Koala 10 review by Kiteworld mag
Jim, Bully and Rob from Kiteworld Mag tested the Koala 10 in the south of England over the summer, riding on both twin-tip and foil in 14-20 knot winds.
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They praised the Koala's stability, impressive hang times (scoring it 9.5 out of 10 for hang-time) and reliable relaunch off the water, and said it is, "a superb kite for intermediates and above in 12 -18 knots on a twin-tip or for foiling. Sweetly positioned to perform with the benefits of higher-aspect performance than your freeride LEI, but without the difficult, technical handling traits of a performance race kite".
They said the power generated in strong winds on twin-tip needs an experienced rider to handle. Their conclusion:
"The Airwave Koala is for a rider with specific desires to ride fast and efficiently, but could be enjoyed by a great many more riders looking for incredible stability, easy handling and smooth power in lighter winds. Don’t forget those extra seconds of flight time for board-off glory on the twin-tip!"