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ASNews.net Thurs: The Future of Kite Racing

This Week: Major advances were made this year in board design for kite racing, as exhibited by the number of prototypes and custom boards at the 2008 US Nationals in San Francisco. Interest in kite racing has taken off, so ...

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The Kiteboarder JulyAug08 Issue Now Available!

Fresh off the press, the newest edition of The Kiteboarder Magazine is now available at your local shop, from your local instructor or via subscription! LAUNCH: Exteme Vision from Extreme Elements 411/SMACK: Get the latest news on what’s going down ...

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1st Int’l Competition Sprite Cup Ecuador: $8K purse!

Event: International Kiteboarding Competition “Sprite Cup”  Dates: 13 to 17 of August 2008  Place: Santa Marianita Beach and Murciélago Beach. Manta –Ecuador.  Time: 10a – 4p  Sign in Fee: 100 USD (Includes a Sprite rashguard and a Liquid Force T-shirt) ...

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Kiteboarding.com looking for team riders!

Kiteboarding.com is now recruiting team riders from all over the world.  Simply promote kiteboarding.com and receive credit towards a future purchase of new 2008 gear. Here is how this sweet new program will work: 1.  Sign up Online. 2.  Within ...

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ASNews this week: KB4Cancer & Return of Gorge Games!

This Summer: The Pacific Northwest has a ton of events for you to enjoy and participate in from jaw-dropping kiteboarding action to old school/big air competitions to cause-related course/boarder/endurance racing. This week our guests on The Kiteboarder Magazine and ASNews.net ...

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Latest snowkite video from Chasta and Jérôme Josserand

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Slingshot rolls out first factory rebate promo: get $200 credit!

For a limited time, receive a $200 gift certificate from Slingshot with the purchase of any 2008 T3! Killer accessories, clothing and other fun swag to choose from — see www.slingshotsports.com for more info or click here for your closest ...

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Top Hat tests the Freak Dog Kites- Strapless kitesurfing video

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The Kiteboarder June08 Instructional Guide Now Online!

The Kiteboarder Magazine’s June08 issue is packed full of useful info and tips for beginner to advanced riders — it’s our biggest issue of the year! Rewritten every year to keep up with new gear, techniques and teaching methods, the ...

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ASNews this week: Kiteboarding in EcuadorKite Comp August!

This Week: Our special guest on the Asnews.net and The Kiteboarder Magazine podcast is David Hildalgo of Humboldt Kites and Villa Monica Hostel in Ecuador. The windy season on the Ecuadorian coast starts every year around May with the arrival ...

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ASNews This Week: Get Ready for the US Kite Race Nationals!

This Week: Kite Racing continues to grow but nowhere is this segment of kiteboarding flourishing like in the San Francisco Bay Area. Four years ago, John Gomes, a native California and resident of San Francisco, decided to develop a way ...

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ASNews this week: Pete Cabrinha on the new Crossbow IDS

This Week: Special guest on the ASNews.net and The Kiteboarder Magazine podcast is the founder of Cabrinha Kites, Pete Cabrinha. Pete will be joining host Ryan Riccitelli to tell us about Cabrinha’s new Crossbow IDS (Intelligent Depower System) which has ...

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Chasta NZ Snowkite Camp July

Join snowkiting World Champion, Chastagnol Guillaume “Chasta,” to explore the unlimited freedom of snowkiting in New Zealand from July 20-27. Located in the heart of the Southern Alps, the camp will take place at New Zealand‘s number one snowkiting spot ...

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Hadlow, Lenten Confirmed for TripleS May 31-June 6, Cape Hatteras, NC!

Triple-S stands for surf, slicks, and sliders! This means that the event will be mobile, taking the world’s best riders to Hatteras Island’s best riding locations for each days given conditions. Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to come check out ...

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Unsung Hero: Inventor of the Wetsuit

Courtesy of NWKite.com from Wall Street Journal: HUGH BRADNER (1915 – 2008) Physicist Didn’t Profit From Wet Suit, But He Didn’t Mind Much By STEPHEN MILLER May 17, 2008; Page A8 It was Hugh Bradner’s great insight that keeping warm ...

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