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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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VIDEO: F-One Source 2-Line SUP Kite Instructional

A video about how to use the F-One Source, an innovative 2-line kite specifically made for use in light wind with stand up paddleboards.

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How to Keep Your Beach Open

Success stories about keeping beaches open for kiteboarding.

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VIDEO: TKB Trick Tips: Tacking a Race Board

Kasey Campbell walks us through the steps of tacking a kiteboarding course racing board.

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SUP Kiting: Worth the Effort?

For the simple fact that it gets you off the beach, SUKing is worth a try.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: How to Hit Your First Rail

So you want to line up and hit a rail? It can be super daunting at first, but as soon as you're locked into a rail you'll love it!

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VIDEO: Ollie Lien Transition Tutorial from Caution

Caution Team rider Blake Harrington walks you through an Ollie Lien Transition.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Unhooking in the Waves

With a little practice, unhooking in the waves isn’t as difficult as people usually think it is.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Edging and Controling Speed

Whether you are trying to hold it down in overpowered conditions or drive upwind, here are some tips for having better control over your riding.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: The Costs of Kiteboarding

Many people who may be interested in kiteboarding are turned away from the sport because of the initially large investment that it takes to get going as a kiteboarder.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Riding Toeside

Even for many seasoned riders, riding toeside seems to be an elusive skill, not because it’s hard to do, but because it’s hard to do well.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Unhook!

The truth about unhooking is that it’s not nearly as difficult as most people think it is.

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