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2008 Eclipse Thruster kite review
Wingtip For greater turning speed the wing of the Eclipse Thruster has turtle and rabbit attachment points. For increased durability the wingtips have double Dacron reinforcements, Kevlar pulley guards and shark skin reinforcements. Inflat...
2008 Flexifoil Atom kite
When the people at Flexifoil brought out the Atom in 2007 it was an instant hit. Its superb build quality and high performance made it a popular choice with all kitesurfers. It was only natural that they would work on the model and try to improve...
2008 Fluid Torque kite review
The fact that the Fluid Torque is fitted with straight struts makes for a smooth canopy that produces an even wind flow. The efficiency of the kite’s shape is seen it is improved upwind performance, increased loft and reduced weight. Taking...
2008 Globe Kites VSonic kite review
With the VSonic the Globe Kites designers have taken things one step further. Anyone that is familiar with Globe Kites’ merchandise will take a look at the VSonic and instantly notice that there something peculiar about this model (in a good...
2008 HQ-Powerkites Montana 3 power kite review
HQ has been making high quality kitesurfing equipment for quite some time now. The Montana III for example is the third generation foil that they have produced (the name was a dead giveaway). Comparing it to the older models we see that the Montan...
2008 Liquid Force Havoc kite review
Wingtip The Liquid Force Havoc uses the new Diamond wingtip. This type of wingtip allows the kite to depower without sacrificing the steering to do so. Inflation The Liquid Force Havoc uses a single-point inflation system. This system...
2008 Airush Flow kite review
Wingtip Because the wingtip is super swept back, relaunching is a piece of cake. Improved depower, stability and steering due to its updated bridle measurements. New bridle attachment points on the LE will be offered as well. Inflation The Airush...
Airush Vapor 2 2008
Since the Vapor model was such a big hit it only made sense that they would tweak and improve it. The Vapor II is based on the Vapor design just that it is considerably better. It has high performance steering of a C-style kite has been maintained...
2008 Best Nemesis HP kite review
Wingtip The wingtip uses multilayer Dacron panels to distribute the turning forces. This makes the kite incredibly responsive and easy to launch. The aerodynamics are great due to the curved wingtip profile. It is worth mentioning that the wingti...