In this issue:

LAUNCH explores innovations in race board technology which could help with light wind board development.

FEATURED INTERVIEW: From the Beginning with Franz Olry

TRAVEL: Two brothers make their dream trip a reality: 13,000 miles in “Westy” from San Francisco to South America.

GEAR TECH:  Designers tell us the visual clues to look for that affect a kite’s performance.

INSTRUCTIONAL: Nuclear Grab, Hitting a Slider, Unhooking in Waves: how to do all with style!

DESIGNER’S CORNER: Best Redline Bar, Eclipse Thruster V.4, Litewave Wing, Naish Custom Gun

ANALYZE THIS TKB TEST REVIEWS: F-One Revolt 3, Genetrix Hydra, North Fuse, RRD Religion, Wainman Hawaii Gypsy, Best Short Stick, Best Spacekraft, F-One Fluid, Nobile T5

Enjoy — The August Issue is now available at Kiteboarding Shops and Schools in US/Canada and by Subscription (domestic and international).