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TKB Review: 2014 CRAZYFLY Tango

TKB Review: 2014 CRAZYFLY Tango

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

TKB Review: 2014 CRAZYFLY Sculp

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 CORE Riot XR3

TKB Review: 2014 CORE Riot XR3

The XR3 remains a 5-strut delta like shape with swept back wingtips that testers praised the direct steering response and reported impressive upwind ability, big boosting and solid hangtime.

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TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Switchblade (Siren)

TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Switchblade (Siren)

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

TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Vector

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 BLADE Trigger

TKB Review: 2014 BLADE Trigger

The Trigger is a 3-strut medium-high aspect kite that testers praised for its excellent boost for big lofty jumps and its predictability even in gusty conditions.

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TKB Review: 2014 AIRUSH Varial X

TKB Review: 2014 AIRUSH Varial X

This year the Varial X shed two struts, becoming a three-strut medium to high aspect bridled-C design that works extremely well for boosting freestyle and earned very positive reviews.

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TKB Review: 2014 AIRUSH Lithium

TKB Review: 2014 AIRUSH Lithium

The Lithium is a moderately low aspect three strut delta hybrid kite offering medium bar pressure and direct steering response with a pivot style turn that generated very predictable power and relaunched well from dead downwind.

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2014 F-One Bandit 7 First Impressions Review

2014 F-One Bandit 7 First Impressions Review

TKB has just returned from an amazing trip to Mauritius where we were able to spend a lot of time on the brand new 2014 F-One Bandit 7.

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WeatherFlow Wind Meter Review

WeatherFlow Wind Meter Review

Take and share wind reports anywhere by accurately recording the wind speed, wind direction, and location on your smart phone.

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Windchaser and Wind Toys Electric Kite Pump Reviews

Windchaser and Wind Toys Electric Kite Pump Reviews

Who loves pumping up kites? Anyone? Us neither. Whether you call it lazy or a convenience, it definitely is a luxury to not have to pump up your kite before you ride.

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2014 Slingshot Rally Kite Review

2014 Slingshot Rally Kite Review

The 2014 Slingshot Rally looks similar to the 2013 Rally, but there have been a number of changes made to the kite.

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2013 F-One Trust Kite Review

2013 F-One Trust Kite Review

The 2013 F-One Trust is a new freeride-oriented kite from F-One. At first glace it is very similar to the 2012 F-One Volt 2, but it has been updated and also uses a new control bar.

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2013 Mystic Majestic Harness Review

2013 Mystic Majestic Harness Review

The new Mystic Majestic harness was designed as a crossover harness that can be used by both windsurfers and kitesurfers. The Majestic features very soft neoprene edges, a relatively stiff pre-curved shape, a hook knife, and memory foam padding.

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TKB REVIEW: 2013 Boardriding Maui Cloud Strutless Kite

TKB REVIEW: 2013 Boardriding Maui Cloud Strutless Kite

The Cloud is the first strutless kite on the market and is quite different compared to anything we've tested before. The Cloud comes in a simple stuff sack and is amazingly light and small when packed compared to traditional strutted kites.

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