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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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DIY Kite Repair

Not every kite repair needs to be sent in to a professional. If the damage is relatively simple and clean, you can repair the canopy of your kite yourself, reduce your downtime and even save some money.

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Ollie to Blind — Video

Zach takes us through the steps of learning Ollie to Blind: Kiteboarding Ollie to Blind from SouthCoast Kiteboarding on Vimeo.

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Liquid Force 2009 Rawson Quad

Quads have made a comeback in the surf world for good reason. They’re fun and provide a skatier feel than a normal thruster set up.

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Liquid Force 2009 Rawson 6’ER

At first glance, you see all those fins and wonder how it’s going to ride, but don’t be fooled.

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Slingshot 2009 Celeritas

We were very curious about this board due to its unique shape and got a chance to test it strapless in 12 to 16 knot winds with a 14m kite in small, sloppy surf.

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Niccolo Porcella: All Grown Up

I was on vacation in Maui back in 2000 when I crossed paths with Niccolo Porcella for the first time. I remember it like it was yesterday because he immediately lipped off to me.

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