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Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Riot Curv M Tall 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Riot Curv M Tall 2022
ION Products Riot Curv

Ion is one of the most well-loved accessory brands in the kitesurfing industry, and for good reason. Their focus on engineering harnesses that are safe and ergonomic results in some high-quality products. Today, we're testing the 2022 Ion Riot Curv for men. The Riot Curv is one of the most advanced harnesses in the Ion lineup, designed with comfort, support,…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Sol Curv 11 XS 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Sol Curv 11 XS 2022
ION Products Sol Curv 11

One of the smallest and least costly pieces of kit in your quiver, the harness can make or break your session. A good quality, well-fit harness can be the difference between coming off the water smiling from ear to ear or crawling up the beach with an aching back. Ion products are firmly on the smiling side of that scenario.…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Curv 13 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Curv 13 2021
ION Products Apex Curv 13

The ION Apex Curv 13 is a top of the line hard shell harness from the popular accessories brand; they grade all their harnesses with a stiffness rating, were at 13 here. Their scale goes from 20 at the top end for the ultra-stiff Riot CS down to a rating of 4 for their Axis Kite harness. The backplate is…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Curv 13 M 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Curv 13 M 2021
ION Products Apex Curv 13

One of the least expensive ways to improve your time out on the water is by getting a well-designed harness that fits like a glove. Harnesses are quintessential to the kiting experience and your long-term back health! We appreciate that Ion, as one of the biggest accessories brands in kitesurfing, has such an expansive selection of harnesses, from soft shell…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Onyx Amp Semi Dry Front Zip 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Onyx Amp Semi Dry Front Zip 2020
ION Products Onyx Amp Semi Dry Front Zip

ION have been pumping out quality suits for a long time now, their extensive range takes into account the different body shapes we all have too. The Strike series of suits are a slightly bigger fit, while the Onyx series are a slimmer tighter fit. As ever with any suit, try it on first, but if you have more of…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Onyx Select Semidry 5/4 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Onyx Select Semidry 5/4 2020
ION Products Onyx Select

ION's Onyx Select 5/4 is a semidry winter suit packed with a range of features and technology that set it apart from its competition. With the toasty warm Plasma Plush 2.0 internal lining below the chest, it's rated to keep you warm on the water at 6°C - 11°C while making sure you are comfortable with its super soft, flexible…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex CURV 10 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex CURV 10 2019
ION Products Apex CURV 10

The ION Apex CURV is the top end waist harness in the CURV range; this line up utilises a new moulded composite structure that promises to be lighter while still being incredibly supportive. The back of the harness shows the distinctive 3D plus spine shaping, and the range features a slightly higher outline than some of the other models for…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products CS Wave 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products CS Wave 2018
ION Products CS Wave

ION have a new range of rigid harnesses that came onto the market at the end of last year. Dubbed CS, which stands for Composite Series, the range features a freeride model, the wave version we have here and also a Hadlow model. There are no prizes for guessing what the Hadlow version is for! The idea is each harness…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Select  2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Select  2015
ION Products Apex Select

ION has been a very strong contender for harnesses, wetsuits, board bags, apparel and much more within the kitesurfing industry for a number of years now. Building well-made and comfortable harnesses in a variety of styles. This issue we got hold of the Apex Select harness in blue and yellow. ION have put a lot of effort and a great…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Isis Amp 4/3mm 2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Isis Amp 4/3mm 2015
ION Products Isis Amp

The choice of ION wetsuits is astounding, and that goes for the women’s range too! Each year more technology and features are built into the suits, and invariably a new design is introduced to the line-up. Last year the Isis Amp was the newcomer, and it’s proved to be popular. Having now tried it out personally, it’s easy to see…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Nova Diamond  2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Nova Diamond  2015
ION Products Nova Diamond

ION products always seem to be the elite in terms of kite accessories. Adorned with features, technology and innovation, we were incredibly excited to get our hands on the new 2015 women’s Nova Diamond harness. The Nova Diamond is the top female specific harness from ION, and has been designed as a multi-discipline harness so should be a top choice…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Onyx Amp 4/3mm 2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Onyx Amp 4/3mm 2015
ION Products Onyx Amp

