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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Naish Slash

We find the new Slash is well-engineered and performs beautifully...

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Cabrinha S-Quad

We find no compromises in the latest incarnation of the S-Quad...

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CrazyFly Bulldozer

Our test team like to ride hard... the new Bulldozer got full approval.

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Slingshot Mixer

Comfortable, fast, exciting... Our test team enjoy the new Mixer.

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North Rebel

Our test team have an epic experience with the new Rebel...

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CrazyFly Sculp

Looking for the next level? The new Sculp will get you there...

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Naish Pivot

A fun kite and a KOTA winner. No wonder our test team dig the new Pivot...

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F-ONE IC6 850 Foil

If you're looking for the perfect foil package, look no further...

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RRD Passion MK9

It's a thumbs up from the test team on the new and improved Passion...

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Ozone Reo V4

Looking to step up your wave game? We can recommend the new Reo...

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Cabrinha XCaliber Wood

The reputation of the XCaliber lives on in its new format...

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RRD Salerosa V4

There's performance on tap within RRD's new Salerosa board...

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SU-2 Prorider TM, EcoLine Construction

With extreme eco-credentials, the new SU-2 Prorider isn't just a fun board to ride...

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Lieuwe Shotgun

Our test team take on the high speed, big air member of the Lieuwe family

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Cabrinha Contra 2018

The new Contra remains as impressive as ever to our test team

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CrazyFly Raptor LTD Neon

CrazyFly's rework of one of their most popular boards in the range has paid off...

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Naish Global 2018

Pure surf performance and reliable as ever. Our test team approves of the new Global...

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F-ONE BANDIT V11

Smoother and easier to fly. Nothing but good marks for the new Bandit from our test team...

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North Jaime 2018

The new incarnation of the Jaime remains a refined ride that continues to deliver the stoke...

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Slingshot Angry Swallow 2018

Post-test, the Angry Swallow remains one of team's favorites...

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North Speedster Combo

The Speedster hits a perfect balance of accessibility and performance

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Slingshot SST 2018

For the ambitious freeride/wave riders amongst you, our test team can recommend the new SST

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CORE Section 2

It was already impressive. But with a few tweaks the new Section got even better...

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Liquid Force WOW V3

Our test team find the WOW V3 to be one of the smoothest kites they've ever flown...

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TEN Pinna

New Dutch brand TEN jump fly of the blocks with a strong and enjoyable offering...

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Cabrinha Radar 2018

Perfect for starting out... and much more besides. We test the new Radar.

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Eleveight FS

Aspiring freestylers take note... there's a new kid on the block!

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RRD Bliss V5

Supremely comfortable, super accessible... and a cruising machine. Our test team dig the new Bliss...

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Nobile 50/Fifty 2018

Aesthetically alluring and still lively and fun... we test out the new 50/Fifty.

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North Dice 2018

We put the new Dice on test and find a more refined and incredible kite...

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RRD Emotion MK3

Well balanced, well engineered and a joy to ride. So say our test team...

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Airush Union III

We put the new Union on test and find a kite that's up there with the best of the best...

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Cabrinha Switchblade 2018

We spend some time on this KotA winning kite... and find it full of power.

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CORE XR5

Our test team find plenty of big air under the bonnet of the new XR5...

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F-ONE Furtive

Ready to be scared and excited in equal measure? We check out the Furtive...

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Naish Boxer

We give the Naish Boxer a test flight and find it perfectly tuned and full of all-round performance

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Flysurfer STOKE

Our test team find plenty of powerful performance in Flysurfer's latest offering

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North Mono

The Mono returns with less struts but more enjoyable than ever...

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RRD Juice V4

Our test team find the 4th incarnation of the Juice fully delivers...

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