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2014 Buyer’s Guide: ION

Photo Toby Bromwich

ION is well known as a maker of windsport-specific soft goods and the 2014 ION products are the result of years of continual refinement.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: Gaastra

Photo Tim Hendrics

After a long absence from the US market Gaastra returned last year.

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Gift: The Ocean Delivers

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A stunning 9 minute and 37 second edit from Mauritius

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Kite Like A Girl

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Anyone who has seen Karolina Winkowska ride, knows just how hard she rips

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: F-One

Photo Paul Lang

The seventh generation of the popular Bandit has been completely redesigned by a new designer and the twin tip line now features HRD rails, a radical new rail shape for kiteboards.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: Flexifoil

Photo Nick de Bruijn

Flexifoil works on a two year release cycle and has a new hybrid kite and wakestyle board for 2014.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: FireWire

Photo Ryland Blakeney

With an ever-expanding kitesurf board line, FireWire is introducing their TimberTek construction in 2014.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: Epic Kites

Photo courtesy Epic Kites

Epic is getting ready to release their fourth generation (4G) products along with a new bar and a brand new surf-specific kite.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: CrazyFly

Photo Cedric Schmidt/Defy Gravity

Based in Slovakia, CrazyFly is a family business that distributes kites, boards, and accessories to 60 countries and also has their own factory where they produce their boards and bars in house.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: CORE

Photo Thorsten Indra

Easily recognizable by the yellow and white color scheme on all their products, CORE has developed a North American following after being introduced to the North American market just a few years ago.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: Cabrinha

Photo John Bilderback

After a big revamp of the entire line in 2013, the 2014 product year sees more improvements from Cabrinha including the return of the light wind Contra kite and the introduction of a very unique adjustable control bar.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: Blankforce

Photo Zinou

While Blankforce may be an unfamiliar brand name to many riders in North America, they have been producing kiteboards since 2006.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: Blade

Photo Asaf Rahamim

For 2014 Blade is particularly excited about the newest addition to their product line, the Mist.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: Best Kiteboarding

Photo Quincy Dein

For 2014 the Best kite line has received a big update including the addition of the Extract (Ruben Lenten's kite) and the new Twist Lock valve to make inflating and deflating your kite much easier.

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2014 Buyer’s Guide: AXIS

Photo Reinout Smit

AXIS was a new company in 2013 and for 2014 is releasing an expanded and retuned line of twin tip and directional kiteboards.

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