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TKB Review: 2014 BEST TS

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Windchaser and Wind Toys Electric Kite Pump Reviews

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Who loves pumping up kites? Anyone? Us neither. Whether you call it lazy or a convenience, it definitely is a luxury to not have to pump up your kite before you ride.

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2014 Slingshot Rally Kite Review

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The 2014 Slingshot Rally looks similar to the 2013 Rally, but there have been a number of changes made to the kite.

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2013 F-One Trust Kite Review

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The 2013 F-One Trust is a new freeride-oriented kite from F-One. At first glace it is very similar to the 2012 F-One Volt 2, but it has been updated and also uses a new control bar.

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Barz San Juan Floating Sunglasses Review

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Protect your eyes with this new design from Barz Optics. Stylish, and yes they do float.

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