What are our best selling kitesurfing kites? Check out our Top 5 Sellers!
Lots of brands claim to have the best selling kitesurfing kites, it can be difficult to find official industry statistics on sales, but we have produced our top rankings.
We have our top 5 kitesurfing kites ranked in detail below:
1. NORTH REBEL KITE
The North Rebel not only tops our ranking, but is also hailed by North Kiteboarding as their best seller worldwide. Known for being super stable with a huge wind range, this kite really appeals to the masses. The Rebel will satisfy all but the unhooked tricksters amongst us.
- Massive wind range
- Excellent de-power
- Huge floaty jumps
- Poor unhooked performance
- Slightly slow steering on the bigger sizes (+13m)
North Rebel Kite
2. SLINGSHOT RPM KITE
The RPM shot to fame as the first bridled kite to win a freestyle world championships! Youri Zoon used the RPM to win many titles, on what many thought was not an extreme enough of a kite for top level freestyle performance.
However, what makes the RPM so popular is its versatility. There are many kite schools who use the RPM to teach with. Seems an unlikely scenario, but it works! The RPM can be flown and enjoyed by any level of rider. Stable, predictable, easy re-launch and good de-power make this kite a top seller and a top recommendation from Wave & Wake.
- Huge versatility across all styles
- Big sizes are lots of fun
- Excellent range
- Bridle can seem complicated
- No colour choices from Slingshot
Slingshot RPM Kite
3. F-ONE BANDIT KITE
Put simply, the Bandit is legendary, 11 years of development from F-One has led us to one of the most accomplished all round kites on the market. Bandit kite riders have an almost cult like following, with very few ever moving away from the brand. Small sizes are fine tuned for high wind riding, the mid sizes 9-12m are simply superb all round kites, and the big sizes are tweaked for greater low end performance. Whatever your style of riding, strapless, freeride, freestyle or big air, the Bandit will excel.
- Most versatile on the market
- Fast and predictible
- Incremental development for over 10 years
- Poor low end power on small and mid sized kites
- No 13m size option
F-One Bandit Kite
4. NORTH NEO KITE
North Kiteboarding has led with the Neo as their go to Wave / Surf kite for many years now. Insane drift and performance in the surf has probably put this kite top of the list for wave riding across all brands. For a dedicated wave kite to feature as an overall best seller speaks for itself!
- Insane drift
- Fast and powerful (allows you to ride smaller kites)
- Excellent de-power
- Optimised to one style of riding
North Neo Kite
5. SLINGSHOT SST
Promoted originally by Slingshot as a dedicated wave kite, but has evolved into a brilliant intermediate to advanced all rounder. Simply put, blend all the qualities of the RPM and Rally kites and you have the SST, an excellent choice for intermediate+ riders for all styles. A surprise top seller for Wave & Wake, but a well deserved one and a kite we expect to feature much more in 2018.
- Solid and predictible
- Brings together all the qualities of the RPM & Rally
- Jumping and looping are superb
- Again no colour choices from Slingshot
Slingshot SST Kite