Life’s better when you’re riding Nobile!
The world of kiteboarding is changing in front of our eyes. After a decade of dynamic growth, it now enters the next and more professional stage. It is visible in the level of the kiteboarding industry – both in event organization and industry infrastructure. The competitor’s and rider’s skills are becoming higher and higher. The tricks are more powered and complicated than ever. It requires a lot of hard work from our engineers in R&D to stay ahead of these changes and deliver the best products to suit each riding style. This is why Nobile is searching for innovations, using the best materials and the latest technology at every stage of of the design process. The new 2016 “Earth and Spaces” collection is full of novelties. We believe it will meet all rider’s expectations.
While creating boards for 2016, we though not only of our competitors, but also of all kiteboarders out in the market. Thinking about all local heroes around the world, we re-shaped the NHP line and T5 boards and took them to the next level. These boards will help you get there! In cooperation with our beautiful female riders, we improved and extended our women’s line by adding the women’s 50/Fifty model dedicated for wakestyle riding. Our splitboard line is a bestseller, but we didn’t stop improving it. Here is good news for all travelling by plane with their equipment: not only do you not need a whole cumbersome quiver of gear, we also made our W-connection even stronger and easier to assemble. Just use our bags, specially designed for travelling with split boards, and save some excess baggage fee cash for nicer spending on your kite travels. We also didn’t forget the importance of the connection between the rider and the board. For 2016, we are introducing a completely new lightweight, and ergonomic IFS -Integrated Footpad System. Your feet will be very happy and comfortable!
Nobile Kiteboarding – Earth and Spaces Collection 2016
Our “Earth and Spaces” collection show off just how exceptional Nobile boards are. Our new designs are modern while at the same time boasting energy, style and elegance. They are an essence of the latest trends and are created in accordance with the Nobile brand philosophy. The “Earth and Spaces” collection consists both of real pictures and visions full of fantasies. Take a look at the top of the Earth line – computer-processed satellite images of unique places, magnified on the base in the form of the picture’s pixels. The Spaces design is made of abstract geometrical forms. The new spaces are transferred into the boards in accordance with our predispositions.
The Earth line was created based on satellite images – transformed graphically and also simplified. In close-up, the elements creating the landscapes seem to be an abstract picture. However, when we look at them from a distance, we have an impression of observing the world from a bird’s eye view. Then we able to recognize the image – consisting of the pieces of our planet. We show it as seen from above. Additional graphic elements define its individual character and purpose. The base of each board refers to a zoomed image, and dynamic perspective change.
What are the “Spaces”? These are the gateways to new dimensions of emotion, fun, passion and extreme sensation. These are new spaces we transferred into by the boards, chosen in accordance with our predispositions. Each board has different characteristics, depending on the purpose and the level of riding. The patterns used in this collection are properly adjusted to each board in order to show their individual features. The illustrations of 3D worlds are made of minimalistic geometrical 3D elements. These spatial creations deftly balance on the edge between the reality and the abstraction. The designer’s titbit is the fact that the 3D effect has not been achieved by the chiaroscuro, but by the flat, colourful, single-value colour splashes. These are truly unique boards with modern and unusual design. There are no other boards like them.
Nobile – leaders in design and construction innovation since 1994
We independently manufacturer our boards in our Poland Factory so that we can can be in control of the start to finish design and manufacturing process. The Nobile Factory (NBL Sport) is a family-owned company, established in 1994. Our philosophy and work is based on passion and depth of knowledge. There are thousands of winter and summer sports fans riding on the products made in our Bielsko-Biała (Poland) factory. We have almost 8,000 square metres of production facilities, 130 experts employed, and we are equipped with high-level solid machinery – using the best materials and our patented technologies. Our Nobile Kiteboarding team in “Nobile Sports” is well educated, keen in sports, and uses modern solutions in client services and sales. We could not do any of it without our Nobile brand fans, so thank you for your patronage over the years!
Nobile Kiteboarding Timeline:
In 2003 Nobile factory build the first prototype of the kiteboard to utilize the snowboard technology. First prototypes were made in snowboard moulds and featured a snowboard shape.
First Nobile branded kiteboards are being produced. Astonishing quality and outstanding performance of Nobile kiteboards build around the Human Concept philosophy.
Nobile presents complete board collection to the market. The line consist of 2 models: 666 and 555 available in different sizes. Innovative construction featuring technologies developed by Nobile, such as Elliptical Progressive Concave (combines the added advantages of both the flat bottomed board and the concave shape. The tail area of the board is flat allowing increased flex for comfort and smooth turning whilst the centre section of the board has up to 5mm of concave providing earlier planing, extra rail grip and a smoother ride), 3D Construction or Hydrodynamic Rocker Line combined with extraordinary quality quickly makes the brand one of the world’s top kite brands.
Nobile introduces world’s first 100% snowkiting dedicated board. Board features Nobile’s patented Snake Transition technology and advanced flex management system.
Nobile introduced IFS – Integrated Footpad System significantly increased comfort and functionality for the rider. IFS allowed to eliminate the major source of discomfort in riding – the twist at the fixation point, whilst offering the maximum adjust ability.
Nobile introduces it’s first line of kites (555 and NHP), as well as in-house designed control bar and fulcrum. Nobile’s all new Fulcrum De-power loop was the industries first 100% molded Quick Release. Nobile fulcrum can be easily disassembled and put together with just one hand
Nobile introduces the Pre Stress technology as the evolution of the 3D Construction. Pre-stress allows the board to be loaded with energy during production. Storing the energy inside the board makes it a bit more stiff and much more torsion resistant, which results in astonishing POP. Pre-Stress technology also allows us to build thinner and lighter boards, yet still more durable
Infinity, super durable and light wave board featuring tip-to-tail 100% wood core is introduced to the market.
Nobile „Click&go” tool-free mounting standard. It takes just a few seconds to mount/demount fins with your bare hands. A screwdriver is no longer necessary. Nobile presented IFS Pro. Comfortable and ergonomic connection between the rider and the board. Footpad is equipped with shock-absorbing air chambers that reduce the impact of the stroke when landing and helps to protect body and knees
Nobile introduces split and carbon line premium kiteboards. The Nobile Splitboard line is designed for anybody looking for exceptional comfort on the water and when travelling. This boards feature 20% more flex than the standard models, which results in a smoother ride and super soft landings. Each Nobile Splitboard can be packed into your usual quiver or travel bag in seconds.
RC2000 Snowkite awarded best snowkite in the World (ISPO Award). Race Snowkite is designed for riders who are not afraid of speed, and have the desire to win every race. Patented APS technology provides extraordinary grip, both on the toe and heel-side edge, even on icy and hard-pack conditions, and allows you to hold more speed, especially when going upwind.
Nobile introduces „2nd generation of W-Connection” – stronger and better performance.