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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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Nobile 2010 T5 Analyze This Kite Review

According to our testers, the T5 was well-behaved and never did anything unexpected.

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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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North 2010 Rebel Analyze This Kite Review

Right out of the bag, the first thing we noticed about the Rebel was the attention to detail on the kite.

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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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Naish 2010 Charger Analyze This Kite Review

When we first started flying the Charger, we were surprised by how well it flew in light wind. It never hinted towards stalling, and even in light wind it turned with ease.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Where Does the Kite Leash Go?

Many kites ship with multiple options for where you should connect your safety leash, but it's not always completely clear which attachment is the best for you.

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GK 2010 Trix Analyze This Kite Review

Unhooked, the Trix performs very well and it never has the tendency to back-stall. In the waves, the Trix feels nimble and responsive, and has great downwind drift.

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IKA, PKRA, KPWT, IKF, ISAF: What does it all Mean?

So far, everything going on has only directly affected a small number of competition riders, but what does this all mean for the rest of us?

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Best 2010 Kahoona Analyze This Kite Review

Placed anywhere along the edge of the window, the Kahoona required minimal attention to fly and showed no signs of stalling.

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Children of the Point: The Story Behind the Manera Video

They would score the swell of the decade, but they were just visitors here. The swell gave the local crew, who grew up poor and learned to ride on donated gear, their chance to shine.

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Wainman 2010 Boss Analyze This Kite Review

The Boss never seems to distort or flutter and is an amazingly smooth-feeling kite.

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The Kiteboarder June Issue Now Available!

Check out the latest issue of The Kiteboarder Magazine at a Kiteboarding retailer near you.

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