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PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Results

PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Results

This was a beautiful week of wind and sunshine in El Medano, Tenerife. We’ve had five days of action in which to pick the best four male and best two female riders who got into the finals today. The competition started with 25 knots side shore winds and nice waves rolling into the bay.

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PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Day 4 Update

PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Day 4 Update

It has been a long day of action here in Tenerife, with the wind quickly picking up to 25-30 knots for the fourth day of Kite Master’s action. Head Judge Sami Gali was impressed by the amount of high jumps, which resulted from the conditions, “Height and power are the most important factors in this competition and we saw some great displays of both today.”

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PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Update: Youri Zoon Lands 900

Today another 16 heats of the Tenerife Kite Masters 2011 were disputed here in El Medano. According to Race Director Olaf Van Tol the riders are now getting used to the conditions, “This afternoon we began to see some higher board offs as the riders used the nice kickers which line the spot.”

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TKRA Tenerife Kite Masters: Update after 22 Heats

TKRA Tenerife Kite Masters: Update after 22 Heats

The stronger the wind got, the higher the kitesurfers jumped. The high jumps allowed the riders to perform great boards off. They also executed handle passes which are considered as the most technical tricks, and are also referred to as wakeboard tricks.

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

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

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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PKRA Fuerteventura 2011 Final Results

PKRA Fuerteventura 2011 Final Results

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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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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Kiteboarders Joe Ruscito and Lucas Gubinski to Bike across America

The plan is to start in San Francisco and bike across the US ending in Fairfield, CT where both of us are from. Lucas is a fellow kiter and he actually hatched this plan about a month ago on a whim.

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Will to Win: The Story of the NeilPryde Brand — How NP Paragliding Set the Company Up for Success in Kiteboarding and more

Everyone knows NeilPryde as the windsurfing brand. But not everyone is aware that, before that, Neil Pryde Limited was actually the largest maker of yacht sails in the world until the Oil Shocks put a big hole in demand....

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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

Help the Coast Guard Help Kiteboarders

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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