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TKB Review: 2013 North Rebel

The North Rebel has been an extremely popular kite and for 2013 it remains a 5-line 5-strut mid/high-aspect kite.
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TKB Review: 2013 North Evo

The 2013 North Evo is a 5-strut mid-aspect delta-hybrid kite and is targeted as the all-around kite in North's line.
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TKB Review: 2013 Liquid Force NRG

The 2013 Liquid Force NRG is a very flat 4-strut high-aspect kite. The most obvious change compared to the previous NRG is that the rear lines now connect directly to the kite.
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TKB Review: 2013 Cabrinha Vector

The Vector is a fairly low aspect 3-strut kite marketed as a simple all-around minimalist kite. This is the price point kite in the Cabrinha line.
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TKB Review: 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade

The Switchblade is a medium aspect 5-strut kite marketed as an all-around performance kite. New for 2013 Cabrinha has introduced a new large-diameter inflation valve that is easier to use than the previous Cabrinha valve.
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TKB Review: 2013 Best TS V2

The 2013 Best TS is a medium aspect kite 5-strut kite. The TS V2 features the Best-exclusive Double Core RS canopy fabric.
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TKB Review: 2013 Best Kahoona V5

The 2013 Best Kahoona V5 is a 4-strut medium aspect kite. Our test Kahoona was the standard version meaning that it lacked a single-point inflation system.
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TKB Review: 2013 Airush Lithium

The Lithium has been a popular kite for the past few years and remains a fairly low-aspect 3-strut kite targeted as an all-around performer for 2013. Overall the kite is very similar to the 2012 model with some small refinements including flexible trailing edge battens to address trailing edge flutter and bridle adjustments to change the kite's turning speed and bar pressure.
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TKB REVIEW: Patagonia R2 Front-Zip Wetsuit

We've heard about the Patagonia wetsuits for quite some time and see a lot of them on the water in our area, so we were excited to receive a Patagonia R2 Front-Zip wetsuit to test for kitesurfing.
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TKB REVIEW: Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

Besides being amazingly lightweight and able to pack down into its own pocket for traveling or when hiking, I’ve found that the Patagonia Nano Puff is now my go-to jacket for a wide variety of conditions.
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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.
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TKB Review: Dynabar V7 Sliding Spreader Bar

The Dynabar V7 Sliding Spreader Bar is a very unique piece of gear to add to your harness. It replaces your standard spreader bar with one that slides from side to side.
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TKB Review: Lifeproof iPhone 4/4S Case

We recently received a few Lifeproof iPhone cases to try out at the TKB office. The Lifeproof case offers waterproof protection for your phone. It fits the iPhone 4 and 4S.
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2012 Liquid Force NRG Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 Liquid Force NRG kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.
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2012 Liquid Force Envy Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 Liquid Force Envy kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.
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TKB Review: Mystic Voltage 5/4 Wetsuit

We received a 2012 Mystic Voltage 5/4 wetsuit just in time for the start of an early spring season here on the Central Coast. The Voltage is a high-end semi-cold to cold water back-zip wetsuit from Mystic.
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2012 HQ Matrixx Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 HQ Matrixx kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.
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2012 Genetrix Origin V2 Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 Genetrix Origin V2 kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.
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2012 F-One Bandit 5 Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 F-One Bandit 5 kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.
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2012 Flexifoil Hadlow ID Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 Flexifoil Hadlow ID kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.