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Kiteboard Reviews

Core Era Review

Sizes Available: 134x40, 136x40.5, 138x41, 142x42, 146x44, 152x48 The Core Era introduces a fresh perspective to the twintip lineup, designed to elevate the freeriding experience...

North Atmos 2024 Kiteboard Review

Kitesurfing Magazine editor-in-chief, John Bryja, has a chance to check out North's full line in Portugal, at the 2024 North product launch. I was...

Core Choice 5 Review

Size: 139 x 42  Bindings: Union Comfort The Choice 5 from Core is a highly evolved twintip shape that offers outstanding levels of performance. With superior...

Naish Traverse Review

Size: 152 x 43.5 Bindings: Apex  The Naish Traverse board is a unique Naish twintip shape, inspired by pro Rider Ewan Jaspan. Its mission is to...

NorthTrace Review

Size: 145 x 45 Bindings: Flex LX The Trace is North’s light wind oriented twintip. It ensures that extra push of power and drive in less...

F-One TRAX HRD Review

Size: 136 x 40 Bindings: Platinum 3 The TRAX HRD has pure freeride oriented performance that is well suited to any skill level. The solid, wood...

OCEAN RODEO MAKO

Length: 140 centimetres / Width: 40 centimetresFoot Strap System: Bliss pads and straps  The legendary Mako twintip is more radical than ever with improvements in...

CORE RIPPER 4

Length: 5’8” / Width: 19” / Thickness: 2” 1/8” Fin set up: Thruster / Volume: 26 litres The fourth generation Ripper is Core’s high performance surfboard...

OCEAN RODEO JESTER

Length: 5’1” / Width: 18” / Thickness: 2” 5/16” Fin set up: Quad or Tri / Volume: 17.6 litres The Jester is dubbed the ultimate trickster...

NAISH STRAPLESS WONDER

Length: 5’3” / Width: 18” 1/4” / Thickness: 2.2”Fin set up: Thruster / Volume: 22 litres The Strapless Wonder is a new model and joins...

SLINGSHOT SCI-FLY XR 

Length: 5’4” / Width: 18” / Thickness: 2” 1/5” Fin set up: Thruster / Volume: 22 litres  Slingshot’s got you ready for some post-pandemic surf...

2018 SURFBOARDS TESTED!

Riding a directional surfboard continues to be one of the fastest growing disciplines of kiteboarding and the number of models continues to expand. For...

CORE 720 REVIEW

Length: 5’3” / Width: 18.5” Thickness: 2.2” / Fins: Thruster FCS 2  The Core 720 is a compact, strapless surf shape that offers excellent grip...

OCEAN RODEO MAKO JESTER REVIEW

Length:5’1.25” / Width: 18.125”  Thickness: 2.3125” / Fins: Quad or tri  The Ocean Rodeo Jester is a fun directional board that will appeal to both the...

RUSTY YES THANKS REVIEW

Length: 5’8” / Width: 19.1” Thickness: 2.21” / Fins: Thruster The Rusty Yes Thanks is a real world performance surfboard built for traditional short board...

CABRINHA S:QUAD REVIEW

Length: 5‘9” / Width: 19.1”  Thickness: 2.21” / Fins: Thruster  The S:Quad model has been the higher performance short board shape of the Cabrinha lineup for...

Blunt Nose Surfboards Tested

The Kitesurfing Magazine Test Team were excited to have the top brands’ newest and most progressive surf shapes in a head-to-head review over two...

Firewire Vader Review

DESIGN FEATURES: The Tomo Vader is the latest evolution of surfboard shaper Daniel Thomson’s early-planing hull designs. This shape is capped with a blunt nose...

Firewire Vanguard Review

DESIGN FEATURES:  The Tomo Vanguard is built using Firewire’s kite-specific construction technology and features Daniel Tomo Thomson’s radical, early-planing hull. These strapless-only surf shapes...

Ocean Rodeo Mako Duke Review

DESIGN FEATURES: The Mako Duke is a directional shape with origins based on Ocean Rodeo’s popular Mako twin series. The Mako Duke adopts a similar...

Liquid Force Messenger Review

DESIGN FEATURES: The Messenger is Liquid Force’s blunt nose, board with quad fin set up and channels in the nose and tail. The rocker line...

Cabrinha Secret Weapon Review

DESIGN FEATURES: Cabrinha’s Secret Weapon is wide throughout, with parallel rails and a quad fin set up for multi-use flatwater freestyle but can also turn...

Slingshot Screamer Review

DESIGN FEATURES: The Screamer adopts the T-Rex shape, with a blunt nose and parallel outline that amps up this board’s down-the-line performance with a pulled...

Airush Cypher Tested

DESIGN FEATURES: The Airush Cypher has been completely redesigned for 2016 with shorter width and wider blunt nose shape with a parallel outline that promotes...

North Whip Tested

DESIGN FEATURES: The Whip is refined from last year’s radical shape that featured its modern compact shape with blunt nose, parallel outline and bat tail....

North Pro CSC Tested

DESIGN FEATURES: The new Pro CSC is a dedicated strapless freestyle shape, which means no strap inserts and the most superb lightweight construction available. The...

2016 Naish Skater Tested

DESIGN FEATURES: This thinner-profiled and more heavily-channelled directional freeride shape has unique feel and performance. The Skater is a playful hybrid for both waves and...

Naish Mutant 5’5 Tested

DESIGN FEATURES: The Mutant caters directly to small surf and lighter wind conditions. It’s quick, light and reactive underfoot when you step on the tail,...