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TKB Review: 2014 EPIC Screamer

TKB Review: 2014 EPIC Screamer

The Screamer is a 5-strut medium aspect kite ideal for big jumps and lofty hangtime that our testers found to be quick turning with medium bar pressure, solid feedback and direct steering response.

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2014 Freeride Gear Review Trends

2014 Freeride Gear Review Trends

The TKB test team highlights the most popular features found in 2014 kite equipment.

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TKB Review: 2014 CRAZYFLY Tango

TKB Review: 2014 CRAZYFLY Tango

The Tango is a 3-strut C-style medium-low aspect kite that CrazyFly bills as a jack of all trades that our testers found to have lighter bar pressure, easy relaunch and lots of low end power with average turning and upwind ability.

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TKB Review: 2014 CRAZYFLY Sculp

TKB Review: 2014 CRAZYFLY Sculp

The 2014 Sculp is a medium aspect 3-strut kite that is billed as CrazyFly’s freeride / freestyle kite we found to have excellent low end power while still going upwind relatively well with middle of the road jumping performance.

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TKB Review: 2014 CORE Riot XR3

TKB Review: 2014 CORE Riot XR3

The XR3 remains a 5-strut delta like shape with swept back wingtips that testers praised the direct steering response and reported impressive upwind ability, big boosting and solid hangtime.

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TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Switchblade (Siren)

TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Switchblade (Siren)

The Switchblade is a medium aspect 5-strut kite marketed as an all-around freestyle kite which testers praised for its solid steering response, power building in its sweeping turns, easy relaunch and ability to go upwind.

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TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Vector

TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Vector

The Vector is a moderately low aspect 3-strut free-ride kite that shines with its precise steering response, and dependable power delivery.

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TKB Review: 2014 BLADE Trigger

TKB Review: 2014 BLADE Trigger

The Trigger is a 3-strut medium-high aspect kite that testers praised for its excellent boost for big lofty jumps and its predictability even in gusty conditions.

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TKB Review: 2014 BEST Cabo

TKB Review: 2014 BEST Cabo

The Cabo is a medium aspect 3-strut kite that proved to be an excellent freeride kite and would be great for beginner and intermediate kiters looking for an all around performer for casual freestyle or dedicated wave riding.

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TKB Review: 2014 BEST TS

TKB Review: 2014 BEST TS

The Best TS is medium aspect 5-strut C-shaped kite that our testers found extremely stable with good upwind ability, making it an excellent choice for intermediate riders looking for a casual freestyle kite that will perform for wakestyle and wave riding as well.

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TKB Review: 2014 AIRUSH Varial X

TKB Review: 2014 AIRUSH Varial X

This year the Varial X shed two struts, becoming a three-strut medium to high aspect bridled-C design that works extremely well for boosting freestyle and earned very positive reviews.

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TKB Review: 2014 AIRUSH Lithium

TKB Review: 2014 AIRUSH Lithium

The Lithium is a moderately low aspect three strut delta hybrid kite offering medium bar pressure and direct steering response with a pivot style turn that generated very predictable power and relaunched well from dead downwind.

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2014 F-One Bandit 7 First Impressions Review

2014 F-One Bandit 7 First Impressions Review

TKB has just returned from an amazing trip to Mauritius where we were able to spend a lot of time on the brand new 2014 F-One Bandit 7.

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2014 Slingshot Rally Kite Review

2014 Slingshot Rally Kite Review

The 2014 Slingshot Rally looks similar to the 2013 Rally, but there have been a number of changes made to the kite.

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2013 F-One Trust Kite Review

2013 F-One Trust Kite Review

The 2013 F-One Trust is a new freeride-oriented kite from F-One. At first glace it is very similar to the 2012 F-One Volt 2, but it has been updated and also uses a new control bar.

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