Year: 2009

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The Man Behind the Scenes: The Story of Naish Kiteboarding

Mention Naish Kiteboarding and most people immediately think of Robby Naish, the man who basically put windsurfing on the map and has been killing it as a kiteboarder since the beginning of the sport. Most have never heard of Andy Church, the brawn on the business side of the company, who has been working behind the scenes at Naish for years.... Read More...
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TOP 10 QUESTIONS About Kiting in the Surf

For kiteboarders who have already been surfing for years before they picked up a kite, the progression into the surf is a natural and relatively easy one. However, not every new kiteboarder is an experienced waterman. For some riders, kiteboarding is their first ocean sport. The surf can be an intimidating place for those who do not have any experience there, but the fun that can be had is well worth the effort.... Read More...
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Liquid Force/DeCosse Alliance: The Ultimate Kite Snowboard

For the past few years Canadian custom snowboard maker Sheldon DeCosse has used his skills and custom manufacturing facilities to design and produce the ultimate snow kiteboard. Working with top athletes from all over the world, specifically with the top names in Norway, Sheldon has been able to design a board that serves the specific needs of progressive snowkiters, while also making the board fun to ride downhill.... Read More...
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NEW 2010 Ruben Lenten Video

Follow Ruben Lenten as he owns the infamous gusty high powered winds of the Columbia Gorge showcasing the SLINGSHOT Fuel alongside his pro model LUNACY and DARKSIDE boards. The LUNACY is made for the aggressive expert freestyle rider and the DARKSIDE is Ruben's weapon of choice when riding boots.... Read More...
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Born & Bred in the USA: The Story of Slingshot

Slingshot was one of the first companies who was strictly a kiteboarding company in an emerging market of manufacturers who produced both windsurfing and kiteboarding gear. Their cool graphics and unique approach turned heads quickly.... Read More...
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TKB Podcast with Chris Cousins from Eclipse Kiteboarding

Eclipse Kiteboarding was founded in 2006 and experience a few years of rapid growth. 2009 has marked a lot of changes for the company, with the company being the subject of a number of forum threads over the past few months. Chris Cousins calls in to give us the inside scoop on Eclipse.... Read More...
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GUMBALL SPEAKS: Interview with Best Kiteboarding Co-Founder Alex Shogren

Best Kiteboarding is one of the most controversial brands in the history of our sport. In their first year of business, they were blackballed from certain magazines, banned from a demo testing event and often criticized for their aggressive marketing strategies. Under mountains of opposition, Best has matured into a major player in our sport.... Read More...
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TKB Beginner to Advanced Kiteboarding Instructional Guide

Rather than bore you with the same regurgitated newbie beginner information, we enlisted the help of many of the top instructional coaches in the country to share their expertise with you and also added some new sections to ensure The Kiteboarder Instructional Guide is both up-to-date and useful to every level of kiteboarder.... Read More...
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Backwoods: Saona Island

Situated on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, Saona Island is a pristine tropical paradise that has been featured in many movies and commercials.... Read More...