Tuesday, May 21, 2024

2018 Gear Trends

Airush – 2018 Gear Trends – Marc Schmid

Kitesurfing Magazine caught up with Airush Marketing director Marc Schmid for a look at the changes at Airush for 2018. He did such a...

F-One – 2018 Gear Trends – Chloé Scamps

Kitesurfing Magazine: It wasn’t that long ago that F-One’s Bandit was the only kite in the lineup. Will we see the lineup grow even more?  Chloé...

Naish – Gear Trends 2018 – with Damien Girardin

Kitesurfing Magazine tracked down Naish designer Damien Girardin to find out the influences behind the design innovations at Naish. Kitesurfing Magazine: Naish has embraced foiling...

Cabrinha – Gear Trends 2018 – with Pete Cabrinha

Cabrinha has been a leading kiteboarding brand right from the start. Kitesurfing Magazine caught up with Pete Cabrinha himself for a look at the...

CORE & Carved Customs – 2018 Gear Trends – with Phil Janke

How has Hiss-Tec’s roots as a high-end custom board builder transferred over into the CORE brand vision? Back in 2001, our founder and CEO, Bernie...

Ocean Rodeo – 2018 Gear Trends – with Richard Myerscough

We had a chance to ride a competitors rear line adjustment control bar and it was a game-changer for us. We’re looking forward to...

Liquid Force – 2018 Gear Trends – with Gary Siskar

Liquid Force Kites’s parent company is one of the leading wakeboard brands in the world. One would assume you would focus on the wake...

North Kitesurfing – 2018 Design Trends – with Philipp Becker

Kitesurfing Magazine: North Kiteboarding has been the top-selling brand in the world for a few years now, and has done it by developing the...

Slingshot – 2018 Gear Trends – with LynDee Talmage

Slingshot has led the way with the Foil Acadamy and introduced many riders to the concept of adjusting their mast height as they progress....

ION – 2018 Gear Trends – with Marc Burhans

Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with Ion product manager Marc Burhans. Kitesurfing Magazine: What design features make ION’s suits better suited to kiting than traditional surf suits? Marc...

Chris Gilbert – Dakine -2018 Gear Trends

Dakine's kitesurfing designer Chris Gilbert speaks with Kitesurfing Magazine about the biggest gear trends for 2018. Kitesurfing Magazine: You’ve been involved in the kite industry as...

Ride Engine – 2018 Gear Trends – Interview with LynDee Talmage

Kitesurfing Magazine: Ride Engine introduced the world to the concept of the hardshell harness and they are now dominating.  What changes are in store...