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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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Windchaser and Wind Toys Electric Kite Pump Reviews

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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TKB REVIEW: Ocean Dolphin Helmet

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Snug, comfortable fit is ideal for use in the waves. Water Drainage System comfortably and quickly gets water out of the helmet.

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2013 Freeride Kiteboarding Gear Test: Meet the Testers

The 2013 TKB Freeride Test Team.

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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2012 Kiteboarding Freeride Gear Review Guide

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Honest reviews on 25 kites and 28 kiteboards.

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