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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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Eleveight Product Video – RS V8

Eleveight's flagship RS kite stands out from the freeride pack shattering limits with its versatility and performance. PERFORMANCE FEATURES - Plug-and-play freeride performance -...

NAISH ALAIA 5’9″

REVIVING THE TIMELESS ALAIA SURFBOARD Discover the Alaia: A classic Hawaiian surfboard with a rich history dating back a thousand years, recognized as the pioneer of...
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Designer Notes Navigator Pro with Hugh Pinfold | North Kiteboarding

Behind the Design North have poured more than 25 years of research, three years of development, and hundreds upon hundreds of hours of on-water...
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Commander AG PRO V2

The Commander AG PRO is tailor-made for competitive riders seeking top-level freestyle performance. PERFORMANCE FEATURES - High-tech freestyle twintip for pro-level performance - Lightest...
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FUTURE SURF x OSWALD SMITH

INTRODUCING THE SURF SERIES Sublime handling, unrivalled durability, and perfectly tuned performance.The new Session pairs perfectly with our three progressive surf shapes to hit the...

NAISH PIVOT NVISION EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE NOVEMBER 30

Naish proudly present the exclusive pre-release of the new Pivot Nvision, a revolutionary kiteboarding experience that redefines high-performance versatility. Look for a full i-depth...

North launches 2024 Surf Collection and new Carve

The ocean has its own timing and flow. There is no rush. Simply an ever-changing rhythm. North has engineered its new 2024 Surf collection...
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CORE Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 LW

PERFORMANCE FREERIDE+ | FREESTYLE | BIG AIR CORE has launched the sixth generation of its versatile twintip Fusion, building upon the accomplishments of its highly...

Introducing the F-ONE 2024 surfboards collection – where innovation meets timeless design.

For over two decades, F-ONE has redefined the art of wave riding and strapless freestyle with cutting-edge technologies and an unwavering commitment to excellence...

Unveiling the 2024 Naish Pivot & Board Collection

Naish 2024: Evolution Meets Revolution Aloha, kiteboarding enthusiasts! As the leaves begin to change and the wind starts to shift, Kiteboarding Magazine is thrilled to...

North launches 2024 Big Air Collection and new Orbit 

The North 2024 Big Air Collection launch celebrates the complex interplay of wind, water and land that creates the extreme conditions Big Air riders...
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SUPERMODEL DOES IT

When a surfer arrives at the beach, a gentle breeze greets them, setting the scene for an ideal foiling session. As the wind starts...
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CORE XR Pro – Ultra High Performance Big Air | Freestyle | Kite loopCORE XR Pro –

In a stunning breakthrough that has adrenaline junkies and kite enthusiasts captivated, CORE Kiteboarding unveils the XR Pro. This ultra-high-performance kite is a groundbreaking...

North launches 2024 Freeride Collection and new Reach Kite

https://youtu.be/mAFei_OC5A4?si=4UCTlk5hb3ovujbQ For the seekers The 2024 North Freeride Collection is designed for you to seek new levels of performance, fuel your motivation and reach your...

Tested: Mystic Gen 3 Surf Slider Spreader Bar

Kitesurfing Magazine's test team recently put the latest edition of the Stealth Bar through its paces, and we discovered one standout benefit: an incredibly...

Rope Slider – Tech Talk with Matchu Lopes

Matchu Lopes: “I don’t want to use anything else!” What’s the best way to go wavekiting? With a harness hook or a rope slider? With...
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The Best GoPro Mount Ever?

Tom Court does his best Teletubby impersonation in this video tutorial on how to make a unique GoPro mount using a spare helmet, a...

TRITON FOILS T1 Monowing Review

The Triton T1 Monofoil is a unique kite specific foil that features a single front wing with no fuselage or stabilizer. The T1’s stealth...
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Naish Triad Kite 2023

Predictable and versatile, the Triad has had some big upgrades this year. The kite is not only perfect for taking your twin tip riding...
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Reedin SuperModel HTF – Any discipline, all conditions, SUPERMODEL DOES IT

SUPERMODEL excels in every discipline. With consistent power through turns and precise control, it’s the easiest and most intuitive do-it-all kite in the skies....
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 DIY Guide: Fixing a Leak in Leading Edge Bladder and Removing Struts

Are you tired of spending a fortune on repairs for your kiteboarding gear? Look no further than this DIY guide to fixing a leak...
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Just launched: the new RS V7 – Limitless Freeride Performance

RS V7 Designed with 'one-kite-fits-all' versatility, the new RS V7 has limitless freeride performance. Packed with nifty features, the RS will tame any storm, boost massive...
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2023 F-One Kites

Owner Raphaël Salles talks R&D with Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson and walks us through the updated F-One Bandit 16 and new big...
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2023 North Kites preview

Mike Raper gives Kitesurfing Magazine head gear tester Shane Thompson a run through the North lineup. Uli Sommerlatt then goes through the North Code...
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2023 Core Kitesurfing preview

Core pro team riders Eric Rienstra and Steven Akkersdijk take Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson through the highlights of the 2023 lineup.  
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2023 Airush and AK Durable Supply Foils, Wingsurfing, and new Kites!

Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson catches up with Airush designers Clinton Filen and DK (Dave Kay). AK Durable Supply Company has 3600 possible...
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2023 Slingshot Code Preview and more

Slingshot Kite Brand Manager Elliot Tauscher walks Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompon through the long-anticipated 3-strut Slingshot Code kite, and pro rider Fred...
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2023 Reedin Kites

Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson caught up with Reedin designer Damien Girardin. The Reedin Super Model 3 was a test favourite at our...
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2023 Duotone Neo SLS and DLAB

R&D master extraordinaire Sky Solback takes us through the new 2023 Duotone Neo Dlab and SLS surf kite. Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson...
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Win! Lieuwe Board Give Away

This is your chance to win a custom built Lieuwe board. All you need to do is like Kitesurfing Magazine and Lieuwe's instagram accounts, and...
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Top 5 Gear Trends 2023 – Wing and Kite

Editor-in-chief John Bryja, and test editor Shane Thompson run through the top 5 trends at the 2023 AWSI trade show in Hood River. http://www.kitesurfingmag.com http://www.wingsurfingmag.com
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2023 Naish Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson Interview with Naish pro rider Ewan Jaspan. New Naish 2023 Pivot, Phonix, Kite Foils, Micro Chip, and sick...

North Code Zero – Check Out Review

North has an exciting new model in their lineup called the Code Zero. This light and aerodynamic shape is North’s first foray into the...

Core XC Wing

Core introduces their new Core XC Wing for 2023! CoreTex 2 The stretch in the profile is reduced to a minimum, especially in load peaks. The CoreTex2...

Duotone Juice D/LAB Review

Synopsis: The newest king of light air sessions, theDuotone  Juice D/LAB features new and unrivalled levels of low-end power, with quick and reactive steering...

SLINGSHOT MACHINE V1

SYNOPSIS: THE MACHINE V1 IS A SMOOTH PULLING AND EXPLOSIVE-LIFTING BIG AIR KITE WITH ITS FLAT OPEN C CANOPY THAT OFFERS EXTRA HANG TIME...

REEDIN SUPERMODEL 3

Likes: The Reedin brand emerged two seasons ago from the minds and passion of legendary kite pro and Red Bull King of the Air...

OCEAN RODEO RISE A-SERIES

SYNOPSIS: CONSTRUCTED WITH THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY ALUULA FABRIC, THE RISE IS A FIVE STRUT, HIGH ASPECT RATIO SHAPE THAT OFFERS THE ULTIMATE IN STRATOSPHERIC...

NORTH ORBIT

SYNOPSIS: THE EMERGING ICON OF BIG AIR, THE THIRD EDITION OF THE ORBIT IS A HIGH WIND, HIGH PERFORMANCE KITELOOPING MACHINE THAT OFFERS THE...

NAISH PIVOT

SYNOPSIS: THE DO-IT-ALL MASTER THAT SETS THE BAR IN VERSATILITY WITH AMAZING BOOSTING ABILITY AND THE POWER BAND CONTROL AND MANOEUVRABILITY THAT CAN CATER...

F-ONE BANDIT XV

SYNOPSIS: THE BANDIT XV CONTINUES TO DELIVER–AS IT HAS FOR A DECADE AND A HALF–BREAKING THE BARRIERS OF PERFORMANCE WITH MORE BOOST AND GLIDE...

ELEVEIGHT XS V2

SYNOPSIS: THE ELEVEIGHT XS V2 CAN BOOST AND GLIDE WITH THE BEST OF THEM AND YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A KITELOOPING SUPERSTAR TO...

DUOTONE REBEL SLS

SYNOPSIS: THE FIVE STRUT, BIG AIR FREERIDE LEGEND IS REDESIGNED WITH A LIGHTER, MORE REACTIVE FRAME THAT DELIVERS MORE DEPOWER, FASTER RESPONSIVE STEERING AND...

2022 CORE XR7 SKYSCRAPER

SYNOPSIS: A LEGEND THAT MAKES EVERY LEVEL OF RIDER BETTER AT BOOSTING BIG AIRS WITH A HUGE SWEET SPOT, SMOOTH DRIVING PULL AND TONS...

2022 Big Air Freeride Kites – Head-to-Head Tests

Be sure to check out the individual 2023 & 2024 Big Air Kite Reviews tested as well, but not part of this 2022 head-to-head...

