What We Are Excited About for 2011
Everyone here at The Kiteboarder Magazine love to get out and ride and we get just as excited as you do when the new products come out.
After a quick poll around the office we put together our picks for the upcoming 2011 kiteboarding products that we here at TKB are most interested in.
Best has taken a new approach to the design of the all-new Taboo and we like the idea that each size was specifically made for the different types of riding people usually do in different wind speeds.
The 2011 Spitfire was created by combining the best aspects of the 2010 Zombie and Mayhem X and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Our San Diego based staff members are curious to try the 9m Kima, which Eclipse claims will eliminate the need for a 12m because of its expanded range in lighter wind conditions.
We really want to try the 2011 10m LTD Screamer, which Epic is claiming is an ultra high performance kite with the power of a 12m.
For sure, the F-One product we are most interested in for 2011 is the new Source 2-line kite. It’s been a long time since anyone sold a kite with no depower and we are very curious to see how well it is received.
We liked the 2010 Origin from Genetrix and are anxious to give it a try on a new and improved control system in 2011.
With minor tweaks and a quick release that is easier to reload, we are looking forward to getting out on the 2011 Trix.
The Park is an all new kite from Naish for 2011 that they are describing as “C-Like” for the riders who want to try a C-kite, but are intimidated by them being too oriented for hardcore riders.
The NHP is Nobile’s highest performing SLE kite and are interested to see if the new profile which improved its low end changed any other performance characteristics.
We are expecting the 2011 Dyno, North’s all new light wind specific kite, to turn some heads in riding areas plagued with light wind.
Almost all of us here at The Kiteboarder love to ride in the waves and we are excited about RRD’s 24 different surfboards they are offering for 2011.
We are really looking forward to getting to put a pair of boots on the new Wainman Hawaii Joke twin tip and go out for a powered up flat water session.