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EVENT REPORT: Flying Under Canopies & Kites

Over 45 kiteboarders & competitors sailed through the Flying Under Canopies & Kites event. Lyle Partnered with Neil Hutchinson from SlingShot Kites bringing in some hot shot kiteboarders who have recently taken up the sport of skydiving. And the event attracted some of the best in both sports.

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The Rumors Were Right: Ian Alldredge Signs with BWS

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BWS is pleased to announce that it has signed world-class kitesurfer Ian Alldredge to a multi-year endorsement deal. Allredge joins the BWS global athlete program alongside Josh Mulcoy, Ryland Blakeney, and Ben Wilson.

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Slingshot Sports and Liquid Force Exchange Intellectual Property Rights

Slingshot Sports and Liquid Force are both market leaders when it comes to product innovation and today Slingshot has agreed to license Liquid Force’s latest binding patent and Liquid Force has agreed to license Slingshot’s control bar patent.

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Win a Liquid Force DLX Board and Cradle Bindings

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Your video will be looped on liquidforcekites.com for the entire month of July! Along with this you will win a fresh new ride! A DLX board and a set of Cradle bindings!

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Best True Blue Naples Kite/SUP Extravaganza and Race

The fun begins Friday, March 25 and will conclude Sunday, March 27. Planned activities include a kite race on the first windy day from Fort Myers Beach to Moraya Bay in North Naples.

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2011 F-One Kiteboarding Website Now Online

F-One just launched their 2011 website. Check it out at http://www.f-onekites.com

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2011 Best Superfly Open 2011 Results

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The 4th Annual BEST SuperFly Open had some epic conditions over the President’s Day weekend with rider participation coming from all over the world to showcase their skills. The event was located in new venue this year, Strawberry Reservoir, UT.

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Association of Wind Sports Industries Hiring Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for developing and maintaining legal and ethical internal operations of the AWSI and communicating and building relationships with external audiences to ensure successful implementation of AWSI’s mission.

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Lesson Fundraiser for KinsleyThomasWong of Xtreme Big Air

To keep the support coming so Kinsley can recover as quickly as possible, James is making a contribution to the KINSLEY THOMAS WONG DONATION FUND by being the instructor for Xtreme Big Air this season. Half of every lesson will go straight to Kinsley's Fund.

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Kitesurfing Wave World Championship Series Announced

The second stage – the finals – will be run by the Kite Surf Pro (KSP), a new tour created by a group of the worlds finest wave riders.

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Hannah Whiteley Joins Wainman Hawaii

"It's awesome to start the new year being part of the Wainman Hawaii team! I have always looked up to Lou Wainman so now I feel very privileged to be riding his kit. The kites are great for freestyle! They feel so stable and smooth in the sky and the power is always there for unhooked tricks. I ride the Joke and Blunt boards which have really great pop and are very forgiving when landing hard. I'm stoked with it."

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2011 PKRA Schedule Announced

The much-anticipated 2011 PKRA World Tour Schedule is finally out. The busy calendar promises to be an exiting professional kiteboarding season visiting 5 continents, with 9 freestyle events, 6 wave events and 6 racing events. The event pages will be updated periodically with updates and new information. Make sure to the check the event status field of each event before making any plans or buying airline tickets.

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Kiteboarding for Cancer Announces Survivorship Camps

If you are a cancer survivor and looking for the adventure and thrill of a lifetime, these camps are for you. And if you know of a survivor 18-40, forward this on to them! It is important to know that surfing, standup paddling, and kiteboarding are water-intense action sports with frequent impact on the water. Safety is our top priority. A sense of adventure but good common sense is required.

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F-One Launches New Site for the Bandit 4

F-One just released a new and really cool website dedicated entirely to the Bandit 4.

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Airtime Now Offering Replacement Bladders for Best Kites

AIRTIME kite will now be providing assembled bladders of original bladder material for 2009-2011 Best kites.  Specs and original valves have been provided by Best.  All bladders are manufactured in the US and distributed by AIRTIME kite.  Bladders available online ...

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