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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: Ocean Dolphin Helmet

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Snug, comfortable fit is ideal for use in the waves. Water Drainage System comfortably and quickly gets water out of the helmet.

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TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Darko

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The 2013 Slingshot Darko is a relatively wide and stiff board. It features a squarish outline, full wood core, channeled bottom, and the Fastrack system.

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TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Crisis

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The 2013 Slingshot Crisis features a moderate outline, full wood core, and stepped rails.

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TKB Review: 2013 Wainman Hawaii Cruzer

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The Wainman Hawaii Cruzer is a fairly lightweight board that features a full wood core, ABS rails, and a tip to tip single concave on the bottom.

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TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force Drive

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The 2013 Liquid Force Drive features a full wood core, beautiful graphics, and LF's Liquid Rails.

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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 Cabrinha Spectrum

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The 2013 Cabrinha Spectrum is a relatively wide twin tip with a full wood core and urethane rails.

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TKB Review: 2013 RRD Poison LTD V2

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The 2013 RRD Poison LTD V2 is a fairly light board that features a thin profile and full wood core.

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TKB Review: 2013 F-One TX

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The 2013 TX features a single concave, channeled bottom, and inverted ABS rails (soft on bottom, hard on top).

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TKB Review: 2013 North Jaime

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The 2013 North Jaime features a moderate outline, double-V bottom, and a track system that allows you to adjust your stance to your exact preference.

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TKB Review: 2013 CrazyFly Shox Custom

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The 2012 CrazyFly Shox Custom features an all-wood core, fiberglass construction, ABS rails, and a double concave bottom shape.

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TKB Review: 2013 Airush Switch

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The 2013 Airush Switch features a bottom that is a single concave in the middle and flat in the tips.

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TKB Review: 2013 Axis Vanguard

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The 2013 Vanguard is a well-finished twin tip with a moderately wide outline, quad bottom concave, and a prominent center spine running down the middle of the board.

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