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Flexifoil 2011 ION Analyze This Kite Review

Flexifoil 2011 ION Analyze This Kite Review

The first thing we noticed about the 2011 Ion is its heavy duty construction. Every possible area of the kite seems to be beefed up to take abuse and even the fabric that makes up the kite feels more sturdy than normal.

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VIDEO: RRD Kiteboarding: Vision Kite

Roberto Ricci proudly shows off the features of the new 2011 RRD Vision.

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EVENT: 2011 US F-One Pro Camp & Demo Week

For the first time, F-One Pro Riders Etienne Lhote (3rd PKRA 2005) & Charlotte Consorti (2011 World Speed record) will come to the US to dispense a few fortunate riders moves and tricks they have always dreamed of.

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VIDEO: Brit Chicks Ripping in Australia

VIDEO: Brit Chicks Ripping in Australia

Video from the Top 3 British Kitesurfing Girls Hannah Whiteley, Holly Kennedy, Nicky Rudd when out training in Perth Western Australia, escaping the cold UK winter.

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RRD 2011 Vision Analyze This Kite Review

RRD 2011 Vision Analyze This Kite Review

The Vision is a brand new kite from RRD and we were able to get our hands on the first Visions to land in North America at the 2011 La Ventana Classic. According to RRD, the Vision is supposed to fill the gap between the RRD Obsession (freestyle) and the Religion (waves).

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Wainman Blunt 2 Analyze This Board Review

Wainman Blunt 2 Analyze This Board Review

We continue to be impressed with the attention to detail on products from Wainman HI. Boards come with all hardware, a board bag, and even a screwdriver to put everything together.

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PKRA Mexico Wrap Up and Final Results

PKRA Mexico Wrap Up and Final Results

It was yet another beautiful, hot sunny day in Riviera Maya, Mexico. A large crowd of spectators scattered along the beach this morning in hopes of catching a glimpse of all the non-stop kiteboarding action.

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EVENT REPORT: Flying Under Canopies & Kites

Over 45 kiteboarders & competitors sailed through the Flying Under Canopies & Kites event. Lyle Partnered with Neil Hutchinson from SlingShot Kites bringing in some hot shot kiteboarders who have recently taken up the sport of skydiving. And the event attracted some of the best in both sports.

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Caution 2011 Spitfire Analyze This Kite Review

Caution 2011 Spitfire Analyze This Kite Review

Our first impression when unrolling the Spitfire is that this kite is built to take a beating. It’s a five-strut one pump kite with a compact bridle. Both the front and rear bridles use one pulley per side, but Caution uses a unique molded block with no moving parts.

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The Rumors Were Right: Ian Alldredge Signs with BWS

The Rumors Were Right: Ian Alldredge Signs with BWS

BWS is pleased to announce that it has signed world-class kitesurfer Ian Alldredge to a multi-year endorsement deal. Allredge joins the BWS global athlete program alongside Josh Mulcoy, Ryland Blakeney, and Ben Wilson.

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Slingshot Sports and Liquid Force Exchange Intellectual Property Rights

Slingshot Sports and Liquid Force are both market leaders when it comes to product innovation and today Slingshot has agreed to license Liquid Force’s latest binding patent and Liquid Force has agreed to license Slingshot’s control bar patent.

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F-One 2011 Bandit 4 (B4) Analyze This Kite Review

F-One 2011 Bandit 4 (B4) Analyze This Kite Review

The F-One Bandit, the original Delta kite, is now in its fourth generation and it has undergone a major redesign for 2011. It is now a three-strut one pump kite with square wingtips.

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Slingshot 2011 RPM Analyze This Kite Review

Slingshot 2011 RPM Analyze This Kite Review

For 2011, the largest change to the Slingshot RPM is the addition of Spitstrut, which means that the struts are now integrated into the canopy as opposed to being attached to the bottom of it.

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North 2011 Evo Analyze This Kite Review

North 2011 Evo Analyze This Kite Review

The Evo is a five-strut one pump kite that shows North’s usual attention to details. This is a bridled four-line kite (it can also be flown as a five-line) with a very compact and simple bridle.

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Zoon and Pulido Take Freestyle Titles at PKRA Hua Hin

Zoon and Pulido Take Freestyle Titles at PKRA Hua Hin

It was an extremely wet and wild day here in Hua Hin, Thailand. The competition got underway very early this morning in very gusty and extraordinarily fierce weather conditions.

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