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Slingshot 2011 Turbine Analyze This Kite Review

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The Turbine is Slingshot’s new light wind specific kite and it looks very similar to Slingshot’s popular Rally. The Turbine features Splitstrut, which means that the ribs are built into the canopy as opposed to being attached to the underside of it.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Best Kahoona V3 and Nemesis HP

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Now in their third revisions, both the Best Kahoona and Nemesis HP kites have gone through significant design and performance changes over the years. Best Kiteboarding’s designer, Peter Stiewe, answered our questions about these two new kites.

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EVENT REPORT: 2011 Pismo Beach KiteXpo 4/22/2011

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Today was the first day of the 2011 Pismo Beach KiteXpo and the conditions delivered on the Central Coast. This morning started with clear blue skies and riders were on the water by 1pm.

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From the Ground Up: Interview with Slingshot’s Amery Bernard

Sporting dreadlocks and a goatee, Amery Bernard blends in with the typical kiteboarders on the beach, but when he looks at a kite, he sees all the details the rest of us miss. Amery’s path to becoming Slingshot’s Kite Designer was not a typical one – if there even is such a thing in this industry.

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VIDEO: Kite Race Fin Tech

Here's a very interesting video about kite race fin technology and design from Ristafins.com

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April 2011

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*TRAVEL: 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo *INTERVIEW: Slingshot Designer Amery Bernard *RUM CAY: The Best Kept Secret of the Bahamas

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Flexifoil Announces Updated Proton

The PROTON offers the easy re-launch, predictable flight, stability and quick turns that the rider needs tomaster the waves, or simply cruise across the flats with confidence... oh and did we mention it now looks betterthan ever?

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VIDEO: RRD Kiteboarding: Vision Kite

Roberto Ricci proudly shows off the features of the new 2011 RRD Vision.

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RRD 2011 Vision Analyze This Kite Review

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The Vision is a brand new kite from RRD and we were able to get our hands on the first Visions to land in North America at the 2011 La Ventana Classic. According to RRD, the Vision is supposed to fill the gap between the RRD Obsession (freestyle) and the Religion (waves).

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North 2011 Evo Analyze This Kite Review

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The Evo is a five-strut one pump kite that shows North’s usual attention to details. This is a bridled four-line kite (it can also be flown as a five-line) with a very compact and simple bridle.

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VIDEO: 2011 Slingshot RPM

We're proud to announce the 2011 Slingshot RPM. The RPM is changing kiteboarding with its innovative 3 strut “Open C” Canopy design. It delivers limitless high end performance options for all conditions.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Flexifoil ION

Thanks to the ION’s improved strut to leading edge attachment, Operations Manager Martyn Hogg had no luck while trying to break the kite with full slam down nose dives in Morocco. Photo Richard Boudia

For 2011, Flexifoil focused on integrating new construction techniques and materials to produce a stronger, more refined product. Operations Manager Martyn Hogg helped us find out more about what you can expect from the 2011 ION.

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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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VIDEO: Interview with Slingshot Designer Amery Bernard

Amery Bernard, Slingshot Kiteboarding's Kite designer, sits down with The Kiteboarder Magazine during the 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo.

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VIDEO: 2011 Caution Spitfire

This video features footage of the 2011 Spitfire C-shaped hybrid in action.

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