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DAY 3 Highlights | Lords of Tram GKA Big Air Kite World Cup France

Everything that could happen at a Big Air World Cup took place right here in Barcares – from massive jumps to heart-stopping crashes. Watch...

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Highlight Video! – Lords of Tram Big Air

The favourites for the win at the Lords of Tram GKA Big Air Kite World Cup, like world champion Andrea Principi (ITA), countryman Lorenzo Casati, and...

UPCOMING BIG AIR EVENT IN FRANCE: YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE

The world’s leading Big Air kiteboarding athletes are set to battle at Lords of Tram in Barcarès, France, as the Qatar Airways GKA Kite...
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Witsand, Breede River | Extreme Kitesurfing in South Africa

Join Jason Van Der Spuy and Luca Ceruti in a 4 part series showcasing their 4 favorite spots to ride. It’s a really awesome project...

Core Era Review

Sizes Available: 134x40, 136x40.5, 138x41, 142x42, 146x44, 152x48 The Core Era introduces a fresh perspective to the twintip lineup, designed to elevate the freeriding experience...
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Core Era – Freeride Board

CORE kicks off the season with a new addition to its twintip lineup: The Era sets the bar for innovation and sustainability. Designed for...
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Oswald Smith ‘Ozzie’ Joins North!

North Kiteboarding is thrilled to announce Oswald ‘Ozzie’ Smith as the new addition to the International Team. The 28-year-old South African rider is already...

Slingshot: Alex Needs Our Help

A beloved member of the Slingshot & Ride Engine Family and the Windsports industry, Alex Bloechinger, is in dire need of our help. Last...

Alex Bloechinger Accident

In a recent stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of our sport, experienced kiteboarder Alex Bloechinger faced a grave incident while attempting to jump...

2024 Naish Triad Review

Sizes Tested(m): 10 Synopsis The 2024 Naish Triad has been significantly upgraded to offer enhanced handling and performance while retaining the accessible plug-and-play nature that has...

2024 Eleveight WS V7 Review

Size Tested: 9m Synopsis The Eleveight WS V7 is a dynamic and versatile wave kite designed to offer smooth handling and responsive steering across a range...

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2023 Kite Reviews: Lighter, Smoother, Faster, Stronger – Unleash the Evolution of Kite Performance!

The evolution of kite performance continues with improvements in overall wind range, power efficiency, and handling in many of the 2023 models. Kite designers...

2021 Head-to-Head Kite Reviews

Wave, Foil, Big Air, Specialty kites & Do-It-All Models Tested by the Kitesurfing Magazine test team. words by SHANE THOMPSON / PHOTOS BY JOHN BRYJA AND...

2014 North Evo Review

Size tested: 9m Suggested retail: $1,289.95 (9m—kite only); $1799.95 (9m—complete) Sizes available: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14m Test Team Report: The North Evo 9m captured excellent test...

Reedin SuperModel HTF Review

Brand: Reedin  Kite Model: Supermodel HTF Sizes Tested(m): 8, 9                                ...

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Nathalie Lambrecht: In-Depth Interview

A force to be reckoned with. North welcomes Big Air / Freestyle Pro Rider Nathalie Lambrecht to the team in 2024. Half-Swedish and half-Flemish,...

Qatar Kitesurfing – Fuwairit Kitesurfing Guide

By John Bryja - Walking Tour with Sarah LordPhotos courtesy Romantsova/GKA Quick FactsBest Months: November to JuneConditions: Flat Water 15-30 knotsAirport: HIAHotel: Fuwairit Kite...

World Wide Kite Sales

by John Bryja Ever pondered about the global sales figures for kites and boards? I certainly have. When I was the editor of SBC Kiteboard...
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Driven | Capucine Delannoy’s life as a Kitesurfing World Champion

Nationality: France, French RepublicSponsors: North, MysticSpecialist discipline: Strapless Freestyle, SurfHome spot: Prea Brazil At just 17, Capucine Delannoy is already a global sensation, seamlessly transitioning...

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Max Blom, Mystic Brand Director & Co-Founder, to Lead Unified Marketing Strategy as CMO of North Actionsports Group 

KATWIJK AAN ZEE, The Netherlands, January 2024 –– North Actionsports Group is proud to announce the appointment of Max Blom, brand director and co-founder...
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3x Kitesurf World Champion Moona Whyte: Catching the Wind with F-ONE

Triumphantly joining the esteemed F-ONE team, three-time Kitesurf World Champion (2013, 2014, 2017) and 2015 Vice-World Champion Moona Whyte is set to add yet...

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8 Tricks with Straps (Kite Tricktip)

Want some inspiration for fun tricks that you can only do with straps on your twintip board? Did she miss your favourite trick? Let...
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How to Self Launch – IKO

Please remember that “Self Launching” can be dangerous specially in strong wind so please perform it only if you are a really advanced rider,...
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Self-Landing Your Kite in Emergencies: A Must-Know for Every Kitesurfer

In this video Luke from Flukes Kitesurfing delves into a vital technique that every kitesurfer should be well-versed in – how to self-land your...
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PROGRESS WITH ME! I analyse your tricks | Maxime’s Online Coaching #2

I asked on my Instagram to send me clips of you trying tricks, so I could analyse them and give you tips to help...

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