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...

Filter by Product Type and Year

The Kites

North Orbit

An inspiring and solid kite from North with the high performance and high boosting Orbit.

View Test >>

CORE XLITE

Our test team have a lot of time for CORE's new dedicated hydrofoil kite...

View Test >>

F-ONE Bandit S

Our test team try out F-ONE's new 'surf edition' Bandit S...

View Test >>

Slingshot SST V5

Dependable, obedient and safe but with some nice power boosts tucked away. A solid result for the SST.

View Test >>

GIN Marabou

A positive start for GIN's brand new hybrid kite that ticks a lot of boxes...

View Test >>

Duotone Rebel

With the new Rebel, our test team enjoyed one of the smoothest kite flying experiences on the market.

View Test >>

North Carve

A new beginning for North, that sees them hit the ground running with an impressive new wave kite in the Carve...

View Test >>

Cabrinha Switchblade

Our test team find the 2020 Switchblade to be more reactive, more comfortable...

View Test >>

CORE XR6

The XR6 continues the XR lineage as a straight-up boosting machine...

View Test >>

Naish Pivot

Pure design genius is the feedback from our test team on the new Pivot...

View Test >>

Slingshot Raptor

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

View Test >>

RRD Vision MK6

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

View Test >>

Liquid Force WOW4

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

View Test >>

Duotone Mono

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

View Test >>

Airush Ultra V2

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

View Test >>

FLYSURFER STOKE 

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

View Test >>

Odo K1

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

View Test >>

Naish Triad

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

View Test >>

CrazyFly Hyper 17m

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

View Test >>

Naish Dash 2019

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

View Test >>

Slingshot Rally 2019

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

View Test >>

Duotone Rebel

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

View Test >>