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Is a Kite’s Weight Important?

While writing a paper for his master's thesis, Reinhart Paelinck did some scientific research to determine how a kite's weight affects it handling in the air.

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Things are Getting Nasty Between IKA/KPWT: KPWT loses Court Case against the IKA

The Kiteboard Pro World Tour (KPWT, official name: Globe Pro Firm LLC), a limited liability company based in Delaware, USA with its management in Brasil, served a court injunction on the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), a not for profit International Association based with headquarters in Germany, on the 15th of January, 2010.

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TKB Content Now Available on the Kindle

You can now enjoy all of the latest content from The Kiteboarder Magazine on the Amazon Kindle or you can use Kindle software to view the content on your mobile phone or computer.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon Recorded Trailer

This online video series shows Youri traveling to Tarifa, Brazil and Africa finding the best kitesurfing destinations to train. In the action-packed episodes he shows why he is the current vice world champion and holds the title for 'best trick'.

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VIDEO: After Work Hereos

From Reo Stevens: I had a few clips of some of the local North Shore crew that you don't ever hear about and I thought it would be a perfect time to do a tribute to the Mokuleia ripping 9-5ers that rush down nightly to wash the day of work off.

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TKB PODCAST: Jon Modica on the Cancellation of KPWT Jamiaca

Our guest this week is Cabrinha pro rider Jon Modica from Florida. As many people know, the first tour stop in Jamaica was canceled after only 15 riders showed up and there were many problems at the event site.

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VIDEO: Another How Kites Are Made Video, This One from the Core Kites Factory

Here is another video showing in inside look at a kite factory. This time it's a look at how Core Kites are made. The video is in German, but it's still interesting to see what goes into building a kite.

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VIDEO: 1 day, 1 sick wave, & 4 different types of surfing

From Ben Wilson: Here’s a clip from a really sick day at P-pass in Micronesia with Robby Naish, Beau Young, Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Dave Kalama, Reo Steven’s & Myself.

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TKB PODCAST: Kite Racing World Championships Happening April 22-25, 2010

This week, The Kiteboarder Magazine interviewed Nils Stolzlechner about the 2010 Kite Racing World Championship, being held this year in Corpus Christi, Texas. Nils gives us an update on the event, which is no longer associated with the Texas International Boat Show.

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Kiteboarders Cross Lake Pontchartrain for Leukemia Awareness

March 21 marked the second time Lake Pontchartrain’s 24 mile stretch was conquered by a local kiteboarder on a mission to create awareness and raise $10,000 for blood cancer research.

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Slingshot 2010 Skud Skimboard Analyze This Board Review

The Scud is a skim board, and it rides like one. Even with the center fin, the Scud is loose. If you try to ride this board like you would ride a twin tip or surfboard, be prepared to slide around all over the place.

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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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Photos: Pismo Beach Riding After the KiteXpo

Of course, as soon as the 2010 Pismo Beach KiteXpo was done, the wind turned back on.

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EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo, Sunday, 3/21/2010

The 2010 Pismo Beach KiteXpo concluded today and, unfortunately, the wind never showed up as forecasted. Despite the lack of wind, the event was a success, with tons of kiteboarders from throughout California coming down to the beach to check out the latest kiteboarding gear from all of the manufacturers here.

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EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo, Saturday, 3/20/2010

Despite a promising morning, the wind never showed up today at the 2010 Pismo Beach KiteXpo. The marine layer moved in today and kept the weather at the beach cool and cloudy. Hopes are high for tomorrow's promising forecast to deliver.

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