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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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Kiteboarding Travel Guide: Punta Salinas, DR - Destinations EP 07

WIND BY SEASON WIND BY SEASON Kite season in the Dominican Republic is typically from December to September, with conditions typically being stronger in spring and summer and a heavy rainy season in October and November. Punta Salinas is in a micro climate where it is possible for there to be wind year round, but those who [...]

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Kiteboarding Jumping Transition - Ride with Blake

If you can do a transition and jump, then you are ready for this trick! 4 Printable Steps for the BeachStep One: Start Small The smaller you go at first, the easier this trick is. It should feel similar to a regular transition except your doing it a few inches or feet off the water. This is [...]

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2019 Slingshot Hydrofoil Wings - Measurements and Practical Uses

Let's Chat: 2019 Slingshot Hydrofoil Wings 2019 is an exciting year for hydro-foiling. The variety and abundance of choices in the current market are sure to have a product for every circumstance and budget. However, that also means that the dizzying confusion of product names, measurements, and uses makes choosing one a confounding affair. Slingshot, for [...]

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