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Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Bliss V5 Wood 136 x 40cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Bliss V5 Wood 136 x 40cm 2018
RRD Bliss V5 Wood

The Bliss has been in the RRD line up for many years now, and 2018 sees it get an update. Don’t panic though, if you are a huge fan of this board already, and there are plenty of those around the world, the updates are subtle and designed to improve the performance. There is a new LTD version in Carbon…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Passion V9 10.5 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Passion V9 10.5 2018
RRD Passion V9

RRD are unique in the kite industry; they were the first brand to adopt a “don’t change it until it’s ready” launch program. While many brands scramble to “change” their product by the deadline, usually in August, so they can be the first to market with an entirely new range of product, RRD have adopted a different approach. They are…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Poison V5 LTD 138 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Poison V5 LTD 138 x 42cm 2018
RRD Poison V5 LTD

The Poison V5 LTD from RRD is aimed at the high-end freestyle and freeride market. Riders looking for a high-performance board with plenty of speed and pop should have this on their shopping list. New for 2018 the board has been made thinner and lighter, 20% lighter in fact. LTD stands for the Limited construction that utilises Biax Carbon layers…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Religion 9m 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Religion 9m 2018
RRD Religion

The Religion is the dedicated wave kite from RRD, used by the pro team and lots of adoring fans around the world it has proved to be a formidable weapon over the years. For the MK8 version the team totally redesigned the kite and it is almost unrecognisable from the previous MK7 incarnation. The kite features a new shape, with…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Salerosa V4 5'8 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Salerosa V4 5'8 2018
RRD Salerosa V4

The Salerosa V4 is a classically styled surfboard from RRD with a modern twist. Up front, it sports a classic surfboard nose shape, but out the back, a more modern quad fin set up sits underneath a squared off swallowtail. The board is aimed at a wide variety of conditions from onshore to big side offshore waves. The profile of…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Bliss V4 138 x 42cm 2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Bliss V4 138 x 42cm 2017
RRD Bliss V4

The Bliss V4 is RRD’s freeride and freestyle all-in-one board. Nestled between the Placebo and Poison it has been designed as a board that will suit a wide variety of riders in a range of conditions. The Bliss features a CNC core shaped out of Paulownia wood, which is both lightweight and strong. Shaped ABS sidewalls have been used and…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Obsession MK9 13.5m 2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Obsession MK9 13.5m 2017
RRD Obsession MK9

Back again, the Obsession MK9 is a long-standing kite in the RRD line up. A big update in last years MK8 means this years MK9 has had a few tweaks to create an exceedingly polished product. The Obsession MK9 is a three strut bridled kite with an emphasis on freestyle, and wave riding in the smaller (10.5m and below) models.…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Poison V3 LTD 138 x 42cm 2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Poison V3 LTD 138 x 42cm 2017
RRD Poison V3 LTD

We were lucky enough to get our hands on the new 2017 Poison LTD V3. The Poison is RRD’s pro freestyle twin tip board, and the LTD V3 is the carbon edition, making it a lighter and thinner model. The Poison boasts a swept in tip outline with a straight section through the centre of the board; this enables the…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Poison V4 138 X 42cm 2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Poison V4 138 X 42cm 2017
RRD Poison V4

The Poison V4 is one of RRD’s top twin tip boards, targeting the pro freestyle market it is packed with technology and has fantastic build quality. Featuring a new straight outline through the middle of the board, the Poison V4 is somewhat swept in at the tips compared to other freestyle boards. A single deep concave is seen throughout the…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Vision MK5 12m 2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Vision MK5 12m 2017
RRD Vision MK5

The Vision MK5 hits the market as a moderate aspect ratio all terrain kite, the do-it-all from RRD. It is aimed at those wanting to kite in all disciplines: freeride, wave and freestyle, but is not marketed as a super high-end model; there are many other kites in the RRD range that target specific disciplines. However, for those either learning…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Passion MK8 9m 2016
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Passion MK8 9m 2016
RRD Passion MK8

The RRD Passion has been in the lineup for years now, and there are many fans of this great kite around the world. The Passion is RRD's big air and freerides kite, offering stability and boost in plentiful amounts. The Passion MK8 has had a huge overhaul for this year, with lots of changes to improve the performance. Stripping two…

Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Obsession 12m 2011
Kitesurfing Reviews - RRD Obsession 12m 2011
RRD Obsession

The Obsession has been in the RRD Line up for a few years now, we’ve seen all the incarnations along the way and have been a fan of its performance for some time. This year sees a new bar shape and some minor changes to the kite. Gone are the trailing edge battens and the scalloped shape has been toned…

