Kitesurfing Twin Tips Reviews

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 - 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
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Ace Carbon 141 x 43cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Ace Carbon 141 x 43cm 2019
Cabrinha Ace Carbon

With many brilliant boards in their range Cabrinha have always had some key contenders, one of those has always been the Ace. With two variants again this year, the Ace Wood and Ace Carbon you can pick the perfect Ace for you. We got our hands on the new 2019 Cabrinha Ace Carbon recently combined with the H20 multi-adjustment premium…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - CORE Kiteboarding Choice 3 137 x 41.5cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - CORE Kiteboarding Choice 3 137 x 41.5cm 2019
CORE Kiteboarding Choice 3

We have long been fans of the products that come out the CORE factory with precision and class. The Choice 3 is an update on their favoured all-around freestyle board which aims to be a do it all board for those slightly more experienced riders in both boots and straps with some fantastic new weight savings. The board itself has…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement Re solve 136 x 41 cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement Re solve 136 x 41 cm 2019
Kitelement Re solve

Another split board from specialised board manufacturer Kitelement. The Re Solve is their freestyle specific board which houses some impressive technology and performance whilst being able to be thrown into a suitcase at the end of your session. The Re Solve has been made to join together with their impressive A Lock joining system which uses full carbon slates embedded…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - CORE Kiteboarding Bolt 3 139 x 32.5cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - CORE Kiteboarding Bolt 3 139 x 32.5cm 2019
CORE Kiteboarding Bolt 3

CORE's Bolt 3 board is for that specific all out, balls to the wall, wakestyle rider who demands only the toughest and most performance-orientated board out there. A boots specific board, this is not a board you can grow into, nor can you grow out of; it is simply that good. Designed to be ridden with either the 48mm, 28mm…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot Asylum 141 x 43 cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot Asylum 141 x 43 cm 2019
Slingshot Asylum

Constantly innovating new technologies and designs Slingshot produce some seriously good twin tip boards, both in the kite market and wake market. The Asylum has been one of Slingshots leading weapons in the kite market for over a decade now, targeting the performance freeride – freestyle / wakestyle market. High rockered, with deep aggressive channels and rammed with tech the…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn Bernhard 160 x 45cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn Bernhard 160 x 45cm 2019
Shinn Bernhard

The Shinn Bernhard is a large light wind board designed to increase your days on the water in those super light winds. Measuring in at 160 x 45 cm it is a lot of board! Designed, engineered and built to the highest quality in their own factory in Poland, the board is made with a full Paulownia wood core. This…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha XO 136 x 39.5cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha XO 136 x 39.5cm 2019
Cabrinha XO

Cabrinha’s successful women’s range, the XO, is back for 2019 in the shape of the Moto kite and the XO board. The XO is based on the high performing Ace board, but has been tuned and shaped with the help of Cabrinha’s talented female riders to create a board which works for those starting out all the way through to…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Base V1 137 x 41cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Base V1 137 x 41cm 2019
Ozone Base V1

Ozone started their board factory last year, and since then have pumped out a five board line up which has caused quite a stir in the kitesurfing world. We got our hands on the Base V1 which is an entry to intermediate level freeride twin tip to suit those riders who are just out of lessons and their first few…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Raptor 137 x 41 cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Raptor 137 x 41 cm 2019
CrazyFly Raptor

Though the Raptor is an old favourite in the CrazyFly line up, for 2019 it has had its biggest revamp yet. At its core, the Raptor is an all round freeride board with freestyle aspirations. It is suited to those who are looking for a board to do a little bit of everything with whilst still allowing them to bolt…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax Girls 135 x 39cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax Girls 135 x 39cm 2019
F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax Girls

F-ONE have long had an impressive and versatile board range, and the 2019 offering is the best yet with an impressive 28 boards on offer. Their women’s range holds 3 boards for different levels of twin tip rider, and we were excited to get the first of these, the Trax HRD Lite Tech Girl, on test. This board has been…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Flydoor6 159 x 45cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Flydoor6 159 x 45cm 2019
Flysurfer Flydoor6

Flysurfers long-standing ‘door’ board, the Flydoor is back in version 6 with fresh new graphics and a unique feel. Still maintaining its ability to get you ripping in super light winds due to the surface area, it has also been designed to suit those who like to mix up their light wind riding with some tricks and stunts. The core…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding WTF?! Lite Tech Girl 136 x 41cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding WTF?! Lite Tech Girl 136 x 41cm 2019
F-ONE Kiteboarding WTF?! Lite Tech Girl

