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2014 Freeride Gear Review Trends

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The TKB test team highlights the most popular features found in 2014 kite equipment.

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TKB Review: 2014 CRAZYFLY Tango

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The Tango is a 3-strut C-style medium-low aspect kite that CrazyFly bills as a jack of all trades that our testers found to have lighter bar pressure, easy relaunch and lots of low end power with average turning and upwind ability.

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TKB Review: 2014 CRAZYFLY Sculp

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The 2014 Sculp is a medium aspect 3-strut kite that is billed as CrazyFly’s freeride / freestyle kite we found to have excellent low end power while still going upwind relatively well with middle of the road jumping performance.

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TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Switchblade (Siren)

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The Switchblade is a medium aspect 5-strut kite marketed as an all-around freestyle kite which testers praised for its solid steering response, power building in its sweeping turns, easy relaunch and ability to go upwind.

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TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Vector

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The Vector is a moderately low aspect 3-strut free-ride kite that shines with its precise steering response, and dependable power delivery.

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TKB Review: 2014 BEST TS

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The Best TS is medium aspect 5-strut C-shaped kite that our testers found extremely stable with good upwind ability, making it an excellent choice for intermediate riders looking for a casual freestyle kite that will perform for wakestyle and wave riding as well.

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