Kitesurfing Twin Tips Reviews

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 - 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 - 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 - Kitelement re volt 140 x 43cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement re volt 140 x 43cm 2018
Kitelement re volt

The re volt from Kitelement is one of their split kiteboards on offer alongside their traditional twintips and wakeboards. Split boards have been gaining popularity over the past few years, with more and more people travelling and being conscious of the size of their bags. Kitelement use a unique and superbly strong joining system for their boards. Known as the…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Bulldozer 140 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Bulldozer 140 x 42cm 2018
CrazyFly Bulldozer

A mainstay of CrazyFlys impressive line up, the Bulldozer comes into 2018 with a complete redesign and the result is better than ever. Designed as a high performing freestyle and wakestyle kiteboard, the Bulldozer is best suited to those more experienced riders who demand a board to stand up to the more powerful moves. The 2018 Bulldozer has a complete…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - CORE Kiteboarding Fusion3 139 x 41.5cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - CORE Kiteboarding Fusion3 139 x 41.5cm 2018
CORE Kiteboarding Fusion3

The Fusion3 is the third incarnation of the ever popular Fusion model Twin Tip by German Kitesurf manufacturer CORE Kiteboarding. Designed as a performance all-rounder, the Fusion3 houses some impressive technology and features for a board, which looks like it will suit a vast majority of us. Starting with the deck, a 3D wooden core is sandwiched between 2 layers…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Radical 6 138 x 42.5cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Radical 6 138 x 42.5cm 2018
Flysurfer Radical 6

Flysurfer have never been ones to follow the crowd, and their Radical board series proves they know what they are doing. Back for round 6, the Radical6 maintains the unique tried and tested outline, while the internal construction of the board has been modified for even higher performance. The Radical6 has been designed for riders who need a board that…

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2018
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…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Liquid Force Kites Benchmark 130 x 40cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Liquid Force Kites Benchmark 130 x 40cm 2018
Liquid Force Kites Benchmark

It is no secret that Gisela Pulido has been using a non-production Liquid Force board for quite some time; it’s now part of their line up for 2018 and we were thrilled to be able to finally get to use it! Coming in two sizes only, the board is designed for female kitesurfers who want nothing less than the best,…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Radical5 138 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Radical5 138 x 42cm 2018
Flysurfer Radical5

Flysurfer have a strong following for their boards as well as their kites, and the Radical5 is one of their most popular creations. Designed as an all-rounder with an emphasis on freestyle, it is that do-it-all board which should last you the majority of your kitesurfing career. The board is made with a wood and foam core; the wood mainly…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Raptor LTD Neon 136 x 41cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - CrazyFly Raptor LTD Neon 136 x 41cm 2018
CrazyFly Raptor LTD Neon

The Raptor LTD Neon is a new board in the CrazyFly range for 2018. The same mak eup as the already established and enjoyed Raptor LTD, the Neon version is exactly that and features some really funky colours to liven up the graphics. This is a definite bonus when body dragging back to your board in murky waters! The board…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha XCal Carbon 141 x 43cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha XCal Carbon 141 x 43cm 2018
Cabrinha XCal Carbon

The XCaliber Carbon is Cabrinha’s high-performance competition freestyle board. Proven to be a top performer while under Liam Whaley’s feet, the board has a double concave, a moderate to high rocker and tip channels. Constructed using a custom double 45-degree bias Carbon Fiber, this stiffens the board giving it a huge amount of responsive pop. While the 2018 XCaliber Carbon…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Motion 138 x 41.5cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Motion 138 x 41.5cm 2018
Naish Kiteboarding Motion

The latest board from Naish to get a remake is the ever-popular Motion. Designed for those riders who need a board that won’t hold them back no matter the conditions or discipline, the Motion is a high performance freeride board. Featuring a wood core sandwich technology the board is designed to be durable and light. The Motion has a medium…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Liquid Force Kites Echo 142 x 42.5cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Liquid Force Kites Echo 142 x 42.5cm 2018
Liquid Force Kites Echo

The new 2018 Echo is the brainchild of Brandon Shield and Jimmy Redmon; it’s Brandon’s board of choice for his dynamic and varied riding style. Their focus has been to create a board that not only performs well in the park on obstacles but a board that works well for wakestyle air tricks too. New for the 2018 model LF…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot Misfit Air Core 142 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot Misfit Air Core 142 x 42cm 2018
Slingshot Misfit Air Core

There are not many products in our sport which have held their own for over a decade. However, the Misfit is one of them, and there is a reason it has been a favourite for so long. The board is aimed at the entry level to intermediate rider looking for an all-round board that will grow with them on their…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Rush 137 x 41.5cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Rush 137 x 41.5cm 2018
Flysurfer Rush

The Rush is a totally new freestyle board from Flysurfer aimed at the top end riders and improving intermediates looking for a board that can handle huge moves and big landings. The Rush has a wood core, made with responsibly grown Paulownia wood, and a scratch resistant top sheet to protect both the board and the graphics from harmful UV…

