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Safety Alert – Cabrinha Kiteboarding

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Safety Alert – Cabrinha Kiteboarding 2017 Season

The product recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
This problem is limited to a small percentage of the 2016 control systems manufactured before August 10, 2015.

The TrimLite trim line is mounted on the top of the depower mainline of certain Cabrinha control systems. The trim line is used to make small adjustments to the aerodynamic trim of the kite. The product was manufactured in April through July, 2015 for the 2016 season. The product can be distinguished from other Cabrinha control systems by its stainless steel cleat at the top of the depower mainline. The products affected by this recall are the Overdrive 1X with TrimLite (48-56cm version), the 1X with TrimLite (44cm, 52cm and 60cm versions) and the Chaos 1X Control System (44cm version)

Consumers can send an e-mail to support@cabrinhakites.com or call Cabrinha at: +1 808 8930286 from from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, Monday through Friday or online at www.cabrinhakites.com.
Posted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Source: www.cabrinhakites.com/safety-alert.html

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Kitesurfing as a family pastime

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kitesurfing family www.kitesafe.orgHow Kitesurfing became a family pastime,
For years kitesurfing has had the reputation as being an extreme sport. This reputation was largely perpetuated by the pioneers themselves that experimented and discovered the limitations of their equipment through a series of adventures and misadventures that were quaintly referred to as “kitemares”. Continue reading

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Kiteboarding’s 10 Worst Habits

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10 Worst www.kitesafe.orgKiteboarding’s Ten Worst Habits
Here is a list of Kiteboarding’s 10 Worst Habits. This Top Ten is some of the worst things we see daily on kite beaches that make us cringe or shake our heads. Why do people do it, when there is clearly a better way or at least a better looking way to do it? These bad habits were submitted from our pro-team members as some of the worst examples of sloppy or just plain ugly kite technique. There are many more bad habits not on this list to be sure. Here we have listed ten of the worst in no particular order. Continue reading

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Kiteboarder certification Cards

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Kiteboarder cert card www.kitesafe.orgKiteboarder Certification Cards
For many years now the top training organizations in the world have issued Kiteboarder Certification Cards. Kiteboarder certification cards are for kiters wheat PADI cards are for scuba divers. Kiteboarder certification cards serve several purposes. They are a way for the student to self-evaluate their level achieved. And they are an objective way to prove the skill level of the card holder to another person. Continue reading

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Do not use a kiteboard leash

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Do not use a kiteboard leash Do not use a kiteboard leash
Do not use a kiteboard leash. Kiteboard leashes are dangerous and are known to cause serious injury and even death. Kiteboard leashes have been banned by most kiteboarding schools and training organizations, and the majority of manufacturers do not recommend using them. Continue reading

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How to be an Independent Kiteboarder

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How to be an Independent Kiteboarder

Kiteboarding is essentially a solo sport. When you are kiting you are alone on your board and are in sole control of your craft. It is always better to have friend to help you launch and a buddy to ride with, but at the end of the day you are alone. To be alone means that you will ultimately need to be self-reliant. Continue reading

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5 signs of a good Kiteboarding Instructor

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Kite Instructor Icon www.kitesafe.org 5 signs of a good Kiteboarding Instructor. When you decide to learn an extreme sport like kiteboarding, you have decided to take on a certain amount of risk. Extreme power from the kite combined with the high speeds over water make it exciting but potentially harmful as well. Continue reading

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Access to Beaches and Launch sites

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Access to Beaches and Launch sites
All kiteboarders need to maintain their access to kite beaches and launch sites and ride areas. Over the years we have lost many sites due to conflicts with other user groups, safety issues, and lack of cooperation among kiters. Without access there is no kiting. Most kite launches and ride areas are on public lands, and use shared community resources. Continue reading

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