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2013 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Report for Friday, 4/12

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While the forecasted wind never arrived here in Pismo Beach today, plenty of kiteboarders still made their way down to the beach to check out the latest kiteboarding equipment and talk to industry reps and professional riders.

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VIDEO: Bertrand Fleury Explores Indo Waves, Part One

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Wainman Hawaii team rider Bertrand Fleury explores Indonesia's hypnotic waves.

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2013 Slingshot Glide Light Wind Board Review

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The 2013 Slingshot Glide is a long (160cm) twin tip with a square outline, flat bottom, and relatively flat rocker line.

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2013 Nobile XTR Light Wind Board Review

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The 2013 Nobile XTR is a wide board that features a wood and honeycomb core, ABS rails, and carbon and Kevlar reinforcements.

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2013 F-One TRAX LW Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 TRAX LW features a full wood core, ABS rails, carbon fiber twist control and a double concave bottom shape with channels in the tips.

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2013 CrazyFly Cruiser Pro Light Wind Board Review

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The 2013 CrazyFly Cruiser Pro features a light weight all-wood core, ABS rails, carbon reinforcement, and a flat bottom shape.

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2013 Best Breeze Light Wind Board Review

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The 2013 Best Breeze is a wide twin tip with a very square outline. The board is relatively thick in the middle and the thickness tapers towards the tips.

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VIDEO: 20 Dollars in His Pocket and This is Pretty Awesome

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After 5 months off from a shoulder injury, RRD's Seb Garat is back on the water in Guadeloupe.

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VIDEO: Eric Rienstra’s Gift of Stoke

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Eric Rienstra travels to Brazil, rides hard, and then gives back by hooking up local rider, John Lennen, with a 2013 Slingshot Z Kite and Crisis Board.

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2013 17m Slingshot Turbine Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 Turbine is a medium aspect 3-strut kite with a relatively flat and swept back profile.

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2013 17m Ozone Zephyr Light Wind Kite Review

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The Ozone Zephyr is a 5-strut medium-high aspect kite. It features a large inflate/deflate valve and thin bridle lines compared to bridles on most other kites.

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2013 16m Liquid Force NRG Light Breeze Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 Liquid Force NRG is a relatively flat 4-strut high-aspect kite. The front bridle features one pulley per side and the rear line attachments are adjustable to change the kite's turning speed and bar pressure.

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2013 17m Gaastra Jet Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 Jet is Gaastra's race-specific kite. It's a relatively high aspect 5-strut kite.

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2013 17m Blade Fat Lady Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 17m Blade Fat Lady is a medium aspect 3-strut kite that features a very thin leading edge and extremely thin struts. The compact front bridle features one pulley per side and the rear line attachment points are adjustable to change bar pressure and turning speed.

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2013 17m Best TS V2 Light Wind Kite Review

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The 2013 17m Best TS is a medium aspect 5-strut kite and features the Best-exclusive Double Core RS canopy fabric. The front bridle is very compact and the rear line attachment points are adjustable to change bar pressure and turning speed.

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