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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2016 Wainman Joke

Our test team find the new Joke smooth and forgiving but with plenty of pop....

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2016 Nobile NHP Split

Although reworked for 2016, our test team find the new NHP Split a fun, fun board

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CORE XR4 LW

Our test team take CORE's new 'session saver' lightwind XR4 out for a spin...

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2016 RRD C.O.T.A.N

Our test team find the new C.O.T.A.N. truly comes alive in the waves...

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North Mono

We find great range in the new, one strut addition to the 2016 North line up

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Wainman Cruzer

Our test team finds a wolf in sheep's clothing in the impressive new Cruzer

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AXIS Division

Our test team find that the new AXIS twin tip has much next-level potential...

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2016 CrazyFly Raptor

Our test team find the new CrazyFly Raptor somewhat of a smooth operator...

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2016 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy

We take the new Prodigy to test, and find a kite full of fun...

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Liquid Force Focus

Our test team find a smooth and controlled ride in LF's progressive Focus board

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2016 Naish Monarch

We take the Naish Monarch for a test, and discover a top end board with explosive pop...

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North Pro CSC

Our test team get on the water with the new North Pro CSC

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RRD Religion MK6

Our test teams find the new RRD Religion still retains that magic touch...

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2016 Cabrinha Ace

We take Nick Jacobsen's weapon of choice for a test drive...

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2016 Slingshot RPM

We get our hands on the new RPM, and find a confident kite that's supremely versatile

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CORE Bolt

We test the new twin tip and find another board from CORE that lives up to the hype

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Liquid Force Legacy

Inspired by the LF Influence, the new Legacy doesn't disappoint our test team...

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2016 Naish Park HD

We find the new Park kite is crisper, more tuned in, and lives up to the hype

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2016 Peter Lynn Fury

The new Fury is no less than a 5-strut powerhouse...

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2016 AXIS Vanguard

Another quality offering from AXIS as we put the new Vanguard under test

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2016 F-ONE Trax HRD Lite Tech

Once again, F-ONE deliver a board that's a pleasure to ride...

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2016 Best Roca

Best's new three strut kite will appeal to fans of the Kahoona, and those who like to boost...

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2016 North Neo

Refinements to North's premier wave kite keep it in the top tier

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2016 RRD POP

RRD's super-grippy snub nose lives up to its name...

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2016 CORE Choice

The new CORE Choice provides a fast, light option for the wakestylers amongst us...

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2016 Slingshot Angry Swallow

Another successful and innovative evolution of Slingshot's wave boards

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2016 Cabrinha Switchblade

Cabrinha's attention to detail is as on point as ever...

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Wainman Rabbit 3.0 Smoke 9

TheKiteMag test team find the new Rabbit a joy to fly...

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CORE Section

CORE's entry into the 'wave-specific' market is a good one...

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2016 Slingshot Wave SST

The new surf kite from Slingshot isn't lacking in power...

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2016 North Vegas: Hadlow Edition

Aaron's signature model is found to be super accessible...

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Flyboards Radical5

Our test team get comfortable on the Radical5...

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2016 CrazyFly Sculp

We find the new Sculp is a great evolution of its predecessor

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2016 Ozone Reo

One of the original wave kites just got better... and lighter.

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Liquid Force Solo V2

Our UK test team report back on the new and well-refined Solo

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Slingshot Rally

Our test team find the new incarnation of the Rally to be on point...

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Nobile T5

The new Nobile wave/freeride kite leaves our test team very impressed...

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Airush Union

Results from our UK test team as the new Airsuh kite gets a workout...

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Ozone Zephyr

Ride results are in as our test team take Ozone's latest big kite for spin

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