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VIDEO: Basic Kitesurfing Skills – Frontside Off the Top

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The basic frontside off the lip is every rider's introduction to riding a wave with a kite. A good top turn involves a lot of timing between your kite, your board position, and the wave and it can take some time to pull it all together.

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VIDEO: How to do a Backroll: TKB Trick Tips

The back roll is one of the most basic kiteboarding moves and is usually the first move that kiteboarders learn after learning basic jumps.

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In a Rut? How KB4Girls Helps You and Others

The author setting up to perfect her unhooked raleys.

When I heard Kristin Boese was holding one of her KB4Girls clinics in San Francisco it didn’t take long before I committed myself to the clinic that weekend.

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TKB Trick Tips: How to Get Up On a Surfboard

Kitesurfing on a strapless surfboard is one of the most rewarding things you can do while powered by a kite, but before you head to the waves you have to first learn how to get up on a surfboard without straps.

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VIDEO: F-One Source 2-Line SUP Kite Instructional

A video about how to use the F-One Source, an innovative 2-line kite specifically made for use in light wind with stand up paddleboards.

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How to Sell Your Gear

Now that much of the new 2011 kiteboarding gear is on the market, it’s time to think about upgrading your old busted gear to something new and shiny.

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VIDEO: TKB Trick Tips: Tacking a Race Board

Kasey Campbell walks us through the steps of tacking a kiteboarding course racing board.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: How to Hit Your First Rail

So you want to line up and hit a rail? It can be super daunting at first, but as soon as you're locked into a rail you'll love it!

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Edging and Controling Speed

Whether you are trying to hold it down in overpowered conditions or drive upwind, here are some tips for having better control over your riding.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: The Costs of Kiteboarding

Many people who may be interested in kiteboarding are turned away from the sport because of the initially large investment that it takes to get going as a kiteboarder.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Riding Toeside

Even for many seasoned riders, riding toeside seems to be an elusive skill, not because it’s hard to do, but because it’s hard to do well.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Unhook!

The truth about unhooking is that it’s not nearly as difficult as most people think it is.

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Strapless Surfing: Getting to the Outside

Strapless riding is a great way to challenge yourself and have fun on even the flattest of days. One of the biggest challenges when riding strapless can be getting out past the waves.

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VIDEO: TKB Trick Tips: Twin Tip Tack

The Twin Tip Tack is a great way to change directions without loosing any ground downwind and is basically a low backroll transition.

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Take it to the Next Level: An Introduction to Kite Loops

When attempting a kite loop for the first time there are many things to consider, including kite size, kite type, board size, wind speed, and proper progression.

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