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Designer’s Corner: Eclipse Surge 2010

The Surge is a completely new design within a traditional C-kite geometry.

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The Kiteboarder October 2009 Issue Now Available Online

Want to see the complete line of 2010 products from your favorite brands? What are riders’ opinions on the new 2010 gear? Looking for the hottest new action or gear videos?

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The Off the Hook Off the Lip

An off the lip turn is basically just a heelside carve timed to happen on the face of a wave. This is the simplest way to begin having fun in swell. Practice this turn in small waves before moving up to the big ones as mistakes will hurt a lot less.

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So You Want to Be a Kiteboarder? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Every kiteboarder has been approached by someone on the beach and asked, “What’s that sport called? How much does it cost? Is it hard?” The first two questions are easy to answer: It’s called kiteboarding and it costs about $2000 to $2500 to get started. Is kiteboarding hard? Well, that depends.

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Caution 2009 Mayhem X Analyze This Kite Review

Caution sent us an 11m Mayhem X to test for this issue. Right out of the bag we could see the R&D team spent a considerable amount of time evolving this kite.

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New F-One Bandit3 Website Awarded ‘Site of the Day’ by FWA

F-One stepped outside the box and into 3-D with the launch of their new Bandit3 website.

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Win a Free 2010 Naish Helix

Win a Free 2010 Naish Helix Everyone is raving about the 2010 Helix and it could be yours for free! Don’t miss out on the chance to have this incredible kite show up at your door. Just click on this ...

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Wainman Smoke 2009 Analyze This Kite Review

We tested the 9m Smoke in somewhat windy 15-20 mph conditions. Weighing in between 165-180 pounds, we trimmed the Smoke in a bit and it instantly flew with more power.

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Liquid Force 2009 Rawson Quad

Quads have made a comeback in the surf world for good reason. They’re fun and provide a skatier feel than a normal thruster set up.

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RELENTLESS ROOTS: The Liquid Force Story

When I learned to kiteboard, my first board was a 171 cm Liquid Force Picklefork. It was big, heavy, and had four sharp corners that were always trying to murder you. I thought it was the coolest piece of equipment ever. We all laugh at the Pickleforks now, but the design helped kiteboarders shift from directional to twin tip boards.

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Elliot Leboe – New Red camera kiteboarding video from ACL productions

New video from Elliot Leboe / ACL Productions featuring Dre, Jason Stone and Kevin Steen. Check it out!

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PAT RAWSON WINS BREWER SHAPE-OFF

When it comes to shaping, the teacher always judges the apprentice. And even though Pat Rawson is a highly regarded shaper in his own right, legendary craftsman Dick Brewer was on hand to critique his work and ultimately award Rawson top honors during Sacred Craft's "Tribute to the Masters Shape-off".

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TKB Podcast with Gavin McClurg from Best Offshore Odyssey now online

Paul Lang from The Kiteboarder Magazine interviewed Gavin McClurg from the Best Offshore Odyssey while Gavin was in a boat yard in Malaysia.

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Nemesis NXG: Product Quality Notification

Nemesis NXG: Product Quality Notification During routine sample checking of selected in-use Nemesis NXG kites, we have identified a possible construction irregularity in certain kites sold prior to October 15th, 2009. This irregularity can lead to reduced low wind performance ...

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Kitaddict team is pleased to introduce “Green My Kite”

Kitaddict team is pleased to introduce the " Green My Kite ™ " program. As part of the company community involvement programs, we have decided to encourage and support kite schools, kite centers, kite camps, kite shops willing to implement or already implementing Sustainable development initiatives.

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