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Tired of the Hype? Join the TKB Team for Test Week in La Ventana

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Tired of the smoke and mirrors behind gear reviews? The Kiteboarder is opening up testing to all brands and will be holding TKB Test Weeks throughout the year where you can try out the new gear and become part of the TKB Test Crew.

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Blade Kites Officially Enters US Market

After focusing on the European market for the past 6 years, Blade Kites now has representation in the USA

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VIDEO: Swamp Vegas

Aaron Hadlow, Billy Parker and the LTR Team: Brian Smith, Evan Netsch, Eric Rienstra and Brandon Scheid riding in Swamp Vegas.

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VIDEO: 5 Reasons Why Surfers Should Start Kitesurfing

Essentially kitesurfing is like whipping yourself into a wave like a jetski would a tow surfer. You ride the wave the same way you would surfing it and you use the same boards. This video shows you 5 reason's why you should give it a go if you're a surfer.

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VIDEO: TDZ: OREGON

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Ian Alldredge, Patrick Rebstock, and Josh Mulcoy on the Oregon coast.

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PKRA Fuerteventura 2011 Final Results

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The last day of competition welcomed the competitors with the most extreme conditions a kiteboarder can expect in Fuerteventura: 35 to 45 knots in the ongoing gusts and choppy waters. As usual on the PKRA we were again surprised by the level the riders can reach in these conditions.

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PKRA Fuerteventura Day 4: Extreme Conditions for Double Eliminations

It was an amazing day of competition in Fuerteventura today in what the riders commented to be the hardest conditions they have rode in this year with winds averaging 35 knots .

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Erin Swain: Girl Power

It was like a switch flipped when she arrived. The wind picked up A LOT. Tami brought her 9, and I ran back to get my 7 from my car. I was still a little nervous to launch so close to land, so Tami said she didn’t mind walking out a little ways. There were a lot of people at Jockey's Ridge that day, so we were the only ones kiting.

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PKRA Fuerteventura Day 3: Zoon and Pulido Win Single Eliminations

After two days of competition here in Fuerteventura for the PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour, we entered the second part of the single eliminations. This was going to be the most exciting day with only the very best riders left to compete in the strong winds of Sotavento. The men’s division started with the quarter finals in 30 knots conditions which according to Brazilian rider Reno Romeu (BRA, North) made the spot a little choppy with a kicker on the inside.

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Kitty Hawk Launches “Kite Week” in Sept: Clinics, Demo New Gear, Gear Specials, Win a Kite!

Whatever your riding style, there’s a camp for you at Hatteras KiteWeek. Progress in Wakestyle, Freestyle, or Strapless riding while learning from Kitty Hawk Kite's (KHK) sponsored riders!

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PKRA Fuerteventura Day 1:24 Spots, 32 Competitors, Throw Down Ensues

Day 1 started with trials since the competition only had 24 spaces for men and 32 registered (along with 9 women0. The top 8 men automatically qualified, and all the rest had to go into qualifiers where only 16 men could advance into the main event which starts tomorrow.

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Best “Pimp My Kite” Winners Chosen – Check out Cool Designs

Best Kiteboarding partnered up with Tramontana Grafixx for a summer contest where riders were able to design their own graphics to be put on a brand new white Kahoona 9.5m! Best would like to thank all of the participants as they had an overwhelming selection to choose from with several amazing designs.

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Help the Coast Guard Help Kiteboarders

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Just as a great Central California session was wrapping up earlier this spring, a few of us on the beach noticed a kite tumbling downwind outside the surf line. The kite's owner decided it would be too difficult to get the kite back and it continued its tumble downwind out of sight. A few hours later, I received a call from Coast Guard Lieutenant Ana Thorsson, who was coordinating the search for a kiteboarder they assumed was missing.

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Northern Colombia: Still Undiscovered

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After a quick two and a half hour flight, I was picked up and we headed to the coast. Wladamir is excitedly telling me how you can ride flat water on one side with perfect side-onshore conditions for freestyle or racing while the other side, a short five minute walk away, serves up perfect long peeling waves formed by sandbars with side-offshore winds.

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Chuck Patterson Joins Naish SUP

Chuck Patterson, one of kiteboarding's first pro riders and all around waterman, is back in kiteboarding -- kind of! Chuck recently joined the Naish SUP team and has been in Maui kitesurfing, windsurfing and SUPing on their new 2012 gear.

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