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VIDEO: How to Tack a Surfboard while Kitesurfing

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Tacking on a surfboard is a great way to change quickly change directions without loosing any ground downwind.

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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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KEEPING THE PEACE: Kitesurfing Wave Etiquette

Ignorance may be bliss, but not at a heavily kited beach or reef break where everyone knows and expects a lot from each other. Wave etiquette is what maintains the peace and maximizes the fun for everyone. The rules of etiquette are rarely written and are usually implied but they most definitely exist, and failure to figure it out before you jump in can get you into some trouble.

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Snowkiting 102: What You Need to Know About Snow

‘Chasta’ Chastagnol is a kiteboarder who cannot wait for the winter season. Photo Pascal Boulgakow

Snowkiting is not much different than kiteboarding on the water, but a new set of rules needs to be adapted for a different environment. Much of the standard kiteboarding gear can be used and the same skills and techniques directly apply.

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How to Keep Your Beach Open

Success stories about keeping beaches open for kiteboarding.

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December 2010

*TRAVEL: Alaska Roadtrippin: A Trip to Thompson Pass *BACKWOODS: Tobago Cays with the Zenith Ocean Crew *How to Save Access at Your Local Beach

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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: Unhooking in the Waves

With a little practice, unhooking in the waves isn’t as difficult as people usually think it is.

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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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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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