When and How to Ride Strapless

Strapless kiteboarding can open up a world of fun. Taking off the straps gives a feeling incredibly close to surfing.
Photo Richard Boudia

2013 Buyer’s Guide: Flexifoil

Flexifoil has many changes in store for 2013 including the introduction of the new Force and Shiva kites as well as completly new designs for their control bar, Hadlow Pro kite, and Hadlow Freestyle MK2 board. Designing products is a team effort at Flexifoil.

2012 Flexifoil Hadlow ID Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 Flexifoil Hadlow ID kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.

VIDEO: Aspire with Aaron Hadlow

This collaboration between Aaron Hadlow and Andy Gordon builds on the heritage of Aaron's previous films and shows his tricks and experience in creating the film in a new and innovative light.

Flexifoil Announces New Hadlow ID Kite

Flexifoil is proud to announce today the next step in the HADLOW range. The HADLOW ID is the 2nd kite from Aaron Hadlow, offering all kitesurfers from intermediate through to pro a step into the world and style of HADLOW.
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VIDEO: Court and Hadlow in the DR

Here is a short teaser cut from the Dominican Republic. Shot halfway through 2011 between the Triple-S contest and the Ro-Sham Throw down in Hood River.
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VIDEO: Escape to the Coast

Went to Southern Cal for the weekend and it was windy so Sean Mertens and I rode some ankle slappers with our kites. Riders in Order of Appearance: Cody Cerf, Sean Mertens, Cody Cerf. Shot by Cody Cerf and Sean Mertens. Edited by Cody Cerf.

VIDEO: El Punto

A video that I threw together after my trip to Punto San Carlos with Brian Caserio, my dad, and sister.....Yes, I know it should be "La Punta."
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Flexifoil Announces Updated Proton

The PROTON offers the easy re-launch, predictable flight, stability and quick turns that the rider needs tomaster the waves, or simply cruise across the flats with confidence... oh and did we mention it now looks betterthan ever?

Flexifoil 2011 ION Analyze This Kite Review

The first thing we noticed about the 2011 Ion is its heavy duty construction. Every possible area of the kite seems to be beefed up to take abuse and even the fabric that makes up the kite feels more sturdy than normal.
Thanks to the ION’s improved strut to leading edge attachment, Operations Manager Martyn Hogg had no luck while trying to break the kite with full slam down nose dives in Morocco. Photo Richard Boudia


For 2011, Flexifoil focused on integrating new construction techniques and materials to produce a stronger, more refined product. Operations Manager Martyn Hogg helped us find out more about what you can expect from the 2011 ION.
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At the beginning of the sport I became completely absorbed in kiteboarding. I had the opportunity to be a team rider for Flexifoil and to work closely with the international team and designers. Everything just sort of evolved from there.
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VIDEO: New Hadlow Movie

Aarons latest movie, shot and cut by the ever talented William Milne of Boom Ting Productions showcases the 2011 HADLOW kite, Freestyle board and a sneak peek of the new Wakestyle board coming soon!
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Close Up: Sean Mertens

Growing up with windsports-addicted parents, free (and sometimes mandatory) rides to the beach whenever it was windy didn’t give Sean much of a choice. It was either learn to kite or be bored to tears.
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VIDEO: Red Bull Aaron Hadlow Video

To support the launch of the June Edition of Red Bulletin on Sunday 6th June and it’s new home with the Sunday Telegraph here’s Aaron Hadlow showing us his amazing Kitesurfing skills.
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TKB PODCAST: Aaron Hadlow

This week, our special guest on The Kiteboarder podcast is pro rider Aaron Hadlow. At just 21 years old, Aaron started on his path to becoming the five time world kiteboarding champion on the PKRA tour at 10 years old when he first started flying his dad’s kites.
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