Tested: AK DURABLE SUPPLY TREK 1000 FRONT WING & AIRUSH TEAM FOIL 135 V2

FOIL: AK DURABLE SUPPLY TREK 1000 FRONT WING  Airush Kiteboarding has three foil ranges that are all cross foil discipline suitable for whatever foil mode...

Tested: CORE SLC FOIL 1250 CARBON WING & Core SLC 135

FOIL: CORE SLC FOIL 1250 CARBON WING, 72 CM ALUMINUM MAST  Core introduces their first foil line the SLC which includes two sizes of front...

Tested: CORE SLC FOIL 1000 CARBON WING & SLC 125 Deck

The smaller of the two front wings has the same smooth driving and carving feel of the 1250 but with better speed and control...

Tested: DELTA REFLEX 1500 FOIL

DELTA REFLEX 1500 FOIL, 85 CM ALUMINUM MAST & 60 CM FUSELAGE  The Delta Reflex 1500 foil is an amazing crossover wing that can be...

Tested: F-ONE GRAVITY CARBON 1200 & POCKET CARBON 110 

The F-One Gravity 1200 matched with the 85 cm High Modulus Carbon mast is a premium set up that can take any rider to...

Tested: NAISH S26 MA 1000 AND KITE 810

FOIL: NAISH S26 MA 1000 AND KITE 810  The S26 foil lineup is constructed from high quality 100 per cent, 3K pre-preg carbon on both...

Tested: NORTH SONAR 1150cm Wing , 72 CM CARBON MAST

The North Sonar Foil range has expanded for 2022 with both pre-preg carbon or aluminum options available. The range is comprehensive but also logical...

Tested: North Sonar CF 1500R Hydrofoil Wing Tested

NORTH SONAR CF 1500R CF 72 CM CARBON MAST & C600 CARBON FUSELAGE The Sonar 1500R was one of the standouts in the test for...
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New 2022 Flight A Series

Ocean Rodeo set the standard with the launch of their Aluula constructed kites two years ago. New for 2022 the updated A-Flight series promises...
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Reedin Collection 3

Kevin and Damien share the same passion for being out on the water, and this lies deep in the foundation of Reedin. We've actively...
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North Pulse 2022

Set the air on fire. The Pulse is  @Tom Bridge and Bruna Kajiya's kite of choice. A modern, progressive freestyle kite that's fully loopable, with explosive pop...
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This is Freestyle 2022

Where there's smoke, there's fire. Let it burn, ever brighter. Introducing the fresh new 2022 Freestyle collection, forged make powered unhooked tricks even easier. To ignite...
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North Reach 2022

Nimble and easy to ride, but now with a cleaner profile that’s even more stable in kite loops, the Reach is your go-to kite...
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Eleveight Product Video – Master V6, Master S V2 and Master C+ V4 master video product

Our renowned shred stick, the Master, continues to exceed the expectations of riders with an aggressive style, pushing their limits. Developed with world champion...
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What’s the best big air kite in the Duotone kitesurfing range?

Pro rider Liam Whaley puts the 2022 Duotone kites to the test! The Duotone Vegas, Duotone Rebel SLS, Duotone Evo SLS, and Duotone Dice...

2022 AWSI Trade Show Gear Preview

What’s better than an outdoor trade show in a windy location where retailers and Kitesurfing Magazine can try out the gear? One held in...
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Kite Foil Success – HOVER GLIDE FKITE V5 – Slingshot Foil

Taking design inspiration and cues from our carbon foil ranges, we have developed the all-new Hover Glide FKite V5. Featuring an all-new front wing...

Ocean Rodeo 2022 THE RISE

INTRODUCING THE WORLD’S FIRST BIG AIR KITE BUILT WITH A FULL ALUULA AIRFRAME… Vancouver Island, Canada Our highly effective partnership with ALUULA Composites saw us revolutionize...
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Duotone Rebel SLS Product Clip

REBEL SLS HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE/BIG AIR The all-new Rebel SLS for 2022 gets the Stronger Lighter Superior treatment to create the best big air and high...
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Pro Review F-ONE BANDIT XV – WHAT’S NEW Feat. Liam Whaley

15 years after the birth of the first BANDIT, the F-ONE design team has once again put an astounding amount of work to create...
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George Hradil -Foil Design Tech Talk

George Hradil is the designer at Delta Hydrofoils. Learn the secrets behind the reflex design that is used in the Delta wings and the...
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Airush – Convertible & Foil Board Range Overview

Watch as Clint Filen and Dave Kay take us through the new Convertible and Foilboard range that Airush has to offer. From pure foiling...

