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Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2022
North Kiteboarding Orbit

Since the Orbit hit the kiteboarding scene, it's done nothing short of thrive within The Big Air scene. In 2019/20, North's Jesse Richman took the first edition Orbit to a podium finish at the King of The Air, with Marc Jacobs recording the highest jump over the course of the competition. Fast forward two, the all-new 2022 North Orbit carried…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Flare 147 x 43 cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Flare 147 x 43 cm 2021
North Kiteboarding Flare

The North Flare 2021 is the dedicated wake-style and park board from North Kiteboarding. It's the board of choice of the innovative freestyle king Tom Bridge, who is renowned for throwing down some outrageous blind moves. The Flare with the highest quality manufacturing from North that has distinguished the relatively new brand into being a staple in the kiting industry.…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Focus 139 x 42cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Focus 139 x 42cm 2021
North Kiteboarding Focus

For 2021, North has combined the carbon version and the wood core versions of the Focus into one board. Compared to the 2020 versions, the tips of the board has been squared off more, which means that the board is more durable, as the sharper tips catch more when moved around. The construction of the board has the well-balanced Paulownia…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Navigator 45-50cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Navigator 45-50cm 2021
North Kiteboarding Navigator

The 2020 Navigator Bar was packed full of neat features and was a very well thought out design. For 2021 North have made minor adjustments and improvements which make this bar even better, which was hard to do with something that already worked incredibly well. Previously there were 2 bars to choose from in size, 45-50cm & 50-55cm. 2021 sees…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2021
North Kiteboarding Orbit

For the past two years, the North Orbit has thrived within The Big Air scene. North's Jesse Richman took the 2020 Orbit to a podium finish at The King of The Air contest with Marc Jacobs recording the highest jump over the course of the competition. There's no denying that this kite boosts and performs to the highest level. The…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Pulse 9m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Pulse 9m 2021
North Kiteboarding Pulse

2021 has seen North bring out their second model of the Pulse. Already a favourite amongst freestyle riders, the Pulse is North’s freestyle/wakestyle kite providing the rider with explosive pop, sharp turns and quick steering, precisely what you want when busting those moves. This hybrid C kite consists of a 3-strut design with a pulley-less bridle system. The new improvements…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Reach 9m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Reach 9m 2021
North Kiteboarding Reach

2021 sees North Kiteboarding bring out their second model of the Reach. Your ‘Desert Island Kite’ is the go-to kite in the range that does everything exceedingly well. This kite has no boundaries. A playful kite that boosts well and shoots upwind while also having the ability to drift nicely in the waves and be accessible for all levels. Looking…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Sense 135 x 47cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Sense 135 x 47cm 2021
North Kiteboarding Sense

It’s recently been announced that there will be two medals at the Olympics for males and females, instead of the single medal for a mixed relay. This is great news for the sport, and from this, we’ll almost certainly see a large uptake in foiling. Therefore, the need for high-quality entry-level foil boards is key. North has embraced the foiling…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Atmos Hybrid 138 x 41cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Atmos Hybrid 138 x 41cm 2020
North Kiteboarding Atmos Hybrid

We’ve been hugely impressed with the scope of the North Kiteboarding product range, something they have developed over an exceedingly short amount of time. The Atmos is their freeride and big air twin tip, available in two constructions: Hybrid and Carbon. The Hybrid version here uses carbon taping in high load areas to reinforce the glass lamination over the Paulownia…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Carve 7m 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Carve 7m 2020
North Kiteboarding Carve

The Carve from North Kiteboarding is a three strut wave kite; the clue is in the name, designed to offer fast turning, excellent drift and impressive depower. Suitable for both strapless freestyle and waves it’s the kite in the range you want to be looking at if you spend your days with a surfboard beneath your feet. It’s a medium…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Charge 5’9” 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Charge 5’9” 2020
North Kiteboarding Charge

North Kiteboarding have put a lot of effort into their surfboard range, and it shows. Shaper Jaimie Scott has been working hard behind the scenes to bring three shapes that will cover all bases in the surf no matter what the conditions throw at you. The Charge is, as the name suggests, the stick to take out on the bigger…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Comp 5’2 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Comp 5’2 2020
North Kiteboarding Comp

Strapless freestyle is a force to be reckoned with these days, the GKA World Tour put it firmly on the map a few years back, and it’s here to stay. While you can ride any surfboard without straps and make it work, increasingly more brands are specifically creating sticks for the needs of the pro riders. The Comp from North…

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Got the winter blues? Here's a little #mondaymotivation for you - Check out Nick Jacobsen chilled morning session from Denmark.

