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The Kiteboarder Launches an Updated Online Version of TKB with the June 2010 Issue Available Now

With the online version of the June 2010 issue of The Kiteboarder Magazine, TKB is launching a new online magazine viewing experience.

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June 2010

*TRAVEL: Cabo Verde: Children of the Point *2010 TKB Annual Instructional Guide *INTERVIEW: Matt Sexton

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Off to the Rescue: Advanced Recoveries

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Practice makes perfect and I cannot stress enough that you should take time to practice these techniques in controlled situations before you try to help someone in a real life.

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VIDEO: TKB Trick Tips: Kiteloop

The Kiteloop is not a very technically difficult move, but it takes a lot of commitment to pull off right.

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TKB Trick Tips: S-Bend

The S-Bend is a combination of the raley and front roll. This is a very basic unhooked kiteboarding move.

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VIDEO: TKB Trick Tips: The Raley

The Raley is one of the easiest unhooked moves to do in kiteboarding and is a building block for many more advanced moves.

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VIDEO: TKB Trick Tips: Back Roll to Revert

The Kiteboarder Magazine takes you through the Back Roll to Revert, a move that can easily add a bit of flair to your switch stance riding.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Off to the Rescue: Helping Riders in Trouble

Most of us have experienced seeing another rider whose kite is down and is having trouble relaunching. Here’s my question: Did you consider helping out, or did you just watch as the kiter thrashed around, thinking to yourself that they’ll be OK?

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The PUCKER Factor: How to Handle the Most Common Kitemares

“What do I do now?” As a kiter, you need to be mentally prepared for how you will react in different situations before they actually happen. Always be ready to activate your safety system and practice doing it so that you will know what to expect when you have to pull the trigger.

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INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE: Slim Chance

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Why is this move called the Slim Chance? Because that’s your chance of pulling it off – slim! Master this one and you will be the envy of all others.

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TKB STAND UP PADDLING INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE

Since this is a magazine about kiteboarding, you may be asking yourself, “WHAT IS A STAND UP PADLEBOARDING INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE DOING HERE?” Over the past year, it has become very obvious to us that a great majority of our readers either already have their own stand up paddling equipment, have given it a try, or are interested in getting into this rapidly growing sport.

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UNSTRAPPED TOESIDE JIBE MADE EASY

Many kiteboarders have discovered how much fun riding a surfboard-style directional board can be, but many of those who haven’t are intimidated by having to learn how to jibe. Fear not! It’s really not as hard as you might think it is.

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SLIM CHANCE Instructional Sequence

Why is this move called the Slim Chance? Because that’s your chance of pulling it off – slim! The Slim Chance (also known as a Front Mobe) is an inverted front roll with a backside 360. Master this one and you will be the envy of all others.

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SIMPLE SPINS: Add Some Variety to Jumps

Rotations are easy and they will add a lot of variety to your jumps, as you can spin frontside or backside for either one or multiple rotations. The key to rotations is all in your head, and we don’t mean your brain.

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LOOP THAT KITE: How to Kite Loop

The kite loop is one of the less technical tricks in kiteboarding. In fact, as a beginner, you might have looped your kite on accident, regretting the action as you were heading head first into the water! Looping your kite isn’t hard – they’re all about control and commitment, but you must also follow a few important key points to be successful.

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