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The beauty and lifestyle that inspires a kite company
Photo Quincy Dein

2013 Buyer’s Guide: Wainman Hawaii

Wainman Hawaii strives to provide the highest quality gear so riders can maximize their fun and stoke in each session. They do not feel the need to release new gear every year for the sake of saying they have something new and shiny to check out but instead release products when they are 100% confident that they are ready for market.

VIDEO: Sicily Cruzin 2.0

Watch Wainman Hawaii riders Hannah, Niccolo, Franz, and Chris shredding together with Lou and dropping their tricks.

2012 Wainman Hawaii Rabbit Gang 2.0 Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 Wainman Hawaii Rabbit Gang 2.0 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.

Wainman Gambler Analyze This Board Review

The Gambler features a very wide outline, double to single concave bottom with molded channels, and a single bump swallow tail. For a wide 5’10”, it’s a lightweight board.

Wainman Blunt 2 Analyze This Board Review

We continue to be impressed with the attention to detail on products from Wainman HI. Boards come with all hardware, a board bag, and even a screwdriver to put everything together.
All of the Wainman Hawaii surfboards now feature five fin boxes, which allow the rider to choose to ride the board as either a thruster or a quad. Photo courtesy Wainman Hawaii

DESIGNER’S CORNER: Wainman Hawaii Surf Series

Through team rider Bertrand Fleury, they heard that their good Maui friend Sean Ordonez was enthusiastic about cooperating with the brand. As Sean had already shaped many sick boards for Lou in the past, the ideals and philosophies of surfing and kiting they shared resulted in the birth of the partnership.
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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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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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Wainman Hawaii 2011 Kiteboarding Gear Preview

In answering our questions, R&D Manager Mike Husky hinted at the possibility of some new Rabbits and even a single size of the long anticipated Wainman C-kite, but is keeping the details vague.
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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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June 2010

*TRAVEL: Cabo Verde: Children of the Point *2010 TKB Annual Instructional Guide *INTERVIEW: Matt Sexton
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