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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: 2013 Best Armada

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The 2013 Best Armada is a relatively lightweight and beautifully finished twin tip.

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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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TKB Review: 2013 Gaastra Jekyll

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Now reentering the US market after an almost 10-year hiatus, we received a 2013 Gaastra Jekyll to test.

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TKB Review: 2013 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy

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The 2012 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy is a 3-strut low-aspect kite that Ocean Rodeo markets as an all-around freeride kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 North Rebel

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The North Rebel has been an extremely popular kite and for 2013 it remains a 5-line 5-strut mid/high-aspect kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 North Evo

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The 2013 North Evo is a 5-strut mid-aspect delta-hybrid kite and is targeted as the all-around kite in North's line.

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TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force NRG

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The 2013 Liquid Force NRG is a very flat 4-strut high-aspect kite. The most obvious change compared to the previous NRG is that the rear lines now connect directly to the kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force Envy

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The Envy has been a popular kite for the past few years and it remains a relatively low aspect 3-strut all-around kite for 2013.

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