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TKB Review: 2013 Ozone Catalyst

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The 2013 Ozone Catalyst is a 3-strut medium aspect kite with a relatively skinny leading edge.

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VIDEO: Bobryk in Brazil

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Join Chris Bobryk for East Coast Overdose Part II as he explores South America's east coast while knocking out bangers.

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TKB Review: 2013 Gaastra Jekyll

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Now reentering the US market after an almost 10-year hiatus, we received a 2013 Gaastra Jekyll to test.

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TKB Review: 2013 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy

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The 2012 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy is a 3-strut low-aspect kite that Ocean Rodeo markets as an all-around freeride kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 North Rebel

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The North Rebel has been an extremely popular kite and for 2013 it remains a 5-line 5-strut mid/high-aspect kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 North Evo

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The 2013 North Evo is a 5-strut mid-aspect delta-hybrid kite and is targeted as the all-around kite in North's line.

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TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force NRG

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The 2013 Liquid Force NRG is a very flat 4-strut high-aspect kite. The most obvious change compared to the previous NRG is that the rear lines now connect directly to the kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force Envy

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The Envy has been a popular kite for the past few years and it remains a relatively low aspect 3-strut all-around kite for 2013.

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TKB Review: 2013 F-One Bandit 6

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For 2013 the F-One Bandit 6 remains a 3-strut Delta kite targeted for all riders and all styles of riding.

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TKB Review: 2013 Cabrinha Vector

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The Vector is a fairly low aspect 3-strut kite marketed as a simple all-around minimalist kite. This is the price point kite in the Cabrinha line.

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TKB Review: 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade

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The Switchblade is a medium aspect 5-strut kite marketed as an all-around performance kite. New for 2013 Cabrinha has introduced a new large-diameter inflation valve that is easier to use than the previous Cabrinha valve.

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TKB Review: 2013 Best TS V2

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The 2013 Best TS is a medium aspect kite 5-strut kite. The TS V2 features the Best-exclusive Double Core RS canopy fabric.

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TKB Review: 2013 Best Kahoona V5

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The 2013 Best Kahoona V5 is a 4-strut medium aspect kite. Our test Kahoona was the standard version meaning that it lacked a single-point inflation system.

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TKB Review: 2013 Airush Varial X

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The Varial X is a medium-high aspect five-strut kite marketed as high-performance bridled-C design (Airush calls it a SL-C).

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TKB Review: 2013 Airush Lithium

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The Lithium has been a popular kite for the past few years and remains a fairly low-aspect 3-strut kite targeted as an all-around performer for 2013. Overall the kite is very similar to the 2012 model with some small refinements including flexible trailing edge battens to address trailing edge flutter and bridle adjustments to change the kite's turning speed and bar pressure.

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