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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Cabrinha Convert IDS

    From Cabrinha  If there is one kite which excels at all styles of riding it is the Convert IDS. The moderate aspect ratio, conservative arc, and simple IDS bridle add up to a kite that will satisfy first time riders ...

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New Freak Dog Rider: Tophat

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Hood Session

Hood Session from Nate Appel on Vimeo.

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Gorge Slider Jam

Hood River Slider Jam 2008 from Nate Appel on Vimeo.

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Kitesurfer/Coast Guard Pilot lost in Helo Crash – Help Out the Family

Lt. Commander Andy Wischmeier, an avid kitesurfer, was one of four in a Coast Guard helicopter crew that was lost last week in a crash near Honolulu during training. All four crewmen were married and had kids. Andy Wischmeier’s wife ...

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Escape to Bimini Bahamas this November: $235 RT Air from Florida!

Bimini Island Air Announces Special Flight for the “Bimini Winds” event in November We are happy to announce that Bimini Island Air has made arrangements for a special flight to make getting to Bimini faster, easier, and less expensive than ...

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New Website: ISUPING.com (stand up paddle)

The founder of ikiteboarding.com, just launched a new website called www.ISuping.com. Check it out!

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Jon Modica Wakestyle

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Off the coast of southeast England, surfers eagerly await the completion of an artificial reef that will double the size of wavesThe artificial reef is intended to act as a ramp, pushing waves upwards and increasing their size and quality ...

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Makani Power whips up another $5 million windfall from Google

Makani Power, the company founded in part by Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s kitesurfing buddy Don Montague, has scored another $5 million in investment from Google as part of a second round that could net as much as $20 million. ...

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Kiteboarding Community Rallys to Help Downed VA Kiter

On Friday, August 15, US Flysurfer Distributor Ted Bautista posted a plea on forums worldwide to help out local  kiter, Walt Goldsmith, pay for a much needed operation. Ted started out the drive with $400 from his own pocket.  In ...

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Luderitz Speed Challenge happening now: will a kiter establish the 50+ knot record?

The Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2008 is to be held in Lüderitz, Namibia, from 15 September 2008 to 13 October 2008. This is the second edition of the event. The event is held under the scrutiny of the World Speed Sailing ...

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Help Kiteboarding 4 Cancer reach $100K

Starting this Thursday and going through next Thursday, Kiteforum.com will host an online auction for KB4C, through post threads, to raise additional funds to get KB4C to $100K. We are auctioning off two items: Andre Phillip’s wetsuit (worn by Andre ...

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The Kiteboarder Oct08 issue now out: 09 Preview Guide/release dates and more!

Rider: Marti Vari | Location: Indonesia | Photographer Stef Fournet The latest print edition (Oct08) of The Kiteboarder Magazine is now available at your local shop/school or by subscription. LAUNCH: Save the World with your kite! 411/SMACK: Get the latest ...

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New Flysurfer Psycho 4

Impression 2008 Flysurfer Innovation Days from Flysurfer Kiteboarding on Vimeo.

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