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TKB REVIEW: 2013 Naish Trip Strutless Kite

For our second strutless kite review (after the BRM Cloud) we received a Naish Trip. One unique aspect of this kite is that it is only available in one size – 10m.

2013 17m Blade Fat Lady Light Wind Kite Review

The 2013 17m Blade Fat Lady is a medium aspect 3-strut kite that features a very thin leading edge and extremely thin struts. The compact front bridle features one pulley per side and the rear line attachment points are adjustable to change bar pressure and turning speed.

2013 17m Best TS V2 Light Wind Kite Review

The 2013 17m Best TS is a medium aspect 5-strut kite and features the Best-exclusive Double Core RS canopy fabric. The front bridle is very compact and the rear line attachment points are adjustable to change bar pressure and turning speed.

TKB REVIEW: 2013 Boardriding Maui Cloud Strutless Kite

The Cloud is the first strutless kite on the market and is quite different compared to anything we've tested before. The Cloud comes in a simple stuff sack and is amazingly light and small when packed compared to traditional strutted kites.

TKB REVIEW: Ocean Dolphin Helmet

Snug, comfortable fit is ideal for use in the waves. Water Drainage System comfortably and quickly gets water out of the helmet.

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.
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