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UNSTRAPPED TOESIDE JIBE MADE EASY

Many kiteboarders have discovered how much fun riding a surfboard-style directional board can be, but many of those who haven’t are intimidated by having to learn how to jibe. Fear not! It’s really not as hard as you might think it is.

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VIDEO: Sam Medysky: Brazil Wrap Up

Professional Kiteboarder and Canadian Sam Medysky shreds the flat waters of Brazil.

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Sick new LF video from James Boulding in OZ!

I've been really trying to work on my style, cutting out any dingo danglo tricks and pushing more powered and kite low tricks, that i'm going into with a lot more speed. Powering in at the take off just makes landings twice as rewarding and in my opionion give a much more fluid look and feel.

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CAUGHT ON TAPE: Chris Tronolone

Led by Chris Tronolone, the kiteboarding movies made by Tronolone Productions have been instrumental in inspiring people to learn to kiteboard and in exposing kiteboarding to a much wider audience than would otherwise know about the sport

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TKB Podcast: 2010 La Ventana Classic, Paddle Royal, and KiteXpo Preview

This week, The Kiteboarder Magazine interviews guests Tim Hatler of Palapas Ventana, Marie LeClerc from Elevation Kiteboarding/Baja Joe’s, and John Ashley from Paddlesurf.net on the upcoming La Ventana Classic and Kite/SUP Expo.

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Two Kiteboarders Getting Ready for the Olympics

There are those in the sport of kiteboarding who think kiteboarding will one day be in the Olympics. That day may come in the near future, but this winter, kiteboarders will already be participating in the 2010 Olympic Games.

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ETIQUETTE: Why You Need to Be a Responsible Kiteboarder

It’s time to face a simple truth about kiteboarding: it’s growing, and local beaches everywhere are getting crowded. A few years ago, when it was rare to see more than 20 kiteboarders on the water together, there was almost always enough room for everyone to do their own thing and not bother anyone else

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Video: Alexandre Caizergues Kitespeed World Record Run of 50.98 Knots!

You think you can ride fast? Watch Alex Caizergues set the world kiteboarding speed record at 50.98 knots!

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Save the World: Recycle Your Old Kites

Will that be paper or plastic? When asked this on your next trip to the grocery store, you might have a unique answer: “Neither. I brought my kite.”

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Ruben Lenten in Cape Town (surgery update)

I went for surgery on my left ankle on the 29th of December and have been on the couch with my leg up for the past week…In the hospital everything went smooth, I tried to enjoy those narcotics for as long as possible while on the surgery table…But of course I passed out within 10seconds

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New Kiteboarding Speed Record of 50.98 knots!

Alexandre Caizergues is now officially the fastest kiteboarder in the world. His speed of 50.98 knots is an average over 500 meters. That's 58.67 mph!

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SLIM CHANCE Instructional Sequence

Why is this move called the Slim Chance? Because that’s your chance of pulling it off – slim! The Slim Chance (also known as a Front Mobe) is an inverted front roll with a backside 360. Master this one and you will be the envy of all others.

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NOR CAL SESSIONS: Winter Kiting in the SF Bay Area

Most kiters put their equipment away till the next summer and reintroduce themselves to their non-kiting friends and family, while a few head to Baja for the winter or some exotic kite vacation. But a core group of San Francisco kiters look to fall, winter and spring as a time for a different kiting experience, where big waves and wild winds at a number of key spots make for some of the best kiting of the year.

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F-One Snowkite Action in Russia

Nikolay Rakhmatov ripping in Russia.

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