Kitelement re tort 136 x 41cm 2018 Kitesurfing Review

Kitelement re tort 136 x 41cm 2018

Reviews / Twin Tips

Kitelement 7,491

At A Glance

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 be the envy of everybody on the beach!

The base of the board features not only a Quattro channels but also keel-shaped sides to ensure masses of grip in all conditions. Kitelement have gone for Polyurethane side walls as opposed to the more traditional ABS. This is a superior material which provides even more protection against delamination, at an even higher strength.

The re tort has a moderate rocker line which is dynamic in nature to give the rider a board which will react with precision no matter the situation.

The re tort is supplied with simple and comfortable straps and pads, and also has inserts compatible with wake bindings.

Sizes: 132x39, 136x41, 140x43cm

“Fast smooth and highly dynamic on the water and off it!”

On The Water

The re tort likes to be ridden fast, and that is certainly easy to do! The midsection of the board is relatively square and flat which gets you planning quickly, and the channels on the bottom grip well to drive you upwind.

The tips of the board are relatively narrow which is slightly unusual for this style of board but in no way takes away from its performance. This means that those super quick turns are easy to engage, and also there is a very distinct lack of spray in our face from chop!

In choppy water, the board cruises brilliantly, really slicing through the lumps and bumps.
Loading up the board for tricks in the chop is easy, and you only need a quick edge and release to access the pop on offer. Likewise, landings are good. The board grips instantly and the narrow tips come into play again here allowing you to get away with things you may not have otherwise.

In flat water the re tort works well for more new school moves, the speed generated also allows you power through any lulls in the wind. There is a low swing weight on the board, and the big midsection ensures clean landings with the ever-satisfying slap of a good landing.

The re tort is a fast ride, and again thanks to the subtle keel shape on the channels it holds the speed well enabling you to push to see just how fast you can go!

The entire experience is smooth and engaging. The board is so light it allows you to throw it around and have some fun.

Kitelement say that the re tort works well as a wakeboard, which we are certain it does, however, we would personally refrain from hitting kickers as it would scratch up the beautiful carbon design!

Overall

The re tort likes to fly, whether that is into your take off, into your landing, or just along the flats. It is a fast board, and it can hold speed while maintaining a smooth feel at all times. The board excels in choppy water with almost no spray in your face or bounce in the ride and rebounds exceptionally fast for any jumps and tricks. For a rather special board, the re tort is undoubtedly worth a look this summer.

Videos

This review was in Issue 69 of IKSURFMAG.

For more information visit Kitelement

Related

Brand

By Kitelement

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...

Twin Tips
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...

Twin Tips
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...

Twin Tips
2018
By Robin and Sukie
www.514elemental.com
With years of kite sport experience combined, you can be sure you’ll be receiving the highest quality of knowledge on the best equipment the industry has to offer.

Tried this? What did you think?

×

Subscribe it's Free!

Win a Compact Series Surfboard from ODO Kiteboarding this issue in our FREE subscriber prize draw.

By subscribing you will not only be first to read the mag but automatically entered into the prize draw every issue!

Draw closes on Sun 10th Feb, 2019
First name is required.

