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Win a Liquid Force DLX Board and Cradle Bindings

Win a Liquid Force DLX Board and Cradle Bindings

Your video will be looped on liquidforcekites.com for the entire month of July! Along with this you will win a fresh new ride! A DLX board and a set of Cradle bindings!

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VIDEO: 2011 Slingshot RPM

We're proud to announce the 2011 Slingshot RPM. The RPM is changing kiteboarding with its innovative 3 strut “Open C” Canopy design. It delivers limitless high end performance options for all conditions.

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VIDEO: The Kitelauncher 2: Relaunch

Just when you thought there was no hope, with no job, stuck in the grips of a recession, where COD rules and there is nothing to do, think again. The kite launcher has taken off!

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CLOSE UP: Oli Berlic

As Matt Sexton’s roommate at Eckerd College, Oli Berlac helped found the Collegiate Kiteboarding Association (CKA) after first trying to learn with a 12m kite and no harness. After finishing school, Oli moved to Brazil for a few years and is now the resident coach living onboard Meercat, the Zenith Ocean Voyages catamaran.

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Suffering Bladder Issues?

Suffering Bladder Issues?

While today’s kites are much more durable than the ones built a few years ago (just ask someone who’s been kiting for more than five years how often they had to repair bladders in the past), a damaged bladder is still a fairly common problem.

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St. Martin: The Pearl of the Caribbean

St. Martin: The Pearl of the Caribbean

Just 186 miles from Puerto Rico, St. Martin is the smallest island in the world to have been partitioned between two nations, France and the Netherlands.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 North Surfboard Line

DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 North Surfboard Line

With their new Bamboo Tech construction and progressive shapes and styles, North’s Sky Solbach feels that they vastly improved the feel of their 2011 boards and tells us what we can expect from their new surf line.

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Snowkiting 102: What You Need to Know About Snow

Snowkiting 102: What You Need to Know About Snow

Snowkiting is not much different than kiteboarding on the water, but a new set of rules needs to be adapted for a different environment. Much of the standard kiteboarding gear can be used and the same skills and techniques directly apply.

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Best True Blue Naples Kite/SUP Extravaganza and Race

The fun begins Friday, March 25 and will conclude Sunday, March 27. Planned activities include a kite race on the first windy day from Fort Myers Beach to Moraya Bay in North Naples.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon & Nick Jacobsen in Brazil

VIDEO: Youri Zoon & Nick Jacobsen in Brazil

My laptop is still full of the video footage from Brazil. Little by little some clips are coming together and this time I’ve decided to share this little clip with some great riders that i had chance to shoot there.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Flexifoil ION

DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Flexifoil ION

For 2011, Flexifoil focused on integrating new construction techniques and materials to produce a stronger, more refined product. Operations Manager Martyn Hogg helped us find out more about what you can expect from the 2011 ION.

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2011 F-One Kiteboarding Website Now Online

F-One just launched their 2011 website. Check it out at http://www.f-onekites.com

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VIDEO: Caution Lucha Libre Fight Night at the La Ventana Classic

This video just surfaced online and is proof that this wild night really did happen south of the border.

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2011 Best Superfly Open 2011 Results

2011 Best Superfly Open 2011 Results

The 4th Annual BEST SuperFly Open had some epic conditions over the President’s Day weekend with rider participation coming from all over the world to showcase their skills. The event was located in new venue this year, Strawberry Reservoir, UT.

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Banana Hammocks and Caipirinhas: The Bay Area Kitesurf Crew Heads to Brazil

Banana Hammocks and Caipirinhas: The Bay Area Kitesurf Crew Heads to Brazil

On kite trips, sometimes you get lucky with wind and sometimes you don’t. From June to December, 98% of the days in northeastern Brazil have 15+ knot winds, so we knew from the start that no luck was necessary for “kite-‘till-it-hurt” riding every day of the trip.

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