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La Ventana Classic & KiteXpo: Layout, Updates, Prizes and More!

Have you made plans to attend the annual La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo event in La Ventana, Mexico, Jan 22-25, 2009? If not, you still have time to join the fun! Competitions, free demos of new gear, SUP demos, food, ...

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Slingshot Launches 2009 Website!

Slingshot has stepped it up yet another notch and just launched their 2009 website this week. With tons of information, blogs from team riders, tech talk and more, if nothing else, check it out for the sick riding action and ...

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Cobra Factory in Lockdown: Status Production Boards Shipments Unknown

Source:  by Scott Bass Scott@surfermag.com Asia’s largest surfboard manufacturing plant, Thailand’s Cobra International Co. Ltd., is locking its doors. According to a letter sent to Cobra’s international partners on Wednesday December 3, 2008, Cobra and it’s labor force, Cobra Labor ...

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ASNews this week: Litewave/GK New Construction for 09

Dave “Litewave” Turner is often referred to as the hardest working man in kiteboarding. On the road more often than not doing grass roots demos throughout North America and abroad, Dave is the founder and designer of Litewave Designs and ...

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Online Registration for La Ventana Classic: Early Bird Discount!

Back for the 4th year, the annual La Ventana Classic and SUP/KiteXpo demo event is gearing up for four days of competitions, free demos and killer raffle prizes from Jan 22 through the 25. Registration is now available online — ...

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ASNews this week: Jimmy Redmon/Pat Rawson on LF 09 Boards

Jimmy Redmon with a sampling of his boards. Photo courtesy JR Podcast #133: This week, The Kiteboarder Magazine and ASnews.net podcast finishes up covering the 2009 Liquid Force line with legendary shapers Jimmy Redmon and Pat Rawson. Since the beginning, ...

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ASNews this week: Liquid Force 2009 Kites and Accessories

This Week: At just 27 years old, Canadian Julien Fillion has earned himself the position as lead designer for the kiteboarding division of Liquid Force. Also a pro rider who can thrown down with the best of them, Julien travels ...

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Legendary Waterman Dave Kalama Signs with Naish

Naish International is pleased to announce the addition of Dave Kalama to both the Naish stand up board team and Naish product design group, where he will work alongside Harold Iggy, Rick and Robby Naish and product manager Michi Schweiger ...

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Naish Kites 09 Website Now Live!

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2009 Liquid Force Website Now Online!

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The Kiteboarder Oct 08 Issue Now Online — 09 Gear Preview & More!

With over 30 video interviews conducted at Surf Expo on the new gear and podcasts with designers re: their 2009 lines, the October 08 online issue of The Kiteboarder is our most interactive issue to date. Packed with video, audio, ...

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ASNews.net Thurs: Rob Douglas on breaking the 50-knot speed barrier

This Week: For one month, competitors from around the world gathered in Nambia in hopes of earning the title of the fastest sailor in the world. On Oct 8, the 50-knot speed barrier was broken by three kiteboarders: Alex Caizergues ...

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Baja Battens Down Hatches for Hurricane Norbert

Hurricane Norbert remains a dangerous storm after weakening a little on a course to hit Mexico’s Baja California peninsula within two days. Further south, tropical Storm Odile formed off Guatemala’s Pacific coast. Norbert’s maximum sustained winds dipped to 205 kilometers ...

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The Kiteboarder 2009 Calendar Available Mid-November!

Click on cover for more info! Better than ever, the 13-month 12″ x 12″ wall calendar from The Kiteboarder Magazine will be available starting mid-November. Filled with beautiful and impactful riding images from around the world, the calendar goes from ...

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ASNews.net Thurs: Griffin Kiteboarding, formerly Monkey Kites

Griffin Kiteboarding just changed its name from Monkey Kites to better rebrand its image, but as the only 100% Australian kitesurfing hardware design company and manufacturer, their goals haven’t changed since 2002 to offer riders excellent build quality, performance and ...

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