At Gin Kiteboarding, the Spirit is their all-around freeride foil kite. Use this kite on the water, out in the snow or on the land… you choose! This versatile closed-cell foil kite is a fantastic choice offering easy handling with great low wind flying capabilities whilst also performing efficiently in high winds for the smaller sizes. Light and easy to…
We’ve recently tested the Egoist, which was a solid performer from Gin. We’ve now got our hands on the second version of the Cannibal; it has undergone some significant changes in design and style for this release. The Cannibal 2 is a high-performance open C 5-strut kite. We see some new construction and design features in the new Cannibal 2;…
After Gin’s departure from the kite scene a few years ago, they came back last year with the new Cannibal, which was an excellent kite. For 2015 they have added the Egoist to the range, a freeride do-it-all kite with an emphasis for wave riding. The Egoist has 3 struts, with quite swept-back wingtips. There is a neat and compact…
After a brief hiatus Gin Kiteboarding have returned to the market place, and it’s good to see them again. The Swiss brand were popular in the past amongst the more discerning rider looking for something a little different that was built to exacting Swiss standards. For the relaunch of the brand they have a new kite, the Cannibal. It’s a…
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The First Track Lab is a research and development facility based in the middle of the mountains in Verbier, Switzerland. Here, they do everything related…
4 months ago
Go behind the scenes with the First Track Lab, a cutting-edge research and development facility nestled in the picturesque mountains of Verbier, Switzerland. Discover how…
5 months ago
We’re stoked to announce we’re on for the third IKSURFMAG & Tonic Mag Demo Weekender on the 9th, 10th & 11th of June 2023 at…
6 months ago
What a vibe - Tiana Laporte riding with the 18 s.q.m. Boom V2 in St Blaise, Switzerland. Kitefoiling in almost no wind is like dancing…
6 months ago
THIS IS INSANE! Monica Ballus doesn't take no for an answer, she embodies strength and perseverance and definitely pushes herself way out of her comfort…
7 months ago
In 2022, Gin Kiteboarding became an official supporter and kite supplier for the SP80 project, which consists in shattering the current world sailing speed record…
8 months ago
With the winter season well underway, let's get some snowkiting in! However, choosing the right kite for snowkite can be challenging. The Gin Kiteboarding team…
9 months ago
Watch the 2022 Lepanto Formula Kite Europeans full documentary right here!
9 months ago
A week of kiteglamping in the Ksivarsi wilderness area sounds like the best adventure ever! Watch Mika, Ari & Jaakko take on an adventure that…
11 months ago
Gin Kiteboarding's Mika, Ari & Jaako head out for a snowkite adventure in the Käsivarsi Wilderness, the second-largest wilderness reserve in Finland. (English version dropping…
12 months ago
Nothing beats a solo sunset session...
12 months ago
You're in luck if you missed the Formula Kite Swiss Championship 2022 because we've got the highlights right here!
With a history that goes back to the 1970s, kitesurfing has been around, in some form or other, for almost 50 years; can you believe it?! In this feature, we've put together a timeline of the key points in our kiting history, including the development of the sport, competitive achievements, pop culture, and unforgettable acts by some of our top riders. Enjoy IKSURFMAG's 100 Moments!
What's new in the kitesurfing world? On The Fly is your place to catch a quick update on the latest news. This issue, find out about Harlem's game-changing new kite, take a look at travel to the Bahamas, hear about Evan Klijn's latest moves, and go sailing in Sardinia with Tanguy Nef. It's all right here in On The Fly!
On The Fly is the place to go to catch up on the latest industry news! Find out what's happening at the upcoming C Kite Festival in Mauritius, get to know breakout wave rider Sophia Abreu, and catch this season's most inspiring video release, The Art of Adapting. Don't miss out on the latest news from Gin, Ride Engine, and Airush Kiteboarding. It's all right here in On The Fly!
We've been following the SP80 project since the start, excitedly awaiting the team's attempt to break the world sailing speed record using a giant kite attached to a trimaran. We caught up with the development team to see how the project is going in this Q&A!
Big waves, big air, Brazil sessions, and kiting in blizzards; it's all right here in On The Fly. We've wrapped up the latest news from your favourite brands and riders. Stay in the know with On The Fly!
The Arctic Circle is a destination that, for most, is a distant thought. After all, who would want to go kiting in -30°C?! Well, we found someone who did: Monica (Nika) Ballús. In this interview, we find out all about Nika's incredible experience in Lapland...
The kite industry is experiencing change at a rapid pace. From new materials to new shapes to new faces, it can be hard to keep up with the trends! In September, we took a trip inside the industry at the AWSI Expo in Hood River, Oregon. Find out what insights Editor Crystal Veness took home in this exclusive article!
Find out what’s happening in the world of wind in On The Fly! Check out features on the Bahamas and Scotland, talk big air with Jamie Overbeek, hear from Denis Makolkin on kiting injuries, and find out about the Fabric of Kitesurfing History with Louise Hadlow. There’s world records, new gear, and more, in On The Fly!
The Gin Kiteboarding team has recently welcomed designer Sylvain Peretti. With a focus on inflatable kite and wing development, we find out what he brings to the table in this Q&A!
There are some new faces on the Gin Kiteboarding development team, and we're sure to see their influence on upcoming products for 2022. Read on to find out more about Gin's newest team members, Paco Isoardi and Tim Bollinger!
We’ve got a massive prize up for grabs thanks to the team over at Gin Kiteboarding. Subscribe now for your chance to win a Gin Instinct HB, an all-around foil kite that can be used for any terrain - water, land, and snow!
The Olympics are coming, and the race is on! With riders battling it out on the racecourse and brands toiling away behind the scenes to create the fastest foils in the world, Paris 2024 is sure to be an epic event. Learn more about the world of racing in this exclusive article!
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