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2014 Kiteboarding Gear Tests - Day 1

Oct 21, 2013

Author: John Bryja

Head Tester Shane Thompson checkout the gusty conditions on the inside.

 

The 2014 SBC Kiteboard magazine gear tests got underway Sunday, October 20th in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Steady 18 knot Northerly winds until 3 pm provided an ideal start for riding the newest 9 and 12 meter kites.

The test team is focusing on the freeride and surf categories during this two week long test session. SBC Kiteboard will be posting individual reviews here online at sbckiteboard.com and publishing the head-to-head comparisons in the first 2014 issue of SBC Kiteboard magazine.

Brands included in this year’s tests include: Airush, Best, Blade, Cabrinha, Core, Epic, F-One, Flysurfer, Liquid Force, Naish, North, Monkey, Ocean Rodeo, and Slingshot.

This year's SBC test team is made up of six veteran testers: Shane Thompson (test editor), Daniel Steiner, Mikael Lanoe, Marty Milne, Andrew Merdison and SBC Editor, John Bryja.

Stay tuned to sbckiteboard.com for daily updates.

Mikael Lanoe Back-roll transition on the 2014 F-One Bandit.

Mikael Lanoe Back-roll transition on the inside at the Slick in Waves, NC.

Shane Thonpson carving hard.

Shane Thompson carves a turn on the 2014 Core Fusion 137, and 9m Naish Park.

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A perfect start to 2014 testing: the backyard at Real Watersports in Wave, NC, complete with compressors and music, made setting up and tearing down the gear more enjoyable.

 

 

 

 



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