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2013 Light Wind Kiteboarding Gear Test: Meet the Testers and Read About Their Favorite Kites and Boards

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We were actually dreading this test. I mean, who in their right mind wants to leave wind at their home location to purposely seek out 10 mph conditions so they can fly big kites and ride big twin tips?

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2013 Liquid Force Overdrive Light Wind Board Review

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The 2013 Liquid Force Overdrive features a full wood core, beautiful graphics, and LF's Liquid Rails.

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VIDEO: Ozone Launches Its Flagship Light Wind Kite for 2013 – The Zephyr

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Meet 17 meters of Light Wind Love. This is Ozone's redesigned 2013 Zephyr, now with more low-end grunt than ever.

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Slingshot Announces the 2012 Turbine Light Wind Kite

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We started off with a new bladder material that is 25% lighter. We also reduced the leading edge diameter and introduced a smaller strut size. Efficiency is king so we completely updated the design geometry as well as added a few new features in increase on-water performance.

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North Kiteboarding Announces the 2012 Dyno Light Wind Kite

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Today North Kiteboarding announces the 2012 version of the Dyno, their light wind-specific kite.

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Epic 2011 Renegade Infinity Analyze This Kite Review

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Epic has not disclosed the actual size of the Infinity, so we were curious to see just how large it is. When compared to other large kites, our best guess puts the size at around 15m.

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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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VIDEO: Slingshot 17m Turbine

Check out Slingshot's new video for their latest light-wind weapon, the 17m Slingshot Turbine.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: Epic Renegade Infinity

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New for 2011, Epic is introducing the Renegade Infinity, its first light wind specific kite. The Infinity is in the same family as the rest of the Renegades, but it was designed a little differently and larger to take advantage of light wind options.

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Litewave 2011 Wing Analyze This Board Review

We tested the big boy of the 2011 Litewave Wings, the 161. This is a light wind specific board and it stands out when compared to other twin tips. The board features wide tips, a reverse sidecut outline, and a very deep tip to tip single concave. There are two fins on the heel edge and two near the tips of the board close to the centerline. This board has more rocker than last year’s model and is fairly flexible.

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VIDEO: F-One Source 2-Line SUP Kite

The team got together this past summer in the Camargue region for a week, to relax and discover the SUP Kite.

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SUP Kiting: Worth the Effort?

For the simple fact that it gets you off the beach, SUKing is worth a try.

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Can you Kite in Six Knots of Wind?

In searching for the most efficient board around a race course, shapers of course racing kiteboards have lowered the threshold for light wind kiteboarding to as little as six knots.

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Designer’s Corner: 2011 Litewave Wing

The 2011 model has retained the original dog-bone outline, but about everything else is different.

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Designer’s Corner: Slingshot Arcane

The Arcane differs due to its shape, volume, concave characteristics and fin configurations. The combination of features such as its single to double concave, concave deck, and down-rail with wing swallow make it very different than our other boards.

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