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Inside the Cabrinha Board Factory

Inside the Cabrinha Board Factory

Cabrinha's Twin Tip Product Manager Dave Kay (DK) gives us a peek inside the Cabrinha board factory and tells us what is so special about the Palownia wood cores.

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TKB Review: 2013 RRD Obsession MKV

TKB Review: 2013 RRD Obsession MKV

The 2013 RRD Obsession is a 5-strut medium-high-aspect kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 RRD Vision MKII

TKB Review: 2013 RRD Vision MKII

The 2013 RRD Vision is a 3-strut medium-aspect kite. It has a relatively large leading edge and unique graphics.

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TKB Review: 2013 CrazyFly Sculp

TKB Review: 2013 CrazyFly Sculp

For 2013 the CrazyFly Sculp is a medium-aspect 3-strut kite. Compared to the 2012 version it is higher aspect and has a new bridle configuration.

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TKB Review: 2013 JN Prima Donna

TKB Review: 2013 JN Prima Donna

While many riders are not familiar with JN Kites they are a long-time brand that did not have a presence in the US until just recently.

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TKB Review: 2013 Core GTS2 and Riot XR2

TKB Review: 2013 Core GTS2 and Riot XR2

Both the 2013 Core XR2 and the 2013 Core GTS2 are 5-strut kites with a unique large-diameter inflation valve, but they look very different in the sky.

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TKB Review: 2012 Peter Lynn Fury and Escape

TKB Review: 2012 Peter Lynn Fury and Escape

Long known for their twin-skin ram air kites, we had a chance to test the 2012 Peter Lynn Fury and Escape, the first inflatable kites produced by the company.

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TKB Review: 2013 Best Armada

TKB Review: 2013 Best Armada

The 2013 Best Armada is a relatively lightweight and beautifully finished twin tip.

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2013 Freeride Kiteboarding Gear Test: Meet the Testers

2013 Freeride Kiteboarding Gear Test: Meet the Testers

For the 2013 Freeride Gear Test TKB trucked 28 kite models and 12 board models to La Ventana, Mexico, one of the best locations for reliable wind in North America during the winter months.

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IKA Announces Kiteboarding Class Changes

The IKA class meeting held last weekend in Rome has resulted in some important decisions for the 2013 season.

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VIDEO: Annabel van Westerop Training in Brazil

VIDEO: Annabel van Westerop Training in Brazil

Six weeks of full time training in Brazil. Wow, that really paid off!

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TKB Review: Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 2.0 White Edition

TKB Review: Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 2.0 White Edition

The Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 2.0 White Edition kites are low-aspect three-strut kites. These kites feature an adjustable bridle that can drastically change the feel and responsiveness of the kites.

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TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Z Kite

TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Z Kite

The 2013 Slingshot Z looks very similar to the 2012 version and is a 3-strut low-aspect kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Rally

TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Rally

While overall the 2013 Rally looks very similar to the 2012 model it has received a big redesign for this year. The most obvious changes are the addition of two thin struts and a new bridle configuration.

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TKB Review: 2013 Ozone Edge

TKB Review: 2013 Ozone Edge

The Ozone Edge is best known as a performance racing kite and for 2013 the Edge remains a high-aspect 5-strut kite.

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