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Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Amaze Core Front Zip 5/4mm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Amaze Core Front Zip 5/4mm 2022
ION Products Amaze Core Front Zip

Having a proper wetsuit is crucial in the UK during the harsh winters. When it’s cold enough to consider if you really want to get out for a session, the right wetsuit can make the decision an easy one. It’s a good thing I had the latest Ion Amaze Core 5/4 Front Zip in my closet, or the late winter…

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Amaze Select Back Zip 5/4 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Amaze Select Back Zip 5/4 2022
ION Products Amaze Select Back Zip

I recently had the opportunity to test the all-new Amaze Select 5/4 Back Zip from Ion, a wetsuit that is absolutely loaded with tech and features that make their premium wetsuit worth its weight in gold! In 2022, Ion suits have a few new features that are especially exciting. First up is the new Max_Flex fabric. This cutting-edge material is…

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 Seek Select Back Zip 4/3mm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Seek Select Back Zip 4/3mm 2022
ION Products Seek Select Back Zip

With so many kite specific wetsuits to choose from, where does one begin? Finding the wetsuit that is right for you can be a challenge, especially if you don't have a whole day to spend going from shop to shop and trying them all on! Luckily, there are brands like Ion that put so much effort into developing their suits…

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…

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After driving from Ibiza to the north of Spain, it was time for Liam Whaley and the crew to return south to Tarifa. A 3,186…

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Hannah Whiteley's second vlog from Egypt is here! The wind has kicked in, and this episode is full of kite action and good times in…

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Tom Court and Graham Howes team up in this one and head to Tarifa for the GKA Big Air World Championships, GKA Kite Expo, and…

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Eight weeks after undergoing ACL surgery, Pippa van Iersel shares her latest updates. I wish I could tell that everything is running smoothly but I…

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What are you waiting for? - ION's Amaze summer styles have arrived! The Amaze summer collection embodies water women who always take their chances. Pick…

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Keep an eye out for Hannah Whiteley's upcoming vlog about her trip to Egypt! Photo and filmed by Andy Troy

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The first episode of Hannah Whitetely's Egypt vlog is out, and if you've never swam in the Red Sea before, you'll be tempted to book…

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Stefan Spiessberger talk us through the all-new Duotone Slick SLS - A wing as versatile as it gets! For more information on the Duotone Slick…

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We've all been there. Uncertain, comparing forecasts, interpreting reports hoping to find promising patterns. Optimistically taking our chance, you get to the spot and will…

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2 weeks ago

What a place to call home! Check out Tom Court in his latest vlog as he makes the most of the light winds and goes…

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3 weeks ago

We knew this edit was in the pipeline, but the results are beyond what we could have imagined. Start your morning off with this one…

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We all know that big jumps can lead to big crashes, so a proper warm-up before hitting the water is crucial prior to hitting the…

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Issue 93

In Issue 93, we’ve got the new version of North’s ‘desert island kite’, Cabrinha’s versatile Moto, and a solid selection of boards from CrazyFly, Future, and Duotone. Find out what we thought about Ion’s premium wetsuit range and the minimalist Ether harness from AK Durable Supply Co. Click here to read our reviews on the latest kitesurf gear!

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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!

4 months ago
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!

4 months ago
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!

4 months ago
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!

6 months ago
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!

8 months ago
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!

10 months ago
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!

10 months ago
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!

12 months ago
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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