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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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PAT RAWSON WINS BREWER SHAPE-OFF

When it comes to shaping, the teacher always judges the apprentice. And even though Pat Rawson is a highly regarded shaper in his own right, legendary craftsman Dick Brewer was on hand to critique his work and ultimately award Rawson top honors during Sacred Craft's "Tribute to the Masters Shape-off".

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The Kiteboarder Dec09 Issue Now Available

Hot off the press, TKB's December2009 issue is now available at your local retailer, kite shop or by subscription. Check it out!

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TKB Podcast with Gavin McClurg from Best Offshore Odyssey now online

Paul Lang from The Kiteboarder Magazine interviewed Gavin McClurg from the Best Offshore Odyssey while Gavin was in a boat yard in Malaysia.

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