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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Airush Lithium V13

A confidence inspiring sheet-and-go marvel, with sportive handling and a playful nature, that can be used across twintip, wave and foil disciplines.

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Ocean Rodeo Rise A-Series

This is lean, mean and commands respect, requiring a switched on and high-level rider who isn’t afraid to chuck a kite (as well as themself) around.

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F-ONE BANDIT S3

This is everything a front running wave kite should be – sprightly, highly mobile, smooth, versatile, and simple to use.

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Eleveight RS V5

We were very impressed with the RS, a light kite with a quality feel, clear pluses and no compromises in performance.

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Gin Spirit

An all-round, closed-cell foil kite that's easy to fly and comparable to an inflatable kite – a very impressive showcase of this segment of the market.

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Airush Ultra v4

A well-received lightweight kite amongst freeride foil aficionados, that will also hold its own as a wave kite.

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Cabrinha Drifter

Drifter by name, drifty by nature - now with adjustable LE hang points for onshore and offshore modes.

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Slingshot SST V6

Ben Wilson brings a fresh and experienced set of eyes to the new V6, the most significant redesign in the product line’s legacy.

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Airwave Koala 5m

Replace your LEI quiver with a couple of Koalas and enjoy wider wind range, smaller pack size, no pump and equitable performance.

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Duotone Juice D/Lab 13m

Duotone have pulled off a pioneering lightwind masterpiece with a commanding use of the Aluula material.

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Reedin Supermodel V2

Now fine-tuned to make it even more universal, user-friendly and dynamic. A perfect kite to span disciplines.

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 Cabrinha Switchblade

The Switchblade’s generous hangtime and floaty characteristics show why this 5-strut kite is so reliable.

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Airwave Koala 8m

This predominant paragliding brand step into the world of kite design and bring some fresh ideas to kite engineering.

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Cabrinha Contra

Say hello to the highly sought-after smaller sized Contra - notably smooth, nimble and lightweight.

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F-ONE Bandit S2

Focused on waveriding with numerous tweaks, F-ONE bring you their next-gen Bandit S2.

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Slingshot RPX

Now leaner and meaner, the RPX is a great update of a kite with a formidable lineage.

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Eleveight XS

The XS is a 5-strut kite, honed extremely well for Big Air focused performance riding.

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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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