Kitesurfing Kites Reviews

Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Neo Concept Blue 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Neo Concept Blue 2024
DUOTONE Neo Concept Blue

The products under the Concept Blue label represent the next step towards a sustainable future and form an integral part of the Save Our Playgrounds campaign. The Neo kite receives a sustainable upgrade for 2024 as Concept Blue introduces a more environmentally conscious approach, maintaining the expected performance levels while incorporating eco-friendly materials. Synonymous with excellence in wave-riding, the Neo...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Evo Concept Blue 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Evo Concept Blue 2024
DUOTONE Evo Concept Blue

Concept Blue products are their next step towards a better future and an additional element in their Save Our Playgrounds campaign. The most versatile kite in their range receives an environment-conscious makeover with the of the all-new Evo Concept Blue. This kite promises excellent performance across various disciplines in a sustainable package. The Evo Concept Blue is a highly sought-after...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Vortex Ultra-X 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Vortex Ultra-X 2024
Ozone Vortex Ultra-X

The Vortex Ultra-X - Ozone Kites is a finely tuned powerhouse designed for thrill-seekers looking to elevate their twin-tip riding experience. Crafted for riders with an intermediate to pro level skill set, this kite promises an exhilarating ride with its big air performance capabilities. With a three-strut design enhanced by an Aluula airframe, the Vortex Ultra-X boasts exceptional stability and...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Moto XL Apex 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Moto XL Apex 2024
Cabrinha Moto XL Apex

Threshold winds pose a significant challenge for kite designers. The dilemma lies in creating a kite that is powerful without sacrificing agility and playfulness, or making a lightweight kite that sacrifices low-end power necessary for takeoff. However, the Moto XL Apex kite, built on the successful Moto X platform and incorporating materials from the Apex Series, strikes the perfect balance...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Nitro Apex 9m 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Nitro Apex 9m 2024
Cabrinha Nitro Apex

Having re-introduced the Nitro name last year, Cabrinha has now given it its new full title, the Nitro Apex. This nods to the ULTRA HT construction of the Nitro, which is only seen on the Apex series of products. The overall product specification of the Nitro Apex remains the same as before, but design and construction tweaks have been made...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Moto X Apex 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Moto X Apex 2024
Cabrinha Moto X Apex

What can be done to enhance an already remarkable kite? The solution is to give it the Apex treatment. A testament to the Apex Series of kites, the Moto X Apex version offers a lighter feel and even more playful handling than before. To achieve this, they have utilized Ultra HT for the main airframe, resulting in improved stability, steering,...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Drifter 7m 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Drifter 7m 2024
Cabrinha Drifter

The Drifter is Cabrinha's dedicated wave kite, designed to drift (the clue is in the name) down the line and allow you to concentrate on riding the wave. It's a firm favourite with the team here at the mag, and it's a great kite to ride. The kite is a three strut, moderate aspect ratio hybrid design with a simple...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Switchblade 9m 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Switchblade 9m 2024
Cabrinha Switchblade

The Switchblade is one of the best-selling kite lineages of all time. The latest iteration promises to retain the Switchblade DNA, which embodies predictable, versatile, and easily accessible performance for all. Throughout its years, it has simultaneously been the first kite purchase choice for many beginners and the go-to kite for Cabrinha team riders. This zero-to-hero kite may be in...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Zephyr V8 Ultra 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Zephyr V8 Ultra 2024
Ozone Zephyr V8 Ultra

Introducing the Zephyr V8 Ultra-X, a light wind specific freeride machine designed for riders of any level who want to enjoy more time on the water. The goal was to enhance the performance of the Zephyr, making it easier and more fun to ride in light winds. With a huge wind range of 6-20 knots, the Zephyr V8 Ultra-X is...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Evo 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Evo 2024
DUOTONE Evo

The Evo is a top-tier kite suitable for riders who seek versatility in their kiteboarding activities. Whether they enjoy boosting high during jumps, relish freeride sessions, excel in hooked freestyle tricks, or navigate through waves, the Evo caters to all these pursuits. Boasting exceptional performance and effortless flying characteristics, the Evo acts as a swift path to enhancing one's riding...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Reo V7 Ultra-X 7m 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Reo V7 Ultra-X 7m 2024
Ozone Reo V7 Ultra-X

It could be argued that, as a tester, you shouldn't get more excited about certain products than others, but we're all human, and Ozone has just released something special… Ozone has just dropped the new version of the legendary Reo and, in doing so, given us two construction options. The Reo V7 has similar Dacron and canopy types and weights...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Pivot Nvision 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Pivot Nvision 2024
Naish Kiteboarding Pivot Nvision

