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Kite for Something Bigger than Yourself: 5th Annual Kiteboarding for Cancer (KB4C) July 8-10, Hood River, OR

The 2011 Kiteboard 4 Cancer, powered by the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and Athletes for Cancer, is the largest amateur kiteboarding event in the world and heading into its 5th year! KB4C is the main event of the new Tenacity Games -- a multi-day, multi-sport adventure fundraiser for regional cancer programs and Athletes for Cancer's cancer survivorship program!!

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VIDEO: F-One’s Be My Guest Episode 3

For the third episode of Be My Guest, watch Mitu's first snowkiting experience.

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North 2011 Fuse Analyze This Kite Review

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Overall, the Fuse looks very similar to the North Rebel with the addition of a bridle. This is a five-strut one-pump kite with a unique floating center strut.

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You’ve Heard the Hype – Now Come Demo the Gear at the Hatteras Kite Expo!

You have heard the hype about the new 2011 gear — now come and try it out for yourself! Kitty Hawk Kites Kiteboarding Resort and The Kiteboarder Magazine are proud to bring you the Hatteras Kite Expo from May 28-30, ...

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Epic 2011 Renegade Infinity Analyze This Kite Review

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Epic has not disclosed the actual size of the Infinity, so we were curious to see just how large it is. When compared to other large kites, our best guess puts the size at around 15m.

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Best 2011 Nemesis HP V3 Analyze This Kite Review

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The Nemesis HP is back in Best’s kite line after a year-long hiatus and it shares the same unique Best-exclusive Cuben Fiber leading edge with the previous Nemesis. About half of the leading edge is made of the strong material and the leading edge of the Nemesis is very skinny compared to other kites.

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Slingshot 2011 Turbine Analyze This Kite Review

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The Turbine is Slingshot’s new light wind specific kite and it looks very similar to Slingshot’s popular Rally. The Turbine features Splitstrut, which means that the ribs are built into the canopy as opposed to being attached to the underside of it.

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Maurcio Abreu Joins Slingshot Global Team

There is no question Mauricio Abreu is a legend in kiteboarding. From the very beginning, he has pushed the boundaries as much as anyone who has been involved with the sport. Now he has decided Slingshot is the best place for him to continue doing that.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon RECORDED Episode 3: Development

Trying to push the boundaries of freestyle, Youri is actively involved in developing products. With every improvement he can push his own style further and bring more power and style to his moves.

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VIDEO: Slingshot 17m Turbine

Check out Slingshot's new video for their latest light-wind weapon, the 17m Slingshot Turbine.

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VIDEO: Ian Alldredge and Bear Karry in Surfing with Strangers

Here's the latest video from Central California and the TDZ crew.

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Kiteboarding to be Included in 2016 Olympics as an Evaluation

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has decided to include kiteboarding course racing as an evaluation sport in the 2016 Olympics.

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Get WindAlert Widgets for Your Website

WindAlert has announced their new weather widgets, which you can customize to show wind info for whatever region you choose.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Best Kahoona V3 and Nemesis HP

Photo Gavin Butler

Now in their third revisions, both the Best Kahoona and Nemesis HP kites have gone through significant design and performance changes over the years. Best Kiteboarding’s designer, Peter Stiewe, answered our questions about these two new kites.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: Epic Renegade Infinity

Photo Helen Trotman

New for 2011, Epic is introducing the Renegade Infinity, its first light wind specific kite. The Infinity is in the same family as the rest of the Renegades, but it was designed a little differently and larger to take advantage of light wind options.

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