Kiteboarding

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Exploring La Ventana

La Ventana is a great place to take a kiteboarding vacation, but it’s also much more than that. It’s a great home base from which you can explore all that Southern Baja has to offer, just a short drive away.... Read More...
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Kiteboarding in the Digital Age

It used to be that the best way to find out if it was windy enough to ride was to drive down to the beach and take a look with your own eyes. Back then, it seemed like I did more driving around trying to find wind than I did actually riding. Of course this was before every 16-year-old and their mom had phones able to access the internet with them at all times.... Read More...
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Designer’s Corner: Slingshot Octane 2010

The 2010 Octane our is the next generation of one our most successful designs, the 2009 Rev, but also incorporates the DNA from our original Octane which people loved, making it the next evolution of that style kite.... Read More...
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Bill Tai: The Kite Guy of Silicon Valley

Like many kiteboarders out there, Bill Tai is passionate about the sport. He is just like the rest of us addicts, every possible opportunity and talking the sport enough that some know him the “Kite Guy” in Silicon Valley, but what seperates Bill from most of the rest of us kite bums is what he does for a living.... Read More...
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BELOW the SURFACE: The Materials that Make Kiteboarding Possible

When asked what properties materials used for kiteboarding equipment should have, Tony Logosz from Slingshot replied, “The materials have to be light, strong, UV resistant, impermeable, permeable, durable, compactable, low stretch, elastic, stiff, soft, airtight, breathable, inflexible, flexible, supple, watertight, waterproof, tough, stable, and so on.”... Read More...
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The Off the Hook Off the Lip

An off the lip turn is basically just a heelside carve timed to happen on the face of a wave. This is the simplest way to begin having fun in swell. Practice this turn in small waves before moving up to the big ones as mistakes will hurt a lot less.... Read More...
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TKB Mobile Website is Now Online

To go along with a completely designed website, The Kiteboarder Magazine just launched a mobile website designed specifically to be viewed on mobile phones. You can even add the TKB Logo to your iPhone's Home Screen!... Read More...
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Win a Free 2010 Naish Helix

Win a Free 2010 Naish Helix Everyone is raving about the 2010 Helix and it could be yours for free! Don’t miss out on the chance to have this incredible ... Read More...
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DIY Kite Repair

Not every kite repair needs to be sent in to a professional. If the damage is relatively simple and clean, you can repair the canopy of your kite yourself, reduce your downtime and even save some money. ... Read More...
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Slingshot 2009 Celeritas

We were very curious about this board due to its unique shape and got a chance to test it strapless in 12 to 16 knot winds with a 14m kite in small, sloppy surf. ... Read More...
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Niccolo Porcella: All Grown Up

I was on vacation in Maui back in 2000 when I crossed paths with Niccolo Porcella for the first time. I remember it like it was yesterday because he immediately lipped off to me.... Read More...
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RELENTLESS ROOTS: The Liquid Force Story

When I learned to kiteboard, my first board was a 171 cm Liquid Force Picklefork. It was big, heavy, and had four sharp corners that were always trying to murder you. I thought it was the coolest piece of equipment ever. We all laugh at the Pickleforks now, but the design helped kiteboarders shift from directional to twin tip boards.... Read More...
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PAT RAWSON WINS BREWER SHAPE-OFF

When it comes to shaping, the teacher always judges the apprentice. And even though Pat Rawson is a highly regarded shaper in his own right, legendary craftsman Dick Brewer was on hand to critique his work and ultimately award Rawson top honors during Sacred Craft's "Tribute to the Masters Shape-off".... Read More...