Wednesday, July 24, 2024

2016 Freeride Kite Reviews

2016 Liquid Force Envy Review

Sizes Tested (m): 9, 12 Sizes Available (m): 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.5, 12, 13.5, 15 Control System: Response Control Bar REVIEW SYNOPSIS: Versatile freeride mastery, more...

2016 Naish Park HD Review

REVIEW SYNOPSIS: Ready to pop-and-play in your local park, a refined legend reborn with optimal depower and smooth powered loops. Sizes Tested (m): 9, 12 Sizes Available...

2016 North Dice Review

REVIEW SYNOPSIS: Direct and responsive handling and pull, smooth-pulling pivots, solid performer for freestyle and waves. Sizes Tested (m): 12, 9 Sizes Available (m): 4, 5, 6,...

2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Review

REVIEW SYNOPSIS:  Legendary power, refined precision handling, and a great blend of performance versatility. Sizes Tested (m): 11, 8 Sizes Available (m): 4, 5, 6, 7,...

2016 Slingshot RPM Review

REVIEW SYNOPSIS: Aggressive but intuitively stable and direct flying performance that’s adaptable to general freeride or freestyle and waves. Sizes Tested (m): 9, 12 Sizes Available (m):...

2016 Liquid Force Solo Review

REVIEW SYNOPSIS: Exciting efficiency, impressive stability, plug-and-play, smooth pivoting gem. Sizes Tested (m): 9, 12 Sizes Available (m): 4.5, 6.5, 9, 12, 15.5, 17.5 Control Bar: Response Control...

2016 F-One Bandit Review

REVIEW SYNOPSIS: All-encompassing, refined performance, unmatched versatility. Sizes Tested (m): 9, 12 Sizes Available (m): 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,17m Control System: Monolith Bar THE GOOD STUFF: The legendary F-One Bandit shows the high...

Core Riot XR4 Review

REVIEW SYNOPSIS: Refined and easy flying kite, with great range, smooth pivotal turns and light touch steering. Sizes Tested (m): 12, 9 Sizes Available (m): 5, 6,...

2016 Airush Lithium Review

TEST REVIEW SYNOPSIS:  More to love than ever; simplicity merges with satisfying performance. Sizes Tested (m): 9, 12 Sizes (m): 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,...

Takoon Furia Review

TEST REVIEW SYNOPSIS: Smooth and reliable with more power and enhanced direct steering and smooth four-line pull. Sizes Tested (m): 9 Sizes Available (m): 6, 7, 9,...

2016 Freeride Kite Reviews – Head-to-Head

This past fall, Kitesurfing Magazine assembled a crew of experienced test riders in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The team scored a remarkable number of...

2016 North Rebel Review

The Rebel is North’s best selling kite and most recent seasons have been marked more by refinement than redesign. North has positioned the Rebel...