Magazine Tests - Kites

The very latest kites tested by our test team. We test kites from all disciplines and for all levels of riding. Our test team have ridden thousands of kites and are the best in the business so they can tell you exactly what you need to know...

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The Kites

CORE GTS6

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

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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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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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Naish Dash Limited Edition

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

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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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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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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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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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Slingshot Raptor

The all-new Raptor gets its dose of 2020 tech for increased performance levels...

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RRD Vision MK6

The Vision is one of the most well-balanced kites our team have ridden this year...

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Liquid Force WOW4

Our test team enjoy the huge amount of drift in the WOW4

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Duotone Mono

Immaculately behaved and more power than it would have you believe... another thumbs up from the test team.

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Airush Ultra V2

Our test team find everything you'd want in a single strut kite with the Ultra V2

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FLYSURFER STOKE 

The Flysurfer team have put a lot of thought into the new edition of the STOKE.

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Odo K1

It's a solid start from Odo with their first all-round freeride kite

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Naish Triad

"A very accessible riding experience..." say our test team on the new Triad.

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CrazyFly Hyper 17m

Our test team find the new Hyper one of the most responsive kites they have ever flown...

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CrazyFly Hyper

Our test team find the new Hyper is a solid kite with a whole lot of lift at your fingertips...

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Naish Slash

Some impressive refinements on an already highly respected surf kite...

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Odo YO

Uncomplicated and plenty of power... the YO proves a good first entry for Odo

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Flysurfer SOUL

In the world of foil kites, the SOUL is the stand out kite for our test team right now

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Naish Dash 2019

Our test team find the new Dash puts the 'performance' into the performance freeride category...

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Slingshot Rally 2019

Our test team continue to rate the Rally as the delta kite of choice

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RRD Emotion Mk4

For lightwind foiling, the 4th incarnation of the Emotion is as good as it gets...

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