The Pivot Nvision sets a new standard for a high-performance all-around kite with its ground-up redesign. Boasting a durable Aluula and Quadtex canopy, it offers unparalleled speed and responsiveness. Unlike its dacron counterpart, the Pivot Nvision has a 50 percent lighter leading edge, making it ideal for light wind conditions while retaining its shape in gusty conditions. This kite excels...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Era 9m 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Era 9m 2024
Flysurfer Era

FLYSURFER has well and truly hit the ground running with their all-new Era, which dropped towards the back end of 2023. The Era is literally a new Era for the brand who, behind the scenes, have put in tireless work to launch their first big air specific inflatable kite. From the performance it has achieved so far, it's safe to...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Fox 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Flysurfer Fox 2024
Flysurfer Fox

Introducing the FOX – an intelligently designed kite that offers a simple set-up, excellent maneuverability, and an effortless self-relaunch. Experience the thrill of flying as you take to the skies and let your imagination soar! The FOX is commonly utilized for kiting activities involving skateboards, inline skates, or ice skates. It generates sufficient power for exciting adventures on asphalt or...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit Pro 9m 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit Pro 9m 2024
North Kiteboarding Orbit Pro

In my opinion, the Orbit Pro represents a kite that has been long awaited by a small demographic of the kiteboarding industry. I believe the term 'overpowered' has been overused for many years. Advanced riders have redefined what it means to ride 'overpowered' and, aside from a few exceptions, have almost made the term redundant. The big air movement of...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Harlem Kitesurfing Force 9m 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Harlem Kitesurfing Force 9m 2024
Harlem Kitesurfing Force

The Force is the first product released in Harlem's new 'Game Changer Lineup'. This represents more than just a new high-performance big air/freeride kite addition to the Harlem range. It represents a totally new way to manufacture leading edge inflatable kites. The Force is one of the first kites on the market to be produced at the Brainchild facility in...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Eleveight Kites FS V7 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Eleveight Kites FS V7 2024
Eleveight Kites FS V7

THE FS has established itself as the top choice for those seeking high-performance freestyle and big air action. Designed specifically for radical maneuvers in these disciplines, the FS offers efficient upwind performance and exceptional stability. Version 7 of the FS is the epitome of progressive kite design, delivering explosive and radical performance. With its dynamic vertical lift, riders can achieve...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Eleveight Kites RS+ V2 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Eleveight Kites RS+ V2 2024
Eleveight Kites RS+ V2

The RS+ is their ultralight top-performance kite, designed for those seeking the ultimate freeride experience. It is a precision high-tech freeride kite with an ultra-direct feel, offering easy handling, powerful lift, and massive hang time. The RS+ is also known for its ultra-stable light construction, allowing efficiency even in low wind conditions. The RS+ V2 is the improved version, featuring...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot RPX V2 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot RPX V2 2024
Slingshot RPX V2

For enthusiasts or pros looking to advance in their freestyle journey, individuals can turn to the RPX V2. Whether one is perfecting their handle pass with world-class style and precision, this kite specifically caters to the need for consistent power, excellent pop, and slack to facilitate the thrilling experience of flight with no power for pure freestyle moves. The RPX...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot Ghost V3 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot Ghost V3 2024
Slingshot Ghost V3

Riders seeking a stress-free session with excellent upwind ability, easy relaunch, and versatile performance across different board types will find the perfect fit in the Ghost V3 kite. This modern one-strut design combines innovative kite geometry with a lightweight frame and durable materials to deliver exceptional handling, response, and relaunch capabilities. The Ghost V3 utilizes high-tenacity polyester with biaxial gridding...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot UFO V3 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Slingshot UFO V3 2024
Slingshot UFO V3

For kite foilers who demand a high level of performance and understand the importance of riding in a state of flow, the connection between body, mind, and equipment is paramount. They recognize that the best possible connection begins with the kite and extends to the lines, bar, board, and foil, all of which must work together seamlessly. Introducing the UFO...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Evo SLS Pink Pig Limited Edition 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Evo SLS Pink Pig Limited Edition 2024
DUOTONE Evo SLS Pink Pig Limited Edition

Back in 1971, Porsche achieved the remarkable feat of making pigs go fast. Fast forward to today, and they have gone even further by making pigs fly! The Porsche 917/20, also known as the Pink Pig, Big Berta, or Truffle Hunter, holds a special place in Porsche history. To pay tribute to this legendary car, Porsche has partnered with Duotone...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Session Team 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Session Team 2024
Airush Session Team

The Session Team, featuring the Ho’okipa material, is an incredibly versatile surf-oriented kite with exceptional performance freeride capabilities. The Ho’okipa is a unique ultra PE woven leading edge that offers up to 10 times the strength and stiffness of traditional fabrics. As a result, the Session Team is highly responsive, lightweight, and delivers long-term performance. The fixed bridle of the...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Ultra Team 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Ultra Team 2024
Airush Ultra Team

