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In this year's Kiteboarding Magazine Instructional Guide ...

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Every year, The Kiteboarder Magazine and top instructors from across North America work together to develop The Kiteboarder’s annual instructional guide for beginner to advanced riders. With so many changes in equipment, safety systems and teaching methods, we think its important to present the most updated instructional teaching methods, tips and gear choices year to year. It’s a ‘hair on fire” project that takes a ton of time, energy,coordination and fact checking but we think it’s a helpful and necessary resource that provides important information for kiteboarder’s of all levels. This guide is NOT meant to replace lessons but is an informational guide to help supplement your learning curve, increase your knowledge base and progress your riding level. ENJOY!

Launch takes you freshwater wave hunting in Michigan

A chip off the old block, meet 5-year-old Cameron Maramenides, kiteboarding’s youngest pro

Adam Von Ins of Air Company shares riding spots, tips and resources on kiteboarding in Cozumel

The Kiteboarder Instructional Guide has grown another 14 pages to also include an intermediate and advanced riding section. From understanding the wind window to learning your first rolls to stomping a 313, the info-packed guide is full of helpful info and tips to help you become a better kiter….

Beginner section covers: Rideable wind and weather; wind window and site selection; choosing the right gear; muscle memory and safety systems; assisted launching/landing; right of way; getting up on the board; how to body drag upwind, riding upwind and how to tune your gear

Int section covers: Self launching/landing and drift launching; basics of jumping; your first rolls; how to unhook; basic grabs and riding in the surf

Advanced section covers: Setting an example; exploring new locations; S-Bend; 313 and advanced wave riding

Product Watch focuses on cool clothes and off the beaten path accessories this issue

Designer’s Corner takes you behind the scenes and what went into the product development of news releases from Blade, Carafino, Caution, Eclipse, Flexifoil, Fone, Liquid Force and Litewave Designs

The TKB test team gives you their feedback on new products from Freak Dog, Slingshot, Best, Crazy Fly, Cabrinha and Naish

Local Homies is our new photo section featuring local riders throwing it down on holiday or at their favorite riding spots

Exposed showcases interesting and unique photos from around the world

The Kiteboarder is available at kiteboarding and select surf shops throughout the US and Canada, or via subscription worldwide. The interactive online version of the print magazine is available as a FREE PDF download, complete with audio clips, podcast links, instructional videos, gear review videos, riding videos and more approximately 4-6 weeks after the print magazine is released. All magazines are archived and available for free download here
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