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2012 Best Kahoona V4



Perhaps the most popular kite we have ever offered, the Kahoona delivers the perfect mix of freeride, new school and wave riding performance. The v4 now offers a PLUS version that offers the convenience of EZ pump. Check out all the new Kahoona has to offer:

Kahoona Features:

  • Auto-relaunch
  • High Wind Stability
  • Mini Bridle
  • Redline Safety System
  • Reduced Aspect Ratio
  • Plus Version adds EZ Pump

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 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.

When wave riding, the Kahoona v4 serves up its best attributes, combining incredible downwind drift, precise steering response and huge depower, whether you're going down the line or being chased by the white foam close out. The Kahoona v4 allows you to perform the latest unhooked new school tricks. The effortless relaunch motivates you to learn new moves and gives supreme confidence to wave riders who simply have to be able to relaunch their kites before the next set comes in... it's the perfect partner to use with any of our surfboards.

The construction of the Kahoona v4 is both bomb-proof and lightweight at the same time. The introduction of a new Kahoona + 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.

See also: Best 2012 TS 50% Off Sale!

2012 Best Kahoona Plus (+):


Kahoona Plus adds EZ Pump single point inflation. Kites include stuff sack, backpack and pump. Redline Control Bar is sold separate.

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Qty: Kahoona V4 Plus 3.5m - Sale $349 (reg: $799)

see Kahoona v5 Plus Sale for more bargains!

2013 Best Redline Performance Bar v2:

See Redline Bar v3 sale for control bars.

If you have a color preference please specify your 1st, 2nd and if you want, 3rd color choices in the comment section of the order form. We will contact you if none of those are available. You can also call us at 800-969-6199 or use our contact form to check colors.



Some manufacturers offer you 90 days warranty cover. Some brands make a big deal of giving you extended warranty cover that doesn't even last a full season. At BEST we offer the longest and fairest warranty in the industry. We give you a lifetime guarantee that everything we make will be free from material and manufacture defects for as long as it is owned by the original purchaser.

Kahoona Wind Ranges:

best kahoona wind ranges

Detailed Kahoona Features:

Swept Wingtips:

The Swept Wingtip design of the Kahoona V4 allows for a unique combination of exceptional low end power, high depower and maximum stability. The Kahoona blends favorable traits from both C-kites and SLE kites to provide an exceptional riding experience for kite surfers of all skill levels.

Quad Strut Design:

The leading edge shape and highly swept back wingtips of the Kahoona allowed the R&D team to remove the center strut from the airframe: with one less strut in the air the Kahoona is able to turn faster, with less drag, and fly in less wind than would be possible with a five-strut layout.

Air-Aid Materials:

New high performance fiber coatings on both Ripstop and Dacron materials maximize strength and increase handling responsiveness. With reduced material elongation under load the new V4 kites are the crispest handling and most responsive designs we've ever made.

New Needle Leading Edge:

As simple as it sounds, using a brand new needle every time you start to build a new leading edge isn't standard practice in the industry - but it's the best way to build the strongest kite possible and that's why we build the Kahoona V4 this way.

3D Kevlar Airframe:

Kevlar reinforced airframe construction for maximum precision, durability and minimum weight. All leading edge and strut joints on your kite are laser cut, 3D shaped and Kevlar tape-reinforced. Sure it takes a little longer and costs a little more to build kites this way, but there is no better way to connect the leading edge to the struts.

Hidden Bridle Patch:

By placing the LE attachment points on the inside of the kite rather than on the exposed outside of the leading edge, we've been able to reduce the potential for snagging seam edges and fraying the LE Dacron. For snow-kiting and all-terrain riding it is the obvious choice.

Flat Pack LE Barrel Seams:

The new Flat Pack LE Barrel Seams contribute to the strongest LE construction we've ever made. Removing the overlap between segments has created a stronger and lighter LE construction with enhanced stiffness and torsion load handling for even greater responsiveness and durability.

Canopy Framing Technology:

Crashing your kite is a fact of life. That's why the perimeter of each canopy segment in every kite we make is supported with a unique reinforcement zone: isolating the canopy from impact and crash loads. CFT is a unique approach to the tasks of distributing shock loads across the canopy of your kite and you'll only find it on Best kites.

Custom Tune:

Allows you to adjust the turning speed and bar pressure to your personal preference. Dial in more feedback for unhooked steering response and down the line riding ability, or set the back lines for reduced bar pressure and maximum depower.

Load Flex Seam:

The tip-to-tip leading edge seam on all of our kites is triple stitched and the inside is fully taped with a Mark cloth strip for maximum strength. All internal barrel seams are smooth taped to protect the bladders from any ridges of stitching. The Load Flex Seam design provides additional support to the leading edge helping to provide maximum strength and stability to your kite.

CFT Reinforced Trailing Edge:

All of our kites benefit from our exclusive CFT reinforced trailing edge. Adding CFT to the leech line helps provide razor sharp turning response and unmatched durability. CFT helps reduce the damage incurred by leaving kites flapping in the wind.

Kevlar Elbows:

Reinforced, abrasion resistant leading edge elbow patches provide greater resistance against handling and launch/land damage. All-terrain use and snow kiting has never looked so attractive.

Surf Tough:

Surf Tough describes how we build in the absolute highest quality with every kite that we make. There are no shortcuts to great performance and lasting durability. We take pride in each and every kite that we make and that's why you will find Surf Tough features on every one of our inflatable kites.

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