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Ouchhhh! This is what happens when I don’t commit 100% - Karlie Thoma

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“What do I love most about kiting? The flying part. I like being in the air. It’s an expression of myself. I feel like I…

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Brrrrr... Would you be tempted to kite in -3c?! Watch Nick's latest edit as he braves the Danish cold at his homespot.

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Gwen Le Tutour and Damien LeRoy chat to big-wave kitesurfer, surfer and now a wing foiler, Jesse Richman, as he shares his first experience on…

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10 minutes of PURE stoke and a well-deserved nomination! Watch Nick Jacobsen, and Graham Howes make the most of their lockdown time in Cape Town,…

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It's not every day you get this insane crew together in one movie! Liam Whaley takes us behind the scenes of this video project with…

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Last September, Jesse Richman released a 6-minute film like nothing he'd ever produced before, sharing his highs, lows and everything in between. Will this insane…

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Just when you thought you had the tyrant conquered, he snatches the bar right from your hands… #WipeoutWednesday

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A few days ago, Nick Jacobsen shared their Cape Point adventure... and in World Of Whaley² - Episode 8, we get to see more. Liam…

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Jesse Richman just dropped Maui Missions #2 - We won't waste your time with a descriptive intro... when Jesse drops a vlog, you know it's…

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In this episode, the boys head up to Witsand to try to catch the insane 40knots+ forecast, and that score big time! Janek Grzegorzewski barefoot…

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Issue 90

After a King of the Air with more upsets than our travel plans this year, it's clear we're in the midst of a big shift in the world of Big Air. We take a look at what the new generation of Big Air kiting looks like, with words from retiring kings, first-time competitors, and more, right here in this exclusive IKSURFMAG feature!

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Issue 90

North Kiteboarding's Hugh Pinfold fills us in on what's new at North, how he got his start in product design, and what it takes to work at a leading brand! Read the interview exclusively at IKSURFMAG!

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Issue 90

The Issue 90 Technique section will keep you on your toes - literally! Christian and Karine talk about what it takes to perfect your Toeside technique. Once you’ve got that nailed, why not go for a crowd-pleasing Hooked Toeside Pop to Wrapped? Find out how to be the most titillating toeside rider at your home spot with IKSURFMAG!

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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

Marc Jacobs knows a thing or two when it comes to Big Air! In this interview, we find out all about Marc: his childhood, KOTA, Big Air, mental health and even topics like marriage, handbags, and perfumes - we've got it all exclusively at IKSURFMAG!

4 months ago
Issue 89

This issue, we’re taking an in-depth look at the Slide Turn transition and transforming the Unhooked Pop from Toeside with a dazzling blind landing, adding a surface pass as the cherry on top. Get the tips from Christian and Karine in this issue’s technique guide!

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Issue 89

This issue, we’ve got quite the mixed bag of gear with big ticket items like kites and boards on test alongside the accessories that are essential to getting you out on the water. We tested products from Airush, North, Nobile, and more… Find out what we thought of the latest gear from your favourite brands!

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Issue 88

Dial in your rotations and dial up your style with three new techniques from Christian and Karine! In this issue, we’ve got the Double Front Roll Grab, Toeside Front Roll to Toeside, and a Board Off Double Back Roll. Are you ready for the challenge?!

5 months ago
Issue 88

Brexit hasn’t stopped us yet! More gear is trickling in at the new IKSURFMAG Test Centre at Loop Watersports in Littlehampton. Down in the Southern Hemisphere, we’ve added a ‘satellite test team’ in South Africa for more tests in a wider variety of conditions. This issue, we’ve got gear from North, Lieuwe, and FLYSURFER on test! Check it out!

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Issue 88

Stay up to date on what’s happening in the industry with On The Fly! We’ve got updates from the top riders, news on the latest products, video releases, and kitesurfing events. Stay in the know with On The Fly!

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Issue 88

Check out the best photos with nowhere else to go in this Lightroom Issue 88!

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Issue 87

"The biggest obstacle kiteboarding faces with the next generation is making sure there is one." In this article, Graham Howes introduces North’s Next Gen, and gets philosophical about the future of kiteboarding and how we can all play our part in ensuring there is one. Click here to see what the future has in store!

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When the elements call to us it’s the ultimate seduction. We must go. We know that thirst. We chase that feeling.

It Calls.

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