Kitesurfing Twin Tips Reviews

Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Switch 138 x 41cm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Switch 138 x 41cm 2022
Airush Switch

The 2022 Airush Switch is an absolute stunner with its Palownia exposed wood core and simple, modern graphics. We know graphics have no impact on the performance of a board, but when a board looks this good, we're pretty sure we look better riding it! To be fair, there aren't too many hideous boards on the market, but we are…

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2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Switch Team 138 x 41cm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Switch Team 138 x 41cm 2022
Airush Switch Team

The 2022 Airush Switch and Switch Team arrived at our doorstep on the same day, which was an exciting delivery as we love a good back-to-back test! If you haven't read our review of the Switch, that's a great place to start. The Switch is a phenomenal freeride board, but the Switch Team, even though it's the same shape, is…

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2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX 137 x 42cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX 137 x 42cm 2021
F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX

The TRAX has developed somewhat legend status among the F-ONE board range; it is now available in three different guises and constructions. This is the basic version that we have on test here, this version of the board also comes in 2 colours. The smaller sizes in Glacier and the bigger sizes in Papaya, both of which have a real…

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2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX HRD Lite Tech 137 x 42cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX HRD Lite Tech 137 x 42cm 2021
F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX HRD Lite Tech

The TRAX HRD Lite Tech has a long and successful past with F-ONE, it is also one of the more popular twin tips on the market today. There are heaps of technical features within this board that make it special and I’ve had some really good sessions already! F-ONE’s unique Helical Rail Design or HRD for short is a construction…

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2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn ADHD Distortion 138 x 41.5cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn ADHD Distortion 138 x 41.5cm 2021
Shinn ADHD Distortion

The Shinn ADHD has been the flagship ride from the Shinn team aimed at the freestyler looking for no compromises. It’s the highest performance deck in the range from Shinn and is focused on freestyle and big air, offering unrivalled pop but also control on the landings. For 2020 the board has had a redesign with a totally new shape…

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2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Fluid Kiteboarding TwoSeven Jungle Ltd 136 x 41cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Fluid Kiteboarding TwoSeven Jungle Ltd 136 x 41cm 2021
Fluid Kiteboarding TwoSeven Jungle Ltd

The Twoseven LTD Jungle series is an all-round board that allows riders to land their first jump, cruise upwind or even go through the chop on a wavey day. The board is a limited edition spin on the much-loved standard Twoseven Black series 2020 big-air machine from Fluid. The most striking change is the design compared to the standard Twoseven.…

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2021
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…

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2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Torque V2 138 x 42cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Torque V2 138 x 42cm 2021
Ozone Torque V2

Ozone’s successful freestyle/freeride board the Torque is back for its 2nd version. Taking all the knowledge and feedback from the V1, Ozone have spent their time developing and perfecting the Torque V2 in their own purpose built factory in Vietnam. An A grade Paulownia wood core and biaxial and UD fiberglass layers make up the core of the board and,…

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2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot Luna 133 x 39.6cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot Luna 133 x 39.6cm 2021
Slingshot Luna

An entirely new board from Slingshot Kiteboarding, the Luna V1 is for pint sized rippers who need a no-compromise progressive stick. Slingshot have done a huge overhaul of both their ranges and styling, and the result is nothing short of impressive. The Luna, though designed for smaller riders, houses the same tech and is based upon the ever popular Misfit…

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2021
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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2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Nobile Kiteboarding Gamechanger 145 x 43cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Nobile Kiteboarding Gamechanger 145 x 43cm 2021
Nobile Kiteboarding Gamechanger

The 2021 Nobile Gamechanger is a new wakestyle weapon from Nobile Kiteboarding! With a new construction and added larger sizes, this sure is a freestyle machine with a stealthy look, ideal for those riders who throw down huge tricks and want a solid landing. The board features an ABS sandwich construction which seems to be the industry standard amongst a…

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2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Lieuwe Boards Shotgun 138 x 41cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Lieuwe Boards Shotgun 138 x 41cm 2021
Lieuwe Boards Shotgun

The Lieuwe team often refers to the Shotgun as “the board that was perfected before its time”. Imagine the joy of creating something only to find out you did perfectly on the first try! Well, maybe not the first edition for Lieuwe, but pretty damn close. After a few years of tweaking, Lieuwe customers insisted that no more changes be…

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2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Lieuwe Boards Oceana 137 x 40cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Lieuwe Boards Oceana 137 x 40cm 2021
Lieuwe Boards Oceana

