Gisela Pulido Joins Best Kiteboarding

Big news in the world of professional kiteboarding today, Best Kiteboarding has announced that 2011 PKRA World Champion and 8 X World Champion GISELA PULIDO is joining the BEST FAMILY!

VIDEO: Brazil Road Trippin’

The BEST crew head off down the coast from Paracuru to Ilha Do Guajiru picking up the new Brazilian groms as they travel to the newest and sickest spots that Brazil has to offer.

Best Kiteboarding 2012 Catalog Now Online

The complete 2012 line-up from BEST is finally ready. We've been putting together loads of new video content, rider and staff interviews, tech pieces, and everything else you could possibly want to know about this years line-up.

VIDEO: Best Kiteboarding in the Snow

Sam, Jake and Oli take to the hills for a month long road trip that takes them to some of the best winter kiting spots that the US has to offer.
Photo Adam Koch

2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: Best Kiteboarding

Best has made significant construction and design changes to its 2012 lineup of next generation products and has also added a few new products to the mix as well. The new GP C-kite features patent pending Reflex curve technology and Best will also be introducing a new freerace/fun board called the Kiaola. Marketing Manager Simon Clark answered our questions about what we can expect from Best for 2012.
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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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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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VIDEO: 2012 Best TS

We've taken the original Taboo concept and brought it even closer to perfection. The TS has more low end grunt, better slack line feel and faster turn initiation.
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VIDEO: Paul Porter: Shortcut

New US Team Rider Paul Porter put together a few short clips of him throwing down on the Best HP and Profanity.

Best Team 2012 Video

Check out the 2012 Team shoot from BEST Kiteboarding. Shot on location in Hatteras. Filmed and edited by Miguel Willis, rides and slides by the BEST Global and National teams.


Brian Smith grew up in Arlington, VA, and used to work at a marina on the Potomac River where he would spend his summers working, sailing, kayaking, and wakeboarding. After learning to kiteboard on a family vacation to Cabarete, he was hooked.
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VIDEO: 2012 Best GP C-Kite: Back to the Future

The GP C-kite from Best will take you back to the future, back to when all that mattered was raw performance and nailing every new trick you tried. The GP is team rider designed, tuned, and tested and delivers an unbeatable combination of pop, responsive steering, and amazing unhooked feel.
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VIDEO: The Low Road Part II

BEST International Team Rider Brian Smith aka BCS rides with pal Brandon Scheid in episode II of the Low Road produced by Nate Appel. This whole episode was shot in Best Kiteboarding's new backyard, the SLICK!
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BCS Steps Up as a Best International Team Rider

BEST Rider Brian Smith (aka "BCS") has made the jump to the International Team. Fighting off strong competition from National Team riders from all over the world BCS stakes his claim at the top table following an excellent showing at this years REAL Watersports Triple-S invitational.

Best 2011 Nemesis HP V3 Analyze This Kite Review

The Nemesis HP is back in Best’s kite line after a year-long hiatus and it shares the same unique Best-exclusive Cuben Fiber leading edge with the previous Nemesis. About half of the leading edge is made of the strong material and the leading edge of the Nemesis is very skinny compared to other kites.
Photo Gavin Butler

DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Best Kahoona V3 and Nemesis HP

Now in their third revisions, both the Best Kahoona and Nemesis HP kites have gone through significant design and performance changes over the years. Best Kiteboarding’s designer, Peter Stiewe, answered our questions about these two new kites.

2011 Best Superfly Open 2011 Results

The 4th Annual BEST SuperFly Open had some epic conditions over the President’s Day weekend with rider participation coming from all over the world to showcase their skills. The event was located in new venue this year, Strawberry Reservoir, UT.
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DESIGNER’S CORNER: Best KB Signature Board

The KB Signature Pro Model is Best Kiteboarding’s response to the requests of female riders for a board that is ideally suited to their size, shape, weight, and preferred styles of riding.
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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Best Profanity

New for 2011, Best is introducing the Profanity, a dedicated wakestyle twin tip board shaped by board designer Franz Schitzhofer. We spoke with Franz to find out more about the new addition to the Best board line up.
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Best Now Offering Up To 50% Off

Best are offering up to 50% any purchase of Best kiteboarding gear from any Best retailer or online direct from
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October 2010

*TRAVEL: Kiteboarding Vanuatu: The happiest place on earth *INTERVIEW: The Unstoppable Billy Floyd *The TKB 2011 Gear Preview Guide
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2011 Kiteboarding Gear Photos from AWSI

Well, the 2010 AWSI wrapped up yesterday here in Hood River, and although the wind never showed up, we were able to catch a glimpse at almost all of the newly available and upcoming 2011 kiteboarding gear.
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VIDEO: 2011 Best Redline Control Bar

Evan O'Connell shows off the latest features on the 2011 Best Redline Performance Bar at the 2010 AWSI. Evan also shows us the 2011 Best Kiteboarding seat and waist harnesses.
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