Testing 2018 Naish Kites - In 2016!

Those are some snazzy looking 2018 models you have there Kevin Langeree!
Even Kevin Langeree agrees, 2017 kites are the new ones! He made the mistake of telling his viewers on YouTube this week that he was super excited about testing out some new 2017 model kites, but what he actually meant to say was that he’s already got 2018 model prototypes in the boot of his car!

Yep, it’s still 2016 (just) and next-next years gear is already on the water. Of course the brands have to start early; there’s lots to consider when it comes to releasing a new kite, and lots of testing to be done. What’s cool is that they’ve allowed Kev to release this VLOG showing us a sneak preview of what looks to be the new Torch.

Of course there’s no graphics, the kites are just multi-coloured prototypes made from whatever material they had samples made of for 2018, but it’s still interesting to see Kevin put them through their paces. Watch as he pulls tight loops, loads them up to the max and see’s just how fast they can turn; in the vid below.


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New Cloud Types Defined - First time in 30 years!

From 'Roll Clouds' to Contrails, the World Meteorological Organisation has classified a bunch of new cloud types for the first time since 1987 - thanks to the internet and people posting pictures of nasty looking storms.

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Testing Tails for Airush with Carl Ferreira

Even though it's the last thing the water touches, a kite surfboards tail makes a HUGE difference in the way a board feels. Watch how the same board, with a different tail changes Carl Ferreira session in Cape Town.

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Behind the Scenes Testing with Cabrinha's Pat Goodman.

Legendary kite designer Pat Goodman shows how they're testing prototypes of the 2018 Cabrinha FX, with Nick Jacobsen in Maui, Hawaii.


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