Kiteboarding kites, boards, accessories, gear tests
Redesigned for 2014, the Sculp is a high-performance design suitable for freeride and freestyle riders.
We've tested each model of the Obsession, it has a reputation for large performance and we always look forward to getting on it.
In terms of quality, the Dice produces exactly the superior experience that we expect from North when you pull it out of the bag. Everywhere you look the product is bang on, high quality, and like all their products, very well tho...
We are old friends with the Bandit after having ridden and reviewed it for seven years. Refined and tweaked in that time, it's certainly got a Premier League status.
The design changes this year have been considerable, most notably moving from five to three struts, so this isn't just a re-tweak and we were interested to see how the cake came out.
Trends emerging this season are the development of twin-tips that split in two for easy travel convenience and wakestyle boards that double-up for use at the cable as well as behind the kite
The test team get their hands on the first in what looks to be a long line of excellent 2014 gear, starting this issue with a few weeks spent thrashing the Slingshot Rally
The scoop on the 2014 kite rides released so far.
It's a really fun board, which we actually couldn't get back from certain freestyle riders who predominantly ride in bindings but were loving the ease-of use and playfulness while no one else was on the water!
This and the Sector in six knots are a match made in heaven and we heard ourselves telling people that we couldn't believe that we were actually going really fast in six knots. They must have thought we were talking cobblers.
Kitesurfing Test - Boards 2013
Kitesurfing Test - Kites 2013
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