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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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VIDEO: Youri Zoon Recorded Trailer

This online video series shows Youri traveling to Tarifa, Brazil and Africa finding the best kitesurfing destinations to train. In the action-packed episodes he shows why he is the current vice world champion and holds the title for 'best trick'.

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VIDEO: After Work Hereos

From Reo Stevens: I had a few clips of some of the local North Shore crew that you don't ever hear about and I thought it would be a perfect time to do a tribute to the Mokuleia ripping 9-5ers that rush down nightly to wash the day of work off.

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TKB PODCAST: Jon Modica on the Cancellation of KPWT Jamiaca

Our guest this week is Cabrinha pro rider Jon Modica from Florida. As many people know, the first tour stop in Jamaica was canceled after only 15 riders showed up and there were many problems at the event site.

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VIDEO: Another How Kites Are Made Video, This One from the Core Kites Factory

Here is another video showing in inside look at a kite factory. This time it's a look at how Core Kites are made. The video is in German, but it's still interesting to see what goes into building a kite.

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VIDEO: Modus Operandi, New Sam Light Video

Sam Light (Naish/O'Neill) in Australia, second in a 2 part series from Western Australia. Filmed and edited by James Boulding (Steez Productions)

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VIDEO: 1 day, 1 sick wave, & 4 different types of surfing

From Ben Wilson: Here’s a clip from a really sick day at P-pass in Micronesia with Robby Naish, Beau Young, Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Dave Kalama, Reo Steven’s & Myself.

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El Nino: Blessing or Curse?

El Niño has been the scapegoat of weather phenomena for years. In fact, the Peruvian fishermen who are credited with discovering El Niño in the early 1500’s viewed it as a curse. And not without reason, for the arrival of El Niño marks the beginning of an extended period of poor fishing for these generally productive waters.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Compete in the Triple-S?

Submit your video by April 1, 2010, and you could win yourself one of three wild card spots in the 2010 Triple-S.

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TKB PODCAST: SPI Kite Roundup, May 1-9, 2010

2010 SPI Kite Roundup organizer Brett Newcomb calls in from South Parde Island, Texas to fill us in on the details of the upcoming event, scheduled for May 1-9, 2010.

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TKB PODCAST: Kite Racing World Championships Happening April 22-25, 2010

This week, The Kiteboarder Magazine interviewed Nils Stolzlechner about the 2010 Kite Racing World Championship, being held this year in Corpus Christi, Texas. Nils gives us an update on the event, which is no longer associated with the Texas International Boat Show.

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Kiteboarders Cross Lake Pontchartrain for Leukemia Awareness

March 21 marked the second time Lake Pontchartrain’s 24 mile stretch was conquered by a local kiteboarder on a mission to create awareness and raise $10,000 for blood cancer research.

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