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TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Velocity

CABRINHA VELOCITY VMG 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

The 2014 Velocity is a 5-strut high aspect kite which doubles as both Cabrinha’s race kite and a high performing freeride kite in low winds.

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TKB LW Review: 2014 CABRINHA Contra

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The medium aspect 3-strut 2014 Contra is Cabrinha’s dedicated light wind kite which only comes in 15 and 17m sizes.

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TKB LW Review: 2014 BRM Cloud

BRM CLOUD 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

The 2014 17m Cloud is the OG strutless kite which features a new bridal design for this year with a super light airframe which stands out in the lightest winds.

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TKB LW Review: 2014 BEST TS Lightwind

BEST TS 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

The Best TS Lightwind is a medium-high aspect 5-strut kite that earned solid praise from our San Diego testers.

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TKB LW Review: 2014 BEN WILSON XXL

BEN WILSON XXL 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

The durability of the XXL along with its unique low aspect design makes it an ideal option for those wanting a kite that can push the wind boundaries yet turn responsively for freestyle and the surf.

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TKB LW Review: 2014 AIRUSH Zero

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The Lithium Zero is a medium-low aspect strutless kite that is the largest of all the kites in this year’s light wind test.

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TKB LW Review: 2014 NAISH Fly

NAISH FLY 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

The Naish fly is a lower aspect 2-strut kite which testers liked its solid low-end power for its size as wells as its super fun boost and hangtime when powered.

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TKB Review: 2014 STAR Taina

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STAR Taina Sizes Available: 5.5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17m Sizes Tested: 9, 12m Star Says: The Taina is for riders who demand performance over the broadest range of conditions; however, due to its incredible turning speed, grunt, and ...

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TKB Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT RPM

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The 2014 RPM is a medium to high aspect 3-strut that got our testers contact high over the kite’s precise steering response, solid power throughout the window and it’s ease of use for freestyle.

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TKB Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT Rally

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The 2014 Rally is a medium aspect 5-strut kite that our testers praised for its medium bar pressure, impressive range with quick pivot style turns and above average hangtime.

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TKB Review: 2014 RRD Vision MKIII

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The Vision is a 3-strut medium to lower aspect kite with simple sewn in graphics and overall freeride performance our testers recommended for beginner and intermediate kiters.

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TKB Review: 2014 RRD Obsession MK VI

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The Obsession is a 5-strut medium aspect kite with swept back wingtips that earned high praise from our testers.

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TKB Review: 2014 OZONE Catalyst

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The 2014 Catalyst is a 3-strut medium aspect kite that Ozone markets as a versatile performer for freeride, freestyle and surfing in the waves.

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TKB Review: 2014 NORTH Evo

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The Evo is a 5-strut medium aspect kite that North markets as their all around kite which excels in freeride, freestyle and waves.

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TKB Review: 2014 NORTH Dice

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The Dice is a 3-strut medium aspect kite that North markets as an all around performance kite that works well for wakestyle, freestyle and the waves.

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