Year: 2011


Erin Swain: Lessons to Learn in Gusty Wind

I went to JR after Scott told me it was blowing well until a rainstorm chased him out. He said it would continue to blow, but to watch out for storm bands. I got there and there were four kites in the air. Dimitri and his son were rocking some custom wet suits in bright colors that made them look like super heros (which I think they are!).
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KSP Peru Day 4: Waves but No Wind

Despite a favorable forecast, the wind never filled in quite enough to get the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro off the ground today. As head-high sets rolled in throughout the morning and afternoon, the KSP crew kept optimistic and re-assessed the conditions every 30 minutes in hopes of the wind ramping up just a notch.
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KSP Peru Day 3: Another Lay Day

Three days into the 10-day holding period of the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro, KSP officials called a third consecutive lay day for the second stop of the World Championship Kite Surfing Tour.

KSP Peru Day 2: Still on Standby

Waiting for solid waves to arrive on Saturday, KSP organizers called a second consecutive lay day today at the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro — the second stop of the World Championship Kite Surfing Tour.
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VIDEO: TDZ: Untitled

Check out the latest video of Ian Alldredge killing it on the Central California coast.

Watch The Filthy West Online

This documentary style feature film from BWS is completely different in terms of what they have produced in the past, although they scored some very memorable sessions during the filming for it, the vision of the film wasn't focused on the waves per say.

KSP Peru Day 1: Waiting for Swell

Today marks the first day of the 10-day holding period of the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro, the second stop of the 2011 KSP World Championship Kite Surfing Tour. With swell forecasted to ramp up later this week, KSP officials called a lay day today.
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Best Announces Lifetime Warranty

The thinking behind our Lifetime Fair and Reasonable warranty is simple: If you take care of your gear you deserve to be taken care of as well. That’s why BEST accepts warranty submissions from careful customers regardless of how old their equipment is.
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VIDEO: 2012 Liquid Force Nirvana

The 2012 Liquid Force Nirvana kite key design elements include a 5-strut design, fused hybrid mini bridle, and Liquid Force Rigid Batten wind tips.

VIDEO: Red Bull Battle of Trafalgar

Summer's not over yet in some areas of Spain, like in Caños de Meca. With temperatures up to 30 degrees celsius and winds up to 20 knots, this weekend was the perfect moment to celebrate the first Red Bull Batalla de Trafalgar, a kitesurf event that closed the season.
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VIDEO: 2012 RRD Religion MK II

This kite puts together a super short leading edge to maximize turning speed with a bullet proof Dacron body construction specifically positioned on the hi-tension areas of the kite to prevent breakage in the surf.
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Get a Chance to be Featured in the Best Kiteboarding Team Video

If you're going to be in Northern Brazil Oct 24th - November 2nd... Show BEST why you want to Ride With Us on our Facebook Page. Upload a video, photo or message and the winner will be invited to ride with the BEST Team and be featured in a BEST Team video from Brazil
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Ozone Issues Safety Notice

It has come to our attention that there is a manufacturing defect on an early batch of Ozone 2011 water-kite leading edge bladders. There have been cases of the valves detaching from the bladder causing instant deflation of the kite.

Adriana Harlan: Report from Lobitos, Peru

This is my first update from Peru and so far it has lived up to everything people said it is. Chuck and I left Hawaii on October 4th and it took us over 35 hours to get from HNL to Lobitios, Peru. When we were in L.A.X we had a small world moment and ran into Felix Pevic who was on his way back to Hawaii from the Mauritius KSP event.
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VIDEO: Bruna Kajiya in A Different Kind of Fix

A Different Kind Of Fix is a new video with Bruna Kajiya shot in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, where she shows that kiting, and life, is about more than performance on the world's highest level - the importance and fun of just being in the water.

Erin Swain: My Session with Dimitri Maramenides

It’s a pretty cool experience when you live on the Outer Banks and get to watch Dimitri Miramenides kite on his home turf. As Scott and I arrived to JR, it was blowing almost 20 knots! YEY! 7M time! While I was pumping my kite, Dimitri shows up and is pumping right next to me.
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KSP One Eye: Final Wrap Up and Full Results

With an 11-foot swell at 17 seconds forecast for the day, today started off with a Local’s Expression Session for the resident riders. KSP competitors and staff watched from the judge’s tower, cheering on the 17 locals during the hour-long heat. Laurent Le Bolloch (MRU/Le Gall/North) won the event by showcasing excellent top-to-bottom riding on the 10- to 15-foot-plus wave faces.

Join the LF PURE FUN West Coast Session Tour

The Liquid Force crew has a pile of fresh 2012 gear packed in the bus and are headed down the West Coast. Meet and ride with team rider Jason Slezak and team rider and lead designer Julien Fillion.

TKB Review: X3 Kite Compression Bags

The X3 Kite Compression Kit includes three large vacuum bags and an adapter that allows you to use your kite pump to suck the air out of the bags to shrink your kites, making them easier to pack. The bags are made out of a heavier material than we've seen on consumer vacuum bags made for traveling and feature a large one-way valve.
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KSP One Eye Pro: Final Results!

Kicking off the last six heats of the 2011 KSP One Eye Pro in Le Morne, Mauritius, Airton Cozzolino (Italy/North) faced Mauricio Pedreira (Brazil) in the first of two strapless semifinals. Early in the matchup, the 17-year-old Cozzolino was called on interference, resulting in his second highest wave score to be slashed in half. Nevertheless, his progressive kite surfing advanced him to the finals by a slim margin of .47 points.

KSP One Eye: Epic Kitesurfing Conditions for Day Five

With the long-anticipated mega swell hitting One Eye today and winds holding strong, the KSP One Eye Pro resumed with Men’s Round 4. Ten to twelve foot faces (and the occasional fifteen footer) kicked the day off to an exhilarating start. Blowing more offshore than normal, the strong winds kept the wave faces exceptionally clean, setting the stage for some history and career-making heats.
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KSP One Eye: Day Four Report

Amidst 25 to 30 knot winds and overhead surf, the KSP One Eye Pro resumed with Round 2 of the Men’s Division. With a total of 54 heats (36 Men and 18 Women) scheduled, the event passed its halfway point today with the completion of Men’s Round 3 Heat 20 and Women’s Round 3 Heat 10.
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