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TKB Review: 2014 JN Wild Thing

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The Wild Thing is a 5-strut medium-aspect kite that our testers praised for smooth steady pull through turns and commented on its fast turning speed and impressive boost in powered conditions.

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TKB Review: 2014 GAASTRA Toxic

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Gaastra started from the ground up with the all new Toxic to create a 5-strut medium to high aspect canopy designed for wave riding and freeride kiting.

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TKB Review: 2014 GAASTRA Spark

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This year Gaastra started from the ground up with the all new Spark line of kites which our testers praised for its medium bar pressure, low-end power and solid upwind ability.

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TKB Review: 2014 F-ONE Bandit

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The Bandit 7 continues as a 3-strut medium aspect delta kite that our testers praised for its quick turning speed, range, and ability to drift.

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TKB Review: 2014 EPIC Screamer

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The Screamer is a 5-strut medium aspect kite ideal for big jumps and lofty hangtime that our testers found to be quick turning with medium bar pressure, solid feedback and direct steering response.

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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 CORE Riot XR3

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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)

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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 BLADE Trigger

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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