The Ultra Team kite, featuring the Airush Team Series construction, showcases the innovative Ho'okipa material technology. Ho'okipa is made of Ultra PE fiber, which enhances the leading edge to be 10 times stronger and stiffer than traditional fabrics. This combination, along with the proven Single Strut Geometry, narrow diameter high pressure leading edge, and high-tension canopy, creates the perfect balance...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Session 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Session 2024
Airush Session

The Session kite is designed for riders who want a versatile surf-oriented kite with both strapless and freeride capabilities, all in a single package. Its unique canopy shaping features a relatively fine entry, allowing the kite to fly forward in the window when necessary. The sheeting angle, aspect ratio, and large wingtips enable the kite to pivot quickly and drift...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Ultra 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Ultra 2024
Airush Ultra

When it comes to discovering the ultimate combination in lightweight performance design for foil, freeride, and surf, they need to look no further than the Ultra kite. This kite offers a unique blend of stability, low end power, and responsive drive, allowing it to fly further forward in the window. One of the key features of the Ultra is its...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Edge V12 8m 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Edge V12 8m 2024
Ozone Edge V12

The Ozone Edge. I can't think of another kite with both mass market appeal and a wide-ranging reputation for world-class performance. It has helped riders break Woo records, score course racing bullets, and, more recently, stand on the King of the Air podium! Nowadays, the Edge V12 tagline is simply 'Big Air, Epic Hangtime, and High Energy Freeride!' This hybrid...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Dice SLS 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Dice SLS 2024
DUOTONE Dice SLS

SLS, which stands for Strong Light Superior, offers gear that empowers riders to push their limits and achieve peak performance without compromising. The Dice SLS kite is the epitome of versatility for experienced riders, regardless of their style. Whether you're pushing the boundaries of freestyle maneuvers, boosting massive airs, executing adrenaline-fueled kite loops, or tackling challenging waves, this kite delivers...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Neo SLS 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Neo SLS 2024
DUOTONE Neo SLS

The Neo SLS, which stands for Strong Light Superior, is a gear that empowers riders to push their limits and strive for peak performance without compromise. In 2024, there are further enhancements to the Neo SLS, making it handle better and provide smoother turns. It offers the ultimate balance between performance and power in a wave kite. The new Neo...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Rebel SLS 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Rebel SLS 2024
DUOTONE Rebel SLS

The SLS gear, which stands for Strong Light Superior, offers users the opportunity to push their limits and strive for peak performance without compromising on quality. The recently released 2024 edition of the Rebel SLS is an upgraded version that brings forth incredible performance in a user-friendly package. With its improved low-end range and the same reliable Rebel sheet-and-go feeling,...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Pivot 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Pivot 2024
Naish Kiteboarding Pivot

The Pivot is a versatile kite that is suitable for a wide range of kiteboarders. This year, there have been performance changes that benefit both everyday riders and professionals. The new draft of the kite has been optimized for better performance based on the size, resulting in improved control and increased wind range. The aspect ratios have been fine-tuned to...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Pivot LE 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Pivot LE 2024
Naish Kiteboarding Pivot LE

The Pivot LE is an ideal choice for those seeking a versatile kite that can handle any situation. In their latest release, they have made performance enhancements that cater to both everyday kiteboarders and professional riders. They have specifically focused on optimizing the draft for improved control and increased wind range, tailoring the aspect ratios for a more comfortable user...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Reo V7 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Reo V7 2024
Ozone Reo V7

Two years after the launch of the V6, the Reo V7 has arrived, offering even tighter tuning for an exhilarating experience on the water. With its joystick control, this iconic kite delivers thrilling sessions every time. The Reo V7 is the perfect surf performance kite, designed to conquer any wave in any location. It features transverse sail shaping, which results...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - CORE Kiteboarding XR Pro 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - CORE Kiteboarding XR Pro 2024
CORE Kiteboarding XR Pro

The XR Pro is a cutting-edge big air kite that has been completely redesigned and features the best airframe material on the market. Designed specifically for competitions, this kite is all about going higher, faster, and further than ever before. Drawing inspiration from the XR series and incorporating the revolutionary Aluula material, the XR Pro boasts a distinctive design that...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Pulse 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Pulse 2024
North Kiteboarding Pulse

The high-performance freestyle kite, known as the Pulse, offers an explosive pop, powerful fast turns, and responsive steering that will surely get your heart pumping. It is particularly exhilarating in unhooked Freestyle, making even the most technical tricks instinctive to land. The Pulse's design, with an upright and low sweep shape, ensures that steering impulses run deep into the center...

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2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Carve 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Carve 2024
North Kiteboarding Carve

The Carve kite is a versatile and efficient option for those who love carving up waves, getting barrelled, and performing strapless tricks. It features a stable, lower aspect ratio design that allows for fast pivot turns and excellent drift. The kite has a direct feel with both bar pressure and steering initiation, making it intuitive to control even when it's...

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2024