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2013 19m Core Riot KR2 LW Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 Core XR2 LW is a 5-strut kite with a delta-like shape and very swept wingtips.

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2013 17m Blade Fat Lady Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 17m Blade Fat Lady is a medium aspect 3-strut kite that features a very thin leading edge and extremely thin struts. The compact front bridle features one pulley per side and the rear line attachment points are adjustable to change bar pressure and turning speed.

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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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