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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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Erin Swain: The Real Deal on Women’s Snowkiting

I was shocked the first time I pulled the kite into the power zone and it just lifted me and my board so gently, sending me gliding across soft snow. It was surprisingly easy! I would say a hundred times easier than being in the water. The wind was only blowing 10-12mph so it was real mellow and that gave me the confidence to glide a decent way before ungracefully crashing the kite and attempting to switch directions.

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Erin Swain: A Blog About Learning to Snowkite

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OK, here’s my deal: I am 29 years old and have been snowboarding and surfing for about five years. I have been living in Colorado in the winters and the Outer Banks if North Carolina in the summers. I guess its only natural I attempt to get into the kite world. When I first saw kiteboarding I thought ‘whoa! That is f*ing cool!’ I was in Key West and was 21 years old. Almost nine years later (gosh that sounds like a decade!), I finally had the opportunity to try it out.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: How to Hit Your First Rail

So you want to line up and hit a rail? It can be super daunting at first, but as soon as you're locked into a rail you'll love it!

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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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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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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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VIDEO: Watch Pro Surfer Danny Wills Learn to Kiteboard in Two Hours

During our last trip Ian Alldredge and Ben Wilson took Danny Wills for his first kite lesson, he was up & going in 2hours. It was a fun time & he was frothing, it's pretty cool how quickly it is to pick up when you come from a surfing background.

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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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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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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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JONESING TO JUMP: Basic Kiteboarding Jumps

Let’s face it – a lot of people want to get into kiteboarding so they can jump. You should learn how to stay upwind and do transitions before you start trying to jump, but we know that the reality is that you want to learn how to jump as soon as you are able to go 10 feet on a kiteboard.

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