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What makes the best freeride kiteboard Versatility is the most important characteristic of a good freeride kiteboard. It should have plenty of grip and pop for freestyle and boosting, while remaining forgiving in the chop, slashy in the swell, and efficient when carving upwind. If you’re...

How to Choose the Best Kiteboard for Beginners   First and foremost, just because a board is classified as a good “beginner” board, that does not mean it’s only good for beginners. It simply means it has a shape and performance that are favorable to user-friendly progression...

Learning what’s better: above-the-bar or below-the-bar depower?   You can scour the internet and forums about the right kite control bar and you’ll find plenty of threads about which is best and why. While some forum topics can get pretty contentious and opinionated, in this case, pretty...

How to choose the right SUP? Start with the category and then find the board. Much like buying a new car, if you’re in the market for a stand-up paddleboard, the first thing you need to decide is what general type of board you’re looking for....

If you rig your kite the same way every session and have never experimented with different settings and attachment points, you could be missing out. Slingshot kites come equipped with different attachment points, on both the leading edge and the wingtip. These attachment points are...

Choose the right SUP for surfing. This may sound obvious, but if you want a SUP that can perform well in the waves, you want a wave-specific SUP. It’s not to say an open-water/recreation SUP can’t surf waves (they can, we’ve done it), it’s just more...

RPM Attachment points explained by Sam Light. Ever wondered what your kite’s different attachment points are for? Sam Light discusses RPM kite tuning techniques and why you should try for yourself.   If you rig your kite the same way every session and have never experimented with different...

Learn to kite foil: Best conditions 2018 While it’s true you can learn to kite foil in just about any condition you can kiteboard in, there is definitely a sweet spot in wind speed when you’re learning. We have found that to be the 15-25 knot range,...

NOTE: Ideally the best first step to learning to SUP foil surfing is behind a boat. A boat or jet ski is like having a ski lift. Imagine learning to snowboard or ski by hiking up a mountain; it is doable, but it would be...

The best spot to learn foil surfing is behind a boat. The idea is simple. Imagine learning how to ski or snowboard by hiking up the mountain first. Having a boat or jet ski is just like having a ski lift - it's an assisted...