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    3. Trick Flying

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    8. Adjustments and Modifications

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    1. General Single Line

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    3. Beginner Questions

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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

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    4. Kite Boarding

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    4. Kite Travel

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    5. Favorite Kite Fields

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    6. Kite Plans

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