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INSTRUCTIONAL: How to Hit Your First Rail

So you want to line up and hit a rail? It can be super daunting at first, but as soon as you're locked into a rail you'll love it!

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From the Beginning: The Franz Olry Interview

There is a good chance that you have no idea who Franz Olry is.

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13,000 Miles of Kitesurfing

15 Countries over 145 Days in a VW Van

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Genetrix 2010 Hydra Analyze This Kite Review

If you want to get noticed at the beach, you might want to buy a Hydra as this kite looks like nothing else we’ve ever tested.

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Can you Kite in Six Knots of Wind?

In searching for the most efficient board around a race course, shapers of course racing kiteboards have lowered the threshold for light wind kiteboarding to as little as six knots.

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Wainman Hawaii Gypsy Analyze This Kite Review

The Gypsy is a great all-around kite, performing equally well in the waves, unhooked, and for big air jumps.

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RRD 2010/2011 Religion Analyze This Kite Review

The Religion is RRD’s surf-specific kite, and its construction details show that it’s meant to take a beating.

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Demystifying Kite Design

Do you really know what any of the visual clues on a new kite actually tell you about how it rides?

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Designer’s Corner: 2011 Litewave Wing

The 2011 model has retained the original dog-bone outline, but about everything else is different.

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INSIDER: North Kiteboarding’s Dan Schwarz

Eat a lot, sleep a lot, brush ‘em like crazy, and never try to argue with someone on a public internet forum.

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Rider Profile: Sam Light

Rumor has it that not only does Sam kill it on the water, but he’s also an English gentleman who can fix you up a proper cup of tea.

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WORKBENCH: Taking Care of Your Rubber: Wetsuit Repairs

Unlike a pair of well-worn jeans, wetsuits do not get more comfortable with age.

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Rider Profile: Claire Lutz

Originally from a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, when Claire first saw kiteboarding she decided that was what she wanted to do more than anything.

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August 2010

*13,000 Miles of Kitesurfing: 15 Countries over 145 Days in a VW Van *From the Beginning: An interview with Wainman Hawaii's Franz Olry *Instructional: Nuclear Grab, Unhooking in Waves, Hitting a Slider

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