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2013 Mystic Majestic Harness Review

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The new Mystic Majestic harness was designed as a crossover harness that can be used by both windsurfers and kitesurfers. The Majestic features very soft neoprene edges, a relatively stiff pre-curved shape, a hook knife, and memory foam padding.

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TKB Review: Ocean Tierra del Fuego Watersport Sunglasses

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The Ocean Tierra del Fuego sunglasses are a lightweight pair of sunnies that you can wear in the water while you ride.

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TKB REVIEW: Ocean Dolphin Helmet

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Snug, comfortable fit is ideal for use in the waves. Water Drainage System comfortably and quickly gets water out of the helmet.

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TKB REVIEW: Patagonia R2 Front-Zip Wetsuit

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We've heard about the Patagonia wetsuits for quite some time and see a lot of them on the water in our area, so we were excited to receive a Patagonia R2 Front-Zip wetsuit to test for kitesurfing.

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TKB REVIEW: Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

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Besides being amazingly lightweight and able to pack down into its own pocket for traveling or when hiking, I’ve found that the Patagonia Nano Puff is now my go-to jacket for a wide variety of conditions.

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TKB Review: Airush AFT Team Pads and Straps

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We recently tested the new Airush AFT Team Pads and Straps, giving our testers a chance to put down their surfboards and spend a few sessions riding a twin tip.

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TKB Review: Underwave Imperial Vacuum Harness

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Using an air-tight pouch within the shell, the Imperial harness molds to your back when you pump the air out of it, creating a truly customized fit.

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TKB Review: GoPro Wi-Fi Bacpac Combo Kit

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Enables full remote control of up to 50 cameras at a time, live preview, playback on smart phones and tablets, and more.

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New DVD for Beginners: The Way to Fly

As the title states, this is truly the most comprehensive beginner instructional video I have seen since I started kiting in 1999.

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TKB Review: Dynabar V7 Sliding Spreader Bar

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The Dynabar V7 Sliding Spreader Bar is a very unique piece of gear to add to your harness. It replaces your standard spreader bar with one that slides from side to side.

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TKB Review: Lifeproof iPhone 4/4S Case

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We recently received a few Lifeproof iPhone cases to try out at the TKB office. The Lifeproof case offers waterproof protection for your phone. It fits the iPhone 4 and 4S.

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TKB Review: Mystic Voltage 5/4 Wetsuit

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We received a 2012 Mystic Voltage 5/4 wetsuit just in time for the start of an early spring season here on the Central Coast. The Voltage is a high-end semi-cold to cold water back-zip wetsuit from Mystic.

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TKB Review: Underwave Imperial Harness

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Underwave is a company new to the US and Bay Area Kitesurf, the North American distributors, sent us the Underwave Imperial to try out.

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TKB Review: X3 Kite Compression Bags

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The X3 Kite Compression Kit includes three large vacuum bags and an adapter that allows you to use your kite pump to suck the air out of the bags to shrink your kites, making them easier to pack. The bags are made out of a heavier material than we've seen on consumer vacuum bags made for traveling and feature a large one-way valve.

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TKB Review: Heated Wetsuits Thermalution

Designed to keep you warm while you are on/under the water for 1.5 to 3 hours, the product consists of a traditional short sleeve lycra modified to accommodate Thermalution’s waterproof battery system with non-metallic Heating Wire Technology and temperature controller.

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