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2015 Buyers Guide: RRD

With bright and impactful graphics, it’s easy to recognize a RRD kite or board from Italian designer Roberto Ricci.
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TKB Review: 2014 RRD Bliss

Testers found the RRD Bliss user friendly with good pop and recommended this board as a fun freeride twintip for riders of all levels.
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TKB Review: 2014 RRD Style Biax

We tested the Biax version of the RRD Style which uses prepregnated biaxial glass to achieve a lighter yet stronger freestyle oriented board.
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TKB Review: 2014 RRD Vision MKIII

The Vision is a 3-strut medium to lower aspect kite with simple sewn in graphics and overall freeride performance our testers recommended for beginner and intermediate kiters.
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2014 Buyer’s Guide: RRD

While RRD doesn't release products on a strict time line, the 2014 product year sees a number of upgrades to the existing 2014 RRD kite models.
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2013 Buyer’s Guide: RRD

For 2013 RRD is offering a number of refinements on it's extensive kiteboarding product line. In a unique move, RRD is offering two versions of the popular Vision kite.
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The Roberto Ricci Interview

Many kiteboarders in North America are aware of RRD, but few know much about Roberto Ricci, the man behind the brand. An energetic and passionate Italian from Tuscany, Roberto started hand-shaping windsurf boards in the mid 1980s.
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PROFILED: Slawek “Suave” Krauze

One of the fixtures at Sherman Island, Slawek “Suave” Krauze is usually the easiest guy to pick out on the water due to the fact that he always seems to be able to find the brightest colored gear to ride.
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2012 RRD Vision Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 RRD Vision kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.
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2012 RRD Obsession Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 RRD Obsession kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.
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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE: RRD Kiteboarding

The 2012 RRD Kitesurfing line is more extensive than ever before. Roberto Ricci and the RRD team in Italy have developed unique products for specific riding styles and conditions. The 2012 RRD kite line up offers six kite models, 10 different twin tip kiteboards, seven different kite specific surfboards in 24 sizes, and two IKA registered course racing boards. RRD is confident that it has the right product for every level and type of rider out there.