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TKB Review: 2013 JN Prima Donna

TKB Review: 2013 JN Prima Donna

While many riders are not familiar with JN Kites they are a long-time brand that did not have a presence in the US until just recently.

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TKB Review: 2013 Core GTS2 and Riot XR2

TKB Review: 2013 Core GTS2 and Riot XR2

Both the 2013 Core XR2 and the 2013 Core GTS2 are 5-strut kites with a unique large-diameter inflation valve, but they look very different in the sky.

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TKB Review: 2012 Peter Lynn Fury and Escape

TKB Review: 2012 Peter Lynn Fury and Escape

Long known for their twin-skin ram air kites, we had a chance to test the 2012 Peter Lynn Fury and Escape, the first inflatable kites produced by the company.

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TKB Review: 2013 Best Armada

TKB Review: 2013 Best Armada

The 2013 Best Armada is a relatively lightweight and beautifully finished twin tip.

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2013 Freeride Kiteboarding Gear Test: Meet the Testers

2013 Freeride Kiteboarding Gear Test: Meet the Testers

For the 2013 Freeride Gear Test TKB trucked 28 kite models and 12 board models to La Ventana, Mexico, one of the best locations for reliable wind in North America during the winter months.

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TKB Review: Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 2.0 White Edition

TKB Review: Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 2.0 White Edition

The Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 2.0 White Edition kites are low-aspect three-strut kites. These kites feature an adjustable bridle that can drastically change the feel and responsiveness of the kites.

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TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Z Kite

TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Z Kite

The 2013 Slingshot Z looks very similar to the 2012 version and is a 3-strut low-aspect kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Rally

TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Rally

While overall the 2013 Rally looks very similar to the 2012 model it has received a big redesign for this year. The most obvious changes are the addition of two thin struts and a new bridle configuration.

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TKB Review: 2013 Ozone Edge

TKB Review: 2013 Ozone Edge

The Ozone Edge is best known as a performance racing kite and for 2013 the Edge remains a high-aspect 5-strut kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 Ozone Catalyst

TKB Review: 2013 Ozone Catalyst

The 2013 Ozone Catalyst is a 3-strut medium aspect kite with a relatively skinny leading edge.

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TKB Review: 2013 Gaastra Jekyll

TKB Review: 2013 Gaastra Jekyll

Now reentering the US market after an almost 10-year hiatus, we received a 2013 Gaastra Jekyll to test.

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TKB Review: 2013 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy

TKB Review: 2013 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy

The 2012 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy is a 3-strut low-aspect kite that Ocean Rodeo markets as an all-around freeride kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 North Rebel

TKB Review: 2013 North Rebel

The North Rebel has been an extremely popular kite and for 2013 it remains a 5-line 5-strut mid/high-aspect kite.

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TKB Review: 2013 North Evo

TKB Review: 2013 North Evo

The 2013 North Evo is a 5-strut mid-aspect delta-hybrid kite and is targeted as the all-around kite in North's line.

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TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force NRG

TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force NRG

The 2013 Liquid Force NRG is a very flat 4-strut high-aspect kite. The most obvious change compared to the previous NRG is that the rear lines now connect directly to the kite.

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