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Erin Swain: Downwinder from Ramp 46 to Somewhere in Salvo

Oh My Gosh! Downwinders are a beginner kiter's best friend! I had the best day ever. I went right to the board instead of doing the body drags first. That was a great accomplishment.

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In a Rut? How KB4Girls Helps You and Others

In a Rut? How KB4Girls Helps You and Others

When I heard Kristin Boese was holding one of her KB4Girls clinics in San Francisco it didn’t take long before I committed myself to the clinic that weekend.

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2011 REAL Triple-S Results

2011 REAL Triple-S Results

Friday, June 10th, the final day of the Triple-S Invitational, saw strong SW winds and a full day (and night!) of action on and off the water. Riders hit the water at 10am for SLICKS freestyle action. This session lasted about 3 hours with riders throwing down every trick in the book in nearly perfect flatwater conditions!

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2011 REAL Triple S Update: SURF

2011 REAL Triple S Update: SURF

Triple-S Thursday saw a full day of SURF action down on the southside at Ramp 55/Hatteras Ferry Docks. Kites were flying at 1pm with 12m and then 9m being the call.

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Erin Swain: Back in the Water!

Ok! I had my first session since snowkiting in Colorado! It was amazing! I launched down in Rodanthe, North Carolina, early in the morning when it was blowing 12 to 18 knots.

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Help Maui Kiteboarding Legend Jim Bones

Help Maui Kiteboarding Legend Jim Bones

A short while ago, Jim Bones was diagnosed with lymphoma stage 4 and the doctors believe it has slowly been consuming him for at least two years.

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What Took Me So Long? Why Every Kiter Needs to Experience Cape Hatteras

What Took Me So Long? Why Every Kiter Needs to Experience Cape Hatteras

You don’t have to be kiteboarding for very long to hear about the epic conditions that Cape Hatteras in North Carolina offers.

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2011 REAL Triple-S Update from Billy Parker – First 3 Days

We’re only halfway through the event and we still have wind and waves to ride. This could go down as one of the best Triple S events of all time!

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Patrick Rebstock Joins Slingshot

Slingshot is stoked to welcome Patrick Rebstock to the family. Patrick is the latest rider to recently join Slingshot Surf along with Mauricio Abreu and Jeff Kafka.

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Liquid Force 2011 Envy Analyze This Kite Review

Liquid Force 2011 Envy Analyze This Kite Review

The Envy is a three-strut one-pump kite with a bridle that features one pulley per side. The rear section of the bridle can be adjusted to change the turning speed of the kite.

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GK 2011 Trix Analyze This Kite Review

GK 2011 Trix Analyze This Kite Review

The 2011 GK Trix looks very similar to last year’s model. This is a five-strut one-pump kite with a unique and very adjustable bridle.

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Wainman Gambler Analyze This Board Review

Wainman Gambler Analyze This Board Review

The Gambler features a very wide outline, double to single concave bottom with molded channels, and a single bump swallow tail. For a wide 5’10”, it’s a lightweight board.

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North 2011 Fuse Analyze This Kite Review

North 2011 Fuse Analyze This Kite Review

Overall, the Fuse looks very similar to the North Rebel with the addition of a bridle. This is a five-strut one-pump kite with a unique floating center strut.

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Epic 2011 Renegade Infinity Analyze This Kite Review

Epic 2011 Renegade Infinity Analyze This Kite Review

Epic has not disclosed the actual size of the Infinity, so we were curious to see just how large it is. When compared to other large kites, our best guess puts the size at around 15m.

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Best 2011 Nemesis HP V3 Analyze This Kite Review

Best 2011 Nemesis HP V3 Analyze This Kite Review

The Nemesis HP is back in Best’s kite line after a year-long hiatus and it shares the same unique Best-exclusive Cuben Fiber leading edge with the previous Nemesis. About half of the leading edge is made of the strong material and the leading edge of the Nemesis is very skinny compared to other kites.

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