Duotone 2022 Foils and Foil Boards

The DUOTONE 2022 foiling range is looking really sharp in these four new product information videos from Duotone. The Kitesurfing Magazine test team will...
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Duotone Surfboards D/LAB

Surfboards D/LAB Fish D/LAB Wam D/LAB Whip D/LAB Duotone's new RMF (Reflex Memory Foam) Shock Absorber in combination with the Innegra Shield offers decisive technical advantages over the...
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AWSI Tradeshow – Ocean Rodeo Aluula Rise and Wings

Ocean Rodeo ambassador John shows us the new wings from Ocean Rodeo, and the new big air Aluula Rise kite.
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Kite VS Wing

When do you wingsurf vs kitesurf? Four of the world's top watermen talk wingsurfing vs kitesurfing. Check out: Is wing foiling easier than kiting?
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Top 10 Kitesurfing Items 2022 AWSI

Publisher John Bryja and head tester Shane Thompson discuss Kitesurfing Magazine's top ten items at the 2022 AWSI Tradeshow that you should check out.  
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AWSI Tradeshow – Core Kiteboarding 2022 Preview

Core has one of the most refined kite line-ups in the industry and the Core/Carved Imperator board series has a reputation as one of...
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First-time Wingsurfing Buyer’s Guide with Robby Naish

What is the ideal setup for a family getting into Wing Foiling? The legend himself, Robby Naish, share the details of how to choose...
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AWSI Trade Show – Eleveight Kiteboarding

Eleveight team rider Chris Bobryk walks Kitesurfing Magazine test editor Shane Thompson through the 2022 Eleveight kitesurfing range.  
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North Kiteboarding 2022 Preview

Pro rider and King of the Air Jesse Richman shares details of North Kiteboarding's 2022 line.
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AWSI Trade Show – Slingshot Kitesurfing 2022 PREVIEW

Alex Fox walks us through a massively revamped Slingshot lineup. New lighter weight kites, the lightest twin tip we have ever picked up and...
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AWSI Show – Duotone 2022 Kitesurfing PREVIEW

Duotone is stepping up the use of advanced lightweight materials (SLS & D Lab)  in both it's kites and surfboards in the hot new...
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AWSI Show – Naish 2022 Kitesurfing PREVIEW

Check out Ewan Jaspan's fresh new pro model when he shares details of the Naish 2022 kitesurfing lineup.

Robert Bratz – Trade Secrets – Eleveight’s

Kitesurfing Magazine caught up with a number of brands to find out about the impact of COVID-19 on their design, marketing, and production processes....
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Apex & Apex Team | Tech Video

Specializing in board design and with over 15 years of experience, this is the first twintip series from Dave Kay for Airush. His shapes have...
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Robby Naish on the 2021 S25 Naish Kite Foilboards

Soar above the surface with an increased range of sizes for all skill levels - from our super compact Hover 97 to our stable...
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Welcome to Our World – S25 Naish Midseason Kites

With change comes innovation. In a time where kiteboarding has been outlawed, the Naish team went out in search of a new life for...

New International Quick-Release (QR) Safety Standard

The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) has achieved a milestone in kiteboarding safety! The new ISO Standard for kitesurfing quick-release systems is here! Since 2014, the...
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2020 North Reach Kite

North Launches the ultimate desert island kite The Reach Performance Freeride Kite by North Kiteboarding We’ve always dreamed of making one kite you could take anywhere....
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THE PROCESS – Coleman Buckley / HARDSHELL HARNESS CREATION

Santa Cruz surfer and tinkerer, Coleman Buckley, didn’t like the way his kitesurfing harness fit or functioned, and as he searched for something better,...
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Top 5 Kitesurfing Gear Trends of 2020

Kitesurfing Magazine's test editor Shane Thompson and editor-in-chief John Bryja sit down at the AWSI trade show in Hood River, Oregon to discuss the...
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Aluula Strength Test

Aluula is a revolutionary light weight material that can reduce a kite's weight by as much as half. Kitesurfing magazine test editor Shane Thompson...
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Duotone Rebel 2020

The kite that redefined kiteboarding is back once again; if freeriding, big air and unreal hangtime is your goal, the Rebel is your best...

Eleveight RS 2020

The RSeries is the one kite to tackle any spot, tame any storm and boost massive airs even in light wind. Eleveight streamlined its...
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Raptor V1 Vs. Rally GT V1 Comparison

For 2020 Slingshot have added two completely new kite platforms to their ever-popular lineup; The Raptor V1 and the Rally GT V1. Both of...
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BANDIT 2020 vs BANDIT-S

F-One owner Raphael Salles explains the differences between the 2020 F-One Bandit and the new Bandit S. Learn more about F-ONE BANDIT KITES on their...
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BANDIT 2020 | Product video by Raphael Salles

"The legend is back with massive amount of control and incredible comfort, mega loops and loads of hangtime, the BANDIT 2020 delivers. Read more...
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2020 – Cabrinha’s 20th Kitesurfing Collection

