The Kiteboarder/ Launch Community Gear Reviews

Over the last few years, many of you have wanted unbiased gear reviews and testing. After reading many of the publication reviews, it is clear that marketing always seems to drive them. It is also very apparent that everyone has an opinion and they are often different when it comes to what makes a good kite design. With that said, The Kiteboarder Magazine is going to add another dimension to our review process and will be channeling your feedback as well as our tester’s feedback into our gear review process. In partnership with, we will be posting gear that we will be reviewing in future issues and look forward to your input!

We realize there will be a few “brand haters” who will try and undermine this process, but for the most part, we believe the majority of you will provide legitimate feedback on the latest gear. Please provide the following information when you post your feedback on a specific piece of gear on sticky’s.

Some Rules:

  • No gear bashing

  • Constructive feedback and criticism please

  • No team/sponsored riders or manufacturers

Rider Info:

  • Name (can be real name or forum name):

  • Age:

  • Weight:

  • Location:

  • Level of kiting. (beginner, intermediate, advanced)?

  • Style of riding: freerider, freestyle, wave?

  • Most riding done in flat-water, chop, or surf?

  • Size of product you are commenting on:


What did you like most about the product?

What do you think could most be improved on this product? 

Favorite feature?