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PKRA Lanzarote Wave Event Final Results

It was a great sunny day with cloudy periods at the PKRA Wave event here in Lanzarote. The wind and wave conditions were similar to yesterday.

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PKRA Morocco Final Results

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It was a great final day in Dakhla, Morocco. Riders prepared their 10-14m kites for the continuation of the men and women freestyle double eliminations, which began early this morning under cloudy skies with winds averaging 15 knots. The conditions were stable for the last round of heats.

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Flexifoil 2011 ION Analyze This Kite Review

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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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Western Australia Horror Session with the BWS Crew

This is a day when everything went wrong- busted up ski's, totally trashed kites, cut up limbs and dislocated shoulders! A day film maker Ryland Blakeney would rather forget - check it out!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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