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TKB Review: 2013 F-One Bandit 6

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For 2013 the F-One Bandit 6 remains a 3-strut Delta kite targeted for all riders and all styles of riding.

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TKB Review: 2013 Cabrinha Vector

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The Vector is a fairly low aspect 3-strut kite marketed as a simple all-around minimalist kite. This is the price point kite in the Cabrinha line.

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TKB Review: 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade

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The Switchblade is a medium aspect 5-strut kite marketed as an all-around performance kite. New for 2013 Cabrinha has introduced a new large-diameter inflation valve that is easier to use than the previous Cabrinha valve.

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TKB Review: 2013 Best TS V2

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The 2013 Best TS is a medium aspect kite 5-strut kite. The TS V2 features the Best-exclusive Double Core RS canopy fabric.

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TKB Review: 2013 Best Kahoona V5

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The 2013 Best Kahoona V5 is a 4-strut medium aspect kite. Our test Kahoona was the standard version meaning that it lacked a single-point inflation system.

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TKB Review: 2013 Airush Varial X

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The Varial X is a medium-high aspect five-strut kite marketed as high-performance bridled-C design (Airush calls it a SL-C).

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TKB Review: 2013 Airush Lithium

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The Lithium has been a popular kite for the past few years and remains a fairly low-aspect 3-strut kite targeted as an all-around performer for 2013. Overall the kite is very similar to the 2012 model with some small refinements including flexible trailing edge battens to address trailing edge flutter and bridle adjustments to change the kite's turning speed and bar pressure.

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VIDEO: Back to Boa with the Bridge Brothers

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Back to Boa. Brothers Olly (15), Guy (13), and Tom (11) Bridge recently headed with their parents to Boa Vista, one of the Cape Verde Islands to enjoy wind, waves, and island life.

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Slingshot Modelo Pre-Funk Burning Bush Party: Jan 19, Joe’s Garage

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Heading to Burning Bush? Come join the fun at the Slingshot Modelo Pre-Funk party at Joe's Garage before!

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VIDEO: Slingshot Peru Trip

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Join Alex Fox, Andres Salazar, and Mauricio Abreu in Peru for the 2013 Slingshot RPM photo shoot.

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La Ventana Kite and SUP Demo Week: Update Thursday Jan 17, 2013

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A few changes to where companies will be demoing for the rest of this week. Demos times dates are subject to change according to weather.

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VIDEO: Levels with Zoon, Pulido, and Medysky

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Join Youri Zoon, Gisela Pulido, and Sam Medysky for a session in Brazil.

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VIDEO: Slingshot Releases the 2013 RPM

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The 2013 RPM Crossover kite is a powerful combination of aggressive freestyle characteristics and progressive crossover performance.

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La Ventana Kite Demo Week Jan 16-20: Come Try Out the New 2013 Gear!

Not only are The Double Cross and Burning Bush happening this week, but 13 companies are in town where you can demo all their 2013 for free! You only need to be intermediate or better level kiter to participate.

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Johnny Heineken named 2012 US SAILING Yachtsman of the Year

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Johnny Heineken has been named the 2012 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year for his dominating performances in competitive kiteboarding, including the Kiteboarding Course Racing World Championship in Cagliari, Italy, where he topped 148 competitors to claim the world title for a second consecutive year.

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