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Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Slice Bamboo 5’3” 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Slice Bamboo 5’3” 2021
F-ONE Kiteboarding Slice Bamboo

The Slice is the do-it-all surfboard from F-ONE, available in the format here or with a track to add a foil. I first rode the Slice years ago in Mauritius and loved it! Every time I’ve ridden it since has been a pleasure; I was very excited when this arrived on the doorstep through all the Brexit red tape. It’s…

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 - Fluid Kiteboarding Black Label 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Fluid Kiteboarding Black Label 2021
Fluid Kiteboarding Black Label

The new Black label from Fluid Kiteboarding is their big air/freestyle crossover board, the latest iteration of this series which started in 2018, that was marketed as the first crossover kiteboard. Fluid kiteboarding, established in 2013 by Gilion Goveia (a professional big-air kiteboarder), has a quality over quantity ethos. It is very evident that this board is a rider-driven product.…

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Kitesurfing Reviews - Fluid Kiteboarding X 135 x 41cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Fluid Kiteboarding X 135 x 41cm 2021
Fluid Kiteboarding X

The 2020 X from Fluid Kiteboarding is a lovely all-rounder when it comes to picking your twintip. With a smooth ride and great for beginners, the X is accessible for everyone. The board consists of a full wood core with a progressive 3 stage rocker whilst having a nice flat base in the middle. Like Fluid’s other board in the…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer BOOST 9m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer BOOST 9m 2021
Flysurfer BOOST

The age-old saying goes, don’t change a winning formula. Although I have seen this classic phrase abused in every aspect, you can absolutely apply it to great kite gear, and rightfully so! With FLYSURFER’s commitment to only release new products when the potential to improve the design calls for it, we’re always excited when news of a new release arrives.…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S2 6m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S2 6m 2021
F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S2

Last year F-ONE split their mainstay, the Bandit, into two versions: the 2020 and the S. This year, we see the same, with the more freestyle/big air inspired 2021 and the Surf inspired S2 series. Both similar at their core; we had the S2 on test this issue in some wintery swell and winds. The Bandit S2 is a 3…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement re pack 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement re pack 2021
Kitelement re pack

It’s a strange time for travel at the moment, yet with vaccines starting to roll out around the world, it feels like there might be a light in the gloaming. The excitement of booking a kitesurfing trip might soon be able to bubble once again! When that moment happens, you’re going to want to be ready for it, and what…

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 - 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…