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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Airush Lithium V13

A confidence inspiring sheet-and-go marvel, with sportive handling and a playful nature, that can be used across twintip, wave and foil disciplines.

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Ocean Rodeo Rise A-Series

This is lean, mean and commands respect, requiring a switched on and high-level rider who isn’t afraid to chuck a kite (as well as themself) around.

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F-ONE BANDIT S3

This is everything a front running wave kite should be – sprightly, highly mobile, smooth, versatile, and simple to use.

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Prolimit Vapor Steamer Free-X 6/4 Thermal Rebound

This 6/4mm is light, flexible, and provides luxurious heat, making winter a more tolerable experience.

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Eleveight RS V5

We were very impressed with the RS, a light kite with a quality feel, clear pluses and no compromises in performance.

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Gin Spirit

An all-round, closed-cell foil kite that's easy to fly and comparable to an inflatable kite – a very impressive showcase of this segment of the market.

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Airush Ultra v4

A well-received lightweight kite amongst freeride foil aficionados, that will also hold its own as a wave kite.

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Cabrinha Drifter

Drifter by name, drifty by nature - now with adjustable LE hang points for onshore and offshore modes.

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Slingshot SST V6

Ben Wilson brings a fresh and experienced set of eyes to the new V6, the most significant redesign in the product line’s legacy.

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Airwave Koala 5m

Replace your LEI quiver with a couple of Koalas and enjoy wider wind range, smaller pack size, no pump and equitable performance.

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Manera Meteor Magma 5/4/3

The Magma is Manera’s premium range, and is a stylish suit that looks and feels quality and built to last.

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Duotone Juice D/Lab 13m

Duotone have pulled off a pioneering lightwind masterpiece with a commanding use of the Aluula material.

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Reedin Supermodel V2

Now fine-tuned to make it even more universal, user-friendly and dynamic. A perfect kite to span disciplines.

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Prolimit Pure Vapor

An uncompromised combination of comfortable and supportive that still looks elegant and technical for the ladies.

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Prolimit Mercury TR Freezip Steamer 4/3mm

Cold water is no match for this luxurious and exceptionally flexible suit.

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Manera Eclipse

Fuss-free with extra freedom of movement… elegant and stealthy minimalism.

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Manera Seafarer Steamer 4/3mm

With so much technology design in this suit you’d be challenged to find anything superior at the price point.

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Ion Nova Curv 10 Select

Impeccable flex. Stealthy colorways. Lightweight. Versatile…

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ION AMAZE AMP

A work of art in itself; this warm and protective wetsuit ticks all the boxes.

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 Cabrinha Switchblade

The Switchblade’s generous hangtime and floaty characteristics show why this 5-strut kite is so reliable.

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Airwave Koala 8m

This predominant paragliding brand step into the world of kite design and bring some fresh ideas to kite engineering.

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Cabrinha Contra

Say hello to the highly sought-after smaller sized Contra - notably smooth, nimble and lightweight.

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F-ONE Bandit S2

Focused on waveriding with numerous tweaks, F-ONE bring you their next-gen Bandit S2.

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Goodboards Amnesia Pro

A forgiving twintip with enough load and pop for Big Air. Good is an understatement.

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Slingshot RPX

Now leaner and meaner, the RPX is a great update of a kite with a formidable lineage.

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Eleveight XS

The XS is a 5-strut kite, honed extremely well for Big Air focused performance riding.

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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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