Kite Reviews

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.

TKB Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT RPM

The 2014 RPM is a medium to high aspect 3-strut that got our testers contact high over the kite’s precise steering response, solid power throughout the window and it’s ease of use for freestyle.

TKB Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT Rally

The 2014 Rally is a medium aspect 5-strut kite that our testers praised for its medium bar pressure, impressive range with quick pivot style turns and above average hangtime.

TKB Review: 2014 RRD Vision MKIII

The Vision is a 3-strut medium to lower aspect kite with simple sewn in graphics and overall freeride performance our testers recommended for beginner and intermediate kiters.

TKB Review: 2014 OZONE Catalyst

The 2014 Catalyst is a 3-strut medium aspect kite that Ozone markets as a versatile performer for freeride, freestyle and surfing in the waves.

TKB Review: 2014 NORTH Evo

The Evo is a 5-strut medium aspect kite that North markets as their all around kite which excels in freeride, freestyle and waves.

TKB Review: 2014 NORTH Dice

The Dice is a 3-strut medium aspect kite that North markets as an all around performance kite that works well for wakestyle, freestyle and the waves.

TKB Review: 2014 LIQUID FORCE NRG

The NRG is a unique 4-strut high aspect freeride kite which impressed our testers with its wide range, low end power and light to medium bar pressure with good bar feedback and overall hangtime in the jumps.

TKB Review: 2014 LIQUID FORCE Envy

The Envy is a 3-strut medium aspect kite featuring a really solid build quality with good attention to detail that our testers found stable with good downwind drift and impressive hangtime.

TKB Review: 2014 JN Wild Thing

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.

TKB Review: 2014 GAASTRA Toxic

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.

TKB Review: 2014 GAASTRA Spark

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.

TKB Review: 2014 F-ONE Bandit

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.

TKB Review: 2014 EPIC Screamer

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TKB Review: 2014 BEST Cabo

The Cabo is a medium aspect 3-strut kite that proved to be an excellent freeride kite and would be great for beginner and intermediate kiters looking for an all around performer for casual freestyle or dedicated wave riding.