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z CONTENTS #41

INSIDE: WIN A 2010 F-ONE BANDIT 3!

Contracts

& shootings Contracts

& shootingsSHRED OR DEAD: VARI, ABREU, SALLES, NAISH AND MORE

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ISSUE #41 > OCT – NOV ’09 Other countries: please affix new barcodes UK £3.75

PLUS: HOT G EAR R EVIEWS, KEYWORDS TO FUEL YOUR PROGRESSION, M OVE TO LA VENTANA, A CLASSIC DOW NW INDER

AND WE REMEM BER COLIN MCCULLOCH

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL KITING MAGAZINE

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Cover > Davey Blair pops out of the Hawaiian green Photo > John Bilderback

Contents > On record. The F-One team with their noses to the proverbial grindstone getting the job done Photo > Gilles Calvet

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018 > EDITORIAL 024 > GALLERY: FEELING 034 > MOST WANTED THREADS

AND TREADS ETC. Teeing you up

036 > MOST WANTED

New gear releases

100 > TESTS

Vari's Condor One, JN's Mr Fantastic, Ozone's Instinct

Light, F-One's Revolt and Gin's Nazca 2 make up the

kites, while the Flysurfer Flydoor medium and Wainman

Blunt provide the rides this issue. We also check out

what it's like to ride with the Southwind pulley bar

110 > CHICKS DIG IT

Kari Schibevaag lights up under interrogation

114 > CLASSIC DOWNWINDERS

The ying and yang factor in South Padre Island, Texas

116 > GETTING SHACKED

Build your dream kite pad in La Ventana

146 > SUBSCRIBE AND WIN!

Did you win the North Race Ltd? Will you win the

Bandit 3? Can you contain yourself?

FEATURES

064 > THE GREAT PRETENDER

There's only one Martin Vari

072 > PARADISE LOST: RE-VISITED

Mauricio Abreu broke his back in Tahiti last year. The

boys christened the offending wave 'Backbreaker'.

This year Mauricio went back, like all good pros should

040 > SPY NETWORK

A kitesurfer wins a surf contest, two kiters cross the

Gobi desert, Hadlow gets hustled and we round up

some world news

048 > READERS' GALLERY

Show us your good side

050 > MARK MY WORDS

Turns out pros need to do more than just look good in

swimwear to survive

052 > MAYBE TOMORROW

Miguel and Kris take on Buffalo

056 > ALL AT SEA

Pirate swerving antics on the high seas

060 > INTRODUCING HANNAH WHITELEY

There isn't a more kite-focussed family than that of

the runner-up in last year's women's BKSA

freestyle championship

118 > YOGA WITH KIRSTY JONES

A few quick warm ups for those tough enough to know

they need it

124 > ALL THE GEAR, NO IDEA?

Gabi Steindl, Tom Court and Mallory de la Villemarque

impart some secrets of the pros – keywords to

improve your progression

128 > LABOUR OF LOVE

Chris Burke continues his mission of building a mega

slider for the White Air contest in September, taking a

visit to the Hood River Slider Jam for inspiration, to

see how they do it over the pond

134 > MOTOR DRIVE PROJECT: HASSELHOFF

Chest wigs and wobbly pecs out please

144 > REVIEWS

A brace of new DVDs, a work book and a line

management tool were in the post this issue

082 > JUST SHOOT ME

Getting beautiful images is a race against time and

about performing money tricks on the same spot time

after-time. Team manager, Jon Malmberg, directs the

action on the Naish 2010 photo shoot

090 > SO FAR, SO GOOD

Jim Gaunt drew the long straw and went to Mauritius

for the F-One media and distributor meeting in July

and witnessed the inner workings of a big brand and

how the products evolve. He also scored six out of six

days on the water and talked to locals about conditions

around the island

120 > LEAD SINGERS

Get with it. Buy a sewing machine and recycle

142 > GOOD TIMES AND GREAT SHAPES

Remembering Colin McCulloch

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