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 - 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 - 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
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