Kitesurfing Kites Reviews

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha MOTO X 9m 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha MOTO X 9m 2024
Cabrinha MOTO X

The Moto X has emerged as a versatile weapon in the freeride and crossover kiteboarding scene, catering to riders who enjoy riding twin tips and surfboards. Crafted with the innovative HTD Lite airframe and boasting features such as the ISC (Intuitive Steering Control) and Bi-Directional Pure Profile Panels, the Moto X strikes a perfect balance between high performance and user-friendliness....

Kites
2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Psycho Nvision 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Psycho Nvision 2024
Naish Kiteboarding Psycho Nvision

The Psycho Nvision is a game-changing Big Air kite tailored for kiteboarders seeking top-tier quality and performance. Designed to elevate riders of all skill levels into the realm of higher jumps and longer hangtime, this kite redefines the Big Air experience with its innovative features. Constructed with the revolutionary Aluula Helium Frame, the Psycho Nvision boasts a thinner leading edge...

Kites
2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Nobile Kiteboarding Horizon 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Nobile Kiteboarding Horizon 2024
Nobile Kiteboarding Horizon

The 2024 Horizon kite introduces a new premium product line from Nobile, characterized by its superior quality and modern design. This brand-new 3-strut kite is meticulously crafted to meet the evolving demands and expectations of kiteboarding enthusiasts across various skill levels. Crafted with a hybrid construction, the Horizon excels in hang time, offers low bar pressure, and delivers quick response...

Kites
2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Triad 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Naish Kiteboarding Triad 2024
Naish Kiteboarding Triad

The Triad kite by Naish is a versatile and dependable choice for riders seeking an easy-to-use and stable kite with a wide wind range. With the innovative Synergy Bridle System allowing quick adjustments for different riding styles, the Triad excels on any board. Its redesigned wingtips enhance drift on the waves, offering a smooth performance tailored for wave riders. This...

Kites
2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Juice 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Juice 2024
DUOTONE Juice

In the realm of kiteboarding, the Juice by Duotone Kiteboarding reigns as the ultimate light wind companion for enthusiasts seeking to maximize their time on the water, regardless of less-than-ideal wind conditions. The Juice stands out as a pinnacle of performance and design, crafted through years of intense research and development fueled by the innovative Flex Struts technology. Featuring a...

Kites
2024
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...

Kites
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...

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

It’s always exciting when a brand releases an entirely new product line, but especially when it is their foray into using an Aluula Composites airframe. Now, Ozone is no stranger to new ideas and cutting-edge R&D, and they’re often the pioneers themselves, bringing exciting developments to market. But, having developed and put to good use their own Ultra-X performance dacron...

Kites
2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Mono 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Mono 2024
DUOTONE Mono

The Mono kite from Duotone is a versatile and high-performing option designed for freeriding, foiling, and light wind conditions. With its super-low aspect design, the Mono provides plenty of power in light winds, making it ideal for a wide range of riders. Featuring a solid construction with a unique canopy profile and wide chord depth, the Mono minimizes flutter even...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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,...

Kites
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 short...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Eleveight Kites RS V8 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - Eleveight Kites RS V8 2024
Eleveight Kites RS V8

The RS V8 kite from Eleveight Sports is a true standout in the freeride category, offering exceptional performance and versatility to riders of all levels. Featuring a 3-strut delta shape, the RS V8 is designed to be light, stable, and direct, allowing for easy turning and smooth handling in various wind conditions. Riders will appreciate the kite's massive hangtime and...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
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...

Kites
2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Neo SLS 9m 2024
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Neo SLS 9m 2024
DUOTONE Neo SLS

The Neo SLS is the ultimate wave riding kite in the Duotone lineup, and for 2024 it has been tweaked for even better performance. The kite features new Hybrid Flex Struts, which have been straightened and given a wider, squarer wing tip shape. These changes improve the handling and responsiveness of the kite, allowing for smoother turns, faster steering, and...

Kites
2024