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VIDEO: Interview with Liquid Force Kiteboarding Designer Julien Fillion

Kiteboarding Designer and Musician Julien Fillion talks with The Kiteboarder Magazine over Skype about how he started kiteboarding, his history as a designer, and his band's upcoming album. Julien is the current Liquid Force Kiteboarding kite designer.

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CLOSE UP: Oli Berlic

As Matt Sexton’s roommate at Eckerd College, Oli Berlac helped found the Collegiate Kiteboarding Association (CKA) after first trying to learn with a 12m kite and no harness. After finishing school, Oli moved to Brazil for a few years and is now the resident coach living onboard Meercat, the Zenith Ocean Voyages catamaran.

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Close Up: Karolina Winkowska

When she was just 13 she tried kiteboarding for the first time with her dad, who attached her to a rope so she wouldn’t fly away. Now Karolina is 20 and travels the globe on the PKRA circuit, finishing the 2010 season in second place in freestyle.

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INDUSTRY PROFILE: Peter Trow

At the beginning of the sport I became completely absorbed in kiteboarding. I had the opportunity to be a team rider for Flexifoil and to work closely with the international team and designers. Everything just sort of evolved from there.

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On the Road and On the Loose with Lenten and Hadlow

Ruben lays it down in the Gorge. Photo Lance Koudele

With support from Red Bull, One the Loose is now shown on the air in certain parts of Europe and is bringing not just kiteboarding action, but the kiteboarding lifestyle to millions of homes.

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VIDEO: Nate Appel on his New Kiteboarding Movie Present Tense

TKB caught up with Nate Appel at the international premier of Present Tense to talk about his latest kiteboarding movie.

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Close Up: Jannicke Stav

We normally focus on North American riders for our profiles, but I met Jannicke at a recent KB4Girls clinic hosted by Kiteopia at Sherman Island in Northern California. At just 29 years old, this native Norweigan’s vibrant spirit and passion for kiteboarding so inspired me that I felt compelled to share her story with others in hopes of motivating you to pursue your own dreams, share the stoke of kiteboarding, and explore the world.

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Close Up: Sean Mertens

Growing up with windsports-addicted parents, free (and sometimes mandatory) rides to the beach whenever it was windy didn’t give Sean much of a choice. It was either learn to kite or be bored to tears.

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Close Up: Adam Koch

If you’ve been following kiteboarding for a number of years then you have probably heard of Adam Koch.

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INDUSTRY PROFILE: Litewave Dave

I was a windsurfer building my own boards and I went to Maui so I could learn to build better windsurfers.

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The Unstoppable Billy Floyd

Even the loss of his legs can’t keep Billy Floyd from kiteboarding.

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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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PODCAST: Raphael Salles on the 2011 F-One Products

Our guest on today’s podcast brought to you by The Kiteboarder Magazine is the founder of F-One, Raphael Salles.

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TKB PODCAST: Phil Midler on his Record Breaking Journey

Phil Midler from XLKites joined us today to give us a recap of his amazing Journey of nearly 240 miles of kiteboarding along the Texas Gulf Coast.

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TKB PODCAST: Nine Time World Champion Kristin Boese

Our guest on this week’s the Kiteboarder podcast is nine time world champion Kristin Boese from Germany.

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