For 2015 the ION range of kitesurfing suits have been split into two distinct styles, the front zip Onyx range and the back zip Strike line. Like the Strike range the Onyx series features three different levels, the Onyx Select, Onyx Amp and regular Onyx, and there are a multitude of options within the range. It is worth noting the…

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As part of the holistic ERGO_CONCEPT, ION is proud to announce yet another innovation. Prioritising riders' health, they focus product development on ergonomically fitting products.…

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Watch Reno Romeu's video tutorial on how to master One Foot Drags - on the Duotone App! Steps Initiate a pop Twist your body Front…

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Pippa van Iersel and Giel Vlugt join forces in her latest vlog from Obidos, Portugal. Next up: Tarifa - Stay tuned!

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Jvilca captures some of the best James Crew footage from his sessions in Faro de Trafalgar. Watch this!

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YOU HAVE GOT TO WATCH THIS! James Carew just dropped episode 2, STORMING. In this one, he is still in Portugal, getting into the world…

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#PIPSVLOG 77 is out! In this vlog, Pippa van Iersel ditches her Tarifa plans and chases a promising forecast to Portugal! But did the conditions…

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It's Friday, and we've got a new trick lined up for you to try this weekend! Duotone Academy just released their latest tutorial on nailing…

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Pippa van Iersel shares the highs and lows she experienced on her journey to recovery, talking about the fears, pain and insecurities she felt. Grab…

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In this ION tutorial, World Champion James Carew demonstrates three steps to finding your perfect size - It is as easy as it gets! Step…

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4 weeks ago

ION just released Max_Flex, their cutting-edge fabric offering the STRECHIEST wetsuits they ever made! Created in a weaving process, the three-dimensional mesh is characterised by…

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Check out Pippa van Iersel's latest vlog, #PIPSVLOG 76, as she shares some top tips on surviving cold winter sessions in Europe! Got more tips?…

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Tom Court just dropped his latest episode of 'Tricks of the Trade' - and in this episode, he talks us through how to end your…

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Issue 92

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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Issue 92

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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Issue 92

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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Issue 91

With unseasonable conditions in our top testing locations, we’ve had to track down some gear that could suit even the most challenging conditions! Find out what we thought of the latest kites from Airwave and FLYSURFER as well as new models from CORE and Harlem. Keep reading for a side-by-side test of two new North twin tips, a Duotone D/LAB board, and some of the hottest harness tech to hit the market!

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Issue 90

In the last issue of 2021, we chased wind all over the UK and South Africa to put the latest kite gear to the test! Find out what the IKSURFMAG Test Team thought about the kite of Kings, the new North Orbit, along with some fancy new kit from Eleveight, Airush, Manera, and Ion!

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Issue 89

It’s been a wild ride in the 2021 event season. It’s clear that a shakeup is coming in the pro tour as young riders claim podiums and older pros consider stepping aside. In this editorial, Crystal Veness weighs youth vs. experience. Read all about it in Issue 89!

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Issue 89

Get a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of kite. This issue, we go beyond the cover with Ozzy, behind the design with Airwave, and check in on the event scene to keep you up to date and in the know! Read all about it in IKSURFMAG’s On The Fly!

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Issue 88

In her very 1st editorial as our new Editor, Crystal Veness takes a close look at the spicy response to Hannah Whiteley’s cover photo from our previous issue. Read all about it in IKSURFMAG Issue 88!

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Issue 87

It’s a piece of kit that will deliver you the maximum comfort in every kite session, the new Riot Curv 14 Select from Ion. Subscribe for a chance to win this incredible prize!

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Issue 87

It takes a lot to stand out in the world of kiteboarding, and this individual has managed to make a serious impression. If you haven’t seen his face, you’ve definitely seen his work! In ‘The Interview’, we catch up with talented filmmaker and CrazyFly team rider, Laci Kobulsky.

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Issue 86

Russia's 37,653 km of coastline hide a wealth of secrets, and Artem Garashchenko takes us behind the Iron Curtain to explore a relic from the Soviet Era. Yes, this is a kiteboarding article!! Read the whole story, exclusively in IKSURFMAG!

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Issue 86

A picture is worth a thousand words, and here’s a selection of the best shots that tell their own story!

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