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WHEN THINGS GO WRONG: How to Get out of the 13 Most Common Kitemares

Getting into trouble is a part of kiteboarding. Every kiteboarder has either had or will have an OH SH!T moment and how you handle the situation will determine whether you pick yourself back up and continue your session, or find yourself in the back of an ambulance. We have compiled a list of the most common kitemares and how you should react when caught in that situation.

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IKA Issues Threat to KPWT/IKF Kiteboarders

In a press release, the IKA has announced today that competitors who participate in non-IKA/ISAF contests will not be eligible to compete in IKA events. This means that riders who compete in KPWT events will not be able to also compete in PKRA events.

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SNOWKITING in ALASKA: The Last Frontier

My brother Jeff and I were born in Anchorage, Alaska where we were raised on a healthy diet of snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding. We discovered snowkiting in 1999 while living in Colorado, and it opened our eyes to a whole new way to have fun in the snow. After many years of exploring spots around the “Lower 48” states, our friend John Tompkins of Kite Alaska sent us a video from a snowkiting trip he had taken around our home turf.

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PKRA Teri Kitesurf Pro 2009 TV Show Released

This video was shot on location in New Caledonia in the South Pacific for the last leg of the PKRA 2009 Kiteboarding World Tour. Watch the amazing Freestyle event from start to finish and be thrilled by the action.

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$3300 Cash Purse La Ventana Classic & KiteXpo, More Clinics!

Updates on the La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo, January 17-24! Come join TKB South of the Border!

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Year of the Rider Movie from Cabrinha

Nice work if you can get it! Just another day at the office for the Cabrinha team.

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The Man Behind the Scenes: The Story of Naish Kiteboarding

Mention Naish Kiteboarding and most people immediately think of Robby Naish, the man who basically put windsurfing on the map and has been killing it as a kiteboarder since the beginning of the sport. Most have never heard of Andy Church, the brawn on the business side of the company, who has been working behind the scenes at Naish for years.

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TOP 10 QUESTIONS About Kiting in the Surf

For kiteboarders who have already been surfing for years before they picked up a kite, the progression into the surf is a natural and relatively easy one. However, not every new kiteboarder is an experienced waterman. For some riders, kiteboarding is their first ocean sport. The surf can be an intimidating place for those who do not have any experience there, but the fun that can be had is well worth the effort.

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Liquid Force/DeCosse Alliance: The Ultimate Kite Snowboard

For the past few years Canadian custom snowboard maker Sheldon DeCosse has used his skills and custom manufacturing facilities to design and produce the ultimate snow kiteboard. Working with top athletes from all over the world, specifically with the top names in Norway, Sheldon has been able to design a board that serves the specific needs of progressive snowkiters, while also making the board fun to ride downhill.

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NEW 2010 Ruben Lenten Video

Follow Ruben Lenten as he owns the infamous gusty high powered winds of the Columbia Gorge showcasing the SLINGSHOT Fuel alongside his pro model LUNACY and DARKSIDE boards. The LUNACY is made for the aggressive expert freestyle rider and the DARKSIDE is Ruben's weapon of choice when riding boots.

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Born & Bred in the USA: The Story of Slingshot

Slingshot was one of the first companies who was strictly a kiteboarding company in an emerging market of manufacturers who produced both windsurfing and kiteboarding gear. Their cool graphics and unique approach turned heads quickly.

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TKB Podcast with Chris Cousins from Eclipse Kiteboarding

Eclipse Kiteboarding was founded in 2006 and experience a few years of rapid growth. 2009 has marked a lot of changes for the company, with the company being the subject of a number of forum threads over the past few months. Chris Cousins calls in to give us the inside scoop on Eclipse.

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Load and Pop: Intro to Wakestyle Kiteboarding

Learning a few unhooked load and pop tricks adds a whole new realm of possibilities to your riding. Unhooking is not just for young riders and is actually a lot easier than you think.

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New brand: Mutiny Kites

Henry Rebbeck is an industry name for anyone that is passionate about kites.

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I’m Faster than You! KITEBOARING COURSE RACING BASICS

As simple as it might seem initially, course racing is actually very technical and involves much more than just being able to handle your kite and board.

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