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2019 Cabrinha Contra Review

While the contra is a dedicated light wind kite, It’s also a versatile all around kite in general. To get some bias out of the way, This has been my go to lightwind kite for 3 years in a row. You’ll never catch me without one in my trunk. This is largely in part to that [...]

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​Switchblade Vs The Moto

In 2019 Cabrinha has two kites that both fit into the same category yet take different approaches to meet the same end. The long standing Cabrinha switchblade and the new three strut Moto. You might be asking, why make two freeride kites and which one is better? With the Switchblades long standing history how doe the [...]

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How to Wakefoil Without the Rope. Foil Fridays Ep 15

Foiling has changed everything. With so many applications, we find ourselves practicing a lot of crossover sports.Wakefoiling included. One of the most fun aspects of the sport is the freedom of just riding the foil be that on a wave or behind the boat. We decided it would be fun to do a tutorial on [...]

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Kiteboarding: How to Trim Your Kite "Ride with Blake"

While not incredibly exciting, trimming your kite is important. It is imperative if you unhook, and it does help you jump better when your kite is set up correctly. Let's be honest, no one likes it when their kite isn't flying right!  Most importantly, a properly trimmed kite will prevent back stalling. Step One: Find Some Space Find [...]

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2019 Slingshot Wake Foil Comparison Sessions w/ Rygo Ep03

Last week, Nathan Brad and myself decided to take some of the 2019 slingshot foils out to film and test. We promised to start doing some versus videos on our Foil Fridays series a while back and now it's time to really dive in.  We'll be doing kite reviews, surf reviews and wake reviews on many [...]

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Kiteboarding Travel Guide: Buen Hombre, DR - Destinations EP 09

WIND BY SEASON In most of the DR's North Coast, the windy season is strongest from April-September with lighter winter wind from December-February and a rainy season from approximately October-November. When the skies are clear, there can be wind year round in the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, and especially in Buen Hombre. The wind [...]

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Kitefoiling: Best 2019 Hydrofoils for You

Best 2019 Hydrofoils For You With the explosion of hydrofoil sports and new designs for 2019, even experienced riders are left with some questions. In this blog, we’ll go in-depth covering the differences between foil options, and discuss how to choose the best foil for you. I’ve done my best to title each section appropriately [...]

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DUOTONE - The Launch of a New Brand

Welcome DUOTONE! We know that there has been a tornado of speculation and questions regarding the re-branding of the well known and loved North Kiteboarding brand.  To put it as simply as possible, nothing is changing except for the name!  Customers can expect the same highly developed product, improved service, and a fresh brand energy.  Duotone is [...]

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kiteboarding: How to Butterslide "Ride with Blake"

The Butter Slide is hands down the easiest trick I’ll ever teach you. Just remember to come into this with good seed and power. The rest will sort its self out. Once you learn the butter slide, try to incorporate into tricks you already know like transition or even front rolls!Step OneStart Small Come in with good [...]

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How to Self Rescue on a foilboard: Foil Fridays EP 12

Self rescue printable stepsThe Self Rescue is your ace in the hole when it comes to kiteboarding.When in doubt, if you’re in trouble you can count on this method to systematically get yourself and your gear back in safely.When it comes to foilboarding, the process is mostly the same but there are some subtle differences. [...]

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