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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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Designer’s Corner: F-One Bandit III

This is the third generation of the original, patent-pending delta design introduced by F.one in 2007 but it is really a new kite with a new profile, outline, aspect ratio, bridle, bar and graphics.

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Designer’s Corner: Slingshot Octane 2010

The 2010 Octane our is the next generation of one our most successful designs, the 2009 Rev, but also incorporates the DNA from our original Octane which people loved, making it the next evolution of that style kite.

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Designer’s Corner: Liquid Force Envy 2010

The idea with the Envy was to create an easy to fly, all around pure fun kite! The Envy is a delta-hybrid, or as we like to say, “beyond delta.” The delta Hybrid incorporates the popular benefits of a delta kite, such as ease of flying, wind range and instant relaunchability, with the proven LF SLE technologies, such as our Diamond Wingtip and USB 2.0 Bridle configuration.

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Best 2009 Kahoona Analyze This Kite Review

The stability of the kite is consistent and predictable with its lower aspect ratio. We didn’t notice if the lack of a center strut helping the stability of the kite but that feature did stand out on the Kahoona.

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Caution 2009 Mayhem X Analyze This Kite Review

Caution sent us an 11m Mayhem X to test for this issue. Right out of the bag we could see the R&D team spent a considerable amount of time evolving this kite.

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