The Raw is a totally new kite from Kiteloose for 2014, it will sit alongside the Angel in their range and it is aimed at the rider looking for a do-it-all machine. Available in sizes 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13m the kite is a 3 strut design with swept back wing tips and a very simple bridle that doesn’t…
The Replay from Kiteloose is designed to keep you on the water when the wind disappears, a freeride/freestyle machine that is more fun to ride than your usual twin tip in light winds. It has a very flat rocker line and is very stiff too, attributes that will encourage early planing in the lightest of airs. Kiteloose also recommend it…
Kiteloose have been around since the beginning, and are based in Italy with a following across Europe and around the globe. They had a bit of a restructure last year and are now rolling out a direct to market business model. The good news for the consumer is this can save you quite a bit of money. In a world…
The Fatty from Kiteloose is an entry-level strapless surfboard, designed to be easy to use and fun to ride. There are two sizes, a 5’3” and the 5’1” we have here. The 5’1” is designed for lighter and more experienced riders, and it is also designed to perform in some reasonable sized waves too. Launched last year the Fatty was…
Italian brand Kiteloose are enjoying a bit of a rebirth at the moment, a new direct to customer sales platform means the gear is being delivered at very reasonable prices. The Essenz is their freestyle offering and it comes in at a pretty stunning €549. We loved the top deck graphics and the overall styling of the board. It is…
Kiteloose have undergone somewhat of a rebirth over the last few months, a new website, new equipment and a new attitude to kiteboarding. It is refreshing to see and we were keen to get our hands on the first bit of gear they sent us. Luckily for us it was the Skimmy, perfect for light winds this board is a…
Kite Loose are pretty huge in Italy and their boards are used to great effect; Antoine Auriol of France has been winning events at the KPWT with these boards on his feet and this year they certainly look the part. The Essenz is an out and out freestyle machine that is aimed at not only giving the rider extreme pop,…
Summers here and skimboards are back! This is a stunning offering from Kiteloose, it received lots of attention down the beach and we had to pry it from other riders hands just to get it tested. At 140 x 45 it is big enough to allow you to get riding in the lightest of airs. There are no straps on…
We’ve not had the pleasure of a Kite Loose kite before here at the magazine, which is surprising as they are not a new brand. They have been around since 1999, arguably as close to the dawn of kitesurfing as you can get! This year they have 4 kites in the range; the Aihoo is the crossover between a Bow…
We've got lots of new 2014 gear on test this issue, some twin tips for your riding pleasure feature alongside a few new kites too...
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We step away from the big brands to check out some of the offerings from the smaller brands in the industry, 4 very interesting kites on test!
A mixed bag of kites and boards this issue the brands start looking to 2014 already!
More shots with no particular place to call home, feast your eyes!
5 kites on test, including four 2013 kites from Slingshot, North, Best and Wainman Hawaii!
Check out the first 2013 kites on test! Plus freeride boards take a pounding this issue, and we take an in depth look at harnesses.
We meet a young French rider on the up.
4 Pocket Rocket kites, some boards for your feet and a summer wetsuit review to keep on top of the latest tech!
More images with no particular place to go!
3 Kites and four boards this issue, kites from Nobile, Blade and Best and boards from F-One, 997, Kiteloose and Xenon.
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