Kite Cleat line management tool with Kite Knife

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Two models available - Ceramic or Carbon:

 

Kitecleat ABS – Ceramic – SST (ACX-V2) A$29.99

With this ACX Kitecleat, you’ll :

– Have no need to untwist your lines any more,
– A helper to check your lines length balance,
– Be able to properly store the ends of your lines,
– And a durable, floating and efficient knife tool thanks to its ceramic blade and your practice of grasping and handling it.

Great for boat launching too!

Kitecleat Carbon – Inox (CRX-V2-PRO V2) A$59.99

With this CRX Kitecleat, you’ll :

– Have no need to untwist your lines any more,
– A helper to check your lines length balance,
– Be able to properly store the ends of your lines,
– And a durable, floating and efficient knife tool thanks to its ceramic blade and your practice of grasping and handling it.

Great for boat launching too!

Kitecleat - How to use

Session helpmate always in position (on lines or harness/board short), usage will rapidly become instinctive.

 

The concept

  • Line manager upside:
    – The idea for Kitecleat first came while practicing in cramped areas and on boats where the limited space made untangling of lines very difficult.
    – Not only is it helpful in tight spots but also in cold conditions, high tide, tall grass, pebbles or snow, as well as helping to avoid dangerous mistakes and oversights.
    – As the number and density of kiters rises, the line manager becomes an efficient and space saving tool for beginner to advanced riders alike.

  • Line cutter (optional) downside:
    – Very few are trained to properly use a kite knife leading to lost or rusted knives, which can be a bad surprise at the wrong time.
    – The incorporated ceramic blade doesn’t rust and, since the Kitecleat floats, is less easy to lose.
    – It is also more manageable in emergencies with quick, one-handed cuts of your own or even other riders lines, if necessary.

So why not designing a comfort & security accessory turning it in a navigation helpmate that you will use every session and then be quickly able to grasp it eyes closed ?
Kitecleat could so be the most reliable, durable (optional incorporated ceramic blade) and floating kitesurf knife boosting your own and others around safety.

  • Design:
    – Focused on maneuverability and security.
    – Very quick single hand use thanks to the return spring.
    – Allows for easy inspection to prevent line crossing or oversight connection (a known cause for accidents) prior to release from Kitecleat.

To resume, Kitecleat is a reliable and durable piece of equipment to make kiting easier and safer for you and others. No hurry, just efficiency!

 

Line manager function – To get used to it.


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Kitecleat makes it easier and so quicker:

  • Deliver your lines in position for kite / bar connection, no more untwisting of lines.
  • Suppresses the possibility of crossing two lines when connecting the kite to the bar (not so unlikely with wind above 25kts).
  • Save space in crowded spots or boats. When you unroll your lines it’s to take off in the same move.


Line cutting function – To upgrade your safety.

_MG_7698Becoming safer with use:

  • Remains close to you when kiteboarding allowing you to quickly cut a line in an emergency situation.
  • By grabbing and handling the Kitecleat each session for its lines managing function, you train for the event that you could meet one day, having to quickly cut lines in a bad situation.
  • To my knowledge, the only really durable (ceramic blade) line cutting tool with a leash (automatically dropped when well in hand).

Kite lines length balance check

Correct balanceAlways good to be done twice a year as it often has to be adjusted.

 


Ends of lines cleat – To store a neatly bar

_MG_7701Neatly bar storage, cleat for your line(s)

  • Allows you to neatly store the ends of your lines if you wish.
  • I advice at least the longest one to lock the Kitecleat in closed position.
  • Thus avoiding the appearance of small knots passed unnoticed (about 50% of kiters meet this problem one day).


Why thinking about launching a kite from a boat ?

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If this concept meet a sufficient public, I would like to develop the following ideas:

  • Develop a kite launching kit of material for anyone who would like to be able to quickly launch, control and bring back a kite for practice, learning or as alternative propulsion mode (that could be recycled/reconditioned one)  if needed (around the world trip, cruises,…).
  • Develop kite stays + discovery of sailing with skipper and kite teacher or possibly only one firmly anchored sail-boat on the spot for alone on board kiters for a price much lower than classical kiteboarding cruise. Also because that could be a good training before a real cruise.