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Naish 2010 Torch Analyze This Kite Review

We were surprised and intrigued at how fun new school C-kites have become. The one common myth that was dispelled during out test was that the Torch doesn’t have mass appeal: It’s not just a high end performance kite that can only be enjoyed by experts.

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Slingshot 2010 Octane Analyze This Kite Review

We read the hype about the Octane on many of the forums before we tested, so our staff was excited when a 13m arrived in the mail. After spending hours riding this kite, we have to admit it lived up to its reputation and more.

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Liquid Force 2010 Envy Analyze This Kite Review

The Envy is a very easy and fast kite to inflate due to the Union single point inflation system and the fact that the Envy is only designed with 3-struts. By taking away the 5th and 4th struts, Liquid Force was able to make a lighter kite.

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Designer’s Corner: Naish Cult 2010

Due to the success of the 2009 Helix and the new 2010 Helix, essentially a brand new kite, Naish combined the best of last year’s Helix and Cult to product the 2010 Cult.

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Designer’s Corner: Slingshot Comp Stick 2010 Control System

The biggest challenge was trying to get all of the features we wanted to incorporate into the bar to work together in a streamlined design, without compromise.

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Designer’s Corner: NPX Zealot 2010

The goal was to incorporate some of the newest neoprene technologies to make the Zealot even warmer, lighter, and stretchier than last year.

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Designer’s Corner: Best Nemesis NXG 2010

I had taken the Nemesis HP design as far as it would go. I simply couldn’t make it jump higher, ride faster or deliver more power, so we had to look at other ways of improving it.

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Designer’s Corner: Eclipse Surge 2010

The Surge is a completely new design within a traditional C-kite geometry.

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Designer’s Corner: Globe Trix 2010

The flying feeling and performance can be adjusted to react like the Trix 09, but can also be adjusted like a totally new kite with low bar pressure, very stable, perfect for cruising.

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Designer’s Corner: Caution Mayhem X 2010

We kept the name the same for the 2010 model, but made significant changes to the profile and wingtips, making some serious gains in efficiency and control.

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Designer’s Corner: Liquid Force CPR 2010 Control System

Liquid Force has designed a completely new safety and control system to go with its 2010 lines of kites. We spoke to LF kite designer and pro rider Julien Fillion to find out about the company’s new CPR control system.

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Designer’s Corner: RRD Obsession 2010

The Obsession was already a great kite, so we focused on small details to improve its overall performance.

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Designer’s Corner: Jimmy Lewis Chamber KT

The main goal was to capture the highest performance wave characteristics of my top surfboard and make it suitable for kiting.

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Designer’s Corner: Naish Helix 2010

We had to live up to the hype from the previous edition as many customer were telling us that we should not mess with it. However, we did introduce a new foil profile on this kite that has proven itself to increase turning speed and overall efficiency.

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Designer’s Corner: Best Waroo 2010

The Waroo is a known commodity — riders know what to expect from it. To keep moving the kite forward we had to make significant changes to its shape.

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