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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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TKB Review: 2012 Peter Lynn Fury and Escape

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Long known for their twin-skin ram air kites, we had a chance to test the 2012 Peter Lynn Fury and Escape, the first inflatable kites produced by the company.

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TKB Review: Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 2.0 White Edition

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The Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 2.0 White Edition kites are low-aspect three-strut kites. These kites feature an adjustable bridle that can drastically change the feel and responsiveness of the kites.

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TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Z Kite

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The 2013 Slingshot Z looks very similar to the 2012 version and is a 3-strut low-aspect kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Rally

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While overall the 2013 Rally looks very similar to the 2012 model it has received a big redesign for this year. The most obvious changes are the addition of two thin struts and a new bridle configuration.

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TKB Review: 2013 Ozone Edge

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The Ozone Edge is best known as a performance racing kite and for 2013 the Edge remains a high-aspect 5-strut kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 Ozone Catalyst

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The 2013 Ozone Catalyst is a 3-strut medium aspect kite with a relatively skinny leading edge.

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