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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Cabrinha Nitro 03

DATE TESTED: 2023

An all-new, mid to high-aspect five-strut kite catering for Big Air, and the quickest and snappiest Cabrinha kite we’ve ever ridden.

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Naish Boxer 2023

DATE TESTED: 2023

A single-strut kite designed to perform in the lightest of winds possible, remaining playful and responsive in multiple disciplines.

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North Code Zero 2024

DATE TESTED: 2023

The second incarnation of this single-strut kite shows improvements in every performance sector, particularly in handling.

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CORE XR8

DATE TESTED: 2023

This iconic kite has had some major upgrades giving it the perfect balance between a freeride kite and a Big Air winning machine.

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Slingshot Code v1

DATE TESTED: 2023

Slingshot has created something special in their brand-new kite, the Code, which will suit a range of riders and conditions.

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Nobile The One V2

DATE TESTED: 2023

A mono-strut kite engineered to excel in the realm of lightwind freeriding by delivering a playful, predictable experience.

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Duotone Neo 2023

DATE TESTED: 2023

This iteration has been so finely tuned for wave riding that it truly heightens the overall experience of being on a wave.

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CORE Section 4

DATE TESTED: 2023

The now nippier Section 4 remains at the crest of wave offerings available and is a kite you will instantly tune into.

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Cabrinha Drifter 03

DATE TESTED: 2023

This year’s heavily revised Drifter is agile, refreshing and crisp in its performance, with new materials and technical elements.

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CrazyFly Hyper 2023

DATE TESTED: 2023

CrazyFly have done a great job of modernizing and aligning the high-performance Hyper with the latest Big Air trends.

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Reedin SuperModel HTF

DATE TESTED: 2023

This multidiscipline kite now boasts a new approach to frame construction, for increased performance and rider progression.

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Eleveight RS V7

DATE TESTED: 2023

This freeride multidiscipline kite suitable for all levels of rider now has a much bigger wind range thanks to its updated profile.

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Cabrinha Contra 03

DATE TESTED: 2023

If you like to cruise even when the wind drops, the powerful Contra in sizes 13, 15 and 17m is a fine vehicle to choose.

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North Orbit 2023

DATE TESTED: 2023

Now honed to near perfection, allowing you to push your Big Air riding and progress with confidence in high-wind kiting.

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Naish Pivot S27

DATE TESTED: 2023

A stable, forgiving performance machine that will take your riding to the next level... the ultimate kite for pushing your limits.

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Cabrinha Moto X 03

DATE TESTED: 2023

Now with a new shape and new materials, the Moto's new more reactive nature will please the freeriding multi-discipline rider.

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