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VIDEO: 2012 Slingshot RPM with Youri Zoon in Capetown

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PKRA World Champion Youri Zoon introduces the 2012 RPM to the world.

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VIDEO: 2012 CrazyFly Boards at Surf Expo

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Jeff Howard shows TKB some of the kiteboards in the 2012 CrazyFly line.

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VIDEO: 2012 CrazyFly Kites and Control Bar at Surf Expo

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Brent Reagan talks about the all-new kiteboarding kites and control bar from CrazyFly Kiteboarding.

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VIDEO: 2012 Ozone Kites at Surf Expo

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Steve from Ozone Kites USA talks about the latest kiteboarding gear from Ozone.

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6th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer Announced for July 13-15, 2012

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As North America’s largest amateur kiteboarding event, KB4C is part of the Tenacity Games, a year-long series of action-sport events that fundraise for Athletes for Cancer’s Adventure-based Survivorship Program.

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VIDEO: Red Bull Ragnarok 2012 Teaser

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Take a look at this sneak peek of the 2012 Red Bull Ragnarok, to be held April 12-15, 2012 in Haugastol, Norway . Red Bull Ragnarok takes snowkite riders to the limits and tests their skills in some of the harshest conditions.

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7th Annual La Ventana Classic, KiteXpo, and Paddle Royale January 15-22, 2012

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What began as a local competition to help out the local schools in the small Baja community of La Ventana and El Sargento has grown into one of the largest kiteboarding events attracting kiteboarders from all over North America and beyond.

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Best Kiteboarding 2012 Catalog Now Online

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The complete 2012 line-up from BEST is finally ready. We've been putting together loads of new video content, rider and staff interviews, tech pieces, and everything else you could possibly want to know about this years line-up.

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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE:Underwave

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Soft launched in North America in mid-2011, the full collection of Underwave apparel and water wear will be available at your local dealer in 2012. Underwave’s North American distributor Nicolas Ostermann explains why his distribution company is bringing the brand to the US market and highlights some of the key products he is most excited about.

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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: Switch Kites

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Having just launched in June of 2011, Switch is a new kite manufacturer that only sells kites directly to consumers. We talked to James Overington about Switch’s product line (including the upcoming Element kite) and about how they differ from other kiteboarding companies.

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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: Slingshot Kiteboarding

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For 2012, Slingshot is continuing the Fuel, RPM, Rally, and Turbine kites and also introducing a replacement for the Key HD, the Z. Slingshot’s board department also has some exciting things happening this year as they are now producing their twin tips locally in the Columbia River Gorge. Also, Slingshot is offering some of their surfboard in two constructions, a strapped and strapless version.

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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: RRD Kiteboarding

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The 2012 RRD Kitesurfing line is more extensive than ever before. Roberto Ricci and the RRD team in Italy have developed unique products for specific riding styles and conditions. The 2012 RRD kite line up offers six kite models, 10 different twin tip kiteboards, seven different kite specific surfboards in 24 sizes, and two IKA registered course racing boards. RRD is confident that it has the right product for every level and type of rider out there.

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2012 Buyer’s Guide: Promotion Wetsuits

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Dedicated to windsports for the past 30 years, ProMotion Wetsuits was founded by waterman Dana Love. In 1984, Dana moved his company to the Gorge which he said has proven to be an unbeatable location to design and test wetsuits with temperatures ranging from below freezing in the winter to above 100° in the summer.

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2012 Buyer’s Guide: Ozone Kiteboarding

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Ozone released their first 2012 kite, the surf-specific REO, in June and is now releasing updated versions of the rest of their kite line. Among the kites returning for 2012 is the race-winning Edge. Ozone is also continuing to produce depowerable foil kites for snowkiting and now offers an Ultralight version of the Frenzy that weighs 30% less and packs up smaller. Steve Barrett from Ozone Kites USA answered our questions about the 2012 Ozone line.

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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: North Kiteboarding

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For 2012 North is offering an extensive line of five kites, eight twin tips, five surfboards, and three specialty boards. Highlights for 2012 include new Adaptive Wingtips on the kites (except the Vegas), a track system on the twin tips, and new surfboard construction. North’s Dan Schwarz filled us in on the changes on the 2012 North line.

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