Kiteboarding kites, boards, accessories, gear tests
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.
Whether you are a budding racer or light wind freestyler, this kite gets you out early and actually flies and feels like a much smaller kite. The performance and usability of light wind riding has just been stepped up a level.
THE HYPE: Introducing the SL-C concept. The Varial X is known for C-kite performance on a four line high depower platform; the SL-C has been designed with a C shape arc outline for direct response and great unhooking characteristi...
THE HYPE: The 50Fifty is a hybrid C kite featuring the advantages of both C-shape and bow types. Built with a super fast, thin profile, there's a floating strut in the centre of the kite, not reducing weight in the kite, but also ...
THE HYPE: Producing a kite as versatile as the new Ozone Catalyst is no easy task as the kite feels and performs equally well in all sizes and aspects of kitesurfing. Although a complete redesign, Ozone have retained the essence o...
THE HYPE: The Prodigy is Ocean Rodeo's all-terrain model; their simplest, easiest kite, perfect for riders looking for one set-up for all riding styles and pursuits. The Prodigy's three strut design is ultra stable and can handle...
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