Lieuwe’s Oceana features a stunning natural wood core that is visible throughout the board, with each board displaying its own unique features. Thanks, Mother Nature! If that doesn’t have you falling in love at first sight, the base features an enchanting mermaid artwork, and her gaze had us falling over our feet. Good thing she’ll be facing the ocean when…

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2021
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…

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2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Nobile Kiteboarding NHP Split Foil 139 x 41.5cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Nobile Kiteboarding NHP Split Foil 139 x 41.5cm 2021
Nobile Kiteboarding NHP Split Foil

Nobile Kiteboarding is renowned for its innovative ideas to combat the extortionate travel costs that come with transporting kite kit when going abroad. Using technology and expertise from snowboard split boards, they have become THE split board specialists in the kitesurfing industry. The newest innovation is the NHP Split Foil board, which is a twin-tip/foil split board. A very interesting…

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2021
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.…

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2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Lieuwe Boards Shotgun Carbonara 136 x 40.5cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Lieuwe Boards Shotgun Carbonara 136 x 40.5cm 2021
Lieuwe Boards Shotgun Carbonara

If you take a product - any product - and add carbon to it, it immediately becomes better and faster; it’s basically a fact! While this is not, in fact, a fact, Lieuwe has taken the most popular board in their twintip range, the Shotgun, and created a carbon version. It’s the only carbon board in Lieuwe’s range, and oh,…

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2021
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…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement ReSolve 136 x 41cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement ReSolve 136 x 41cm 2020
Kitelement ReSolve

Kitelement have a full range of ‘split’ kiteboards, and we were very excited to get our hands on the newly updated 2020 ReSolve. The ‘freestyle’ board in the split pack, it features a carbon lay up, a moderate rocker line and the new A Lock joint system. Based upon their classic construction twin tip; the ReTort, the ReSolve is a…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Raptor Extreme 138 x 42cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Raptor Extreme 138 x 42cm 2020
CrazyFly Raptor Extreme

Crazyfly have brought some seriously good boards to the kiting world over the years. One of their extremely popular boards has been the Raptor. This freeride / freestyle board has been gracing the market for 13 years now. The carbon brother the Raptor LTD is another big hit being the slightly stiffer, lighter weight version. For the 2020 season Crazyfly…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Eleveight Kites Master 139 x 42cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Eleveight Kites Master 139 x 42cm 2020
Eleveight Kites Master

Eleveight, after being on the periphery for a couple of years, have burst forward this year with a stunning range of kites and boards to suit all occasions. The Master V2, is the freeride and freestyle crossover board. This is the board in the line up which should suit a huge array of people who like to cruise, flip, jump,…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn Monk Mental 135 x 42 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn Monk Mental 135 x 42 2020
Shinn Monk Mental

The Monk has been a stalwart of the Shinn range for eight years now, with an extensive pedigree, and an army of fans around the world. It's an easy-to-ride freeride board with an emphasis on comfort. The board features a relatively simple design with wide square tips and a single progressive concave underneath. Built around a Paulownia wood core to…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - CORE Kiteboarding Fusion 4 137 x 41cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - CORE Kiteboarding Fusion 4 137 x 41cm 2020
CORE Kiteboarding Fusion 4

The Fusion twin tip from German kite manufacture CORE is back for its fourth incarnation with what promises to be performance freeride and freestyle capabilities, for all. Designed for riders who have no interest in riding with boots, it is a strapped board which will take you from beginner to accomplished freeride and freestyle master. A classic Twin Tip shape,…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Raptor NEON LTD 136 x 41cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Raptor NEON LTD 136 x 41cm 2020
CrazyFly Raptor NEON LTD

The Raptor series is CrazyFly's freeride/freestyle twin tip design, and the LTD Neon version we have on test for this issue is the most popular board in the line-up and not without reason. Designed for those riders who need a high-end freeride and freestyle board, with added luxuries, such as full carbon construction for unparalleled strength vs weight. New for…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Liquid Force Kites Absolute 136 x 41.7cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Liquid Force Kites Absolute 136 x 41.7cm 2020
Liquid Force Kites Absolute

A new player in the game, the Absolute, is the combination of Liquid Force’s years on the scene and the idea of a limitless design. Without having any cost or material constraints, the designers were let loose, and the end product is an impressive high-end carbon affair. The Absolute has a lightweight CNC milled divinycell-wooden core, a double concave V-hull…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement Revolt Blue LW 150 x 45cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement Revolt Blue LW 150 x 45cm 2020
Kitelement Revolt Blue LW

