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Editorial
Rou Chater has contributed 101 Editorials to the world of kitesurfing! Now, with aching hands and a worn-out keyboard, Rou takes a look back at the last 17 years, and lets us know what kind of changes are coming up behind the scenes of IKSURFMAG!
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Stay Local or Shred Global
Should I stay or should I go? While the debate on whether to stay local or shred global continues, the machine that is the kiteboarding industry needs wind to keep running. We caught up with the Duotone team to see what they've been up to. Hear the latest right here at IKSURFMAG!
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North Next Gen
"The biggest obstacle kiteboarding faces with the next generation is making sure there is one." In this article, Graham Howes introduces North’s Next Gen, and gets philosophical about the future of kiteboarding and how we can all play our part in ensuring there is one. Click here to see what the future has in store!
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Slightly Off
When things don’t go as planned, you’ve got to get creative. After getting taken down by South Africa’s second wave of Covid-19, Matt Maxwell wanted nothing more than to get back on the water. Find out how he fared in ‘Slightly Off’!
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Technique
If you want to have the coolest tricks on Kite Beach, look no further! Christian and Karine guide you through THREE new tricks to add to your collection, starting with the Inverted Backroll, moving on to the Toeside Upwind 360 for the strapless riders, and finishing up with the literally off the hook Unhooked Pop from Toeside!
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Driven to Kite
It's the classic dream of the passionate kitesurfer: To break free from the chains of the corporate world and follow the wind wherever it takes you. In this article, Ben Beholz shares how his drive to kite has taken him out of the office and onto the road full time. Read on for some van life inspiration!
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The Interview: Laci Kobulsky
It takes a lot to stand out in the world of kiteboarding, and this individual has managed to make a serious impression. If you haven’t seen his face, you’ve definitely seen his work! In ‘The Interview’, we catch up with talented filmmaker and CrazyFly team rider, Laci Kobulsky.
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Tried and Tested
We’ve got the latest gear on test this issue, with kites from North, Ozone, and CrazyFly, boards from F-ONE and Nobile, and the newest bar from Cabrinha. Our test team takes a close look at the newest kit on the market, and you can read all about it in Issue 87’s Tried & Tested!
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Tech Focus - Slingshot RPX
There have been some exciting kites coming out of the Slingshot factory in recent years, and the latest on the market is the Slingshot RPX. We caught up with Sam Light to find out more about their new release!
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Tech Focus - FLYSURFER: The New Soul
When FLYSURFER released the first version of the SOUL a few years ago, it was a game-changing design. A ‘soft kite’ that had the potential to excite even the most committed tube kite riders. With the 2nd version of the SOUL arriving on the market, we spoke to designer Benni Boelli to get some insights!
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Tech Focus - Prolimit Harnesses
At 36 years old, Prolimit is one of the oldest accessory brands in the wind and water sports industry. Their line of moulded and hardback harnesses uses a unique approach, and we’ve taken a closer look. Click here to find out what’s inside a Prolimit harness!
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On The Fly
What’s been happening in the world of wind? We catch up on the latest news from the industry, including new team riders, changes within the brands, and even a look at the astronomical growth of the wing industry! Stay in the know with On The Fly!
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Lightroom
The best photos with nowhere else to go! Indulge your eyeballs in Lightroom Issue #87!
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Insight: Moona Whyte
Born to a family of surfers in Oahu, Hawaii, Moona Whyte first hit the waves when she was only five years old. Moona lives a life of surfing, creativity, and sustainability while travelling the world to wherever the wind takes her. In this issue, she gets our 'INSIGHT' spotlight and tells Jen Tyler all about it!
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Movie Night
Our picks for the MUST WATCH kiteboarding movies released in the last two months, including a couple that may have slipped beneath your radar. Don’t forget to put the popcorn on and turn the volume up!
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