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Slingshot 2014 Sneak Peek

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Two weeks and counting until Slingshot launches their 2014 Global Kite Product Release

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2013 Cabrinha Kiteboarding Kites at the 2012 Surf Expo

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Dave Kay (DK) talks about the 2013 line of kites from Cabrinha Kiteboarding.

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How Far Do You Push Wear?

Peter Schiebel likes to push wear to the limits. Photo Brendan Richards

This being the one part of kite equipment that requires periodic maintenance, the condition of a rider’s main depower line can give you hints about the personality of the kiter.

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North 2011 Rebel Analyze This Kite Review

Even though the 2011 Rebel looks much like the 2010, its handling has definitely been improved.

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VIDEO: Slingshot Kiteboarding 2011 Control Bar, Harness, and Bindings

Slingshot's Chris Schey gives us the lowdown on the 2011 Control Bar, Slingshot's 2011 kite/wake boot bindings, and the all-new 2011 Slingshot harness.

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VIDEO: 2011 Epic Kiteboarding Boards and Control Bar

Dimitri Maramenides begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting from Epic Kites shows off a prototype 2011 Epic twin tip and the 2011 Epic control bar.

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Best Kiteboarding Releases New Performance Redline Bar

Check out this press release from Best Kiteboarding about their new Performance Redline Bar.

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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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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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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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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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DIAL IN YOUR CONTROL BAR

Your control bar is your connection to your kite. It’s how you control its steering and power, and it’s what transfers the power of the kite to you. Your bar is a relatively small piece of equipment, but it can ruin your session if it does not work right.

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