KITE REVIEWS

Switch Nano 9m

The nervous Switch Nano

As we are getting closer to the 1500 Euro mark for the latest A-brand 9m there is a growing request on a serious answer...
Decathlon Orao

Crash for less; the Decathlon Orao

The 750 Euro Decathlon kite is probably the cheapest kite you physically can get in a shop and very attractive for beginners on a...
Naish Pivot 2020

Naish Pivot 2020. The crown without the king.

With a warm feeling we give the Pivot the biggest compliment it can dream of; the chance that this is a perfect kite for...
Ventum Xcite

low cost excitement: the Ventum Xcite and Xplore

Ventum's main motto; keep kiteboarding accessible. In other words keep things affordable by saving on stuff like dealers and shops. But the real added...
Ten Velox

Ten Velox: the Boeing 747

Ready to fly away? Ten kiteboarding sells tickets to the moon. The Velox stands for massive hang time. Perfect for old school tricks like...

The new oldie Takoon Furia

Like a Seat Ibiza the Takoon Furia has been around for ages. And they both have different stages through their existence. Volkswagen turned the...
North Orbit 2020

The incomprehensible North Orbit 2020

It seems like it just cannot go wrong with so many legends -like Nick Jacobsen, Jesse Richman and designer Pad Goodman- working on the...
Duotone Dice 2020

Duotone Dice 2020: a love song?

Let's set the tone for the Dice 2020. I'm not gonna write you a love song (the unchanged lines ruins it) Or you're on your...
Starkites Taina 9m

Unveal a mystery: Starkites Taina 9m V8 (2019)

In the Romanian language 'Taina' means mystery. We took this exotic Taina out in to the grey North Sea. With a big smile on...

BOARD REVIEWS

The transformable twintip: inobo

Fresh and out of the box thinking gives the kite industry a push in new directions with new opportunities. So we are proud to...
Spleene RS38

Spleene RS 38 (138*42,5cm twin tip) 2017

The German designed Spleene 2017 RS 38 twin tip has been marketed as their freeride&freestyle board. The figures of the RS 38, with 42,5 cm...

Encore Inferno and Paradise, custom twin tips

Numerous shiny, outstanding colors to style your board from the -friendly prized- new brand Encore. We took two twin tips of them out for a test,...

Decathlon Tribord Zeruko twin tip

The cheapest board we have ever seen. Just 300 Euro's, including pads, straps, handle and fins. Is it just for beginners? Is it crappy...

Lieuwe, Dutch handcrafted twin tips

Recognisable by the wooden look and -of course - the orange logo, the Dutch brand Lieuwe delivers handcrafted custom boards. We see more and more people riding with...

Unlimited designs by Saul Custom

"A board must be my friend, my partner, not the one I have to fight with. I want to trust my board and be sure...

Twin tip F-one Acid and Trax 2016

Carbon or no carbon? That is a relevant question when it comes to the twin tips of F-one. Both the Acid and the Trax...

Impression Airush Livewire Reefer 140 * 42 cm 2016 (with Reefer boots)

Massive, deep multiple channels, surprising big rocker, extremely wide: made to shred some kickers and sliders. This, in combination with the stylish wooden colours of...

Twin tip Clash Reincarnation 2.1 (prototype)

When we were heading for Tarifa (Spain), the playground of Alvaro Onieva, we felt honoured to be able to test his prototype of the...

DIRECTIONAL REVIEWS

ACCESSORY REVIEWS

Top view

Harness stress test – how we did it

July 2020 we finally performed our stress test on six different major brands of harness hooks on a test bench. Although the test was...
broken Ion Apex hook

Is your harness weaker than your lines?

Angry. Disappointed. Hurt. Feelings that are hard to mix with a fun sport like kiteboarding. But when you come down the hard way -literally-...
WOO 3.0 error

WOO 3.0 issue solving suggestions

We love the WOO game (although it needs the 3.0 versions to make sure you are not set back about 25%). Each time we...

The save-your-back board bag from Forty1kitesurfing

Board bags on an airport trolley. Not a good combination. Bags tend to fall off. Often the bag will fall one way and the...
Car keys and salt water

Car keys and salt water

Imagine yourself on a perfect day on a ideal spot. On a holiday with 25 knots, waves, sun and you brought all your kite...

Duotone lines

Erik, Patrick, Lars, Glen, Fab, Flow and Yuvy. All readers of our reviews. And all of them suffered from the same issue; wear out of...

North Click bar 2018

We almost didn't write this review. Why? We were waiting and waiting for the second version of the Click bar to reveal any faults....

WOO 3.0 Game over?

The WOO 3.0 is here now for a little while and it's most likely to change the game. Although we are not quite sure...

Ronix and Kiteboarding; an expensive relationship?

A blunt and harsh question; Is the relation between Ronix boots and kiteboarding a problematic marriage? Bound to have a quick and dirty divorce?...

OTHER REVIEWS

Comparing line strengths

A nightmare for every kiter is a broken line. To make things worse it happens often right in the middle of a perfect session. Then...

Pre-review: The WEZR Sensor. A device for a better wind forecast.

A key impact on our kite sport; the weather. More precisely: the wind. Every kiteboarder has its way to get his wind prediction information; either...

Review Woo Sports: tracking of jump height and air time -part 2-

After our first test of the Woo we were left with some questions; we found a good relation between 2 Woo's on one board, but...

Review WOO Sports: tracking of jump height and air time -part 1-

It is just for sale for a few months. The Woo Sports is a small waterproof device which measures and records automatically the height and...

Why testing North Dices & F-one Bandits?

We think the type of kites like, Bandit and the Dice (but also similar on-can-do-it-all kites like the Rpm of many others) cover 90%...