"Some 20 years ago, Cabrinha set out on a pathway with one overriding goal…To innovate and design product that enhances your kiteboarding experience. Safety,...
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Naish Boxer | Freeride/Foiling Kite

The new 2019/2020 Naish Boxer was release this week. Kitesurfing Magazine's test team  will be getting our hands on one for our massive head-to-head...
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Robby Naish and Damien Girardin Unveil the Brand New Triad

In the sport since the very beginning, Naish has seen kiteboarding grow and develop from an extremely fringe sport, aka the Wong sport for...
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Kite Design Secrets Damien Girardin – King of the Air Winner

Kevin Langeree just won this year's 2019 King of the Air. His third King of the Air victory. Interested in the gear he uses...
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New 2019 Slingshot RPM and more Interview with Alex Fox

Interview with Slingshot's Alex Fox about the upcoming 2019 RPM. Originally broadcast on Facebook live from the 2019 AWSI trade show.
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NOT THE RPM – THE NEW RPM (2019) SLINGSHOT KITEBOARDING

FROM SLACK TO SOAR: For years, the RPM was fine-tuned to load, pop and go slack in the air before re-engaging. We had the tuning...
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Sky Solbach shares the 2019 Duotone surf line.

Board designer Sky Solbach shares details of the 2019 Duotone surf collection. Filmed live to Facebook at the AWSI trade show in Hood River,...
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2019 Naish Kite preview with designer Damien Girardin

Kitesurfing Magazine's test editor Shane Thompson interviews Naish kite designer Damien Girardin about the 2019 Naish kites. Filmed live to Facebook at the AWSI...
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2019 Airush Surfboard Line with Reider Decker

Kitesurfing Magazine Facebook live interview with Airush pro team rider, Reider Decker. Filmed at the AWSI Trade Show in Hood River, Oregon.
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2019 Mystic Boarding Preview with Matt Aiken

Mystic's Matt Aiken walks Kitesurfing Magazine through the 2019 product lineup. Filmed live to Facebook from the AWSI Trade Show in Hood River, Oregon.
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2019 Airush Kite Preview Live at AWSI

Pro rider Sam Medysky walks us through the 2019 Airush kite lineup. Filmed live by Kitesurfing Magazine at the 2019 AWSI Trade Show in...
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2019 AWSI Trade Show Steady Cam Tour

Kitesurfing Magazine's steady cam walk through at the 2019 AWSI North American Kitesurfing trade show. Have you ever seen this much gear on one...
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Robby Naish and the 2019 Naish Foil lineup.

Robby Naish speaks with Kitesurfing Magazine test editor Shane Thompson about the 2019 Naish foils.
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2019 Cabrinha Kiteboarding Collection with Pete Cabrinha

Pete Cabrinha takes us through some of the hot new products that make it into the Cabrinha kites lineup for 2019.
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Naish Foiling 2019 Gear Preview

The evolution of free ride and surf foils continues at a rapid pace. The new Naish Abracadabra quick connection system for the mast looks...
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Head to Head: Naish Pivot vs Torch

"I've been getting a lot of questions on why I switched from the Torch to the Pivot. In this little video I'll give an...
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Reece Myerscough – Tools of the Trade

Ever wonder what gear the pros ride? Canada's Reece Myerscough takes us through the quiver he’s carrying on this year’s KSWT.    
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New P1 from Liquid Force Kiteboarding

The New P1 kite from Liquid Force Kiteboarding.

Airush – 2018 Gear Trends – Marc Schmid

Kitesurfing Magazine caught up with Airush Marketing director Marc Schmid for a look at the changes at Airush for 2018. He did such a...

F-One – 2018 Gear Trends – Chloé Scamps

Kitesurfing Magazine: It wasn’t that long ago that F-One’s Bandit was the only kite in the lineup. Will we see the lineup grow even more?  Chloé...

Naish – Gear Trends 2018 – with Damien Girardin

Kitesurfing Magazine tracked down Naish designer Damien Girardin to find out the influences behind the design innovations at Naish. Kitesurfing Magazine: Naish has embraced foiling...

Cabrinha – Gear Trends 2018 – with Pete Cabrinha

Cabrinha has been a leading kiteboarding brand right from the start. Kitesurfing Magazine caught up with Pete Cabrinha himself for a look at the...

CORE & Carved Customs – 2018 Gear Trends – with Phil Janke

How has Hiss-Tec’s roots as a high-end custom board builder transferred over into the CORE brand vision? Back in 2001, our founder and CEO, Bernie...

Ocean Rodeo – 2018 Gear Trends – with Richard Myerscough

We had a chance to ride a competitors rear line adjustment control bar and it was a game-changer for us. We’re looking forward to...

Liquid Force – 2018 Gear Trends – with Gary Siskar

Liquid Force Kites’s parent company is one of the leading wakeboard brands in the world. One would assume you would focus on the wake...