With advances in board design, large twin tips are becoming more popular down the beach. Just because a board is large doesn’t mean you’re going to get the classic door style ride of the past. We recently got our hands on the new Kitelement Revolt Blue LW. This 150 x 45cm twin tip has a couple of key features which…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Focus Carbon 139 x 42cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Focus Carbon 139 x 42cm 2020
North Kiteboarding Focus Carbon

The Focus twin tip comes in both wooden and carbon variants. We had the carbon on test for this issue which promises the perfect balance of stiffness and flex for an unrivalled freestyle performance board. The boards core is made from high grade paulownia wood which is fine tuned per size to ensure performance is maintained. This is then enveloped…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Harlem Kitesurfing Rocker V2 138 x 42cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Harlem Kitesurfing Rocker V2 138 x 42cm 2020
Harlem Kitesurfing Rocker V2

Harlem have 2 twin tips on offer for 2020, the Wood and Rocker. We had the Rocker on test for this issue which is their hand built freestyle board. Designed for intermediate to advanced riders who want a board they can progress with, it is a high end bit of kit for both freeride and freestyle. At its core, the…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Ace Hybrid 138 x 41.5cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Ace Hybrid 138 x 41.5cm 2020
Cabrinha Ace Hybrid

Cabrinha’s extensive twin tip lineup has an option for every rider no matter their style or favoured discipline. The Ace Hybrid sits at the slightly more freeride side of freestyle, and Cabrinha describes it is as being “Designed for freeride creatives looking to bend the rules of gravity” leading us to believe this will be a board suiting a high…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Fluid Kiteboarding Lush 3.0 138 x 41cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Fluid Kiteboarding Lush 3.0 138 x 41cm 2020
Fluid Kiteboarding Lush 3.0

The Lush 3.0 from Fluid Kiteboarding is a board catered for those who enjoy freestyle and wakestyle kiting, hit also delivers exceptionally well for freeride. The Lush has been developed by Fluid team riders and local kiters in the Netherlands to enhance the performance and give riders a board that everyone can enjoy. The board consists of a full wood…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement ReSolve Black 136 x 41cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement ReSolve Black 136 x 41cm 2020
Kitelement ReSolve Black

As with all the Kitelement boards, the ReSolve is a highly polished bit of kit for which the ability to split happens to be a bonus. Designed with freestylers in mind, the board features inserts for both boots and straps as well as the simple yet incredibly strong and effective A-lock system ‘split’ in the centre of the board for…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Flare 143 x 42cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Flare 143 x 42cm 2020
North Kiteboarding Flare

The Flare is the all-out wakestyle freestyle board from North. Designed for those shredders who demand a board equally at home in the flats or over kickers, the Flare is a no-compromise wakestyle dream. From the bottom up, the Flare features a low friction P-Tex grind base for those features you have lined up; ABS rails for longevity and durability;…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Prime 138 x 41cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Prime 138 x 41cm 2020
North Kiteboarding Prime

The Prime from North Kiteboarding sits in their line up as their go-to, easy to use freeride board. A simple approach with this board means it does exactly what you need when you need. Coming in an array of sizes to ensure there will certainly be an option to suit almost every rider out there. North have used sustainable Paulownia…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn Slicer 138 x 41.5cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn Slicer 138 x 41.5cm 2020
Shinn Slicer

Shinn have a huge pedigree in the world of kitesurfing; Mark Shinn has been creating incredible boards for what feels like forever, the Slicer though, is the first split board from Shinn. Splitboards have come in various shapes and sizes over the years, but Mark took the design back to the drawing board to focus on giving the Slicer a…

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2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Jaime 142 x 43cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Jaime 142 x 43cm 2019
DUOTONE Jaime

The Jaime has been a long-standing favourite around the world for all calibres of rider. An all-around freestyle outline, the Jaime has progressed with kitesurfing. The board has been designed as an all-around freestyle crossover board which will suit both enthusiastic beginners looking for a board to last, and also a board for those experienced riders who like to mix…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Select 141 x 42cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Select 141 x 42cm 2019
DUOTONE Select

Recently undergoing a brand name change Duotone Kiteboarding is still producing those ever-classic boards and kites we know and love. This issue we are going to be taking a look at the 2019 Duotone Select twin tip. The Select is an all-round twin tip targeting the freeride market. Featuring a stepped mono concave base, soft flex and new space flex…

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2019