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ROOTS: Cory Roeseler in 1997

Photo Michael Hildreth

This photo captures the Kiteski product in action. My dad and I founded Kiteski, Inc. in 1992 and we were awarded a US patent for the system that included a kite, board(s), and reel bar for deep water starts.

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IKA Proposes a Kiteboarding Formula Class for Olympics

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IKA has released a press release today announcing that they have proposed a Formula Kite class for kiteboarding Olympic competition. This is a box rule meaning that any equipment that meets the IKA's guidelines can be used.

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The Sri Lanka Episode

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In spring 2012 the North Kiteboarding Freestyle Team headed to the beautiful Island of Sri Lanka, located south-east of India for the annual Vegas Shoot.

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Zenith Ocean Voyages Sets 2012/2013 Calendar to Caribbean and Beyond

Zenith Ocean Voyages is a worldwide dedicated kiteboarding expedition aboard their brand new catamaran, Meercat, in collaboration with Naish.

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Enter to Win a Kiteboard by Completing a Kiteboarding Survey

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By completing an online survey being run by a German University you will help gather information about kiteboarding and be entered into a drawing to win a kiteboard.

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Vote for the 2012 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year

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Help AWSI choose their 2012 Kiteboarder of the Year by voting for your favorite rider!

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IKO Releases Top Ten Safety Directives for Kiters

IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) announced today it has released the Top Ten Safety Directives for kiters.

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PKRA Fuerteventura – Big Winds for the End of Freestyle

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The fourth day at the Fuerteventura World Cup offered up a myriad of exciting heats and nail-biting action as the top competitors of this competition so far battled it out on the water for the ultimate title of world champion.

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Liquid Force Kiteboarding 2013 – The Fun Continues

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Check out the 2013 Liquid Force Kiteboarding video!

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NEW BRIDGE OF THE GODS FORMAT A BIG SUCCESS

The 13th Annual Bridge of the Gods event kicked off this past weekend with a new twist. Known as the event that has launched the pro careers of many riders, this year organizers divided the event into two weekends and tested a new format.

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2013 Slingshot Tyrant WVX and EPX Kite Surfboard Review

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While in Hood River, Slingshot handed us two brand new 2013 Tyrant surfboards to test. Both boards share the exact same shape, but differences between how the boards ride were very noticeable.

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John and Erika Heineken Win North American Kite Course Racing Championship

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John Heineken and his sister Erika (both USA, Ozone/Mikes Lab) have taken the 2012 North American Course Racing Championship titles after 12 races.

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2012 Ro-Sham Throwdown Final Report

2012 Ro Sham Throwdown Winner Sam Light. Photo Paul Lang

Bringing the world’s first-ever kiteboarding slopestyle contest to a close, yesterday concluded the third annual Ro Sham Throwdown, a week-long international pro-am event set in Hood River’s world-class terrain park.

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Ro-Sham Qualifiers Wrap Up, Men’s Semi Finals and Finals Today

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While day five of the 2012 Ro Sham Throwdown started off with super light winds, conditions improved greatly by early Friday afternoon and Heat 3 Round 2 kicked off in Hood River’s world-renowned terrain park.

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Ro-Sham Throwdown Day 4: Women’s Finals and Men’s Qualifiers.

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As the wind filled in through the Columbia River Gorge early yesterday afternoon, the Women’s Finals of the 2012 Ro Sham Throwdown resumed.

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