Board Reviews


TKB Review: 2013 Slingshot Darko

The 2013 Slingshot Darko is a relatively wide and stiff board. It features a squarish outline, full wood core, channeled bottom, and the Fastrack system.

TKB Review: 2013 F-One TX

The 2013 TX features a single concave, channeled bottom, and inverted ABS rails (soft on bottom, hard on top).

TKB Review: 2013 North Jaime

The 2013 North Jaime features a moderate outline, double-V bottom, and a track system that allows you to adjust your stance to your exact preference.

TKB Review: 2013 Axis Vanguard

The 2013 Vanguard is a well-finished twin tip with a moderately wide outline, quad bottom concave, and a prominent center spine running down the middle of the board.

TKB Review: Beachdog Kite Skim

Elevation Kiteboarding's Mark Bavis has been throwing unique tricks while kiting on his skimboard and Elevation is now offering the Beach Dog Kite Skim. A kiteboarding-specific skimboard, the Beach Dog Kite Skim is basically the same board that Mark has been riding.

Wainman Gambler Analyze This Board Review

The Gambler features a very wide outline, double to single concave bottom with molded channels, and a single bump swallow tail. For a wide 5’10”, it’s a lightweight board.

Wainman Blunt 2 Analyze This Board Review

We continue to be impressed with the attention to detail on products from Wainman HI. Boards come with all hardware, a board bag, and even a screwdriver to put everything together.

F-One 2011 Trax Analyze This Board Review

Once up and riding, the F-One Trax is a fast board that feels light and responsive underfoot. As you edge harder, the Trax feels like it locks in and never gave us any signs that the edge was about to slip or chatter.
article placeholder

Litewave 2011 Wing Analyze This Board Review

We tested the big boy of the 2011 Litewave Wings, the 161. This is a light wind specific board and it stands out when compared to other twin tips. The board features wide tips, a reverse sidecut outline, and a very deep tip to tip single concave. There are two fins on the heel edge and two near the tips of the board close to the centerline. This board has more rocker than last year’s model and is fairly flexible.
Click! Click! 


Take advantage of Tkb’s new print + digital subscription limited time offer and get four print/digital issues and three supplemental digital only issues and you’ll be automatically entered to win a brand new 2017 North Click Bar!