For the 2018 Freeride Gear Test, Tkb trucked over 60 kites (30 models) and 40 boards (33 models) to La Ventana, Mexico for one of the largest and most comprehensive kiteboarding equipment testing sessions in this magazine’s history. With the help of 13 testers from all walks of kiteboarding, Tkb’s staff assembled detailed gear reviews based on the objective performance criteria of the latest kites, twin tips, kitesurf boards and foilboards. This special digital issue features the latest information about the new 2018 kiteboarding gear from:

  • Airush
    Lithium Core; Lithium Progression SPS; Wave; Switch Core; Apex Core; Core Foil Board V2; Core Foil V2
  • Blade
    Trigger
  • BWSurf 
    AE2; Stallion
  • Cabrinha
    FX; Switchblade; Ace Wood + Carbon; XCaliber Wood; Double Agent Foil
  • Core
    XR5; Free; Choice; Fusion
  • Crazyfly
    Sculp; Tango; Raptor; Raptor LTD; Shox
  • Eleveight
    RS Series
  • F-One
    Bandit; Furtive; WTF!? TT; Trax; Slice; 51 TS Foil Board; 75/1000 Hybrid Foil
  • JN Kites
    Wild Thing; Mr. Fantastic; Chit Chat
  • Liquid Force
    Solo; Wow; Legacy; Moon Patrol; Impulse Foil
  • Naish
    Pivot; Boxer; Motion; Go-To;  Hoverboard; Thrust WS1 Foil; Thrust KS1 Foil
  • North
    Evo; Dice; Neo; Rebel; Jamie; X-Ride; WAM; Whip; Speedster Combo; Pro Foil
  • Ozone
    Edge; Enduro; Hyperlink
  • RRD 
    Emotion; Passion
  • Slingshot
    Rally; RPM; SST; Misfit; Refraction; Alien Air; Hover Glide NF2

We will release single product reviews intermittently on our site throughout the next few weeks, but to see them all compiled into one convenient digital guide, purchase the 2018 Freeride Review Guide HERE. If you’re already a subscriber, log into your account to view the 2018 Freeride Review Guide. If not, subscribe today or get a single digital issue HERE.