2014 Reviews

SLINGSHOT GLIDE 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT Glide

The 2014 Glide with its hallmark boxy outline is built in the USA and exceeded all our tester's expectations for freeriding in moderate and extreme light wind conditions.
NOBILE XTR 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 NOBILE XTR

The 2014 XTR is a performance oriendted lightwind twin tip that testers found fun and lively with really good load and pop.
F-ONE NEXT 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 F-ONE Next LW

The 2014 Next LW features a fairly wide and rounded template which testers found lively and fun for a great balance between freestyle, freeride and light wind ability.
NORTH NUGGET 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 NORTH Nugget

The 2014 Nugget received high marks as light wind fun board that screamed up wind with tons of potential for strapless airs in flat water and ripping the surf.
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TKB LW Review: 2014 LITEWAVE Wing

The 2014 Wing came in the full carbon fiber layup and features pronounce parabolic side-cut which is unique for its narrower center and wider width at the tips.
CRAZYFLY CRUISER 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 CRAZYFLY Cruiser

The 2014 CrazyFly Cruiser LW features a lightweight all-wood core and testers gave high praise for its excellent early planing and easy upwind ability.
BEST BREEZE 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 BEST Breeze

The 2014 Breeze features lightweight construction and a lively ride that's great for riders who prioritize jumping and freestyle capabilities in lighter winds.
AXIS ULTRA 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 AXIS Ultra

The Ultra is the all carbon version of the Patrol and scored points for its fun load and pop for jumps and overall freestyle performance.
NAISH DRAFT 2014 GEAR REVIEW

TKB REVIEW: 2014/2015 NAISH Draft

The Draft is a 5-strut high aspect kite with swept-back wingtips that builds an impressive amount of power with small movements of the bar and delivers explosive boosting power for huge jumps.
NAISH RIDE 2014 GEAR REVIEW

TKB REVIEW: 2014/2015 NAISH Ride

The Ride is a medium aspect 2-strut kite with slightly swept back wingtips with a lightweight feel, great steering response and super fun freestyle handling that packed up tight into a rather small box.
STAR TAINA 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 STAR Taina

The Taina is a 3-strut medium to low-aspect kite with swept-back wingtips that uniquely saves weight with individual inflation of each strut.
SLINGSHOT TURBINE 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT Turbine

The Turbine is a 5-strut low wind machine that Slingshot calls an Open Delta C which earned high praise for its low-end power in the lightest of wind.
OZONE ZEPHYR 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 OZONE Zephyr

The Zephyr is a 5-strut high aspect kite available only in the 17m size which Ozone designates as their light wind freestyle weapon.
EPIC INFINITY 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 EPIC Infinity

The Epic Infinity is a medium aspect 3-strut kite that is Epic’s dedicated light wind weapon and rated high for its lightwind boosting skills.
CABRINHA VELOCITY VMG 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Velocity

The 2014 Velocity is a 5-strut high aspect kite which doubles as both Cabrinha’s race kite and a high performing freeride kite in low winds.
BRM CLOUD 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 BRM Cloud

The 2014 17m Cloud is the OG strutless kite which features a new bridal design for this year with a super light airframe which stands out in the lightest winds.
BEN WILSON XXL 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 BEN WILSON XXL

The durability of the XXL along with its unique low aspect design makes it an ideal option for those wanting a kite that can push the wind boundaries yet turn responsively for freestyle and the surf.
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TKB LW Review: 2014 AIRUSH Zero

The Lithium Zero is a medium-low aspect strutless kite that is the largest of all the kites in this year’s light wind test.
NAISH FLY 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2014 NAISH Fly

The Naish fly is a lower aspect 2-strut kite which testers liked its solid low-end power for its size as wells as its super fun boost and hangtime when powered.
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TKB Review: 2014 AIRUSH Apex

Testers praised the Airush Apex for its excellent upwind performance and good flex pattern for building impressive pop.