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INSTRUCTIONAL: Where Does the Kite Leash Go?

Many kites ship with multiple options for where you should connect your safety leash, but it's not always completely clear which attachment is the best for you.

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Take it to the Next Level: An Introduction to Kite Loops

When attempting a kite loop for the first time there are many things to consider, including kite size, kite type, board size, wind speed, and proper progression.

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Off to the Rescue: Advanced Recoveries

Off to the Rescue: Advanced Recoveries

Practice makes perfect and I cannot stress enough that you should take time to practice these techniques in controlled situations before you try to help someone in a real life.

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VIDEO: TKB Trick Tips: The Raley

The Raley is one of the easiest unhooked moves to do in kiteboarding and is a building block for many more advanced moves.

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VIDEO: TKB Trick Tips: Back Roll to Revert

The Kiteboarder Magazine takes you through the Back Roll to Revert, a move that can easily add a bit of flair to your switch stance riding.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Off to the Rescue: Helping Riders in Trouble

Most of us have experienced seeing another rider whose kite is down and is having trouble relaunching. Here’s my question: Did you consider helping out, or did you just watch as the kiter thrashed around, thinking to yourself that they’ll be OK?

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The PUCKER Factor: How to Handle the Most Common Kitemares

“What do I do now?” As a kiter, you need to be mentally prepared for how you will react in different situations before they actually happen. Always be ready to activate your safety system and practice doing it so that you will know what to expect when you have to pull the trigger.

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WEATHER TO RIDE… OR NOT?

Kiteboarding gear is safer than ever yet incidents continue to happen, many times to seasoned riders. Experienced kiteboarders are all too often indifferent to weather hazards.

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WORKBENCH: The Ultimate Kite Pump

No more kinked nozzle hoses. No more running back to your car for extra tools or repair materials. And best of all, no more bending over to pump up your kite!

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INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE: Slim Chance

INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE: Slim Chance

Why is this move called the Slim Chance? Because that’s your chance of pulling it off – slim! Master this one and you will be the envy of all others.

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TKB STAND UP PADDLING INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE

Since this is a magazine about kiteboarding, you may be asking yourself, “WHAT IS A STAND UP PADLEBOARDING INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE DOING HERE?” Over the past year, it has become very obvious to us that a great majority of our readers either already have their own stand up paddling equipment, have given it a try, or are interested in getting into this rapidly growing sport.

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Kite Fix Economics 101

So here is the situation... You lent your kite to your "buddy" and he went and landed it on a stick he didn't see on the beach. Now your favorite 2007 kite has a two foot long tear down the middle of the canopy. So now what?

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Get the Most from Your GoPro

The things that put week-long smiles on our faces are difficult to articulate to others, but with the help of a small digital camera that more and more kiters are using, you don't have to explain yourself to others. You can show them.

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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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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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