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TKB Review: 2013 RRD Poison LTD V2

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The 2013 RRD Poison LTD V2 is a fairly light board that features a thin profile and full wood core.

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TKB Review: 2013 F-One TX

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The 2013 TX features a single concave, channeled bottom, and inverted ABS rails (soft on bottom, hard on top).

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TKB Review: 2013 North Jaime

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The 2013 North Jaime features a moderate outline, double-V bottom, and a track system that allows you to adjust your stance to your exact preference.

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TKB Review: 2013 CrazyFly Shox Custom

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The 2012 CrazyFly Shox Custom features an all-wood core, fiberglass construction, ABS rails, and a double concave bottom shape.

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TKB Review: 2013 Airush Switch

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The 2013 Airush Switch features a bottom that is a single concave in the middle and flat in the tips.

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TKB Review: 2013 Axis Vanguard

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The 2013 Vanguard is a well-finished twin tip with a moderately wide outline, quad bottom concave, and a prominent center spine running down the middle of the board.

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TKB Review: 2013 Best Armada

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

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TKB Review: Beachdog Kite Skim

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Elevation Kiteboarding's Mark Bavis has been throwing unique tricks while kiting on his skimboard and Elevation is now offering the Beach Dog Kite Skim. A kiteboarding-specific skimboard, the Beach Dog Kite Skim is basically the same board that Mark has been riding.

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2013 Slingshot Tyrant WVX and EPX Kite Surfboard Review

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While in Hood River, Slingshot handed us two brand new 2013 Tyrant surfboards to test. Both boards share the exact same shape, but differences between how the boards ride were very noticeable.

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TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review: Honest Reviews on 25 Kites and 28 Boards!

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We selected seven average kiteboarders to join us, trucked a mountain of gear 1,000 miles south of the border, and spent a week putting it all through its paces. This is the result.

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Wainman Gambler Analyze This Board Review

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The Gambler features a very wide outline, double to single concave bottom with molded channels, and a single bump swallow tail. For a wide 5’10”, it’s a lightweight board.

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Wainman Blunt 2 Analyze This Board Review

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We continue to be impressed with the attention to detail on products from Wainman HI. Boards come with all hardware, a board bag, and even a screwdriver to put everything together.

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F-One 2011 Trax Analyze This Board Review

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Once up and riding, the F-One Trax is a fast board that feels light and responsive underfoot. As you edge harder, the Trax feels like it locks in and never gave us any signs that the edge was about to slip or chatter.

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Litewave 2011 Wing Analyze This Board Review

We tested the big boy of the 2011 Litewave Wings, the 161. This is a light wind specific board and it stands out when compared to other twin tips. The board features wide tips, a reverse sidecut outline, and a very deep tip to tip single concave. There are two fins on the heel edge and two near the tips of the board close to the centerline. This board has more rocker than last year’s model and is fairly flexible.

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Nobile 2011 NHP Analyze This Board Review

The first thing our testers noticed was how easily driven the NHP is. It takes little power to get going and shoots upwind almost effortlessly.

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