North Kitesurfing – 2018 Design Trends – with Philipp Becker

Kitesurfing Magazine: North Kiteboarding has been the top-selling brand in the world for a few years now, and has done it by developing the...

Slingshot – 2018 Gear Trends – with LynDee Talmage

Slingshot has led the way with the Foil Acadamy and introduced many riders to the concept of adjusting their mast height as they progress....

ION – 2018 Gear Trends – with Marc Burhans

Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with Ion product manager Marc Burhans. Kitesurfing Magazine: What design features make ION’s suits better suited to kiting than traditional surf suits? Marc...

Chris Gilbert – Dakine -2018 Gear Trends

Dakine's kitesurfing designer Chris Gilbert speaks with Kitesurfing Magazine about the biggest gear trends for 2018. Kitesurfing Magazine: You’ve been involved in the kite industry as...

Ride Engine – 2018 Gear Trends – Interview with LynDee Talmage

Kitesurfing Magazine: Ride Engine introduced the world to the concept of the hardshell harness and they are now dominating.  What changes are in store...

Matt Aiken – Mystic – WMFG – 2018 Gear Trends

Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with WMFG founder, and Mystic North America distributor Matt Aiken. Kitesurfing Magazine: You have been in the action sports and water...
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Top 5 Must Have GoPro Accessories!

Here are Jake Kelsick's top five GoPro accessories to buy if you want to shoot better kitesurfing photo and video with your GoPro! Check...

Eleveight – 2018 Gear Trends – Peter Stiewe

Kitesurfing Magazine: After designing kites for Best for the past decade-and-a-half you are starting your own independent brand Eleveight. What’s the most challenging part...

Exceptional Race Efficiency – SONIC RACE

Press Release The SONIC RACE shows FLYSURFER Kiteboarding’s full commitment to kite racing. We are continually improving performance with each new model – striving for...

Trade Secrets: The Liquid Force Solo V3

Kitesurfing Magazine sat down with Liquid Force kite designer Julien Fillion, and team rider/product developer Jason Slezak for the inside scoop about the much...

WMFG Double Pump Review

If Arnold Schwarzenegger built a pump, this would be it! The Kitesurfing Magazine test team had a chance to check out WMFG's new massive double...
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Understanding Kite Design

Legend Robby Naish and  kite designer Damien Girardin sit down for an in-depth  conversation about kites! They explain kite designs, choices designers make and the...
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2017 / 2018 Mid-season Naish Kiteboarding Collection

"Inspired by the collective efforts of the industry's top talent, Naish has been pioneering advancement in kiteboarding from the very beginning. Two decades later,...
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Liquid Force Kites 2017 SOLO V3

Lightweight, powerful, and reliable. The Solo V3 lends itself to the rider looking for an easy to fly, no hassles, smooth feeling kite. Learn more...
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Mystic 2017: Break Boundaries

Mystic starts where your life begins; outside of your comfort zone. For 2017 Mystic challenges you to break all existing boundaries and reach goals...
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PEAK3 … Designer talk

In this German spoken video Maxi Kühnhauser, from the FLYSURFER Research and Development Team, talks together with top-racer and fellow kite developer Benni Bölli,...
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2017 LFK Echo

For Brandon Scheid's 2017 pro model Echo promo video, he decided to make the most hammers park/wakestyle edit you can think of.  He collaborated with...
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How to repair a kite bladder

In this clip Tom Court shows you how to repair a strut bladder on a North Dice. Some times the procedure changes according to...
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Ride Engine: Why We Ride

Ride Engine is at it again…. Born in the wind and waves of the mighty Pacific Ocean, Ride Engine is committed to creating genuine...
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Join the Movement | Naish Kiteboarding 2017

Naturally driven to shake things up, innovation is in our DNA and the 2017 season does not disappoint. The new line-up features Quad-Tex, the strongest...
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Liquid Force 2017 – WOW V2

Welcome to the new 2017 WOW V2 from LFK. Designed to feel like a seamless extension of your board and body, the WOW flies...
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Rebel 2017 Product Clip

"A high performance Freeride and Big Air kite suited to everyone from beginner to expert. The North Rebel will deliver maxim output with minimum...

OCEAN RODEO LT – 138 Review

Model Tested: OCEAN RODEO LT – 138 Style: High Performance Freestyle Twin Size : 138 x 42 cm Foot strap and bed: Bliss Pads Ocean Rodeo LT twin tip is their Pro Series...
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THIS IS 2017 AIRUSH

The 2017 Airush Team and Diamond Collection is the first launch of Airush's 2017 range. Focusing on specific disciplines of kiteboarding, these collections identify...
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2017 Airush Team Series Black Preview

The 2017 Airush Team Series Black showcases our premium freestyle and wave technologies, with a completely fresh visual direction. Inspired by subtlety, details and...
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CORE GTS4 – Freestyle Ninja. Megaloop Machine. And more.

