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Backroll Revert Downloop Transition | Ride with Blake

If you can do a backroll and you know how to pop toe-side, then you are ready for this trick! 4 Printable Steps for the Beach Step One: Pop Harder You are going to want to edge a little harder so that you can pop harder.  Fly your kite a bit higher (around 11 - 1 o'clock) for this [...]

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Kiteboarding Travel Guide: Hatteras, NC, USA - Destinations EP 06

Get a behind the scenes look on our trip to Hatteras with Danny.  WIND BY SEASON Kite season in Hatteras goes from about April to October, but the wind blows year round. The kiter with a complete quiver of kites and boards will be able to get a session on any windy day. Most windy days [...]

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Officially Announced: North is Rebranding to Duotone

*Emails submitted above are submitted to Duotone, not to MACkiteboarding.comThe Secret Is OutAfter 18 years Boards & More is dropping North Kiteboarding and launching their own brand, Duotone. Citing differing views on the future of the brand with North Sails (owned by Oakley Capital), Boards & More has parted ways and will move forward under [...]

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How To Give a Piggyback Ride | "Ride With Blake"

This week we thought it would be fun to teach you something a little unconventional. While it's not your typical trick tip, giving a piggyback ride with your kite can be pretty fun!  This is a great way to share the stoke with anyone! If you have any questions, give us a call 800.622.4655  Printable Steps for [...]

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Basic Grabs - Mute and Nose | "Ride With Blake"

Breakdown for two really fun pop grabs that every kiteboarder needs to know: The Mute Grab and the Nose Grab. These are simple grabs that are easily improved and tweaked out as you progress. If you have any questions, give us a call 800 622 4655 We're going to keep these short and sweet. Use these [...]

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How to Waterstart | "Ride With Blake"

This is Blake Olson here at Smathers Beach in Key West, Florida. I'm about to teach you how to do your first starts on a kiteboard. Ben, the person behind the camera, is going to be demonstrating as he's learning. Here are five simple steps for a successful waterstart.  5 Steps to a Waterstart  1) Fly the [...]

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Kiteboarding: Rules of Navigation | "Ride With Blake"

Yes, These are the rules...but you should know that not every kiter follows them or knows what they are!   If you see someone who doesn’t seem to know what they are doing, just kindly inform them of what you have learned from this video.  Safety is Key!  Don’t expect other kiters to get out of your way.  You [...]

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Learning to Foilboard Behind the Boat: Foil Fridays

Learning to Foil Behind the Boat What's the easiest way to learn how to hydrofoil? Starting behind a boat! Learning behind the boat allows you to fully focus on the foiling itself, rather than worrying about the kite. It's essentially the trainer kite for foiling. This controlled environment allows you to understand how foils operate based on [...]

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How to Darkslide | "Ride With Blake"

Excellent flatwater trick to start expanding out of your comfort zone all while incorporating other more basic trick skillsWe're going to keep these short and sweet. Use these steps to visualize the trick in your mind. If you can see it, you can do it!  Printable Steps for the Beach Step 1 Ride Powered. Have a sufficient amount of [...]

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How to Pop to Blind | "Ride With Blake"

Living in Key West Florida has it’s perks. You know, perks like kiteboarding off  of a friends boat in shallow blue water. In Episode four Blake gives you five simple tips for learning how to pop to blind. Believe it or not, riding blind is a simple progression you can learn once you are adept [...]

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