TheKiteMag - English (Preview version) TheKiteMag #29 - English (Preview) - Page 76

STUFF We like the look of... 9. 10. 11. 12. 9. RRD Religion MK9 For its 9th outing, the original surf kite has focused on improved range and performance in gustier conditions (with the 4-8m sizes now also having a pulley to improve stability). The Religion continues to be right at the core of the RRD range and to set the standard for other wave kites to follow. TheKiteMag.com 10. Cabrinha Drifter 11. Duotone EVO 12. Core BOLT 3 If you judge the capabilities of your kite on the things that the pros manage to do with it, then look no further than the Drifter and Keahi de Aboitiz. The king of the barrel never seems to put a fin wrong when he’s got a Drifter in the air and – although we can’t promise you overhead Tahitian perfection – the Drifter will probably make you ride waves better… The EVO has evolved over the years and is now the ultimate all-rounder. Now with three struts, it’s lost some weight but kept the rigidity and stability that you expect from the ‘old’ EVO… Whether you want a super-predictable and dependable kite for whatever you’re in the mood for, or you’re Tom Hebert looking to huck over a 100ft sandbar, the EVO is pretty much as dependable as it gets… Here’s the BOLT 3. We tested it last issue and were blown away by the amount of pop and performance that it had on tap, and that it was equally at home in ‘real world’ freestyle conditions as it is in the park. It’s not a board for everyone, but if you’ve got what it takes to ride it then it will definitely reward you…