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TheKiteMag Ultimate Test #3 | free to read

Postby TheKiteMagAlex » Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:40 am

Bit of a tough one this year but we go there!

Check it out for FREE here:

https://www.thekitemag.com/tests/test-t ... te-test-3/

Any feedback is - as ever - welcome.
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Re: TheKiteMag Ultimate Test #3 | free to read

Postby TheRussian » Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:17 pm

North Orbit ?
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Re: TheKiteMag Ultimate Test #3 | free to read

Postby Kerplow » Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:10 am

TheRussian wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:17 pm
North Orbit ?
They always have random results, without half of the best brands in same categories.
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Re: TheKiteMag Ultimate Test #3 | free to read

Postby TheKiteMagAlex » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:20 am

@TheRussian It was a tricky year with brands struggling with stock due to Covid etc... North were super keen to get us an Orbit but it didn't come through in time in the end. It will be in next time and be great to see how it stacks up against the XR7 and the Hyper!

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Re: TheKiteMag Ultimate Test #3 | free to read

Postby Kerplow » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:45 am

TheKiteMagAlex wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:20 am
@TheRussian It was a tricky year with brands struggling with stock due to Covid etc... North were super keen to get us an Orbit but it didn't come through in time in the end. It will be in next time and be great to see how it stacks up against the XR7 and the Hyper!
And the Ozone Edge, Eleveight XS, Reedin Supermodel, Duotone Rebel, etc in one category :)

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Re: TheKiteMag Ultimate Test #3 | free to read

Postby jumptheshark » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:09 pm

I see the flysurfer boost in there and wonder why the Peak4 is not included in the lightweight section.

Not surprised, but certainly its a bit disappointing for something so groundbreaking to be ignored.

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Re: TheKiteMag Ultimate Test #3 | free to read

Postby TheRussian » Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:55 pm

TheKiteMagAlex wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:20 am
@TheRussian It was a tricky year with brands struggling with stock due to Covid etc... North were super keen to get us an Orbit but it didn't come through in time in the end. It will be in next time and be great to see how it stacks up against the XR7 and the Hyper!
Possibly add revisions as & when kites become available - pity there were no kites (of those mentioned above) that could have been borrowed?

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Re: TheKiteMag Ultimate Test #3 | free to read

Postby Saltyman » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:57 pm

Can't believe how light the Slingshot RPX is can't wait for the full line up of kites to be released.

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Re: TheKiteMag Ultimate Test #3 | free to read

Postby dracop » Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:08 pm

I would love to see a proper review of all the Big Air targeted kites in the market, with two sub-cateogries:

Big Air/KOTA and Big Air/Old School

Big Air KOTA:
Dice, GTS, Orbit, Supermodel, Enduro, Raptor/RPX?

Big Air Old School:
Rebel, XR7, Edge, XS

No one is deep into wakestyle anymore and wave targets very different characteristics. Foil is its own animal.

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Re: TheKiteMag Ultimate Test #3 | free to read

Postby bjw » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:20 am

I know you have to be complimentary to brands, but a 10/10 should be for something exceptional. It weakens your message if I see several boards with a 10, eg build quality, one with Innegra heavier and one with carbon lighter, Im confused why they both get a 10?


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