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TKB PODCAST: Gary Siskar from Liquid Force Kiteboarding on the Kiteboarding Industry

Our special guest this week is Gary Siskar, the new brand manager for Liquid Force’s kiteboarding division. Gary had extensive experience in surf and snow with such companies as Burton and OP before coming on board with Liquid Force.

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F-One 2010 Bandit 3 Analyze This Kite Review

The Bandit 3 got a few upgrades this year that greatly improve the usability of the kite. New for 2010 is a one-pump system and a shorter bridle.

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PKRA France 2010: Final Results

Today was much like the past few days. The wind decided that it was going to be stubborn yet again.

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Is a Kite’s Weight Important?

While writing a paper for his master's thesis, Reinhart Paelinck did some scientific research to determine how a kite's weight affects it handling in the air.

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Things are Getting Nasty Between IKA/KPWT: KPWT loses Court Case against the IKA

The Kiteboard Pro World Tour (KPWT, official name: Globe Pro Firm LLC), a limited liability company based in Delaware, USA with its management in Brasil, served a court injunction on the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), a not for profit International Association based with headquarters in Germany, on the 15th of January, 2010.

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TKB PODCAST: Aaron Hadlow

This week, our special guest on The Kiteboarder podcast is pro rider Aaron Hadlow. At just 21 years old, Aaron started on his path to becoming the five time world kiteboarding champion on the PKRA tour at 10 years old when he first started flying his dad’s kites.

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Genetrix 2010 Origin Analyze This Kite Review

The Genetrix Origin is an amazingly simple and easy-to-use kite. The bar pressure is light-medium and steering is smooth and direct.

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Naish 2010 Momentum Analyze This Board Review

The Momentum gets up on a plane quickly and seems to hold its speed really well through gusts and lulls. The good amount of flex through the board really smooths out the chop.

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Julien Fillion Launches New Website

Through my site you will be able to follow my path, via a global position system, in the search of epic big wave surfing, kitesurfing, and standup paddling. You will also get sneek peeks of my new designs that I will be testing in the field.

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Alex Soto wins the Puerto Rico Heineken Kiteboarding challenge

The event marked the first time the Puerto Rican Sailing Federation, a member of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), included a Kiteboarding Class at a major regatta.

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CKA West Coast Championship Wrap Up

This past Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 the West Coast CKA had their West Coast Championships at UCSB. The event worked out perfectly, with a good scene and excellent conditions.

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GK 2010 Sonic Analyze This Kite Review

The 2010 GK Sonic looks completely different than last year’s V-Sonic and the trademark bump (lovingly referred to as the nipple) on the LE of the kite has been eliminated.

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Slingshot 2010 RPM Analyze This Kite Review

The 2009 RPM was a big success for Slingshot, and the 2010 RPM shows minor refinements over last year’s model, as opposed to a major redesign.

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Epic 2010 Screamer Analyze This Kite Review

The Screamer is the first kite from new company Epic Kites tested by The Kiteboarder Magazine. For a first-effort, we were very surprised to see the attention to details on the construction of the Screamer.

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TKB Content Now Available on the Kindle

You can now enjoy all of the latest content from The Kiteboarder Magazine on the Amazon Kindle or you can use Kindle software to view the content on your mobile phone or computer.

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