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Roots: Evolution of the Inflatable Kite

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Many people are credited with contributing toward the development of kiteboarding as we know it today, starting with George Pocock in the 1800s who used kites to propel carts on land and ships on the water using a four-line control ...

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ROOTS: The Spray Painted North Prototypes

Photo courtesy North Kiteboarding

This photo is from one of the early Gorge Games, probably in 2002, held at the Event Site in Hood River. Jaime Herraiz and Will James were competing for North and were also in the middle of testing the Rhino II with Ken Winner.

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ROOTS: Cory Roeseler in 1997

Photo Michael Hildreth

This photo captures the Kiteski product in action. My dad and I founded Kiteski, Inc. in 1992 and we were awarded a US patent for the system that included a kite, board(s), and reel bar for deep water starts.

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