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The Alluring Isle of Aruba

“I can get you on a press trip to Aruba, all expenses paid, but you have to leave in a few days.”

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GoPro Wide Test Video

Assistant Editor Paul Lang has been playing with a GoPro Hero Wide camera, and it looks like he's having fun with the thing.

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DIY Kite Repair

Not every kite repair needs to be sent in to a professional. If the damage is relatively simple and clean, you can repair the canopy of your kite yourself, reduce your downtime and even save some money.

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Ollie to Blind — Video

Zach takes us through the steps of learning Ollie to Blind: Kiteboarding Ollie to Blind from SouthCoast Kiteboarding on Vimeo.

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Liquid Force 2009 Rawson Quad

Quads have made a comeback in the surf world for good reason. They’re fun and provide a skatier feel than a normal thruster set up.

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Liquid Force 2009 Rawson 6′ER

At first glance, you see all those fins and wonder how it’s going to ride, but don’t be fooled.

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Slingshot 2009 Celeritas

We were very curious about this board due to its unique shape and got a chance to test it strapless in 12 to 16 knot winds with a 14m kite in small, sloppy surf.

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Niccolo Porcella: All Grown Up

I was on vacation in Maui back in 2000 when I crossed paths with Niccolo Porcella for the first time. I remember it like it was yesterday because he immediately lipped off to me.

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Luderitz Speed event Update

Massive winds hit 2nd Lagoon today during the warm up to the Luderitz Speed challenge 2009!

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RELENTLESS ROOTS: The Liquid Force Story

When I learned to kiteboard, my first board was a 171 cm Liquid Force Picklefork. It was big, heavy, and had four sharp corners that were always trying to murder you. I thought it was the coolest piece of equipment ever. We all laugh at the Pickleforks now, but the design helped kiteboarders shift from directional to twin tip boards.

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October 2009

*GEAR: 2010 Kiteboarding Gear Guide *INTERVIEW: Bill Tai, Kite Guy of Silicon Valley *TRAVEL: Exploring La Ventana, Baja

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August 2009

*LAUNCH: No-Wind Fun with Banshee Bungee *TRAVEL: Discover Windy Aruba *INSTRUCTIONAL: Special Guide to Stand Up Paddleboarding

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June 2009

*INTERVIEW: History of Caution Kiteboarding *TRAVEL: Gorge Riding Guide *INSTRUCTIONAL: Annual TKB Kiteboarding Handbook

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April 2009

*INTERVIEW: The Man Behind the Scenes at Naish *SPECIAL: Hi-Tech Materials Used in Kiteboarding *INSTRUCTIONAL: Kiting in the Surf

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February 2009

*SPECIAL: Go Speed Racer! *INTERVIEW: The Pete Cabrinha Story *WORKBENCH: The Ultimate Kite Pump

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