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      For any sport kite topic that doesn't fit into one of the listed forums, you have free reign here... Challenge the panel!

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    3. Trick Flying

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    4. Quad Heads

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    5. Indoor Flying

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    8. Adjustments and Modifications

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    3. Beginner Questions

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    4. KAP - Kite Aerial Photography

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    5. Fighter Kites

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      Whether they're flat, dimensional or parafoil-based, this is the place to discuss any sort of power kite flying, tuning and repair techniques.

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    2. Kite Buggy

      Setting the trend for traction kiting in the early 90s, buggying is still going strong worldwide with speed and distance records being set everyday.

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    3. Kite Surfing

      Arguably the hottest thing on the global kiting market, kite surfing blends extreme sports with wind sports to make an exciting and media-rich past time.

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    4. Kite Boarding

      Quickly becoming one of the hot facets of power kiting, kite boarding is something else... Imagine a big skateboard with knobby wheels, and you've got it!

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    1. Open Topic

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    2. Kite Videos

      If you know where to find kite videos, let it be known! In addition to general footage, Kitelife is always looking for more sport kite competition or demo routines to add to their video database.

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    3. Kite Photographs

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    4. Kites for Sale, Swap or Trade

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    5. Kite Making

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    7. Favorite Kite Fields

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    8. Kite Travel

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    9. Kite Plans

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    2. Web Sites

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      Discussion area dedicated to exploration, assistance and product support for Kite Forge.

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