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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Best Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
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Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The TS is the ultimate crossover kite for everybody who needs a performance oriented kite to boost big airs, throw unhooked wakestyle tricks, slice waves or get the most out of a freeride session. The TS is the kite to do it all.

The Open-C design delivers a rock solid stability while the kite geometry ensures easy handling without sacrificing flying speed. If anything, the TS is one of the fastest kites on the market, thanks to its shape, bridle system and light weight. As the TS comes with a lifetime warranty, we build it bomb proof. The new model has a Double Core RipStop reinforced trailing edge and a fine tuned placement of Dacron canopy, making it ultra durable. You want to take your riding to the next level and need a kite to deliver no matter the chosen style? Do it all with the TS!

Features

  • High performance crossover kite
  • Open-c platform for rock solid stability
  • Ride optimized geometry for perfect handling in every size
  • Bomb proof build delivers endless durability
  • EZ Pump™, equipped with Twist Lock Valve
  • Equipped with backpack, sleeve, repair and sticker kit

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Best Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: n.a.
Bar length: 47cm-52cm-57cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

Kitereview Best Kiteboarding TS 9m 2015

Test conditions

Wind: 14-20 knots

Water: flat & smal waves

Settings: 22m lines - 47cm bar

Detail pictures

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Conclusion

The Best TS 9m performs best in the high wind range. Above 17 knots you will get a great performer in advanced characteristics like. Lift, pop, fast steering, short turning circle. Combined with good feedback, stable and full depower. Best tuned this kite real nice! Away from the characteristics we had some A real playful performer! If we are leaving the characteristics and look at the price/quality aspect. We believe the Best kite delivers under average, the safety system and one pump system are basic. No problem for the Kahoona as a step in kite, but in the performer range the Best TS has a heavy price/quality competition. We couldn't test the durability of course, but if you like to give input about this aspect.
Please write a short review!

Pros

  • well balanced kite
  • very stable
  • playful performer

Cons

  • price/ quality

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Basics

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Try the safety first before you go out. It needs a bit practice to reassemble the safety

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

pull on the steering lines

Windrange

Limited Wide

You can ride pretty early but haven't got that pop an playfulness

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Great, also very stable in gusts

Oldskool

Low-end

Small range Large range

You can ride early but less playfulness

High-end

Small range Large range

Best performer in its high end

Lift

Gradual Explosive

Nice, one of its best characteristics

Wave

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Small radius, turns around it's tips. Fast reaction

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

tip turn

Race

Going upwind

Hard Easy

Best up wind performance in its high end. In its low-end the TS build up power in a shorter flight lines stroke. So its harder to stay up wind

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

Shifts real well between positions. Great for pop. No bar wobbling, so really well tuned

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Best Kiteboarding TS 2015 09m
Name:
Brian 
Weight:
150 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 21.04.2015 at 08:03 hour
Comments:
The TS is a grunt heavy feeling kite but its comforting knowing how strong it is when you crash it working on new tricks. I don't care for the LW sizes, because they are heavy. I have tried the 7m, 9m, and 12m and love them. They are very responsive kites and you always know exactly where your kite is. They jump really well too.  
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Best Kiteboarding TS 2015 09m
Name:
Stefarius 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 14
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kitefinder.com - 14.11.2014 at 20:52 hour
Comments:
Had a short, low end kite session with the new Best TS 9m. Not really great session because the wind went down, but good enough to make a short notice. In extreme high or low wind conditions you can really feel how a kite behave. In this session I was surprised about the new Best TS 2015. Best made a well balanced kite. I wasn't always a big fan about the Best performance range but when something is good it deserves attention. The new Best TS is really well tuned kite. The TS is very stable, powered and de-powered, fast, always feedback, good low-end and explosive pop even in very light wind conditions for a 9m. So great high-performance characteristics so far. Can't wait to test this kite in + 16 knots.  
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