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Yearly Archives: 2011

Maurcio Abreu Joins Slingshot Global Team

There is no question Mauricio Abreu is a legend in kiteboarding. From the very beginning, he has pushed the boundaries as much as anyone who has been involved with the sport. Now he has decided Slingshot is the best place for him to continue doing that.

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La Ventana Classic and Kitexpo 2011: What Your Support Did for the Community

Thank you to all who made it to Baja this year for the 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo! This year’s event raised $18,547 for the local community. Here is a list of what your support has accomplished: Projects Realized ...

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon RECORDED Episode 3: Development

Trying to push the boundaries of freestyle, Youri is actively involved in developing products. With every improvement he can push his own style further and bring more power and style to his moves.

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VIDEO: Slingshot 17m Turbine

Check out Slingshot's new video for their latest light-wind weapon, the 17m Slingshot Turbine.

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VIDEO: Ian Alldredge and Bear Karry in Surfing with Strangers

Here's the latest video from Central California and the TDZ crew.

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Kiteboarding to be Included in 2016 Olympics as an Evaluation

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has decided to include kiteboarding course racing as an evaluation sport in the 2016 Olympics.

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Get WindAlert Widgets for Your Website

WindAlert has announced their new weather widgets, which you can customize to show wind info for whatever region you choose.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Best Kahoona V3 and Nemesis HP

Photo Gavin Butler

Now in their third revisions, both the Best Kahoona and Nemesis HP kites have gone through significant design and performance changes over the years. Best Kiteboarding’s designer, Peter Stiewe, answered our questions about these two new kites.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: Epic Renegade Infinity

Photo Helen Trotman

New for 2011, Epic is introducing the Renegade Infinity, its first light wind specific kite. The Infinity is in the same family as the rest of the Renegades, but it was designed a little differently and larger to take advantage of light wind options.

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WORKBENCH: Ghetto Kite Fixes

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Have you ever been on a long downwinder and have something break? Ever been on a kite vacation where the nearest shop is hundreds of miles away? Sometimes gear breaks and you just don’t have the resources to fix it the right way. Here are a few quick fixes to get you back on the water, or at least to get you to where you need to go.

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F-One Rolls Out New Bamboo SUP Line for 2011

  Check out F-One’s beautiful new SUP line at http://en.f-onesup.com

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KEEPING THE PEACE: Kitesurfing Wave Etiquette

Ignorance may be bliss, but not at a heavily kited beach or reef break where everyone knows and expects a lot from each other. Wave etiquette is what maintains the peace and maximizes the fun for everyone. The rules of etiquette are rarely written and are usually implied but they most definitely exist, and failure to figure it out before you jump in can get you into some trouble.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon RECORDED: Aiming High

In previous years things were different for Youri. To be in the top 5 of the world he considered good enough. But now there is only one thing on his mind.... To become world champion.

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Jeremie Tronet Launches New TV Series

Many of us have enjoyed the travel videos put out by Ocean Rodeo’s Jeremie Tronet and Linn Svendsen. Tronet has now put together all this footage together and more for his new series called “Ride Along”. Check out the trailer ...

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BWS EXCLUSIVELY PARTNERS WITH REAL WATERSPORTS

   BWS is pleased to announce that they have partnered exclusively with REAL WATERSPORTS for the North America region. Ben said, “REAL absolutely shares our vision of bridging the gap between surfing and kiting and I believe the partnership ...

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