Tech Focus: Ozone Edge V11

The Edge is THE free ride and big air kite from Ozone, and it just got an update. We chatted to designer Rob Whittall about how the Edge V11 achieves its impressive performance. Read more in this Tech Focus feature!

Articles | Issue 92

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Competition
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Editorial
In a departure from our usual kitesurfing subject matter, we address an important topic; Russia's invasion of Ukraine. We stand by Ukraine. We do not support war. Read the statement by editor Crystal Veness in Issue 92.
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Take Your Pick
Your choices matter in kiteboarding. Whether it's who you voted for in our Readers Awards, what gear you spend your money on, or how you engage with rider and brand content online, your decisions fuel the industry. Read more, and hear from your Readers Awards winners in this IKSURFMAG feature by editor Crystal Veness!
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Riding to Explore: An Alpine Expedition
The climate is changing, glaciers are melting, and new lakes are continuously emerging. On an expedition that spanned the Alps, the Andes, and the Himalayas, Armelle Courtois and Martin Thomas are on a mission to highlight the effects of climate change. Read about their experiences kitesurfing in these incredible alpine environments right here in IKSURFMAG!
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Tech Focus: Duotone - EVO & EVO SLS 2022
The Evo has been the ultimate all-around kite in the Duotone lineup for 15 years. With the recent addition of the Evo SLS, you might be wondering what the key differences are. We spoke to designer Ralf Grosel, who filled us in on what sets the 2022 Evo SLS apart, and which kite might be right for you. Find out more in this IKSURFMAG exclusive!
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Tech Focus: Eleveight Master Range
The Eleveight Master, a high-performance twin tip designed with freeride and freestyle in mind, has been refined for 2022. With both a standard and premium construction in the range, which Master will help you master your session? Find out what sets them apart in this Tech Focus piece!
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Tech Focus: Ozone Edge V11
The Edge is THE free ride and big air kite from Ozone, and it just got an update. We chatted to designer Rob Whittall about how the Edge V11 achieves its impressive performance. Read more in this Tech Focus feature!
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Tech Focus: The Airush Approach
What does the development cycle of a new kite product look like? Clinton Filen, Airush Brand Director, takes us behind the scenes, giving us some insight on just how many people and how much time it takes to bring a new product to market. Find out more in this Q&A!
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Insight: Karlie Thoma
From humble beginnings in Hawaii to the newest face on the North Kiteboarding International Team, Karlie Thoma is living life her own way! In this Insight feature, Jen Tyler catches up with this Maui-based daredevil. Get to know all about Karlie and what inspires her in this exclusive IKSURFMAG interview!
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Winds of Change
After 10 years as a professional athlete, Therese Taabbel is riding the winds of change. With new gear and new goals, she heads off to Sri Lanka to start a new chapter. Naturally, a trip to the tropics isn't complete without an unexpected twist! Join Therese in paradise in this IKSURFMAG exclusive!
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Technique
Spice up your basic manoeuvres with these stylish tweaks by Christan and Karine! In Issue 92, start things off strong with a snazzy Twin Tip Beach Start. Ready for a fun challenge on the water? Our Technique team teaches you how to perfect your Hooked Pop From Toeside to Heelside. Level up your riding with these exclusive IKSURFMAG guides!
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On The Fly
In a round-up of the latest industry news, this issue, we go behind the scenes of the newest kiteboarding film on Netflix, Into The Wind. The World Class Kiteboarding Academy fills us in on their semester in South Africa, and we visit the hottest new spot on the GKA tour, Salinas del Rey. That's not all! Hear travel updates from your favourite pros and up-and-coming talents as they session worldwide. It's all right here in On The Fly!
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New Perspectives
Known as one of the windiest and most challenging kite spots in the world, Cape Town has an irresistible allure. So, when Johanna-Catharina Edin needed a break from the pressures of the competition scene, South Africa's sandy shores were calling! Did she find the answers she was looking for on her trip? Find out!
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Tried and Tested
We've managed to get our hands on some of the newest kit available from Cabrinha's 02 Collection, along with the latest Duotone kites to receive the SLS upgrade! On the accessories side, we've got the latest premium harnesses from Ride Engine and Ion on test. Read on to find out what our testers thought of the all-new 2022 equipment!
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Lightroom
A collection of the best photos with nowhere else to go! Check out Lightroom Issue 92!
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The Interview: Tom Bridge
In this issue, we caught up with the legend himself, Tom Bridge! Hear about how this talented athlete rider has built an impressive international career, from how he got started to his World Championship hopes, thoughts on Red Bull King of the Air, and more in this exclusive IKSURFMAG interview!
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Masters of Snow
The Serre Chevalier Vallée saw some epic snowkite action during the latest World Snowkite Masters a few months ago. What is snowkiting freestyle, and what does an event in this category look like? Find out what went down - and up - in the French Alps in this exclusive IKSURFMAG article!
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Movie Night
Been too busy kiting to catch up on the latest kiteboarding movies released online? We're here to help! Movie Night features the most popular videos on our website over the past two months, as voted by our readers. Which ones made the cut? Tune in to find out!
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