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Foil Boards and Downwind Riding

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Last week, we asked you what you wanted to know about kiteboarding. This week we have your answers! Cabrinha team rider, Damien LeRoy, gives us the scoop on foil boards, light wind and downwind riding. You’ve been riding a foil ...

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gear Maintenance and Repair

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Learn how to maintain and repair your rig before it's actually broken.

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VIDEO: Fin Size Matters.

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Xenon boards team rider and 2010 World Champ Andy Yates offers beta on fin selection for variable riding conditions.

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Liquid Force Kite Surfing Wave Accelerator Camp, Punta San Carlos Sept 29 – Oct 6

Join Liquid Force International team rider Jason Slezak at the inaugural Wave Accelerator Camp September 29th through October 6th 2012 at the world class Solo Sports Advernture Camp located on the point of Punta San Carlos, Baja, California Mexico.

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IKO Releases Top Ten Safety Directives for Kiters

IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) announced today it has released the Top Ten Safety Directives for kiters.

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New DVD for Beginners: The Way to Fly

As the title states, this is truly the most comprehensive beginner instructional video I have seen since I started kiting in 1999.

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VIDEO: How to Jibe a Surboard

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Jibing is a fundamental skill that is necessary if you are going to ride a directional board.

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VIDEO: How to Tack a Surfboard while Kitesurfing

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Tacking on a surfboard is a great way to change quickly change directions without loosing any ground downwind.

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VIDEO: Basic Kitesurfing Skills – Frontside Off the Top

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The basic frontside off the lip is every rider's introduction to riding a wave with a kite. A good top turn involves a lot of timing between your kite, your board position, and the wave and it can take some time to pull it all together.

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VIDEO: How to do a Backroll: TKB Trick Tips

The back roll is one of the most basic kiteboarding moves and is usually the first move that kiteboarders learn after learning basic jumps.

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TKB Trick Tips: How to Get Up On a Surfboard

Kitesurfing on a strapless surfboard is one of the most rewarding things you can do while powered by a kite, but before you head to the waves you have to first learn how to get up on a surfboard without straps.

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WORKBENCH: Ghetto Kite Fixes

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Have you ever been on a long downwinder and have something break? Ever been on a kite vacation where the nearest shop is hundreds of miles away? Sometimes gear breaks and you just don’t have the resources to fix it the right way. Here are a few quick fixes to get you back on the water, or at least to get you to where you need to go.

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KEEPING THE PEACE: Kitesurfing Wave Etiquette

Ignorance may be bliss, but not at a heavily kited beach or reef break where everyone knows and expects a lot from each other. Wave etiquette is what maintains the peace and maximizes the fun for everyone. The rules of etiquette are rarely written and are usually implied but they most definitely exist, and failure to figure it out before you jump in can get you into some trouble.

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GET FOCUSED: Shoot Better POV Photos and Videos

Photo Jim Stringfellow

Today, it seems like almost every kiteboarder out there owns a GoPro camera and an assortment of mounts, which has made it possible for anyone to capture interesting photos and video while they ride.

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Snowkiting 102: What You Need to Know About Snow

‘Chasta’ Chastagnol is a kiteboarder who cannot wait for the winter season. Photo Pascal Boulgakow

Snowkiting is not much different than kiteboarding on the water, but a new set of rules needs to be adapted for a different environment. Much of the standard kiteboarding gear can be used and the same skills and techniques directly apply.

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