Magazine Tests

Every issue we test the latest and greatest gear from across the kitesurfing sphere. We have test teams in Europe and the US with years of riding and industry experience to provide the very best gear reviews.

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CORE GTS6

The GTS6 is a true evolution of the model, perfect for extreme wind.

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Naish Gecko S25

The Gecko gobbles up short chop for breakfast, much like its reptilian namesake devours mosquitoes.

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Ocean Rodeo A-Series Roam

The solid performing Roam wave kite is now even better thanks to a new ALUULA airframe material.

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F-ONE Bandit 2021

A formidable performance freeride kite with improved Big Air credentials.

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Slingshot Phantasm 633 and Dwarfcraft 120

The wait for this new full carbon foil system from Slingshot has been well worth it.

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Mystic Stealth

A spectacular harness - Stealth by name and stealth by nature.

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Ride Engine Elite Carbon V6

Incorporating Ride Engine's latest showpiece - the Unity spreader bar.

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Naish Pivot S25

This Big Air winner continues to be a performance crossover masterpiece in the Season 25 model.

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Duotone Neo SLS

Incorporating PentaTX material, Duotone introduce an exciting new formula for kite design.

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Ion Riot Curv 14 harness

A great high-end hardshell harness with the option to use their Quicklock Hook.

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Reedin Super-E

This board will help take you to new heights just like Reedin's Kevin Langeree.

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F-ONE Magnet Carbon

A gamechanger for strapless freestyle, it will have you kiting like Mitu Monteiro in no time!

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CORE Choice 4

A beautifully crafted high-end all-rounder that will guarantee you a comfortable ride.

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Naish Dash Limited Edition

Providing a very satisfying ride, with striking limited edition graphics for extra oomph!

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CrazyFly Pure

CrazyFly pitch it as the lightest foil board on the market - one to be excited about.

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Naish Hover 112 + Kite 810 Hydrofoil

An excellent setup for the ambitious intermediate to expert freeride kite foiler.

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RRD Universal Foil

Suitable both for beginner foilers and those wanting to take their skills to the next level...

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Slingshot UFO

A possible gamechanger? Our test team give their verdict on Slingshot's new kite foil offering...

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CORE Nexus 2

As ever, CORE's thorough attention to detail has pushed the Nexus forward...

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Reedin Supermodel

Our test team find the Supermodel an outstanding start from the new brand...

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CrazyFly Cruz 690

This is foiling as it should be in 2020 - say our test team about the new 690...

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RRD Vision Y25 (and Global bar)

Our test team discover an insanely well-built and luxurious kite in the new Vision

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Flysurfer Sonic

An a fresh, fun, and more accessible version of the Sonic

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Duotone Pro Fish

Duotone take their surfboard line up seriously indeed, and the Pro Fish brings something different to the party...

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RRD Poison LTD

The new Poison proves to be a boosting machine...

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Naish Hero

Naish prove yet again that a lot of careful thinking goes into their products, not least with the redesigned Hero.

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Slingshot Ghost

Slotting into its remit perfectly - another great Slinsghot innovation appears on the market.

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CORE Section 3

An excellent wave kite gets even more refined...

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North Orbit

An inspiring and solid kite from North with the high performance and high boosting Orbit.

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CORE XLITE

Our test team have a lot of time for CORE's new dedicated hydrofoil kite...

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F-ONE Bandit S

Our test team try out F-ONE's new 'surf edition' Bandit S...

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Slingshot SST V5

Dependable, obedient and safe but with some nice power boosts tucked away. A solid result for the SST.

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Naish Switch

Naish's new 'two boards in one' Switch gets a workover by our test team.

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GIN Marabou

A positive start for GIN's brand new hybrid kite that ticks a lot of boxes...

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Duotone Rebel

With the new Rebel, our test team enjoyed one of the smoothest kite flying experiences on the market.

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North Carve

A new beginning for North, that sees them hit the ground running with an impressive new wave kite in the Carve...

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Cabrinha Switchblade

Our test team find the 2020 Switchblade to be more reactive, more comfortable...

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CORE XR6

The XR6 continues the XR lineage as a straight-up boosting machine...

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Naish Pivot

Pure design genius is the feedback from our test team on the new Pivot...

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