[two_third]LEGALLY LAUNCHED – When a small community of kiteboarders on Vancouver Island loses their water access, they go head-to-head with the Port Authority, using the power of social media and public outreach to wage a short but decisive battle for the right to kiteboard.[/two_third]


[two_third]ENGINE 2.0 – Coleman Buckley is the king of cheap hacks and relentless tinkering: This is the story of hard work and innovation during the garage days of the Ride Engine brand. As the first hard-shell production harnesses hits the market, we take you back to Engine’s beginning on Santa Cruz’s west side.[/two_third]


[two_third]VENEZUELA – Some things were never meant to be: Colleen Carroll and Craig Cunningham struggle against all odds to pull off a slider park in the remote islands of Venezuela. Amid power outages and crumbling infrastructure, the North team unleashes a fury of freestyle action in a visual paradise.[/two_third]


[two_third]SHAPING OPPORTUNITY – When Matt Elsasser started shaping a simple alaia board out of balsa and fiberglass, little did he know that he was forging a life changing opportunity that would kickstart a serendipitous ride around the world with the help of mega brands like Thule and Patagonia.[/two_third]


[two_third]GOING BY WALK – English may be Vincent Bergeron’s second language but this French Canadian waiter turned world traveling photographer understands the vocabulary of avant-garde kiteboarding with no problems. Vincent walks us through his photographic experience with his favorite kiteboarding athletes.[/two_third]


[two_third]ALASKA SNOWKITE PROJECT – Wyoming’s Will Taggart embarks on an ambitious film project to document the past and future of the backcountry snowkiting experience. From the early days of the Bighorn Snowkite Summit to the greater benchmarks in backcountry exploration, Will takes it to the next level in the Chugach Mountain range of Alaska.[/two_third]


[two_third]HOOD RIVER SLIDER JAM – While Hood River has the only free-standing slider park in the universe, there hasn’t been a slider contest there since 2012. Rich Sabo, Craig Cunningham, Colleen Carroll and Brandon Scheid form a grassroots team to bring back the park contest, this time for the riders, by the riders. [/two_third]

Get your copy of The Kiteboarder Magazine Volume 12, Number 3 or visit your local kite shop or school to pick up a copy today.

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