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INSTRUCTIONAL: Unhooking in the Waves

With a little practice, unhooking in the waves isn’t as difficult as people usually think it is.

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VIDEO: Dark Side of the Lens

If you think you have gnarly conditions, you should watch what photographer and bodyboarder Mickey Smith has to deal with.

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Best 2011 Kiteboarding Gear Preview

New for 2011, Best is introducing the Taboo, a high performance kite to replace and surpass all previous Nemesis designs.

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Strapless Surfing: Getting to the Outside

Strapless riding is a great way to challenge yourself and have fun on even the flattest of days. One of the biggest challenges when riding strapless can be getting out past the waves.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Compete in the Triple-S?

Submit your video by April 1, 2010, and you could win yourself one of three wild card spots in the 2010 Triple-S.

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Slingshot 2010 Skud Skimboard Analyze This Board Review

The Scud is a skim board, and it rides like one. Even with the center fin, the Scud is loose. If you try to ride this board like you would ride a twin tip or surfboard, be prepared to slide around all over the place.

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Shades of Green: The Making of a Kitesurf Movie

The different variables that need to come together in kitesurfing to produce a truly memorable day of barrels make even the most consistently windy waves difficult to score.

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VIDEO: The Dirty South: A Ben Wilson Movie

Here is the trailer for the sick new movie from Ben Wilson, The Dirty South.

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The PUCKER Factor: How to Handle the Most Common Kitemares

“What do I do now?” As a kiter, you need to be mentally prepared for how you will react in different situations before they actually happen. Always be ready to activate your safety system and practice doing it so that you will know what to expect when you have to pull the trigger.

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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes of North Kiteboarding. The Teaser of the latest DVD by North Kiteboarding

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Designer’s Corner: Slingshot Celeritas 2010

Ben Wilson was in the shaping room when Slingshot made it and ended up liking it so much he took it home with him. He said it changed his life. He then convinced Slingshot to develop a full line of Celeritas boards.

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VIDEO: South OZ Searching: Strapless Kitesurfing

Ryland Blakeney road trippin in south OZ, chasing a swell. Strapless kitesurfing. Scored some good conditions at a secret location.

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TKB STAND UP PADDLING INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE

Since this is a magazine about kiteboarding, you may be asking yourself, “WHAT IS A STAND UP PADLEBOARDING INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE DOING HERE?” Over the past year, it has become very obvious to us that a great majority of our readers either already have their own stand up paddling equipment, have given it a try, or are interested in getting into this rapidly growing sport.

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UNSTRAPPED TOESIDE JIBE MADE EASY

Many kiteboarders have discovered how much fun riding a surfboard-style directional board can be, but many of those who haven’t are intimidated by having to learn how to jibe. Fear not! It’s really not as hard as you might think it is.

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ETIQUETTE: Why You Need to Be a Responsible Kiteboarder

It’s time to face a simple truth about kiteboarding: it’s growing, and local beaches everywhere are getting crowded. A few years ago, when it was rare to see more than 20 kiteboarders on the water together, there was almost always enough room for everyone to do their own thing and not bother anyone else

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