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Sebastien Cattelan

Sebastien Cattelan, 34, grew up in Gruissan in the south of France. He started kiteboarding in Hawaii in 1999 and, as was the case with everyone at the time, hurt himself repeatedly until he got the hang of it.

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Sebastien Cattelan

Yaron Barlev

Yaron Barlev, 32, lives in Israel in Beit Yanay, a small coastal village, 30 minutes north of Tel Aviv. He started kiting in 2000 and, with a computer engineering degree, began work on kite R&D in 2002, eventually launching Blade ...

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Yaron Barlev

Franz Orly

Franz Olry, apparently 34, started kitesurfing in 1998 and is widely credited with designing the first real twin-tip in 1999. Sponsored by Wainman Hawaii, Franz also still designs his own boards, under the Alkita brand.

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Franz Orly

Motor Drive: Project Transitions 2

With so many ways to turn around and head back the other way, Jo Ciastula is here with a few more takes on reversing direction, starting with the basic toe-to-heel-side carve

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Motor Drive: Project Tran

Motor Drive: Project Transitions

The transition is one of the first aerial tricks you will learn. Changing direction in the air may sound complicated, but because the kite moves smoothly in only one direction and can be done quite slowly, it's not as demanding as...

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Motor Drive: Project Tran

Splitting the pack

A virtual lap through the mind of ace racer, double PKRA Kiter Course Race World Champion, Steph Bridge

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Splitting the pack

So Far So Good

Kite design is a full time job and goes slowly and, hopefully, surely. Jim Gaunt went along to the F-One meeting in Mauritius to track the development process of the new 2010 Bandit Three (and scored six out of six days on the wat...

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So Far So Good

Mark My Words 29 - issue #51

In 2002 kitesurfers had to focus on fine-tuning their kite handling skills to get the most out of their barely depowerable kites. Have modern kite designs made us lazy and less skilled? Shinny investigates

Mark My Words - Mark Shinn
Mark My Words 29 - issue

Mark My Words 28 - issue #50

We're lucky to have a double World Championship columnist in Mark Shinn. He's been around the kiteboarding block a bit and looks back on elements of the great kiteboarding journey so far

Mark My Words - Mark Shinn
Mark My Words 28 - issue

Mark My Words 27 - issue #49

Mark Shinn reflects on the fact there's no place like home, especially when it's hot, windy and the waves are up!

Mark My Words - Mark Shinn
Mark My Words 27 - issue
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