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Pismo Kitexpo Update: Forecast, Online Raffle Tickets Available, More Cool Prizes Donated!

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It's still a bit early to tell but looks like we will have wind and swell for the 10th Annual Pismo KiteXpo!

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Slingshot Announces the 2012 Turbine Light Wind Kite

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We started off with a new bladder material that is 25% lighter. We also reduced the leading edge diameter and introduced a smaller strut size. Efficiency is king so we completely updated the design geometry as well as added a few new features in increase on-water performance.

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EVENT REPORT: 2012 Miami Kite Masters

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We could have not asked for a better day as the wind was averaging 15 to 20 knots at 10am. First up was racing! A two-lap figure eight course made for exciting racing as the riders dodged one another at over 20 knots!

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Best Kiteboarding Launches Interactive Online Magazine

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Just in time for the real start of the season we’ve got some great new content for you. Every few months we will be collecting the best stories, videos, action, and riding tips from our team riders all over the globe to present you their unique take on kitesurfing.

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VIDEO: PRKA Dakhla, Morocco

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Wrap up of the double elimination during the 2012 PKRA tour stop in Dakhla Morocco.

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Zoon and Kajiya Win PKRA Dakhla

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Anticipation in this final day reached a crescendo with the men’s final heat . Alex Pastor and World Champion Youri Zoon engaged in a battle to the end, displaying their most spectacular of moves, competing against each other in two last heats.

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Ribeiro, “Twiggy” Baker, de Aboitiz, Lago, Bichler and Schiebevaag Earn 2012 KSP Wild Card Slots

The KSP is pleased to announce their wildcard picks for the 2012 KSP Tour Season as well as the addition of the latest supporting industry member, Cabrinha Kites.

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Behind the Scenes with the Company that Brings You All Your Wind Info

If you have ever wondered what happens inside WeatherFlow aka ikitesurf, iwindsurf, and windalert.com, the company that brings you all your wind information, you will like this video from forecaster Mike Godsey.

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Learning to Ride a Race Board: First Two Days

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I know a lot of other riders look at racing with at least a little bit of interest, so I've decided to write about my experiences as I learn to ride these wild course boards.

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Maui Mike Joins Airush Kiteboarding

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Mike Lujan has been a fixture in the kiteboarding community at Sherman Island, CA since 2000. Over the years he has earned the nickname “Maui Mike” due to his overwhelming aloha spirit and his frequent trips to the island.

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Find the Best Parts of Your Video with Highlight Hunter

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Highlight Hunter (www.highlighthunter.com) is a new free app for Mac and PC that reduces video editing time from hours to minutes.

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2012 Wainman Hawaii Rabbit Gang 2.0 Kiteboarding Kite Review

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The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 Wainman Hawaii Rabbit Gang 2.0 kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.

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The Kiteboarder Vol. 8, No. 5 Now Online for Free

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Volume 8, Number 5 of The Kiteboarder Magazine (Winter 2011/2012) is now available to read in its entirety online for free.

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ISAF Kiteboarding Olympic Trials Wrap Up from Damien LeRoy

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Damien LeRoy just returned from the ISAF Olympic Trials in Spain and here's what he had to say.

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2012 Star Taina Kiteboarding Kite Review

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The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 Star Taina kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.

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