Ride Engine has had a reputation for innovation and quality from the very start. In the company's early days in 2010, it all started in Santa Cruz in Coleman Buckley's garage, with experimental custom moulded hardshell harnesses. It was an idea that lit a fire in the industry, as you can see by the number of hardshell harnesses that exist…
As the original innovator of the carbon hard shell harness, Ride Engine has secured its spot in the industry as the hard shell king. The Elite is their flagship model and the most premium harness in the range and has received some exciting upgrades in its V7 / 2022 release. What seems to be the ultimate kite industry innovation goal…
Ride Engine has made some big leaps and bounds in harness designs in the past few years. From the early days of customised one-of-a-kind oven-baked hard shell harnesses to the popular carbon Elite production model hard shell, Ride Engine has been a trusted provider of harness comfort from the beginning. With the more recent s of the composite Sabre harness…
The APOC 4/3 from Ride Engine is a top of the line Spring/Autumn suit that packs enough heat you can wear it on the colder days too and still get away with it. High-quality construction is used throughout with glued, taped, blindstitched and liquid rubber seams and high-quality Neospan S-Foam limestone neoprene. Clever drainage in the chest, back and legs…
Ride Engine exploded onto the accessories scene a while ago with a range of harnesses that changed the market forever. A year or so later they hit the ground running with a neoprene range, and it has been going from strength to strength ever since. The APOC 5/4/3 Hooded is their warmest suit in the lineup. With a built-in hood,…
Ride Engine changed the game years ago with their Carbon Moulded custom harness designs. Order one and they would send you a mould kit, which you would then return to get a perfect fit. Needless to say, it was a long winded process, and limited man hours meant only a handful of people got to feel the benefits. Fast forward…
Ride Engine burst onto the commercial scene last year with their entirely different take on what a kitesurfing harness should be. After years of making custom harnesses for hundreds and, hundreds of riders Coleman Buckley and Slingshot joined forces to bring these new rigid harnesses to the market and the masses. Last year was a big year fro Ride Engine,…
If you’ve not heard of Ride Engine yet then there is a good chance you are living on some remote island and won’t even be reading this. The brainchild of constant tinkerer Coleman Buckley, the origins of the Ride Engine concept can be traced back to 2010. Originally Coleman started making harnesses for his buddies, then a few custom ones…
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The Cabrinha Demo Tour has been on the move, making its way along the South Coast of the UK. With a star-studded lineup featuring Keahi De Aboitiz and Hannah Whiteley, this tour was a can't-be-missed experience! Check out this collection of snapshots and short stories from the road…
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This issue, our Test Team have all chipped in, getting their hands on whatever new bits and bobs we could find. We’ve put some of the newest gear from your favourite brands through the paces, and we’re sharing our feedback with you! Hear what we thought about the latest kit from Cabrinha, Armstrong, CrazyFly, Ride Engine, Prolimit, and Ion in Tried & Tested!
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!
From race reports to snowkiting to the lagoons of Brazil, we check in with a few of your favourite riders and brands to see what’s going on. Don’t miss out on the latest industry news, rider stories, and product releases, all right here in On The Fly!
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!
Ride Engine’s premium range of wetsuits has received an upgrade, and we’re checking in with Gary Siskar to find out all about the new APOC and ELARA lines!
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The third episode of Sam Light's road trip to Scotland, Wing Waves Tiree, is now online! The weather was perfect for Tiree to dial in his new gear—the day after he circumnavigated, they enjoyed the sunshine and no wind, followed…17 hours ago
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In his latest vlog, Sam Light kite foils around the Isle Of Tiree, the most western island in the Scottish Ier Hebrides. This was my scariest circumnavigation to date as I had never been to Tiree before, and I went…1 week ago
Ready to rock one of the most high-tech changing robes on the planet? Now’s your chance! For Issue 96, we’ve teamed up with Ride Engine to offer a competition prize that will have you feeling warm and fuzzy - literally!…2 weeks ago
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