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Strutless Kites: Strut Your Stuff. Or Not.

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This year, for the first time ever, we are seeing production kites with zero struts. Their designers claim they are lighter, more compact when packed, and feature better low end performance than kites with struts.

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Wish List: 8 New Kiteboarding Accessories

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Just in time for Father's Day, check out these 8 new kiteboarding products.

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2013 Mystic Majestic Harness Review

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The new Mystic Majestic harness was designed as a crossover harness that can be used by both windsurfers and kitesurfers. The Majestic features very soft neoprene edges, a relatively stiff pre-curved shape, a hook knife, and memory foam padding.

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2013 Airush Slayer Light Wind Board Review

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The 2013 Airush Slayer is a very interesting directional board targeted at light wind strapless riding.

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Kite Body Surfing – Don’t Call it Body Dragging

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Meet Danny Diaz, the world's first aspiring pro kite body surfer. Don't call it body dragging.

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TKB REVIEW: 2013 Naish Trip Strutless Kite

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For our second strutless kite review (after the BRM Cloud) we received a Naish Trip. One unique aspect of this kite is that it is only available in one size – 10m.

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2013 Light Wind Kiteboarding Gear Test: Meet the Testers and Read About Their Favorite Kites and Boards

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We were actually dreading this test. I mean, who in their right mind wants to leave wind at their home location to purposely seek out 10 mph conditions so they can fly big kites and ride big twin tips?

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2013 Liquid Force Overdrive Light Wind Board Review

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The 2013 Liquid Force Overdrive features a full wood core, beautiful graphics, and LF's Liquid Rails.

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TKB Review: Ocean Tierra del Fuego Watersport Sunglasses

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The Ocean Tierra del Fuego sunglasses are a lightweight pair of sunnies that you can wear in the water while you ride.

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Last Day of the 2013 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Delivers Wind, Gear Demos, and Huge Prizes!

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After two days of checking out the latest gear on the beach, the wind finally arrived in Pismo Beach and patient participants were rewarded with a long let day kiteboarding session in ideal demo conditions.

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2013 Pismo Beach Kite Expo: Tons of Prizes Raffled, One Day Left to Join Us on the Beach!

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Kiteboarders flocked to the sand in Pismo Beach, California, today for the second day of the 11th annual Pismo Beach Kite Expo. Today delivered perfect beach weather again, but the wind remained light for another day.

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2013 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Report for Friday, 4/12

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While the forecasted wind never arrived here in Pismo Beach today, plenty of kiteboarders still made their way down to the beach to check out the latest kiteboarding equipment and talk to industry reps and professional riders.

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2013 Slingshot Glide Light Wind Board Review

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The 2013 Slingshot Glide is a long (160cm) twin tip with a square outline, flat bottom, and relatively flat rocker line.

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2013 Nobile XTR Light Wind Board Review

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The 2013 Nobile XTR is a wide board that features a wood and honeycomb core, ABS rails, and carbon and Kevlar reinforcements.

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2013 F-One TRAX LW Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 TRAX LW features a full wood core, ABS rails, carbon fiber twist control and a double concave bottom shape with channels in the tips.

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