CORE releases its new: CORE GTS4 and GTS4 LW Freestyle Ninja. Megaloop Machine. And more. Meet the newest member of the Universal+ Series: The indomitable GTS4....

Foil boards now approved for Formula racing!

Great news for foil racers. Formula Kite Class rules have been updated to allow foil boards! Does this mean our old formula boards are...
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Liquid Force 2016 – FOCUS

Product video for the 2016 Liquid Force Focus twin-tip board. For more information about the 2016 Liquid Force Kites products visit : http://liquidforcekites.com
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Reach New Heights with the 2016-17 Naish Kite Collection

“Quality or Quantity?”—When it comes to your time on the water, you deserve both! Designed to deliver on that promise, the mid-season lineup features...
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Solo Strap product video

New Liquid Force Solo footstrap fits 6" to 7.5" inserts to allow compatibility with pretty much every twin tip board on the market. Liquid Force...
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Liquid Force Elite ram air kite HowTos

Julien Fillion demonstrates several great tips about rigging, launching, landing and packing up the Liquid Force Elite ram air foil kite.

SPEED5 – Access all Areas

The SPEED5 is the best kite system for the highest all-round performance on any terrain and for every ability level. The SPEED5 is a...

Brandon Scheid Pro Model – Liquid Force 2016 – ECHO

Check out America's top wake style rider Brendan Scheild's pro model board... The Liquid Force Echo. For more information about the 2016 Liquid Force Kites...
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SLINGSHOT’S LEARN TO FLY “FOILING FLIGHT SCHOOL”

Slingshot’s exclusive Foiling Flight School program takes much of the pain and frustration out of learning to foil. You wouldn’t learn your first kite...
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New Flysurfer Speed5

After a 10 year success story, the FLYSURFER classic “SPEED” receives a facelift and convinces with improved performance and use-ability.  As an excellent all-round...
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2016 North Gambler Product Clip

North team rider Craig Cunningham and the new 2016 North Gambler park style kite board. "A proper shredding machine, which will take impacts of any...
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Carlos “The Freak” Mario x 2016 RPM

The new 2016 Slingshot RPM with pro rider Carlos Mario. Six years after its debut, we find the RPM harder than ever to define. Never...

PEAK2 – no matter land or snow, instantly ready to go!

A new video and press release out this week about the Peak2 single-skin foil kite from our friends at Flysurfer. Flysurfer built the PEAK, the...
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Win 2016 Naish Motion | Twin Tip Kiteboard

Win a 2016 Naish Motion Twin Tip! Enter the contest here: Naish Motion Contest

Flysurfer PEAK2 Tweaked!

From mid-December on, the PEAK2 sizes 6.0m and 9.0m are coated in refreshed colors. The 6.0m shines in a fresh aubergine/yellow, while the 9.0m...
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How to trim your 2016 North Trust bar with Colleen Carroll

Out in Brazil this season, Colleen talks us through what she does to her NKB trust bar after she gets it out of the...
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#RPMisWHAT

#RPMisWHAT: To highlight the mass appeal of the RPM, we are launching a special video series and a social media campaign under the moniker...
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Best Videos of 2015 – Brandon Scheid

This month Kitesurfing Magazine is asking pro kiteboarders for their picks for their favourite kiteboarding videos of 2015. Today Kitesurfing Magazine checks out international...

WMFG – A Brand is Born

WMFG started as a little side project by former SBC Kiteboard advertising sales manager Matt Aiken. He was on the strapless surfboard thing pretty...
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Liquid Force ENVY 2016

2016 Envy, inspires confidence, invokes progression, 6 years in the making, this is your Envy! Riders : Sensi Graves, Jason Slezak, Julien Fillion, Davey Blair,...
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NOBILE KITEBOARDING: WE ARE DOLPHINS ON INFINTY SPLITBOARD WAVE&SURF BOARD

INFINITY SPLITBOARD - A unique waveboard for long journeys! The first waveboard in the world which can be packed as standard luggage. Now you...

Ride Engine Launches Wetsuits at Surf Expo

Founded in 2012 in Santa Cruz, watersports accessory brand Ride Engine will be launching its first full lineups of wetsuits, kiteboarding harnesses and gear/travel...

Tool of the Trade: Reider Decker

I was born and raised on Hatteras Island and have been kiting for 11 years, more than half of my life.When I was in...
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2016 North Dice Product Clip

"The launch of the Dice started a new era in the age of three strut kites. A C-performance oriented concept with three struts for...
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F-ONE 2016 COLLECTION: Color your Ride!

