Strutless Kites: Strut Your Stuff. Or Not.

This year, for the first time ever, we are seeing production kites with zero struts. Their designers claim they are lighter, more compact when packed, and feature better low end performance than kites with struts.

TKB REVIEW: 2013 Naish Trip Strutless Kite

For our second strutless kite review (after the BRM Cloud) we received a Naish Trip. One unique aspect of this kite is that it is only available in one size – 10m.

VIDEO: Kevin Langeree is Having Fun

Kevin Langeree has been called the competition machine, but has never lost sight of what kitesurfing is all about. Check out Kevin "training" in the off-season...
Photo Tracy Kraft

2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: Naish Kiteboarding

Naish has made a lot of changes for 2012 including all new shapes and construction for the twin tip line, a new line of strapless only surfboards, and refinements to the kites and existing directional boards. Designers Ian Ponting and Damien Girardin filled us in on what Naish has in store for the 2012 model year.
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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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Chuck Patterson Joins Naish SUP

Chuck Patterson, one of kiteboarding's first pro riders and all around waterman, is back in kiteboarding -- kind of! Chuck recently joined the Naish SUP team and has been in Maui kitesurfing, windsurfing and SUPing on their new 2012 gear.

VIDEO: Youri Zoon & Nick Jacobsen in Brazil

My laptop is still full of the video footage from Brazil. Little by little some clips are coming together and this time I’ve decided to share this little clip with some great riders that i had chance to shoot there.
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October 2010

*TRAVEL: Kiteboarding Vanuatu: The happiest place on earth *INTERVIEW: The Unstoppable Billy Floyd *The TKB 2011 Gear Preview Guide
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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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2011 Kiteboarding Gear Photos from AWSI

Well, the 2010 AWSI wrapped up yesterday here in Hood River, and although the wind never showed up, we were able to catch a glimpse at almost all of the newly available and upcoming 2011 kiteboarding gear.
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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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Rider Profile: Sam Light

Rumor has it that not only does Sam kill it on the water, but he’s also an English gentleman who can fix you up a proper cup of tea.
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August 2010

*13,000 Miles of Kitesurfing: 15 Countries over 145 Days in a VW Van *From the Beginning: An interview with Wainman Hawaii's Franz Olry *Instructional: Nuclear Grab, Unhooking in Waves, Hitting a Slider
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Naish 2010 Charger Analyze This Kite Review

When we first started flying the Charger, we were surprised by how well it flew in light wind. It never hinted towards stalling, and even in light wind it turned with ease.
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VIDEO: Launch from

To accompany the new release of my website, Launch is a movie of a few good days on a small, fun Spring time swell in Hawaii.
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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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