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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 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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TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force Envy

TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force Envy

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

TKB Review: 2013 F-One Bandit 6

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

TKB Review: 2013 Cabrinha Vector

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

TKB Review: 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade

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

TKB Review: 2013 Best TS V2

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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