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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: CrazyFly

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A family owned company based out of Slovakia, Crazyfly has been producing full carbon boards for the past 10 years. Based on their years of experience and testing, they firmly believe that if you want the highest performance board, carbon is irreplaceable. The company added kites to its products in 2010. Tech rep Brent Reagan from PKS Distribution answered our questions about Crazyfly’s 2012 line up.

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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: Core Kiteboarding

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Core Kiteboarding is a subsidiary company of Hiss-Tec Fehmarn, which also owns Carved, a German custom board company. The complete Carved team along with input from some of Germany’s best riders help Core in the design and development of their kites. Now with distribution in the United States through 7 Sins Kiteboarding in California, Marketing Manager Philip Schinnage answered our questions about Core’s 2012 kites and new Sensor control bar.

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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: Blade Kiteboarding

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For 2012 Blade simplified their kite line by removing the Vertigo, which was possible because of two bridle configurations available on the 2012 Trigger. Blade is also offering the Fat Lady, a light wind-specific kite. Blade’s Yaron Barlev answered our questions about the latest Blade products.

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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: Best Kiteboarding

Photo Adam Koch

Best has made significant construction and design changes to its 2012 lineup of next generation products and has also added a few new products to the mix as well. The new GP C-kite features patent pending Reflex curve technology and Best will also be introducing a new freerace/fun board called the Kiaola. Marketing Manager Simon Clark answered our questions about what we can expect from Best for 2012.

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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: Airush

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With an extensive line of seven kites, eight twin tips, four surfboards, and four specialty boards, Airush has a huge offering of products for 2012. New for this year is the Varial X, a combination of the 2011 Varial and Vapor X kites. Airush’s Marc Schmid answered our questions about what we can expect from the latest Airush products.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Flexifoil ION

Thanks to the ION’s improved strut to leading edge attachment, Operations Manager Martyn Hogg had no luck while trying to break the kite with full slam down nose dives in Morocco. Photo Richard Boudia

For 2011, Flexifoil focused on integrating new construction techniques and materials to produce a stronger, more refined product. Operations Manager Martyn Hogg helped us find out more about what you can expect from the 2011 ION.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Slingshot Rally

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Slingshot’s 2011 LEI kite product line maintains is roots in the C-shape DNA. Each one of their kites has evolved from the original C-shape kite and then has been refined to meet the needs of various conditions and riding styles. Kite designers Amery Bernhart and Tony Logosz shed some light on their newest creation, the Rally, an open delta C-kite.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: F-One Bandit 4 and Bamboo Surfboards

Several new sizes were added to F-One's 2011 surf program. Photo Gilles Calvet

For 2011, the Bandit 4 (B4) has changed considerably with a new shape and bar. For F-One’s 2011 surf program, several new sizes were added and the boards now all feature a double concave bottom. Founder Raphael Salles helps explain what we can expect from the new B4 and F-one’s 2011 surf line.

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Sneak Peak of the 2011 Liquid Force Fish

The TKB team is on a road trip up to Hood River for the 2010 AWSI and we happened to catch a look at the 2011 Liquid Force Fish in Central California.

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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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Caution 2011 Kiteboarding Gear Preview

For 2011 Caution has streamlined its kite offerings to a single line of kites, combining all the best features from their 2010 line into a single kite.

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Genetrix 2011 Kiteboarding Gear Preview

Genetrix believes in a two-year major R&D cycle, which means that only minor changes will be made to their kites for 2011.

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2011 Kiteboarding Gear We Are Excited About

Everyone here at The Kiteboarder Magazine love to get out and ride and we get just as excited as you do when the new products come out.

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GK Kiteboarding 2011 Quick Release Sneak Peak

We just got our hands on this quick video clip showing the 2011 GK kiteboarding quick release. It's been made easier to put back together, which is what a lot of riders were asking for

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Liquid Force 2011 Sneak Peak Video

Liquid Force Kiteboarding just released a sneak peak video of their about to be released 2011 products.

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