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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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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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Win a 2012 Naish Park

Naish is pleased to announce this year's Win a Kite Contest. The 2012 Naish Park is getting amazing reviews all over the world already. Now this contest, running from September 1st to October 1st, 2011, will give one lucky winner a new 2012 Park shipped right to their doorstep. Good luck!
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6 Tips to Make Your Kite Last Longer

With over 10 years in the kite repair business, we at FixMyKite.com have seen it all. We’re often asked about what can be done to prolong the life of kites. With this in mind we’ve made a quick list below to help you keep your kite in your hands and not in ours!
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INTERVIEW: Design by Julien Fillion

Your first impression of Julien Fillion might be that he’s a quiet guy. He always has a thoughtful look on his face, like he’s trying to work out some problem in his head. Get him talking about kiteboarding gear and you’ll quickly realize that not only is Julien not a quiet guy, but his head is so full of ideas that sometimes he has a hard time getting them all out.
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Slingshot 2011 Turbine Analyze This Kite Review

The Turbine is Slingshot’s new light wind specific kite and it looks very similar to Slingshot’s popular Rally. The Turbine features Splitstrut, which means that the ribs are built into the canopy as opposed to being attached to the underside of it.
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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.
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From the Ground Up: Interview with Slingshot’s Amery Bernard

Sporting dreadlocks and a goatee, Amery Bernard blends in with the typical kiteboarders on the beach, but when he looks at a kite, he sees all the details the rest of us miss. Amery’s path to becoming Slingshot’s Kite Designer was not a typical one – if there even is such a thing in this industry.
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April 2011

*TRAVEL: 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo *INTERVIEW: Slingshot Designer Amery Bernard *RUM CAY: The Best Kept Secret of the Bahamas
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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?
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RRD 2011 Vision Analyze This Kite Review

The Vision is a brand new kite from RRD and we were able to get our hands on the first Visions to land in North America at the 2011 La Ventana Classic. According to RRD, the Vision is supposed to fill the gap between the RRD Obsession (freestyle) and the Religion (waves).
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North 2011 Evo Analyze This Kite Review

The Evo is a five-strut one pump kite that shows North’s usual attention to details. This is a bridled four-line kite (it can also be flown as a five-line) with a very compact and simple bridle.
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VIDEO: 2011 Slingshot RPM

We're proud to announce the 2011 Slingshot RPM. The RPM is changing kiteboarding with its innovative 3 strut “Open C” Canopy design. It delivers limitless high end performance options for all conditions.
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

DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Flexifoil ION

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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How to Sell Your Gear

Now that much of the new 2011 kiteboarding gear is on the market, it’s time to think about upgrading your old busted gear to something new and shiny.
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VIDEO: Professional Kite Launching

This unique insight into the life of a professional Kite Launcher shows that dreams can come true when you have failed at everything else...