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June 2010

*TRAVEL: Cabo Verde: Children of the Point *2010 TKB Annual Instructional Guide *INTERVIEW: Matt Sexton
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Cross-Pollination: Kiteboarding Crossover Technology

From the beginning of kiteboarding, designers of kiteboarding gear have been borrowing ideas and technology from other sports to create the equipment that kiteboarders use, and that’s unlikely to change in the near future.
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PKRA Cabarete Results/Wrap Up

More than 20 nationalities made their way to Cabarete to test their skills against the world’s best kiteboarders
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VIDEO: After Work Hereos

From Reo Stevens: I had a few clips of some of the local North Shore crew that you don't ever hear about and I thought it would be a perfect time to do a tribute to the Mokuleia ripping 9-5ers that rush down nightly to wash the day of work off.
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February 2010

*FEATURE: Behind Shades of Green *TRAVEL: 5 Domestic Snowkiting Locations *INSTRUCTION: Off to the Rescue
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Freak Winds at PKRA Hua Hin

Today was the first day in Hua Hin with unpredictable winds. PKRA Race director Olaf Van Tol decided to postpone the race and freestyle double elimination competitions today in anticipation that the wind would change in direction and pick up in strength.
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South of the Border in San Quintin

Head 20 minutes south from San Diego on I-5 and you will find yourself in a wildly different place. As soon as you cross under the large green, white, and red sign that reads “MEXICO,” make sure you line up in one of the “Nothing to Declare” lanes and hope for a green light.
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VIDEO: How a Kite is Made

Check out this video from the Ozone Factory in Vietnam and watch how a kiteboarding kite is made.
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Third Annual BEST Superfly Open Results

Here are the results for the Third Annual Best Superfly Open, held March 11-14 at Powder Mountain, Utah. Stay Tuned, we will be following up shortly with more photos and an event report from roving reporter Alexis Rovira.
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WORKBENCH: The Ultimate Kite Pump

No more kinked nozzle hoses. No more running back to your car for extra tools or repair materials. And best of all, no more bending over to pump up your kite!
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Designer’s Corner: Slingshot Celeritas 2010

Ben Wilson was in the shaping room when Slingshot made it and ended up liking it so much he took it home with him. He said it changed his life. He then convinced Slingshot to develop a full line of Celeritas boards.
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EVENT REPORT: CKA San Diego, February 13, 2010

CKA San Diego represents the first stop on the 2010 Collegiate Kiteboarding Association West Coast tour. Originating in Florida, USD, UCSB, and Cal Poly have started the first West Coast kite tour.
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Get the Most from Your GoPro

The things that put week-long smiles on our faces are difficult to articulate to others, but with the help of a small digital camera that more and more kiters are using, you don't have to explain yourself to others. You can show them.
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Snowkiting in Florida? Yes!

Everything was arranged and lots of people were planning on attending. There was one minor issue though: It was about 30 degrees and snow flurries were predicted! I mean, this is Florida, we don’t do cold!
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CAUGHT ON TAPE: Chris Tronolone

Led by Chris Tronolone, the kiteboarding movies made by Tronolone Productions have been instrumental in inspiring people to learn to kiteboard and in exposing kiteboarding to a much wider audience than would otherwise know about the sport