Gear Reviews

New product reviews, videos and manufacturer press releases.

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.
AIRUSH LITHIUM ZERO 2014 LIGHTWIND REVIEW 01

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 AIRUSH Apex

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

TKB Review: 2014 AXIS NuSkool

Testers praised the Axis Nuskool for being lively with tons of pop, its forgiving landings and handling chop well.

TKB Review: 2014 BEST Armada

With overall light weight, testers found the Armada handled chop very well remaining fun and lively with decent pop, forgiving in the landings with reported average upwind ability.

TKB Review: 2014 CABRINHA Tronic

Testers gave high praise for the comfort of the Cabrinha H1 pads and straps as well as the Tronic's user friendly tracking through aggressive chop.

TKB Review: 2014 F-ONE Trax

Testers were impressed with the F-One Trax’s ability to cut through chop with user friendly edging in La Ventana’s rough water.

TKB Review: 2014 NORTH Jaime

Testers praised the 2014 Jaime for its solid pop in big airs and its ability to blaze upwind and handle chop extremely well.

TKB Review: 2014 RRD Bliss

Testers found the RRD Bliss user friendly with good pop and recommended this board as a fun freeride twintip for riders of all levels.

TKB Review: 2014 RRD Style Biax

We tested the Biax version of the RRD Style which uses prepregnated biaxial glass to achieve a lighter yet stronger freestyle oriented board.

TKB Review: 2014 SLINGSHOT Misfit

Testers praised the Misfit for its ability to load up the wood core for impressive pop on huge boosting airs as well as the board’s fast feel and ability to rocket upwind.

TKB Review: 2014 XENON LaLuz

Xenon's performance freestyle Twintip, LaLuz gets a new innovative construction for 2014 which makes it 15% lighter over last year's model!

TKB Review: 2014 XENON Rayo

The 2014 Xenon Rayo features a new construction for this year with overall lighter feel and good all around freestyle performance.

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.