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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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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Duotone Rebel

A familiar feel under test for the 'new' Rebel... but with some slick refinements

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Cabrinha Moto

The all-new kite from Cabrinha gets a big tick in the freeride department...

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Liquid Force P1

This solid new kite in the Liquid Force range proves super-fun and reliable with our team...

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Ocean Rodeo Roam

Our test team find a true surfer's surf kite in the new OR Roam...

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CORE Nexus

It's official: The new CORE Nexus is one of the best kites we've ever tested...

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Slingshot RPM 2018

We find Slingshot's 2018 version of their American warhorse remains an extremely effective kite

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Naish Slash

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

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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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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 Contra 2018

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

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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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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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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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Nobile T5 2017

Our test team find a lot of wave and freeriding goodness in the new T5

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Flysurfer PEAK3

We dig the PEAK3, and can't wait to get her in the snow...

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CrazyFly Tango 2017

Our test team are taken by the clear evolution of the Tango

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Ocean Rodeo Stick Shift

We find the new bar from Ocean Rodeo is a well thought out piece of kit...

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