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WORKBENCH: The Ultimate Kite Pump

No more kinked nozzle hoses. No more running back to your car for extra tools or repair materials. And best of all, no more bending over to pump up your kite!

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INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE: Slim Chance

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Why is this move called the Slim Chance? Because that’s your chance of pulling it off – slim! Master this one and you will be the envy of all others.

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EVENT REPORT: CKA San Diego, February 13, 2010

CKA San Diego represents the first stop on the 2010 Collegiate Kiteboarding Association West Coast tour. Originating in Florida, USD, UCSB, and Cal Poly have started the first West Coast kite tour.

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VIDEO: Felix Pivec in Capetown

Check out Felix Pivic killing it strapless in South Africa.

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VIDEO: 2010 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo from Caution Kites

Check out this video from Caution Kites on the 2010 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo and see what you missed. Put it on your calenders for next year!

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TKB STAND UP PADDLING INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE

Since this is a magazine about kiteboarding, you may be asking yourself, “WHAT IS A STAND UP PADLEBOARDING INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE DOING HERE?” Over the past year, it has become very obvious to us that a great majority of our readers either already have their own stand up paddling equipment, have given it a try, or are interested in getting into this rapidly growing sport.

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VIDEO: A Year in the Life of a Kiteboarder

This is a compilation of some of the favorite footage that we filmed over the recent kite year. Cameras used: RED One, HD GoPro, Panasonic pocket cams and DSLRs.

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No-Wind Fun with the Banshee Bungee

From stand up paddleboards to trampolines to homemade hanging bar systems, kiteboarders do what they can to train and entertain themselves on light or no wind days. Now, kiteboarders worldwide are discovering a new way to up their fun factor while they are waiting for the wind to blow, thanks to the makers of the Banshee Bungee.

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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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