre. Toray Japan is a multinational corporation specialized in polymer chemistry. This makes SBS101 the ONLY full Japanese canopy on the market. The canopy production is based on a new process that gives multiple benefits over conventional canopy. The quality consistency from batch to batch is of a level we have not seen before. Special attention is taken to avoid “chalking” of the canopy after some use, a visual problem seen on many kites on the market. Rather than one sided coating, SBS101 has adopted a double sided multilayer coating technology for longer airproof canopy