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Sierra Travel: Breaking Backcountry Boundaries

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A must-see story about backcountry travel by kite

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VIDEO: Wyoming Snowkiting

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Join Jason Slezak, Julien Filion, Fletchter Chouinard, and friends as they try to harness the winds in the Wyoming mountains.

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VIDEO: Rems Invitational Winning Edit

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12 kiteboarders from different backgrounds were invited by Remi Meum to shred for four days at Haugastøl, Norway

. Three teams were been decided by draw. Each team had it’s own videographer and was tasked with making the best edit over four days. 


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VIDEO: Best Kiteboarding in the Snow

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Sam, Jake and Oli take to the hills for a month long road trip that takes them to some of the best winter kiting spots that the US has to offer.

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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: Powder Days!

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As I approach the pass (now driving with my hazards on at about 25 mph), I start thinking this is insane…what am I thinking?? I took this sport up as a ‘fair weather’ kiter, and this is a scary white-out…

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Erin Swain: Waiting for Wind

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I promised myself when I learned to kiteboard in the water that I was not going to go out in light winds. Unfortunately, in the mountains, there are no exact wind meters and websites to check that will allow you to know what the wind is doing. Maybe there is somekind of wind dance to perform that would bring perfect winds???

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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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Wainman Hawaii U.S. Snowkite Tour

New for the 2011 winter snowkite season, Wainman Hawaii will be travelling to the best snowkiting terrain and events in the nation. Hosted by team rider Matt Thames, Wainman Hawaii, & SnowkiteOregon.com will be promoting the durability and performance of ...

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Alaska Road Trippin’

Way up north in Alaska, there’s a little town where the wind blows across vast glaciers and up mountains so large that simply calling them big doesn’t do them justice.

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VIDEO: Red Bull Ragnarok

Yes, Spring is here and the weather is warming up, but not yet in Norway

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Snow Place Like Home: Domestic Snowkiting Travel Destinations

This year, why not do things a little differently? Here in the US, we have easy access to some of the best snowkiting available on the planet. Why head halfway across the globe, when we have such a great resource right in our own backyard?

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Third Annual BEST Superfly Open Results

Here are the results for the Third Annual Best Superfly Open, held March 11-14 at Powder Mountain, Utah. Stay Tuned, we will be following up shortly with more photos and an event report from roving reporter Alexis Rovira.

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Photos: Snowkite Soldier Event

The Snowkite Soldier event in Fairfield, Idaho provides access to some of the best snowkiting in North America. Despite having no wind on Friday and Saturday, Spirits where high and the Slider Project L.L.C. setup sliders for everyone to session.

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