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Get Ready for the La Ventana Classic and Kite/SUP Expo! Jan 17-24, 2010

The 2010 event has been extended to 8 days to offer day trips/clinics early week with the main event happening January 20-24.

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Kiteboarding in the Digital Age

It used to be that the best way to find out if it was windy enough to ride was to drive down to the beach and take a look with your own eyes. Back then, it seemed like I did more driving around trying to find wind than I did actually riding. Of course this was before every 16-year-old and their mom had phones able to access the internet with them at all times.

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Bill Tai: The Kite Guy of Silicon Valley

Like many kiteboarders out there, Bill Tai is passionate about the sport. He is just like the rest of us addicts, every possible opportunity and talking the sport enough that some know him the “Kite Guy” in Silicon Valley, but what seperates Bill from most of the rest of us kite bums is what he does for a living.

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The Kiteboarder October 2009 Issue Now Available Online

Want to see the complete line of 2010 products from your favorite brands? What are riders’ opinions on the new 2010 gear? Looking for the hottest new action or gear videos?

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Kiteboarding’s Biggest Punk: Ruben Lenten

"Energetic, powerful, and solid." That’s how Ruben Lenten describes his riding style in his own words, and I don’t think anyone could come up with a better description.

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BELOW the SURFACE: The Materials that Make Kiteboarding Possible

When asked what properties materials used for kiteboarding equipment should have, Tony Logosz from Slingshot replied, “The materials have to be light, strong, UV resistant, impermeable, permeable, durable, compactable, low stretch, elastic, stiff, soft, airtight, breathable, inflexible, flexible, supple, watertight, waterproof, tough, stable, and so on.”

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The Off the Hook Off the Lip

An off the lip turn is basically just a heelside carve timed to happen on the face of a wave. This is the simplest way to begin having fun in swell. Practice this turn in small waves before moving up to the big ones as mistakes will hurt a lot less.

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TKB Mobile Website is Now Online

To go along with a completely designed website, The Kiteboarder Magazine just launched a mobile website designed specifically to be viewed on mobile phones. You can even add the TKB Logo to your iPhone's Home Screen!

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So You Want to Be a Kiteboarder? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Every kiteboarder has been approached by someone on the beach and asked, “What’s that sport called? How much does it cost? Is it hard?” The first two questions are easy to answer: It’s called kiteboarding and it costs about $2000 to $2500 to get started. Is kiteboarding hard? Well, that depends.

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Shades of Green Movie Now Online!

Finishing up a summer of traveling, Naish’s Reo Stevens and Ian Alldredge met up in Indonesia with Ben Wilson and newcomer, Bear Karry.

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The Alluring Isle of Aruba

“I can get you on a press trip to Aruba, all expenses paid, but you have to leave in a few days.”

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Niccolo Porcella: All Grown Up

I was on vacation in Maui back in 2000 when I crossed paths with Niccolo Porcella for the first time. I remember it like it was yesterday because he immediately lipped off to me.

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Luderitz Speed event Update

Massive winds hit 2nd Lagoon today during the warm up to the Luderitz Speed challenge 2009!

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RELENTLESS ROOTS: The Liquid Force Story

When I learned to kiteboard, my first board was a 171 cm Liquid Force Picklefork. It was big, heavy, and had four sharp corners that were always trying to murder you. I thought it was the coolest piece of equipment ever. We all laugh at the Pickleforks now, but the design helped kiteboarders shift from directional to twin tip boards.

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Elliot Leboe – New Red camera kiteboarding video from ACL productions

New video from Elliot Leboe / ACL Productions featuring Dre, Jason Stone and Kevin Steen. Check it out!

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