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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Peter Lynn Escape V5

Light, responsive, and now with freestyle capability... V5 of the Escape is more fun than ever.

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CORE Sensor 2S

CORE's new Sensor Bar is a well-thought out upgrade on the original...

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CORE GTS4

Solid performance or big grunt boosting? We find the new GTS4 has much to offer...

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Blade Fat Lady

Our test teams take V4 of the Fat Lady for a spin...

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BWS AEneema

Our test team take the new BWS kite for a spin - and find a well engineered machine.

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2016 Ocean Rodeo Flite 8m

Ocean Rodeo's 8m high aspect, lightwind kite puts a smile on our face

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CORE Free

The new Free gives CORE's Universal series its dedicated wave-rider...

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2016 Airush Lithium

Airush's freeride mainstay remains a kite to be reckoned with...

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2016 Blade Skinny Boy

The 2nd Gen of Blade's light and fast wave kite doesn't disappoint...

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Ozone Enduro

Ozone once again produce a high quality, versatile kite in the new Enduro

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2016 Cabrinha Chaos

Our test team find a top end C-kite in the new Chaos...

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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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North Mono

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

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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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RRD Religion MK6

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

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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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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 North Neo

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

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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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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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Naish Pivot 2016

Our UK test team find the new Naish kite has plenty to offer...

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Liquid Force WOW 2015/16

Our test team find a new best friend in the new Liquid Force WOW

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