Water sport giants F-One have created an entire line up of boards specifically designed for women in conjunction with their elite team. The range features three boards and spans from your first board right through to a world tour capable freestyle machine. Recently we have been using the top end WTF!? Girl board which though similar to its male equivalent…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax ESL Girl 133 x 38cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax ESL Girl 133 x 38cm 2019
F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax ESL Girl

Another women's only board from the F-ONE stable is the TRAX ESL Girl. Designed for riders who want an all-round board, this freeride board is all about having fun on the water, no matter your level or the conditions of the day. The Trax ESL Girl features the same top spec as the higher performing boards in the lineup. The…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Apex V5 135 x 41cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Apex V5 135 x 41cm 2019
Airush Apex V5

Airush have pumped out some lookers for the 2019 season, and the Apex V5 was the first we had the privilege of trying. A board designed for those of us who have a passion for both freestyle and big air freeride, and the experience to get the most out of it. The Apex V5 has the classic Airush outline, with…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement Re Volt 143 x 43cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement Re Volt 143 x 43cm 2019
Kitelement Re Volt

Kitelement have slowly and quietly been working away at the progression of split boards for quite some time, and have burst onto the scene with an entire range of kiteboards, that not only address the needs of freeriders, freestylers and everything in between but also split in half for easy transport and travel. The Re Volt sits within the Kitelement…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Infinity V1 145 x 44cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Infinity V1 145 x 44cm 2019
Ozone Infinity V1

Since the inception of the Zephyr a decade ago, Ozone have been synonymous with light wind riding fun. Fast-forward to now and we see foiling firmly taking over. However, what about those who simply love to shred and throw themselves around more akin to those 20 knot days? Enter the Infinity. This is a light wind board with a difference.…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Atmos Carbon 138 x 41cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Atmos Carbon 138 x 41cm 2019
North Kiteboarding Atmos Carbon

Nick Jacobsen’s weapon of choice is always going to generate a lot of interest: he’s rolling on a tricked out version of the Atmos big air and freeride board from North Kiteboarding. The full carbon layup includes multiple flavours of the wonder material in different layups to create a light and stiff board that looks murdered out in the full…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn Ronson Player 138 x 42cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn Ronson Player 138 x 42cm 2019
Shinn Ronson Player

If your riding style sits between freestyle and freeride, then the Ronson Player from Shinn is for you. The brand has been synonymous with outstanding kiteboard design for some time, and the Ronson Player sets out to give you freestyle levels of performance with a rider smoother than melted butter on silk pants. The outline is wider in the middle…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - INOBO Kiteboarding WAVIO 135 x 40cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - INOBO Kiteboarding WAVIO 135 x 40cm 2019
INOBO Kiteboarding WAVIO

Inobo are a brand with a whole new concept of board design and creation; an ‘Exoskeleton’ made of carbon, and a deck chosen to create a board with the characteristics to suit your style. Born of the idea that you should be able to adapt your board to the style and conditions of the day, the two French students who…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Livewire 140 x 42cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Livewire 140 x 42cm 2019
Airush Livewire

Airush have been at the forefront of freestyle and wakestyle riding for years with many great riders on their team, freestyle rider Alex Pastor is often seen throwing down on the Livewire Team board, this is a lighter version of the Livewire purely dedicated to competition freestyle. This issue we are taking a look at the Livewire V6. This is…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - INOBO Kiteboarding Woodio 135 x 40cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - INOBO Kiteboarding Woodio 135 x 40cm 2019
INOBO Kiteboarding Woodio

The Woodio is the freestyle orientated model from the INOBO line up. Featuring the same Exoskeleton as on all their range, it is the deck of the board that gives the distinct characteristics, appearance and riding style. The INOBO Exoskeleton is an independent structure made entirely of prepreg carbon which then sits atop whichever base you so chose to complement…

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2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Rush V2 137 x 41.5cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Rush V2 137 x 41.5cm 2019
Flysurfer Rush V2

Much anticipated, the Rush completes Flysurfer’s new look with the updated freestyle model. A board designed for kiters wishing to progress in the latest powered freestyle and freeride moves, it is compatible with both boots and straps and is packed full of the latest features in board design. At its core; sustainably-grown Paulownia wood, layers of unidirectional fibres, and finished…

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2019