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Yesterday Paula Novotna won the women’s division here at the GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura 2019, and today Adeuri Corniel won the men’s with the most powerful performance of…

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1 year ago

Adeuri Corniel is home is pushing his limits for the upcoming events. Racing, freestyle, big air; he's on it and we can't wait to see…

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1 year ago

Just in case you weren't able to watch what went down during the World Kiteboarding Champions earlier this month, we've got it all, right here!…

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1 year ago

We wouldn't expect anything less from a summer in Tarifa and If anyone's been wondering what Julien Leleu has been up to lately, here you…

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1 year ago

Year 24 is now online and it's looking very sharp! The RRD collection offers everything from watersports equipment to wetsuits, accessories, and fashion, check it…

1 year ago

WKC Turkey is a wrap! An exceptional event, with all athletes performing at an extremely high level. We are witnessing a new generation of rising…

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1 year ago

RRD's Obsession MK11 has arrived and Julien Leleu is looking very comfortable on it! RRD has continued forward and for their 11th version of this…

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1 year ago

Brian Wennersten collects footage from a mix of his personal projects and puts it together in this edit. 1:45 min of pure beauty and sick…

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1 year ago

The competition commenced at 2 pm in Akyaka, Turkey today, with the Small Final, the Women's Final and the Men's Final all completed in perfect…

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Day Two in Akyaka, Turkey was another complete day of freestyle action. Solid wind conditions throughout the day allowed for the completion of Round 2…

1 year ago

The first day of competition in Akyaka was a huge success, with Round 1 for both the men and women completed. Akyaka is well known…

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Registration for the first World Kiteboarding Championship of the year took place today in Akyaka, Turkey, a location well known for its reliable summer winds and…

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Issue 70

Footballer, kiter and videographer, Julien Leleu is an enigma who we haven’t featured before, the fun-loving Frenchman gets out ten questions this issue!

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Issue 69

Without a control bar, you aren’t going to get very far. It may not be the most glamorous piece of equipment, but the control bar may have the most significant impact on whether your session is a hit or a miss. Read on to get informed about bar length, line length, connection choices, depower options and more!

1 year ago
Issue 69

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Issue 68

Kari Schibevaag has gotten a taste of adventure, and she’s hungry for more. After her epic snow kite trip in the Arctic this winter, she’s ready to plan her next big trip, but not after spending a little time on a sunny beach with clean, peeling rights!

2 years ago
Issue 67

Rou Chater looks at how hydrofoiling has evolved into a section of our sport that is now becoming accessible to all, improvements in the equipment is making it easier than ever to learn!

2 years ago
Issue 67

Rou Chater has been travelling to One Eye in Mauritius since before it was even a thing, in the old days it was quiet and menacing, these days it’s a zoo out there. If you’ve ever wanted to know the best way to tackle it, and how to survive then read this!

2 years ago
Issue 67

We’ve got more 2018 equipment being put through its paces this issue, gear from Slingshot, F-One, Naish, Ozone, RRD, North, Cabrinha and Ocean Rodeo gets featured!

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Issue 66

Julien Leleu and Carl Ferreira decided one night that they were keen for a road trip. The next day, they hit the road. They left Tarifa, Spain to session along the southern coast of Portugal. Read their full trip report then start planning your trip!

2 years ago
Issue 66

Loads more 2018 action on the test front this issue, we have kites, twin tips and surfboards getting put through their paces and we also embark on an in-depth test of the WOO 2.0 too!

2 years ago
Issue 65

We’ve got the best tests in the business once again with some of the most important kites of the year getting put through their paces. Slingshot, RRD, Liquid Force, F-One, Ozone, North, Cabrinha, CrazyFly, Flysurfer and Ocean Rodeo are all represented, check them out right here.

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Welcome to RRD International. We design and manufacture Clothing, Windsurfing,Kiteboarding, SUP and Surfing products with our heart and soul. BRAND PHILOSOPHY “Non Stop Research and Development” this is the slogan representing the brand philosophy, underlining the brand passion and commitment to the research and the development of every single product in the RRD range. The brand philosophy suits perfectly to the constant engagement of RRD to the best Professional Tour and World Cup competitions. We’re talking about the RRD brand DNA, an attitude that originates the brand foundation. RRD clothing, boards, sails, kites, westsuits and accessories are competing on all various watersports professional tours , challenging all the best brands and riders for the world title. We are passionate about combining quality, technology, and artisanal design that is functional and accessible to everyone in watersports. We make products that we like that can be used by everyone, not only the elite watersports enthusiasts. We pride ourselves in using the latest technologies in fabric textiles combined with creative design and genuine Italian style: this is what RRD stands for. Born in 1989 between Tuscany (Italy) and the Island of Maui (Hawaii) . Company

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