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2018
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…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot Refraction 139 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot Refraction 139 x 42cm 2018
Slingshot Refraction

The Slingshot Refraction is the signature model of international kiteboarder Sam Light. Built to keep up with Sam’s skills in the park, freestyle riding and looping at the King of the Air, it is also designed to perform at the cable park too! The board is made with a Paulownia wood core, sandwiched between urethane rails; then an extra thick…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Ace Wood 138 x 41.5cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Ace Wood 138 x 41.5cm 2018
Cabrinha Ace Wood

Cabrinha have brought a huge range of products to the table for us in 2018. We now see multiple variants of some of their top end twin tip boards, the Xcal Carbon (which we reviewed recently, check this out in the previous issue or via our website), Xcal Wood, Ace Carbon and the all new Ace Wood. For 2018 Cabrinha…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Code V1 138 x 41cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Code V1 138 x 41cm 2018
Ozone Code V1

The Code V1 is Ozone’s first foray into board building, and they have not done it lightly. Famous already for their own purpose-built factory, they have done the same with their board line and grown their factory to accommodate a new production facility. The Code V1 has been designed as a high-end freeride board. Available in 4 sizes, it will…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ocean Rodeo Mako 165 x 44cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ocean Rodeo Mako 165 x 44cm 2018
Ocean Rodeo Mako

The Mako, Ocean Rodeo’s renowned signature board, has recently undergone a revamp and we were excited to be able to test it out. Presented as a surf-orientated twin tip, the Mako doesn’t look like a modern-day kiteboard; in fact, you may think it’s from a different era. A continuously curved rail from the centre to the very rounded tips combined…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding WTF!? 138 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding WTF!? 138 x 42cm 2018
F-ONE Kiteboarding WTF!?

Over the last few years, F-One have been growing their range of kites, boards and foils. We have seen many new additions such as the Breeze, Furtive, and now the WTF!? range. The WTF!? range is all about out and out freestyle riding; we now see a Linx freestyle bar, the WTF!? C-kite and the new WTF!? Freestyle board. We…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding TS Hadlow 140 x 42.5cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding TS Hadlow 140 x 42.5cm 2018
North Kiteboarding TS Hadlow

Producing leading equipment for many years now North still bless us all with some insanely good setups. One of the world’s most accomplished kitesurfers Aaron Hadlow has been a part of their team for some time and his signature model boards are well known across the world. We recently got our hands on a North Kiteboarding TS Hadlow twip tip…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax HRD Lite Tech 137 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax HRD Lite Tech 137 x 42cm 2018
F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax HRD Lite Tech

The Trax has been in the F-One line up for some time now, and it has seen many updates over the years. For 2018 the shape remains almost identical to last years model, but the construction techniques have been changed to increase the pop and further improve the ride. The board utilises a unique technique in the factory to create…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn Ronson Patrol 138 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Shinn Ronson Patrol 138 x 42cm 2018
Shinn Ronson Patrol

The extensive board line up from Shinn ensures there is a board for every type of rider out there, and for those who like to mix things up between handle passes and board offs, the Ronson Patrol is your weapon of choice. Designed as a crossover board, it is not simply another compromising all-rounder; instead it is a high performing…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Tronic 141 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Tronic 141 x 42cm 2018
Cabrinha Tronic

The 2018 Tronic enters the Cabrinha line up as their go-to chop muncher and wave slasher. A freeride shape, the Tronic has rounded rails with tapered tips and a quad concave base for exceptional upwind performance and drive. Coming in 3 different sizes, the largest Tronic has an entirely new shape, which reminds you of an older style mutant board,…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement re tort 136 x 41cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement re tort 136 x 41cm 2018
Kitelement re tort

Kitelement have bought out a solid lineup of boards for 2018, and after using the impressive re volt split board, we were keen to get our hands on one of their traditional style kiteboards, the re tort. The re tort is a beautiful looking board with a full carbon detailing on the top and bottom coat; you are sure to…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Gambler 139 x 42cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Gambler 139 x 42cm 2018
North Kiteboarding Gambler

North Kiteboarding have been around since the early days providing quality equipment for a wide range of riding styles. From the day dot kiters were hitting rails. However, park riding (hitting kickers and sliders) has developed over recent years with events like the Triple S, Hood Jam, Rhosneigr Park Jam and many more, really pushing riders to up their game…

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2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement re vote 140 x 43cm 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Kitelement re vote 140 x 43cm 2018
Kitelement re vote

Kitelement have produced a solid line-up of boards for 2018 and last on our list to be tested is the re vote. Designed as a high performing freeride board, it sits in their line up alongside freestyle brother the re tort. The deck of the board features an ultra dynamic rocker for a smooth and energetic pop, and the base…

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2018
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