By subscribing you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy

Subscribe Another
Compact Series Surfboard from ODO Kiteboarding

Issue 71 Fri 7th Dec, 2018

A 2019 Mercury 6/4 Freezip and Vex Harness from Prolimit

Gary

Issue 70 Mon 8th Oct, 2018

CrazyFly Raptor LTD Neon Board

Martin

Issue 69 Tue 7th Aug, 2018

GoPro Hero 6 Black Action Camera

John

Issue 68 Tue 12th Jun, 2018

GoPro Hero 6 Black Action Camera

Simon

Issue 67 Wed 11th Apr, 2018

Mystic Majestic X Harness

Andrew

Issue 66 Fri 9th Feb, 2018

6m Flysurfer Stoke

Ross

Issue 65 Tue 12th Dec, 2017

7m Cabrinha Drifter + Fireball Bar Set Up

Chris

Issue 64 Wed 18th Oct, 2017

Board You Desire From Shinn

Dave

Issue 63 Tue 8th Aug, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

Adam

Issue 62 Sat 10th Jun, 2017

CrazyFly 2017 Sculp 9m and Sick Bar

Dale

Issue 61 Mon 10th Apr, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

Sam

Issue 60 Sun 5th Feb, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

Steven

Issue 59 Mon 5th Dec, 2016

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

Edward

Issue 58 Thu 13th Oct, 2016

Fireball Set Up with an Apollo Kite from Cabrinha

Paul

Issue 57 Tue 11th Oct, 2016

Blade Trigger 10m Kite

Andrew

Issue 56 Sun 12th Jun, 2016

Board and Boot Set Up from Liquid Force

Peter

Issue 55 Sat 9th Apr, 2016

Nobile NHP Split Kiteboard

Andrew

Issue 54 Sat 6th Feb, 2016

Wetsuit and Harness from Manera

Gary

Issue 53 Tue 10th Feb, 2015

Ride Engine Harness!

Grahame

Issue 52 Wed 7th Oct, 2015

Prize Pack from TSHOTSH

Guy, Vince

Issue 51 Thu 13th Aug, 2015

Wainman Hawaii ManiaC Kite

Rich

Issue 50 Thu 4th Jun, 2015

Liquid Force Legacy Board

Daniel

Issue 49 Fri 10th Apr, 2015

Slingshot Vision Board

Michael

Issue 48 Fri 30th Jan, 2015

Blade Mist Kite and Bar

Gary

Issue 47 Mon 8th Dec, 2014

2015 Core GTS3 8m Kite and Bar

Wayne

Issue 46 Wed 8th Oct, 2014

Ozone Reo Wave Kite

Daan

Issue 45 Mon 4th Aug, 2014

Brunotti Board and a Pair of Sunglasses

Sean

Issue 44 Mon 9th Jun, 2014

Dakine Harness and Travel Bag

Matthew

Issue 43 Wed 2nd Apr, 2014

Manera EXO Harness and Goodies!

Ruben

Issue 42 Thu 30th Jan, 2014

North Gonzales Kite Board!

Johnny

Issue 41 Mon 2nd Dec, 2013

Best Spark Plug Kite Board

Christophe

Issue 40 Wed 9th Oct, 2013

Kiteloose Fatty Surfboard

Ben

Issue 39 Fri 2nd Aug, 2013

GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition

Dave

Issue 38 Sun 2nd Jun, 2013

CrazyFly Sculp 9m Kite and Sick Bar System

Clara

Issue 37 Mon 1st Apr, 2013

Kitesurf Holiday Experience with Kirsty Jones

Vix

Issue 36 Sat 2nd Feb, 2013

2013 F-One Bandit 6 9m Kite

Paul

Issue 35 Mon 3rd Dec, 2012

Soul Drysuit by Ocean Rodeo

Ian

Issue 34 Mon 1st Oct, 2012

2013 Mystic Wetsuit and Harness

Mike

Issue 33 Sun 5th Aug, 2012

Wainman Joke Kitesurfing Board

David

  1. The Promotion is organised by IKSURFMAG and the participating brand stated on the subscribe page. You are providing your information to IKSURFMAG, not the participating brand. The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of facilitating the Promotion and notifying you when new issues of our totally free magazine are released. We will never sell or supply your details to any 3rd parties.
  2. You can opt out of any future emails by clicking the unsubscribe link within the footer of the email at any time.
  3. The winner will be notified by email shortly after the closing date shown. Previous winners will not be eligible to win again until at least three new Promotions have run.
  4. Winners must reply to our email within two weeks or a new winner will be drawn. Please check all spam folders to avoid loosing out.
  5. Participants only need to enter once in order to be eligible for all future prize draws.
×

Share - Kitelement re tort 136 x 41cm 2018

×