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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CORE Section 2

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

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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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Eleveight FS

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

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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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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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Naish Dash

We take the new Naish Dash for a spin... and find a definite 'kiter's kite'

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F-ONE Breeze

Our test team tap the Breeze as one of the best lightwind kites on the market

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Liquid Force Wow 2017

We find the new Wow is light, impressive and nicely refined...

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Cabrinha Radar

Our test team review the new Radar and find a solid, predictable and fun kite to fly

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North Neo 2017

With some ideal test days, our team enjoyed their time with the new Neo

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Blade Trigger 9th Gen

Still delivering plenty of oomph and hangtime, the new Trigger remains a strong kite

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Liquid Force NV

The NV takes over from the Envy... and we find an exceptional kite

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Slingshot Turbine 9m

White-knuckle fun... our test team enjoyed the new Turbine from Slingshot.

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RRD Emotion Mk2

Our test team find the new Emotion extremely versatile for such a powerful kite...

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Cabrinha Apollo

Our test team find a serious kite in the new Apollo, but also addictive and fun to fly

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F-ONE Bandit 10

Ten years on, the Bandit still cuts the mustard with our test team...

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Ocean Rodeo Roam

We find the new Roam well-balanced and well-built...

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Naish Slash

Tuned in and refined: Our test team give their verdict on the new Slash

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RRD Religion MK7

RRD's 2017 Religion gets the test team treatment...

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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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Slingshot Wave SST 2017

Solid, stable, smooth, powerful... The new Wave SST hits the mark.

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Cabrinha FX 2017

The best bridled kite of 2017? Our test team mark it as a contender...

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Naish Trip

Tested on board and on foil, we find the Trip has a whole lot to offer...

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Slingshot Rally 2017

Slingshot work their magic once again on the 2017 incarnation of the Rally...

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CrazyFly Sculp 2017

Our test team get to work on one of the first kitesurfing kites to ever be made in Europe...

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RRD Passion 2017

Our team find the new Passion as much fun as ever, and big in the boosts...

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Cabrinha Switchblade 2017

We find Cabrinha's 2017 Switchblade is smoother and livelier than its predecessor

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