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  1. Episode 7 is absolutely stacked.

    Luke McGillewie surprised many with his fourth place at the recent KSP event in Mauritius – Jim caught up with the SA teen sensation earlier this year in Cape Town.
    We round up the nail biting PKRA and KSP seasons so far, talk to Kristin Boese about kitesurfers v windsurfers in the race for places in the 2016 Olympics and fill you in on Branson's channel crossing.
    Move of the Month strapless air special features KSP Mauritius winner Patri McLaughlin, Keahi de Aboitiz, Patrick Rebstock, Niccolo Porcella and Bear Karry.
    Part two of Sam Light's back mobe instructional series moves on to the back-to-wrapped.
    Islamorada in Florida is just coming into season – we have a quick low down on the riding.
    We play the show out with a chapter from Elliot Leboe's legendary Autofocus DVD. Released in 2005 it featured the world's best wake-style riders: Dre, Mauricio Abreu, Bertrand Fleury, Jason Stone, Moe Goold and Jason Slezak.

    All that, plus: Win a Cabrinha Subwoofer surfboard and find out if you won the Best Shortstick!
    Enter the comp and vote for move of the month at:

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    Episode six sees us catch-up with Aaron Hadlow after the worst injury of his career, keeping him out of action for nine months. He was planning a dramatic comeback to PKRA competition until he damaged his ACL in February, but he gives us his rundown on the leading contenders in the 2012 championship. We also talk to Best designers Peter Stiewe and Jordi Modolell in Cape Town and find out a bit more about their jobs. Andre Phillip explains the secrets of the success of Island Time, an online movie with over 150,000 views, Sam Light (who also appears in Island Time) starts his back mobe instructional series beginning with the back roll and back-to-toe, Ruben Lenten reveals the highlights of his Len10 Mega Loop Challenge in Cape Town and Aaron Hadlow interviews event winner Lewis Crathern. On top of that, find out if you won our North Wam competition and we launch the Best Shortstick surfboard giveaway.

    To enter the Best Shortstick competition fill in the quick answer form on our Facebook epi 6 page here:

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  3. In episode 5 we highlight what we believe were the ten best web videos of 2011. That's not all, crammed in too are Shinn's Piglet, Youri Zoon and Keahi De Aboitiz tell us about their PKRA winning years and we round up the KSP's first world wave tour series.

    PRIZES: We launch the North Wam surfboard giveaway and announce the winner of the F-One Acid competition

    Remember to enter the competitions and also to vote for your favourite video of 2011 on our Facebook fan page.

    Episode 5 is sponsored by North Kiteboarding.

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    Episode 4 is packed! You'll need more than a tea break for this - it's prime time! Mark Shinn talks board design, photographer Jason Wolcott on Indo, Roberto Ricci answers your questions, AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year Damien Leroy, UK wake-style Move of the Month, World Cup news and Lou Wainman

    Plus: WIN AN F-ONE ACID TWIN-TIP! Enter by simply clicking 'Like' on our Facebook fanpage -

    Also vote for Move of the Month in the episode 4 section at:

    TECH: Mark Shinn talks us through the design of the SuperShinn, we hear his thoughts on surfboard design and we catch some action from his home turf in Tenerife.
    PROFILE: Photographer Jason Wolcott moved to Indo from California four years ago. He tells us about his new lifestyle, delivers action on some of the riders he likes to work with and we see some of his favourite photos.
    Q&A: We asked for your questions on Facebook and put them to Roberto Ricci when he was in the UK on a demo tour and we hear about that Aston Martin car crash!
    KOTY: Damien Leroy was voted the first AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year at the Surf Expo show in Florida. Jim caught up with him to find out more about why.
    UK PARK JAM: Ben Todd hosted his third Park Jam wake-style event in Rhosneigr in September, we joined Aaron Hadlow and Sam Light who also dropped in to hit some features.
    MOTM: Court, Boulding, Light, Hadlow, Sweeney, Whiteside and Barret take over Move of the Month and slap a big fat UK wake-style stamp on it.
    NEWS: New world champions and the KSP World Wave Tour kicks-off. An action round-up of the latest movements from world tour competitions awaits you in episode 4.
    CLASSIC GAME CHANGER: We finish with a classic clip from Tronolone Productions, showing you exactly why Lou Wainman has inspired so many for so long. More at:

    That's enough, or we'd have never got finished. We've got to get on with epi 5 at some point... Now sit back and hit the HD button!

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    Kite Show presenter Annelies Van de Velde heads out to Cabarete in the Dominican Republic to meet Susi Mai. In part one of our Susi Mai special the Cabrinha superstar shows us her favourite kiting and surfing spots and also gives us a whistle-stop tour of Cabarete town, the bars, the beaches and her home. In part two, also in this episode, we interview the three-time Red Bull Queen of the Air about some of the highlights and memorable moments from her stunning ten year career in kiteboarding.

    Plus: Progression provide the tips on handle-passing and riding switch; Kristin Boese drops by; we round up the biggest recent headlines from the world of kiteboarding; the Airush FS Team board winner is announced and we launch the Shinn ToyBoy girl's board comp; female champions from the PKRA, UK, Holland and Europe take over the Move of the Month competition and we finish you off with a selection of action clips from some of the world's best female rippers.

    You'll need more than a quick tea-break for it all. This is prime-time!

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Mixing original video content with the best news and entertainment stories from the world of kiteboarding, The Kite Show is written and presented by Kiteworld Magazine editor, Jim Gaunt, shot and edited by Craig Sawyer of Blue Juice (2010/11 BKSA videographer)

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Mixing original video content with the best news and entertainment stories from the world of kiteboarding, The Kite Show is written and presented by Kiteworld Magazine editor, Jim Gaunt, shot and edited by Craig Sawyer of Blue Juice (2010/11 BKSA videographer) and shot, packaged and supported by Rob Claisse, MD of Progression and Fat Sand.

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