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Wainman 2010 Boss Analyze This Kite Review

The Boss never seems to distort or flutter and is an amazingly smooth-feeling kite.

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VIDEO REPORTS: 2010 Triple-S

Check out these three video reports from The REAL Kiteboarding 2010 Triple-S

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TKB PODCAST: 2010 Bridge of the Gods Preview

Our guest on this week’s The Kiteboarder podcast is Tony Bolstad, lead organizer for the upcoming Bridge of the Gods event in Stevenson Washington.

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Best 2010 Nemesis NXG Analyze This Kite Review

Once inflated the most obvious feature of the Nemesis NXG is the use of Cuben Fiber in the leading edge, which allows this kite to have a much smaller LE than other kites.

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Liquid Force 2010 Kitefish Analyze This Board Review

The LF Kite Fish is very easily driven and takes hardly any power to get up and going. Once on a plane, it became immediately clear that this board is very loose.

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F-One 2010 Bandit 3 Analyze This Kite Review

The Bandit 3 got a few upgrades this year that greatly improve the usability of the kite. New for 2010 is a one-pump system and a shorter bridle.

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PKRA France 2010: Final Results

Today was much like the past few days. The wind decided that it was going to be stubborn yet again.

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Genetrix 2010 Origin Analyze This Kite Review

The Genetrix Origin is an amazingly simple and easy-to-use kite. The bar pressure is light-medium and steering is smooth and direct.

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Naish 2010 Momentum Analyze This Board Review

The Momentum gets up on a plane quickly and seems to hold its speed really well through gusts and lulls. The good amount of flex through the board really smooths out the chop.

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GK 2010 Sonic Analyze This Kite Review

The 2010 GK Sonic looks completely different than last year’s V-Sonic and the trademark bump (lovingly referred to as the nipple) on the LE of the kite has been eliminated.

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Slingshot 2010 RPM Analyze This Kite Review

The 2009 RPM was a big success for Slingshot, and the 2010 RPM shows minor refinements over last year’s model, as opposed to a major redesign.

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Epic 2010 Screamer Analyze This Kite Review

The Screamer is the first kite from new company Epic Kites tested by The Kiteboarder Magazine. For a first-effort, we were very surprised to see the attention to details on the construction of the Screamer.

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Best 2010 Waroo Analyze This Kite Review

Riding the new 2010 Waroo, it became immediately apparent that this is kite is quite different from the previous designs. While the kite seemed to pivot in the turns, it was easy to control and handle throughout the window.

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Photos: Pismo Beach Riding After the KiteXpo

Of course, as soon as the 2010 Pismo Beach KiteXpo was done, the wind turned back on.

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EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo, Sunday, 3/21/2010

The 2010 Pismo Beach KiteXpo concluded today and, unfortunately, the wind never showed up as forecasted. Despite the lack of wind, the event was a success, with tons of kiteboarders from throughout California coming down to the beach to check out the latest kiteboarding gear from all of the manufacturers here.

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