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TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Darko


The 2013 Slingshot Darko is a relatively wide and stiff board. It features a squarish outline, full wood core, channeled bottom, and the Fastrack system.

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TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Crisis


The 2013 Slingshot Crisis features a moderate outline, full wood core, and stepped rails.

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TKB Review: 2013 Wainman Hawaii Cruzer


The Wainman Hawaii Cruzer is a fairly lightweight board that features a full wood core, ABS rails, and a tip to tip single concave on the bottom.

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TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force Drive


The 2013 Liquid Force Drive features a full wood core, beautiful graphics, and LF's Liquid Rails.

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TKB Review: 2013 Cabrinha Spectrum


The 2013 Cabrinha Spectrum is a relatively wide twin tip with a full wood core and urethane rails.

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TKB Review: 2013 RRD Poison LTD V2


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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TKB Review: Beachdog Kite Skim


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


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!


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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