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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Best Kahoona V3 and Nemesis HP

Photo Gavin Butler

Now in their third revisions, both the Best Kahoona and Nemesis HP kites have gone through significant design and performance changes over the years. Best Kiteboarding’s designer, Peter Stiewe, answered our questions about these two new kites.

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PKRA Leucate: Pulido and Zoon Take Single and Double Elimination Titles

The sun was out this morning welcoming the howling 25-35+ knot wind. Riders prepared their smallest kites for what was a day of astounding kiteboarding action. The competition level this year is extremely high making it mandatory for all riders to perform at the best of their ability.

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VIDEO: 2011 Red Bull Ragnarok

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This isn't your average day in the park, the challenging 63 mile (100 km) long track has tough natural obstacles with huge mountain climbs and descents.

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Flexifoil Announces Updated Proton

The PROTON offers the easy re-launch, predictable flight, stability and quick turns that the rider needs tomaster the waves, or simply cruise across the flats with confidence... oh and did we mention it now looks betterthan ever?

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PKRA Lanzarote Wave Event Final Results

It was a great sunny day with cloudy periods at the PKRA Wave event here in Lanzarote. The wind and wave conditions were similar to yesterday.

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Flexifoil 2011 ION Analyze This Kite Review

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The first thing we noticed about the 2011 Ion is its heavy duty construction. Every possible area of the kite seems to be beefed up to take abuse and even the fabric that makes up the kite feels more sturdy than normal.

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VIDEO: RRD Kiteboarding: Vision Kite

Roberto Ricci proudly shows off the features of the new 2011 RRD Vision.

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RRD 2011 Vision Analyze This Kite Review

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The Vision is a brand new kite from RRD and we were able to get our hands on the first Visions to land in North America at the 2011 La Ventana Classic. According to RRD, the Vision is supposed to fill the gap between the RRD Obsession (freestyle) and the Religion (waves).

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Wainman Blunt 2 Analyze This Board Review

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We continue to be impressed with the attention to detail on products from Wainman HI. Boards come with all hardware, a board bag, and even a screwdriver to put everything together.

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PKRA Mexico Wrap Up and Final Results

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It was yet another beautiful, hot sunny day in Riviera Maya, Mexico. A large crowd of spectators scattered along the beach this morning in hopes of catching a glimpse of all the non-stop kiteboarding action.

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Caution 2011 Spitfire Analyze This Kite Review

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Our first impression when unrolling the Spitfire is that this kite is built to take a beating. It’s a five-strut one pump kite with a compact bridle. Both the front and rear bridles use one pulley per side, but Caution uses a unique molded block with no moving parts.

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F-One 2011 Bandit 4 (B4) Analyze This Kite Review

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The F-One Bandit, the original Delta kite, is now in its fourth generation and it has undergone a major redesign for 2011. It is now a three-strut one pump kite with square wingtips.

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Slingshot 2011 RPM Analyze This Kite Review

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For 2011, the largest change to the Slingshot RPM is the addition of Spitstrut, which means that the struts are now integrated into the canopy as opposed to being attached to the bottom of it.

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North 2011 Evo Analyze This Kite Review

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The Evo is a five-strut one pump kite that shows North’s usual attention to details. This is a bridled four-line kite (it can also be flown as a five-line) with a very compact and simple bridle.

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Zoon and Pulido Take Freestyle Titles at PKRA Hua Hin

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It was an extremely wet and wild day here in Hua Hin, Thailand. The competition got underway very early this morning in very gusty and extraordinarily fierce weather conditions.

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