Game Changing Technology

Everything is possible

That’s why we, at Harlem, didn’t budge for the impossible triangle all kite producers are facing:

  • Designing kites and wings that provide ultimate performance,
  • Having the ideal material to build them, and
  • A production process that can construct these ideals.

    Our mastery lies in defying the systemic constraints of the production methods still used by all other brands. Allowing us to balance optimal weights and the perfect stiffness. Behold the symphony of aerodynamics as weight finds its equilibrium, forging a new standard that will undoubtedly be followed.

When we talk about design, we’re not only talking about looks, but also about

PERFORMANCE

TECHNOLOGY

that will revolutionise the scene

01

Pro Weld - Seamless Leading Edge

Unlike all the other kites out there that are put together by sewing and stitching, The Force is a game-changer. See, sewing and stitching makes holes that can make the kite weaker. Then, to fix that, they add more material, and that makes it heavier. But with The Force, things are different. It takes away those weaknesses and makes every welded part super strong. What's cooler is that each weld adds more stiffness, letting you handle the wind like a pro. That's why we call it The Force – it's all about mastering the breeze.

No need for crazy difficult and expensive materials here. We've taken a completely new approach to making kites. By using welding, we craft kites and wings that are crazy light. This means when you're up in the air, it feels like you're floating – smooth and easy. You'll pull off tricks you never thought possible and push your boundaries like never before.

  • Our leading edge panels are welded together instead of stitched. Giving you 20% lighter kite and a 30% increase in torsional stiffness than other performance kites such as performance kites from other brands still using the normal techniques.
  • Rapid steering impulse provides an exquisite steering feel that ensures you stay in perfect sync with the elements.
  • The lightness of our kites enables them to take flight early and ascend rapidly after a kiteloop, propelling you to new heights of excitement and performance. 
  • The use of a new, lighter, and stiffer fabric enhances the responsiveness to your every steering input, granting you unparalleled control over your kite.
02

Digital Printing

All kite designs these days use screen printing, but we're not fans of that at Harlem. You see, whatever you put on one side, you have to balance out on the other. It's like adding unnecessary weight that disconnects you from the wind as you ride. Enter Digital Printing – the solution for the next generation of kites. With this, we create the lightest kite possible while giving you top-notch control. Oh, and guess what? It opens up a whole world of design options. So, you can rock a style that's as slick as you want it to be.

When you blend all these game changing goodies together, our kites serve up an epic experience that's like leveling up your kitesurfing skills by ten notches. Trying out this kite left no doubts. Cruising on The Force is like becoming one with it. Everyone who hopped on this kite disembarks with the same sensation: 'this is something else'.

03

Sustainability

These revolutionary methods are not only liberating our designs from the constraints of the past but also paving the way for a more sustainable future. By leaving behind the old techniques, we reduce waste and maximize efficiency, ensuring that each kite embodies perfection.

This is how we do it:

  • Increasing usage of recycled materials up to 90% until 2029;
  • Decreasing logistics and distances (100% less air freight and 100% less intercontinental container freight for sourced materials)

European Craftsmanship

We've embarked on a journey to create the ultimate kite, with as much components as possible sourced from Europe. Picture this:

- Canopy from the artistic hands of France.

- 100% recycled webbing created in Germany

- 100% recycled threads meticulously crafted in Austria.

- Our bladder raw material is 25% bio-based. Just imagine, it's built from plants that are rich in carbohydrate such as corn or sugar cane. How cool is that?

We surely hope more brands will follow this path and embrace a shorter journey from source to innovation. It’s time to change the tide.

Solar-Powered Precision

Our factory operates 100% on solar energy, infusing your kite with not just superior performance, but an eco-conscious ethos that rides the renewable wave.

Digital Eco Printing

Our revolutionary Digital Eco Printing technique uses 4x less water than traditional methods.

04

Customisation

Let’s be honest. Most kite designs are not that special. Let alone customisable. You know why. Adding a name, logo or design was only possible by stichting it on your canvas. Thereby breaking the carefully crafted balance it was designed to have. Digital printing makes this an issue of the past. And it allows you to look however you want. We are starting off with vast set of customisation options, full costumisation is just around the corner. Want to be sailing a kite with your face, company logo or the Mona Lisa on it? NOW you can. 

