Kite Reviews

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.
OZONE EDGE 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW

TKB LW Review: 2013 OZONE Edge

The Edge is a high aspect 5-strut race design that earned high praise for its upwind ability in the light winds of San Diego.
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.

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.