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We have Fidget Spinners!

We couldn’t resist these Cool Fidget Spinners!  They come in a smart metal case, and have a centre Pokeball button that is interchangeable with other centre buttons.

They are a metal spinner, with a ceramic bearing, so they spin well!

Buy the spinner alone with Pokeball centre button.  $24

Or add an extra one, two or three buttons, to switch it up.  $5 each button.

Batman, Captain America and a Football buttons are available.

Get in quick as these will be popular!

Interested?  Contact Us:  Xtreme Imports Kapiti

Magnetic Construction

We recently received a Sample order of Magnetic Construction Sets.  Rods and balls connect magnetically to create the structure.  Then walls are added to really make the creation stand out.  These can be used to create Castles, forts, vehicles and more!

Excellent for open ended free play, eye hand co-ordination, creative thinking, and fine motor skills.

Ages 3+

We love them!

They will be available in 2 sets:

118 pieces          $30 (shown in photos)

268 pieces          $55

We have one set available at the moment (118pieces), and the shipment arrives at the end of June.  Taking pre-orders now.

Interested?  Contact us: Xtreme Imports Kapiti

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Sample Blocks

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We have been testing a few different products for kids lately.  These waffle weave blocks with animals look good, and past the toy test in our house.  These light weight plastic blocks connect in numerous ways to create objects and scenes, with animals and a man.

We have one set available at the moment and will order more in the future if they sell quick!

90+ pieces in the set.

Ages 3+

Priced at $35

Interested?  Contact us:  Xtreme Imports Kapiti

Wetsuit

We have just received a sample order of Mens 4/3 Wetsuits in M and Large.

Superflex material with seams glued and sealed.

The quality of these looks good.  They have no brand at the moment but will be Xtreme brand in the future.

Sizing

Medium.  

Height,170-176.

Chest 85cm

Waist 74cm

Hips 85

Large

Height 174-180

Chest 90cm

Waist 79cm

Hips 90cm

Priced well at $295.  A great value wetsuit in the sought after 4/3mm thickness!

Interested?  Contact Us:  Xtreme Imports Kapiti

 

Pattern Blocks

These great little blocks have been very popular in our house.  We have had hours of fun creating patterns, copying patterns and challenging each other to create new patterns.

We have a limited number of these pattern blocks available, and will get more in if interest is there.  Pattern blocks can be used in many different ways.  They can be used to make a pre-set pattern.  This is great to encourage development of Visual Analysis Skills.  Pattern books available for download and many different patterns can be found on the internet.

They are also a great tool for open ended play.  Where there is no set pattern, and your imagination guides what you create.

The pattern block sets we have available are in a set of 100 blocks.

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$19.95 for a set of 100 blocks

$39.95 for 250 blocks

Interested?  Contact us:  Xtreme Imports Kapiti

Paddle Boarding in the Surf – attempt No. 1

I have never Surfed. I have been on a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board a handful of times and love being out on the water. I have always enjoyed water sports, and when my partner wanted to SUP in the surf I had the “Why not” attitude.
How hard could it be? You are already standing on the board, so all you need to do is line up the wave and GO!

Needless to say it was a lot harder than I thought.
Tip number 1. Pick a day with small surf and not many people around while you are learning.
Our first day had bigger surf than I was comfortable. I managed, but didn’t get off my knees the whole session. I got practice paddling out through the surf and manoeuvring the board in the surf.
The second day was much smaller surf and I was much more comfortable. I got on my feet and this was important as it felt so wobbly to start, but this quickly improved the more time I spent standing on the board. When paddling out through the surf, if it was bigger than I was comfortable with I would still drop to my knees. The SUP’s are amazing at going over waves tho!
So I felt ready to catch my wave! Here is a photo series of what happened!


Falling off the back.

This happened again and again.  The minute I was lined up with a wave and ready to catch it, I would feel the wave pick me up, then I would run off the back of the board!

I have since discovered this was most likely because I was not sliding one leg back and bending that knee, while keeping weight evenly distributed.  I was tending to lean back which meant I fell off the back!

Will get back out there soon, and update later.

Beginner Stand Up Paddle Board

This awesome little Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) is a lot of fun for all the family.  Easy to handle and manoeuvre we had trouble getting our boys off it out in the surf.  Super easy for them to catch a wave and ride in to shore.  Even getting up on their knees.  In flat water they will be able to stand and paddle.  I will give it a go as well!

Priced at $395 this is a very economical way to get the kids out on the water having fun in both surf and flat water.

Interested?  Contact Us:  Xtreme Imports Kapiti

Big Air Update

Sorry about the late notice.  We would love to hold the Big Air this weekend.  But we don’t think Lyall Bay is the ideal location for a Kitesurfing event.  So we will be holding it on the next Windy Sunday at Seatoun, Mana or Petone.  Fingers crossed for the 5th March!

Thanks for your patience.

Remember to register here if you are thinking about entering, or can help out on the day!  Wellington Kiters Big Air Registration

Big Air Update

Everyone get their wind dance on!  We want to run a big air comp and we want to run it this Sunday!  Yesterday the forecast looked like a no go, but today the forecast is looking a lot more promising.  There is a northerly predicted in Wellington so we are thinking Seatoun has potential at this stage.  Watch this space for updates.  All going well, see you at Seatoun at 11am on Sunday.

Register here:  Wellington Kiters Big Air Registration