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Designer’s Corner: Slingshot Celeritas 2010

Ben Wilson was in the shaping room when Slingshot made it and ended up liking it so much he took it home with him. He said it changed his life. He then convinced Slingshot to develop a full line of Celeritas boards.

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The Kiteboarder February 2010 Issue Now Available

TKB Feb2010 issue just released. This issue: Designer’s Corner: Designer’s reveal what went into designs of the new 2010 Slingshot Arcane, 2010 Liquid Force Alliance Snowboard, 2010 Mystic Shadow Harness, 2010 F-One Acid, 2010 Genetrix Origin, 2010 Epic Kites Renegade ...

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SPECIAL OFFER: Save 15% at Live2Kite.com

Tell them The Kiteboarder set you and save an additional 15% on 2009 Mystic Gear at Live2Kite.com when you enter coupon code 1209!

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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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Video: La Ventana, Baja KiteXpo

Get Ready for the 2010 La Ventana KiteXpo, January 17-24,2010! Come join TKB south if the border. Check out all the info at http://www.palapasventana.com/lvclassic.aspx

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Naish 2010 Cult Analyze This Kite Review

We were sent a 12m Cult and rode it in 20+ mph winds. Inflating the Cult is simple and fast with the Octopus single point inflation system. The overall quality of the Cult is one of a kind with solid construction throughout the kite.

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Caution 2010 Mayhem X Analyze This Kite Review

Upon inflating the MX, we found it to be a stylish kite complete with Caution’s trademark flame graphics across the top of the canopy. The Mayhem X is very stable, rock solid in the gusts, and delivers a strong consistent power stroke.

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RRD 2010 Obsession Analyze This Kite Review

There is no doubt people will see you coming with this kite – we couldn’t help but be attracted to the colorful graphics of the kite and bag. Upon setting up the Obsession, one of the most noticeable things we found was its long bridle, however, it seems to work perfectly with this kite design.

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Best 2010 Nemesis NXG Analyze This Kite Review

Anyone planning to buy this kite should spend at least a month playing around with the tuning and different settings. Yes, it does work out of the bag just fine, but the NXG is the dream kite for those who like to tinker.

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Naish 2010 Torch Analyze This Kite Review

We were surprised and intrigued at how fun new school C-kites have become. The one common myth that was dispelled during out test was that the Torch doesn’t have mass appeal: It’s not just a high end performance kite that can only be enjoyed by experts.

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Slingshot 2010 Octane Analyze This Kite Review

We read the hype about the Octane on many of the forums before we tested, so our staff was excited when a 13m arrived in the mail. After spending hours riding this kite, we have to admit it lived up to its reputation and more.

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Liquid Force 2010 Envy Analyze This Kite Review

The Envy is a very easy and fast kite to inflate due to the Union single point inflation system and the fact that the Envy is only designed with 3-struts. By taking away the 5th and 4th struts, Liquid Force was able to make a lighter kite.

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Liquid Force/DeCosse Alliance: The Ultimate Kite Snowboard

For the past few years Canadian custom snowboard maker Sheldon DeCosse has used his skills and custom manufacturing facilities to design and produce the ultimate snow kiteboard. Working with top athletes from all over the world, specifically with the top names in Norway, Sheldon has been able to design a board that serves the specific needs of progressive snowkiters, while also making the board fun to ride downhill.

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The Bearded BANDITOS: The Story of Caution Kiteboarding

If you kitesurf at any beach near Santa Cruz, California, there is something that will jump out at you immediately. An overwhelming number of people ride gear from one company: Caution Kites.

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Caution 2009 Mayhem X Analyze This Kite Review

Caution sent us an 11m Mayhem X to test for this issue. Right out of the bag we could see the R&D team spent a considerable amount of time evolving this kite.

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