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Kiteboarding’s Biggest Punk: Ruben Lenten

"Energetic, powerful, and solid." That’s how Ruben Lenten describes his riding style in his own words, and I don’t think anyone could come up with a better description.

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BELOW the SURFACE: The Materials that Make Kiteboarding Possible

When asked what properties materials used for kiteboarding equipment should have, Tony Logosz from Slingshot replied, “The materials have to be light, strong, UV resistant, impermeable, permeable, durable, compactable, low stretch, elastic, stiff, soft, airtight, breathable, inflexible, flexible, supple, watertight, waterproof, tough, stable, and so on.”

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The Off the Hook Off the Lip

An off the lip turn is basically just a heelside carve timed to happen on the face of a wave. This is the simplest way to begin having fun in swell. Practice this turn in small waves before moving up to the big ones as mistakes will hurt a lot less.

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TKB Mobile Website is Now Online

To go along with a completely designed website, The Kiteboarder Magazine just launched a mobile website designed specifically to be viewed on mobile phones. You can even add the TKB Logo to your iPhone's Home Screen!

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New Kiteboarding Company, Epic Kites, Now Online

Epic Kites, a new company founded by Dimitri Maramenides, just launched their website.

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Top 10 Things Your Kiteboarding Instructor May Not Have Taught You

As an instructor who has taught thousands of students over the last 10 years, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 things that your instructor may not have taught you, but that you should definitely know.

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Best 2009 Kahoona Analyze This Kite Review

The stability of the kite is consistent and predictable with its lower aspect ratio. We didn’t notice if the lack of a center strut helping the stability of the kite but that feature did stand out on the Kahoona.

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So You Want to Be a Kiteboarder? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Every kiteboarder has been approached by someone on the beach and asked, “What’s that sport called? How much does it cost? Is it hard?” The first two questions are easy to answer: It’s called kiteboarding and it costs about $2000 to $2500 to get started. Is kiteboarding hard? Well, that depends.

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Caution 2009 Mayhem X Analyze This Kite Review

Caution sent us an 11m Mayhem X to test for this issue. Right out of the bag we could see the R&D team spent a considerable amount of time evolving this kite.

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New F-One Bandit3 Website Awarded ‘Site of the Day’ by FWA

F-One stepped outside the box and into 3-D with the launch of their new Bandit3 website.

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Win a Free 2010 Naish Helix

Win a Free 2010 Naish Helix Everyone is raving about the 2010 Helix and it could be yours for free! Don’t miss out on the chance to have this incredible kite show up at your door. Just click on this ...

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Shades of Green Movie Now Online!

Finishing up a summer of traveling, Naish’s Reo Stevens and Ian Alldredge met up in Indonesia with Ben Wilson and newcomer, Bear Karry.

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Wainman Smoke 2009 Analyze This Kite Review

We tested the 9m Smoke in somewhat windy 15-20 mph conditions. Weighing in between 165-180 pounds, we trimmed the Smoke in a bit and it instantly flew with more power.

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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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