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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


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


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


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


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


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


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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GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Review


Features video resolutions up to 4K, 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi, SuperView, and Auto Low Light mode. Waterproof to 131’

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Chips Universal Wireless Audio Review

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Press to play wireless audio for your helmet keeps your fingers nice and warm

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HitCase Pro for iPhone Review

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Unlock the potential of your iPhone's capabilities, if you stomach the thought of losing it

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Turtle Shell Wireless Boombox Review


This is one tough little music maker

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BRV-1 Wireless HD Speaker Review

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of portable speakers on the market to choose from these days. A year ago James Brown from our test team was in the market for something that was affordable and had the features he wanted

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Griffin Survivor + Catalyst Case Review


This case looks sleek and cool—not bulky or ugly like a lot of cases on the market. It is lightweight, low profile and has a lot of clear plastic so that you can see the color of the phone through the case, which we liked since the white and silver version isn’t obscured too much by the case.

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2014 F-One Bandit 7 First Impressions Review

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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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WeatherFlow Wind Meter Review


Take and share wind reports anywhere by accurately recording the wind speed, wind direction, and location on your smart phone.

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