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Kite Fix Economics 101

So here is the situation... You lent your kite to your "buddy" and he went and landed it on a stick he didn't see on the beach. Now your favorite 2007 kite has a two foot long tear down the middle of the canopy. So now what?

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Get the Most from Your GoPro

The things that put week-long smiles on our faces are difficult to articulate to others, but with the help of a small digital camera that more and more kiters are using, you don't have to explain yourself to others. You can show them.

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La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo Event Reports

The TKB Crew is on location in La Ventana, Baja. Click here for daily reports and photos from south of the border.

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Snowkiting in Florida? Yes!

Everything was arranged and lots of people were planning on attending. There was one minor issue though: It was about 30 degrees and snow flurries were predicted! I mean, this is Florida, we don’t do cold!

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UNSTRAPPED TOESIDE JIBE MADE EASY

Many kiteboarders have discovered how much fun riding a surfboard-style directional board can be, but many of those who haven’t are intimidated by having to learn how to jibe. Fear not! It’s really not as hard as you might think it is.

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CAUGHT ON TAPE: Chris Tronolone

Led by Chris Tronolone, the kiteboarding movies made by Tronolone Productions have been instrumental in inspiring people to learn to kiteboard and in exposing kiteboarding to a much wider audience than would otherwise know about the sport

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TKB Podcast: 2010 La Ventana Classic, Paddle Royal, and KiteXpo Preview

This week, The Kiteboarder Magazine interviews guests Tim Hatler of Palapas Ventana, Marie LeClerc from Elevation Kiteboarding/Baja Joe’s, and John Ashley from Paddlesurf.net on the upcoming La Ventana Classic and Kite/SUP Expo.

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Two Kiteboarders Getting Ready for the Olympics

There are those in the sport of kiteboarding who think kiteboarding will one day be in the Olympics. That day may come in the near future, but this winter, kiteboarders will already be participating in the 2010 Olympic Games.

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The Kiteboarder December Issue Now Available Online

Download the December 2009 issue for free along with back issues back to September 2004 at http://www.thekiteboarder.com/wordpress/category/download-pdf/ Enjoy!

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ETIQUETTE: Why You Need to Be a Responsible Kiteboarder

It’s time to face a simple truth about kiteboarding: it’s growing, and local beaches everywhere are getting crowded. A few years ago, when it was rare to see more than 20 kiteboarders on the water together, there was almost always enough room for everyone to do their own thing and not bother anyone else

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La Ventana Classic & KiteXpo: Final Exhibitors, Prizes and More!

In 2009, your participation helped the event raise over $18,000 USD resulting in a new paint job and trees for the El Sargento primary school, a new outdoor shaded patio performance area for the LV Primary School and more medical tools and exam tables for the local health center. Let’s help raise the bar in 2010!

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Save the World: Recycle Your Old Kites

Will that be paper or plastic? When asked this on your next trip to the grocery store, you might have a unique answer: “Neither. I brought my kite.”

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SLIM CHANCE Instructional Sequence

Why is this move called the Slim Chance? Because that’s your chance of pulling it off – slim! The Slim Chance (also known as a Front Mobe) is an inverted front roll with a backside 360. Master this one and you will be the envy of all others.

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NOR CAL SESSIONS: Winter Kiting in the SF Bay Area

Most kiters put their equipment away till the next summer and reintroduce themselves to their non-kiting friends and family, while a few head to Baja for the winter or some exotic kite vacation. But a core group of San Francisco kiters look to fall, winter and spring as a time for a different kiting experience, where big waves and wild winds at a number of key spots make for some of the best kiting of the year.

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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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