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TKB REVIEW: 2013 Naish Trip Strutless Kite

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For our second strutless kite review (after the BRM Cloud) we received a Naish Trip. One unique aspect of this kite is that it is only available in one size – 10m.

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2013 17m Slingshot Turbine Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 Turbine is a medium aspect 3-strut kite with a relatively flat and swept back profile.

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2013 17m Ozone Zephyr Light Wind Kite Review

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The Ozone Zephyr is a 5-strut medium-high aspect kite. It features a large inflate/deflate valve and thin bridle lines compared to bridles on most other kites.

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2013 16m Liquid Force NRG Light Breeze Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 Liquid Force NRG is a relatively flat 4-strut high-aspect kite. The front bridle features one pulley per side and the rear line attachments are adjustable to change the kite's turning speed and bar pressure.

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2013 17m Gaastra Jet Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 Jet is Gaastra's race-specific kite. It's a relatively high aspect 5-strut kite.

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2013 19m Core Riot KR2 LW Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 Core XR2 LW is a 5-strut kite with a delta-like shape and very swept wingtips.

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2013 17m Blade Fat Lady Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 17m Blade Fat Lady is a medium aspect 3-strut kite that features a very thin leading edge and extremely thin struts. The compact front bridle features one pulley per side and the rear line attachment points are adjustable to change bar pressure and turning speed.

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2013 17m Best TS V2 Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 17m Best TS is a medium aspect 5-strut kite and features the Best-exclusive Double Core RS canopy fabric. The front bridle is very compact and the rear line attachment points are adjustable to change bar pressure and turning speed.

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TKB REVIEW: 2013 Boardriding Maui Cloud Strutless Kite

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The Cloud is the first strutless kite on the market and is quite different compared to anything we've tested before. The Cloud comes in a simple stuff sack and is amazingly light and small when packed compared to traditional strutted kites.

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TKB Review: 2013 Star Taina

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Very similar to the 2012 model, the 2013 Star Taina remains a 3-strut low-aspect kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 RRD Obsession MKV

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The 2013 RRD Obsession is a 5-strut medium-high-aspect kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 RRD Vision MKII

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The 2013 RRD Vision is a 3-strut medium-aspect kite. It has a relatively large leading edge and unique graphics.

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TKB Review: 2013 CrazyFly Sculp

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For 2013 the CrazyFly Sculp is a medium-aspect 3-strut kite. Compared to the 2012 version it is higher aspect and has a new bridle configuration.

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TKB Review: 2013 JN Prima Donna

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While many riders are not familiar with JN Kites they are a long-time brand that did not have a presence in the US until just recently.

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TKB Review: 2013 Core GTS2 and Riot XR2

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Both the 2013 Core XR2 and the 2013 Core GTS2 are 5-strut kites with a unique large-diameter inflation valve, but they look very different in the sky.

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