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TKB Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT Glide

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The 2014 Glide exceeded all our tester's expectations for freeriding in moderate and light wind conditions.

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TKB Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT Misfit

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Testers praised the Misfit for its ability to load up the wood core for impressive pop on huge boosting airs as well as the board’s fast feel and ability to rocket upwind.

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TKB Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT Vision

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The 2014 Vision is built in the USA and features innovative bottom channels laser cut directly into the all wood core.

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TKB Review: 2014 XENON LaLuz

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Xenon's performance freestyle Twintip, LaLuz gets a new innovative construction for 2014 which makes it 15% lighter over last year's model!

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TKB Review: 2014 XENON Rayo

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The 2014 Xenon Rayo features a new construction for this year with overall lighter feel and good all around freestyle performance.

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TKB Review: 2014 STAR Taina

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STAR Taina Sizes Available: 5.5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17m Sizes Tested: 9, 12m Star Says: The Taina is for riders who demand performance over the broadest range of conditions; however, due to its incredible turning speed, grunt, and ...

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TKB Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT RPM

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The 2014 RPM is a medium to high aspect 3-strut that got our testers contact high over the kite’s precise steering response, solid power throughout the window and it’s ease of use for freestyle.

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TKB Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT Rally

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The 2014 Rally is a medium aspect 5-strut kite that our testers praised for its medium bar pressure, impressive range with quick pivot style turns and above average hangtime.

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TKB Review: 2014 RRD Vision MKIII

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The Vision is a 3-strut medium to lower aspect kite with simple sewn in graphics and overall freeride performance our testers recommended for beginner and intermediate kiters.

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TKB Review: 2014 RRD Obsession MK VI

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The Obsession is a 5-strut medium aspect kite with swept back wingtips that earned high praise from our testers.

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TKB Review: 2014 OZONE Catalyst

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The 2014 Catalyst is a 3-strut medium aspect kite that Ozone markets as a versatile performer for freeride, freestyle and surfing in the waves.

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TKB Review: 2014 NORTH Evo

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The Evo is a 5-strut medium aspect kite that North markets as their all around kite which excels in freeride, freestyle and waves.

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TKB Review: 2014 NORTH Dice

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The Dice is a 3-strut medium aspect kite that North markets as an all around performance kite that works well for wakestyle, freestyle and the waves.

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TKB Review: 2014 LIQUID FORCE NRG

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The NRG is a unique 4-strut high aspect freeride kite which impressed our testers with its wide range, low end power and light to medium bar pressure with good bar feedback and overall hangtime in the jumps.

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TKB Review: 2014 LIQUID FORCE Envy

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The Envy is a 3-strut medium aspect kite featuring a really solid build quality with good attention to detail that our testers found stable with good downwind drift and impressive hangtime.

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