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TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force Envy

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The Envy has been a popular kite for the past few years and it remains a relatively low aspect 3-strut all-around kite for 2013.

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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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2013 Buyer’s Guide: Slingshot Spring 2013 Products

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For its Spring 2013 product release, Slingshot has updated the RPM, Z, and Turbine kites. Also being released are the Glide, Crisis, and Darko boards.

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2013 Buyer’s Guide: Wainman Hawaii

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Wainman Hawaii strives to provide the highest quality gear so riders can maximize their fun and stoke in each session. They do not feel the need to release new gear every year for the sake of saying they have something new and shiny to check out but instead release products when they are 100% confident that they are ready for market.

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2013 Buyer’s Guide: Underwave

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Underwave was introduced to the US market in 2012 and is back with a refreshed line of softgood products for 2013. Some of the Underwave harnesses feature the unique Vacust technology, which allows you to create a true custom fit with your harness.

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2013 Buyer’s Guide: Switch

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Now in its second year in the market, Switch Kites is entering its first phase of next-generation gear and has added two new kites to its line.

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2013 Buyer’s Guide: Slingshot

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For 2013, Slingshot further streamlined its product line up. Slingshot’s kite surfboard line will see the biggest changes with the introduction of EPX construction and Fluid X technology.

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2013 Buyer’s Guide: Shinn

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After growing up in the UK, Mark Shinn moved to the Canary Islands to pursue a windsurfing career. He discovered kiteboarding in 1999 and quickly rose to the top, competing on the circuit until 2005 when he refocused his efforts to start his own board company.

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2013 Buyer’s Guide: RRD

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For 2013 RRD is offering a number of refinements on it's extensive kiteboarding product line. In a unique move, RRD is offering two versions of the popular Vision kite.

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