One of the bigger budget films of the year! Here is the 2016 kitesurfing gear preview action video from F-One. "For 2016 F-ONE decided to...
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New BWS 2016 Aeneema kite

“The Æneema’s predictability and simplicity provides riders the total package and that feeling of security whether you’re a beginner or an expert. I guess...
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Flysurfer Sonic-FR … built to win!

With more people hydro foiling the kite foil market is one of the hottest categories for 2016! Here is a new release from Flysurfer. The...
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RED SEA FLOATING: CABRINHA DOUBLE AGENT FOIL HURGHADA. Mike Raper 2015.07

Testing the new Double Agent Foilboard from Cabrinha 2016. So easy, so much fun. Check it out at www.Cabrinhakites.com Coming soon: August 1st. Rider: Mike...
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Ocean Rodeo 5th Generation Razor

The 5th Generation Razor kite from Ocean Rodeo is here! Completely re-built for the new season, the 5th Generation Razor returns to our roots...
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Tracer Sky Mount

Here is an accessory we really, really want! Record professional aerial footage by using your own kite. Fly where drones could never fly. Shoot stable...
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CORE XR4 // Big Air – Freeride – Wave

To celebrate the launch of the new Core XR4 the brand has release this product/lifestyle video filmed in Mauritius. This is the story of Beany,...
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CORE XR4 Kite teaser video

The new teaser video for Core's new XR4 Kite. Team CORE travels to beautiful Mauritius to ride the new XR4s. Follow them now! Like what you...
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Ian Alldredge Signature Rawson Surfboard

The Ian Alldredge Signature Rawson has been created especially for Ian’s size (5’11”& 175lbs/79kg), style and local conditions. He’s a fast, powerful rider and...
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North Kiteboarding Compact Surf Concept

Just when you think you’ve got your magic board that can never be replaced, a new design comes along that really makes you question...
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Flysurfer Radical5

Welcome to the next generation of our proven performance crossover freestyle kiteboard line, the Radical5. New rocker and torsion flex patterns allow for perfect control...

F-One getting back into foils

F-one International is getting back into foil kites! For those of you that were in the sport 15 years ago, you will remember F-One was...
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Ocean Rodeo 3rd Gen Flite

"The lightest kite we’ve ever made, the all new 3rd generation Flite now comes in a wider array of sizes. While the 17 & 14.5...

The 2015/16 Naish Kite Collection

The 2015/16 mid-season releases from Naish Kiteboarding are out! For more detailed specs and additional info, visit: naishkites.com/products/kites Like us on Facebook: @Naishkiteboarding Follow us on Instagram: @naish_kiteboarding
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Flysurfer BOOST – Designer & Feature Interview

BOOST, the second L.E.I. product line from Flysurfer Kiteboarding has it all. Feel the unstoppable dynamic force of an IKA registered racing machine. Experience...
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DESIGNERS NOTES – FX – Pat Goodman

Pat Goodman, Cabrinha kite designer, talks about the new Cabrinha kite, the FX.
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2015/16 NAISH FLY product launch video

Naish's Fly is a two-strut model designed to make the most of light winds. For more detail specs and additional info, visit: naishkites.com/product/fly/
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Designer’s Corner: AIRUSH SLAYER V3

Clinton Filen, the designer of the Airush Slayer V3, gives you a closer look and insight to this very unique and insanely fun board....
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Designer’s Corner – 2015 AIRUSH SECTOR V6

As any owner of an Airush Sector will tell you, it's one of the best directional freeride machines. The Sectors creator, Clinton Filen, goes through...
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2015 POP Boot overview

North Team rider Tom Court and Craig Cunningham take a look at the POP Boot. Hey Guys, right so here is a short overview of...
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Brandon Scheid Pro-model

In the Feel the Echo video Brandon Scheid talks about, and demonstrates his new Liquid Force pro-model kiteboard.
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BEST CABO 2015

Best team rider Pedro Henrique talking about his home spot and the new kite for waves from Best Kiteboarding, Cabo!
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North Kiteboard Factory Tour

Did you ever wonder where North Kiteboards are brought to life? Well if you did, the answer is Austria! With 20 years of experience in...
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Cruser Putnam @ Kitebeach, Maui

Airush North America rider, Cruser Putnam, getting aggressive with the New 2015 Airush Varial X at the infamous Kitebeach corner in Maui. Of course riding...
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Women’s Gear: 2015 AIRUSH DIAMOND SERIES

Airush's R&D team works closely with pro rider Bruna Kajiya to create a line of women's kitesurfing gear that offers great all-around performance. Diamond Series...

How to Pack Your Kite Properly

This video will show you one of the ways of packing your kite after you are done kiting.

Tools of the Trade: Laura “Lulu” Vroman

Author: as told to John Bryja / photo by Bryan Elkus  Laura “Lulu” Vroman, 20, grew up in Rochester, N.Y., living the life of a...

History of Kitesurfing

Going way back in time to the start of the sport.