O16 > EDITORIAL 020 > GALLERY 030 > MOST WANTED 034 > SPY NETWORK Punks, peaks and PKRA upsets. Another dose of global gossip 050 > READERS’ GALLERY 052 > NORTH SHORE NOTES Pack your bags, we're heading to Oahu! 054 > CHERYL MEETS... THREE WOMEN AND A BABY Cheryl talks to three women with very different stories to tell 058 > MARK MY WORDS Kicking off his new regular column, this issue Mark Shinn takes on the future of kites 094 > TURBULENT TRIALS The keenest kite freaks in the UK begin their new regular feature testing some of the more unusual bits of kite kit. This issue, they get on the glue with a Wanikou repair kit 104 > ALL THE GEAR, NO IDEA? Tacking upwind goes through the IKO technique machine 108 > MOTOR DRIVE PROJECT: RAILEY TO BLIND Another tasty project this issue, taking in the railey, krypt and heel-side carve along the way 116 > KGB BIBLE The Bible is back. Reading from the verses of the 180 pivot, ice pick and kite loop this issue are Neal Hilder and Dan Maroni from Goring 120 > DVD REVIEW Joyride intermediate instructional DVD 124 > RIDER UNCOVERED The series where we bust open a rider's coffin to reveal the kit they use is back. Although someone took the title a bit too literally this issue...
060 > HOPES AND FEARS For the past decade, wind sport die-hards have been making the voyage to South Africa for warm sun, heavy winds, majestic waves and cheap living. We experience two very different cities in a two part feature on the most wind-swept and hazardous stretches of coastline in the world PART ONE: BAKER'S DOZEN Manu Morel and co head to Durban with local charger Grant 'Twiggy' Baker PART TWO: RAW POWER Jim Gaunt gets a local's low down on life and kiting around Cape Town, one of the kiteboarding world's big five must-ride venues
074 > FRAGILE POWER Iceland may not be the first place you think of when booking your summer holiday, but if you're in the mood for a very different experience that's only a short plane ride away, or are just in need of a snowkite fix, we have just the ticket. Goggles down, we're hitting the top...
084 > STOKING THE AULD ALLIANCE A whistle-stop tour of Scotland's finest spots with a couple of French blokes
090 > NOVA-CAIN FOR THE SOUL Quiet few weeks for the test team. Only Takoon's new Nova 2 on the to-do list this time. Next issue's looking a little more taxing though...
098 > 2007 GEAR GUIDE It's that time of year again where we need to break out the manufacturer's jargon dictionary, decode, decipher and read between the heaps of hype for the kit you'll be riding next year
126 > UNDER THE INFLUENCE We want your votes, views and victims for next issue's credit check
Cover>From humble boy to mellow man. Reo Stevens was 16 when he became our first cover star, whizzing care-free past Stephen Whitesell back in 2002. Now 20, he's become one of kiteboarding's cleanest wave riders. No motion blur this time, it's all about focus Photo>John Bilderback
Contents>The journey to what you're looking for isn't always a long one. Bruno Sroka finding the finest form in Balephuil, Tiree, Scotland Photo>Erwan Crouen