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2012 Ro Sham Throwdown Winner Sam Light. Photo Paul Lang

2012 Ro-Sham Throwdown Final Report

Bringing the world’s first-ever kiteboarding slopestyle contest to a close, yesterday concluded the third annual Ro Sham Throwdown, a week-long international pro-am event set in Hood River’s world-class terrain park.

Big Winds for the 2012 Ro-Sham

Day three of the world’s first slopestyle kiteboarding contest received excellent conditions, perfect for women’s finals and the first round of men’s qualifiers.
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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.
Ginette Buffone on the dance floor. Photo Quin O'Hara

Conquer Your Fears and Do Something Awesome

Oftentimes when I ride with Danny, he yells to me out on the water, “DO SOMETHING AWESOME!” and he’ll trail me until I show him something. It pushes me. It’s fun. And, it always results in me having a better session in the end.
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2011 Ro Sham Throw Down Wrap Up/Results

While the 2010 Ro Sham Throw Down put the event on the map, this year brought in an international presence and proved to the industry that the Ro Sham is here to stay. With several new features brought to the table such as the Liquid Force Dancefloor, the Best Handrail, The Slingshot Kicker, and the extended Airush BoomBox the guys from the Slider Project pieced together a really sick park. Riders flooded the town from all over the world including New Zealand, Australia, England, Florida, Cape Hatteras, and South America.

2011 Athletes for Cancer Tenacity Games Recap/Results

The total funds raised in this weekend’s event have not been officially tallied yet, but funds raised by athletes alone were over $40,000. The proceeds will go to Athletes for Cancer’s Survivorship Camps, as well as regional cancer awareness, prevention, and survivorship organizations.
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VIDEO: Betty Does America TEASER

The Teaser to a two part short story about Rick Jensen and Sam Light road tripping from Hood River, down the West Coast of America ending in Vegas.
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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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TKB at 2010 AWSI in Hood River

The Kiteboarder Magazine will be posting videos about all of the latest 2011 kiteboarding gear over the next few days (9/17-9/19/2010)
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VIDEO: This is Kiteboarding

Have a look at this beautiful footage from Scribblevision. Lots of footage from the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.
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