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From the Ground Up: Interview with Slingshot’s Amery Bernard

Sporting dreadlocks and a goatee, Amery Bernard blends in with the typical kiteboarders on the beach, but when he looks at a kite, he sees all the details the rest of us miss. Amery’s path to becoming Slingshot’s Kite Designer was not a typical one – if there even is such a thing in this industry.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon RECORDED: Search for Shape

Winning doesn't come easy, and it can be stressful when things don't run smoothly. "When I arrived here in Australia, I really wanted to push it and train hard, but then you get back on the water, and it's just a lot of frustration!"

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VIDEO: Karolina Winkowska Training in FUERTEVENTURA

A drowned camera, almost drowned rider, and a car rally chasing perfect conditions. That's what it takes to produce a little video clip like this.

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Pismo Beach KiteXpo April 22-24: Demos, $20K Raffle Prizes, Live Music!

Pismo Beach has been enjoying stellar spring conditions! The Pismo Beach KiteXpo would not be possible without the support from the following brands and businesses:

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VIDEO: Brit Chicks Ripping in Australia

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Video from the Top 3 British Kitesurfing Girls Hannah Whiteley, Holly Kennedy, Nicky Rudd when out training in Perth Western Australia, escaping the cold UK winter.

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Slingshot Sports and Liquid Force Exchange Intellectual Property Rights

Slingshot Sports and Liquid Force are both market leaders when it comes to product innovation and today Slingshot has agreed to license Liquid Force’s latest binding patent and Liquid Force has agreed to license Slingshot’s control bar patent.

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Slingshot 2011 RPM Analyze This Kite Review

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For 2011, the largest change to the Slingshot RPM is the addition of Spitstrut, which means that the struts are now integrated into the canopy as opposed to being attached to the bottom of it.

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VIDEO: 2011 Slingshot RPM

We're proud to announce the 2011 Slingshot RPM. The RPM is changing kiteboarding with its innovative 3 strut “Open C” Canopy design. It delivers limitless high end performance options for all conditions.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon & Nick Jacobsen in Brazil

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My laptop is still full of the video footage from Brazil. Little by little some clips are coming together and this time I’ve decided to share this little clip with some great riders that i had chance to shoot there.

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Close Up: Karolina Winkowska

When she was just 13 she tried kiteboarding for the first time with her dad, who attached her to a rope so she wouldn’t fly away. Now Karolina is 20 and travels the globe on the PKRA circuit, finishing the 2010 season in second place in freestyle.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Slingshot RPM

The RPM is Slingshot’s most tuneable kite for 2011 and features a three-strut design built on an Open-C kite platform. Designer Amery Bernard tells us more about the RPM, now in its third year of refinement.

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On the Road and On the Loose with Lenten and Hadlow

Ruben lays it down in the Gorge. Photo Lance Koudele

With support from Red Bull, One the Loose is now shown on the air in certain parts of Europe and is bringing not just kiteboarding action, but the kiteboarding lifestyle to millions of homes.

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VIDEO: Interview with Slingshot Designer Amery Bernard

Amery Bernard, Slingshot Kiteboarding's Kite designer, sits down with The Kiteboarder Magazine during the 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo.

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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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Yates and Pulido Claim 2010 Freestyle World Titles

20-year-old Andy Yates started competing on the PKRA tour in 2009 but now in 2010 he's already won his first Freestyle World Championship title.

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