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KSP Peru Day 6: More Heats Held in Great Conditions

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Amidst another day of prime wind and waves in Northern Peru, contest directors made excellent use of the epic conditions at the main staging area at El Faro (the lighthouse), completing 18 heats, making it all the way up to the Quarter Finals. As head-high sets wrapped around the point all day, once again, riders predominantly kite surfed unstrapped.

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F-One Announces Recall of the Release Handle on their 2011 Airlite Bar

During our ongoing product quality monitoring applied to retailed items, we have noted that some Release handle of Bandit 4, in very limited quantity could present a conformity fault.

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KSP Peru Day 5: The Competition Gets Underway in Great Conditions

After four days of waiting for solid conditions to arrive in Northern Peru, the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro finally got underway late this morning. Running nearly until sundown in the 15- to 20-knot winds and five- to seven-foot waves (faces), Men’s and Women’s Round 1, and Men’s Round 2 were completed at the second KSP World Championship Kite Surfing Tour stop.

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KSP Peru Day 4: Waves but No Wind

Despite a favorable forecast, the wind never filled in quite enough to get the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro off the ground today. As head-high sets rolled in throughout the morning and afternoon, the KSP crew kept optimistic and re-assessed the conditions every 30 minutes in hopes of the wind ramping up just a notch.

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KSP Peru Day 3: Another Lay Day

Three days into the 10-day holding period of the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro, KSP officials called a third consecutive lay day for the second stop of the World Championship Kite Surfing Tour.

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KSP Peru Day 2: Still on Standby

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Waiting for solid waves to arrive on Saturday, KSP organizers called a second consecutive lay day today at the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro — the second stop of the World Championship Kite Surfing Tour.

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KSP Peru Day 1: Waiting for Swell

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Today marks the first day of the 10-day holding period of the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro, the second stop of the 2011 KSP World Championship Kite Surfing Tour. With swell forecasted to ramp up later this week, KSP officials called a lay day today.

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Best Announces Lifetime Warranty

The thinking behind our Lifetime Fair and Reasonable warranty is simple: If you take care of your gear you deserve to be taken care of as well. That’s why BEST accepts warranty submissions from careful customers regardless of how old their equipment is.

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Kite-Cross World Championship Results from EUROSAF High Performance Grand Prix

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Within the event the inaugural Kite Cross World Championship was held. While there were run-away leaders in some classes, including double Olympic Tornado medallist Mitch Booth in the F18 catamaran, the closest finish across the whole competition was in the men’s kiteboarding competition.

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EPIC Announces New Kiteboarding Game for iPhone & iPad

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Today Epic Kiteboarding announced a new kiteboarding app game for iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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VIDEO: Red Bull Battle of Trafalgar

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Summer's not over yet in some areas of Spain, like in Caños de Meca. With temperatures up to 30 degrees celsius and winds up to 20 knots, this weekend was the perfect moment to celebrate the first Red Bull Batalla de Trafalgar, a kitesurf event that closed the season.

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VIDEO: 2012 RRD Religion MK II

This kite puts together a super short leading edge to maximize turning speed with a bullet proof Dacron body construction specifically positioned on the hi-tension areas of the kite to prevent breakage in the surf.

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Get a Chance to be Featured in the Best Kiteboarding Team Video

If you're going to be in Northern Brazil Oct 24th - November 2nd... Show BEST why you want to Ride With Us on our Facebook Page. Upload a video, photo or message and the winner will be invited to ride with the BEST Team and be featured in a BEST Team video from Brazil

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Ozone Issues Safety Notice

It has come to our attention that there is a manufacturing defect on an early batch of Ozone 2011 water-kite leading edge bladders. There have been cases of the valves detaching from the bladder causing instant deflation of the kite.

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Adriana Harlan: Report from Lobitos, Peru

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This is my first update from Peru and so far it has lived up to everything people said it is. Chuck and I left Hawaii on October 4th and it took us over 35 hours to get from HNL to Lobitios, Peru. When we were in L.A.X we had a small world moment and ran into Felix Pevic who was on his way back to Hawaii from the Mauritius KSP event.

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