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PKRA Dates Change in China, Booty Gets Big.

PKRA Dates Change in China, Booty Gets Big.

PKRA's 2013 schedule changes. Prize money in China totals $80,000 USD.

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Roots: Evolution of the Inflatable Kite

Roots: Evolution of the Inflatable Kite

Many people are credited with contributing toward the development of kiteboarding as we know it today, starting with George Pocock in the 1800s who used kites to propel carts on land and ships on the water using a four-line control ...

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History of Big Air: the Upwind Launch of a Sport

History of Big Air: the Upwind Launch of a Sport

Follow early pioneers as they track the history of Big Air in this full-length documentary.

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VIDEO: Open La Ventana

This short movie was born while living in La Ventana, among the people who spent all their lives there.

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From the Beginning: The Franz Olry Interview

There is a good chance that you have no idea who Franz Olry is.

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Kiteboarding History Through Kiteboards

Kiteboarding History Through Kiteboards

Gear accumulates. Some gear you get attached to and can't get rid of it.

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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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The Man Behind the Scenes: The Story of Naish Kiteboarding

Mention Naish Kiteboarding and most people immediately think of Robby Naish, the man who basically put windsurfing on the map and has been killing it as a kiteboarder since the beginning of the sport. Most have never heard of Andy Church, the brawn on the business side of the company, who has been working behind the scenes at Naish for years.

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Born & Bred in the USA: The Story of Slingshot

Slingshot was one of the first companies who was strictly a kiteboarding company in an emerging market of manufacturers who produced both windsurfing and kiteboarding gear. Their cool graphics and unique approach turned heads quickly.

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GUMBALL SPEAKS: Interview with Best Kiteboarding Co-Founder Alex Shogren

Best Kiteboarding is one of the most controversial brands in the history of our sport. In their first year of business, they were blackballed from certain magazines, banned from a demo testing event and often criticized for their aggressive marketing strategies. Under mountains of opposition, Best has matured into a major player in our sport.

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