Harlem Kitesurfing has exclusive access to this new technique of Digital Printing. This allows us not only to create kites that are way lighter and stiffer, and thereby better performing. It also allows you to look how you want to. Because with Digital Printing, customisation is not an issue anymore. But an opportunity to shine.

01

Pro Weld - Seamless Leading Edge

Unlike all the other kites out there that are put together by sewing and stitching, The Force is a game-changer. See, sewing and stitching makes holes that can make the kite weaker. Then, to fix that, they add more material, and that makes it heavier. But with The Force, things are different. It takes away those weaknesses and makes every welded part super strong. What's cooler is that each weld adds more stiffness, letting you handle the wind like a pro. That's why we call it The Force – it's all about mastering the breeze.

No need for crazy difficult and expensive materials here. We've taken a completely new approach to making kites. By using welding, we craft kites and wings that are crazy light. This means when you're up in the air, it feels like you're floating – smooth and easy. You'll pull off tricks you never thought possible and push your boundaries like never before.

  • Our leading edge panels are welded together instead of stitched. Giving you 20% lighter kite and a 30% increase in torsional stiffness than other performance kites such as performance kites from other brands still using the normal techniques.
  • Rapid steering impulse provides an exquisite steering feel that ensures you stay in perfect sync with the elements.
  • The lightness of our kites enables them to take flight early and ascend rapidly after a kiteloop, propelling you to new heights of excitement and performance. 
  • The use of a new, lighter, and stiffer fabric enhances the responsiveness to your every steering input, granting you unparalleled control over your kite.
02

Digital Printing

All kite designs these days use screen printing, but we're not fans of that at Harlem. You see, whatever you put on one side, you have to balance out on the other. It's like adding unnecessary weight that disconnects you from the wind as you ride. Enter Digital Printing – the solution for the next generation of kites. With this, we create the lightest kite possible while giving you top-notch control. Oh, and guess what? It opens up a whole world of design options. So, you can rock a style that's as slick as you want it to be.

When you blend all these game changing goodies together, our kites serve up an epic experience that's like leveling up your kitesurfing skills by ten notches. Trying out this kite left no doubts. Cruising on The Force is like becoming one with it. Everyone who hopped on this kite disembarks with the same sensation: 'this is something else'.

03

Sustainability

These revolutionary methods are not only liberating our designs from the constraints of the past but also paving the way for a more sustainable future. By leaving behind the old techniques, we reduce waste and maximize efficiency, ensuring that each kite embodies perfection.

This is how we do it:

  • Increasing usage of recycled materials up to 90% until 2029;
  • Decreasing logistics and distances (100% less air freight and 100% less intercontinental container freight for sourced materials)

European Craftsmanship

We've embarked on a journey to create the ultimate kite, with as much components as possible sourced from Europe. Picture this:

- Canopy from the artistic hands of France.

- 100% recycled webbing created in Germany

- 100% recycled threads meticulously crafted in Austria.

- Our bladder raw material is 25% bio-based. Just imagine, it's built from plants that are rich in carbohydrate such as corn or sugar cane. How cool is that?

We surely hope more brands will follow this path and embrace a shorter journey from source to innovation. It’s time to change the tide.

Solar-Powered Precision

Our factory operates 100% on solar energy, infusing your kite with not just superior performance, but an eco-conscious ethos that rides the renewable wave.

Digital Eco Printing

Our revolutionary Digital Eco Printing technique uses 4x less water than traditional methods.

04

Customisation

Let’s be honest. Most kite designs are not that special. Let alone customisable. You know why. Adding a name, logo or design was only possible by stichting it on your canvas. Thereby breaking the carefully crafted balance it was designed to have. Digital printing makes this an issue of the past. And it allows you to look however you want. We are starting off with vast set of customisation options, full costumisation is just around the corner. Want to be sailing a kite with your face, company logo or the Mona Lisa on it? NOW you can. 

Harlem Kitesurfing has exclusive access to this new technique of Digital Printing. This allows us not only to create kites that are way lighter and stiffer, and thereby better performing. It also allows you to look how you want to. Because with Digital Printing, customisation is not an issue anymore. But an opportunity to shine.

CHANGE THE TIDE