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New CORE video reviews: GTS4 vs. Free vs. XR4

New CORE video reviews: GTS4 vs. Free vs. XR4

Known for their expertly engineered designs and strong, reliable build quality, CORE kites are one of the favorite choices for both REAL staff members and kiteboarders all over the world. The unrelenting drive for excellence has made CORE a global...

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...Lost Carbon Wrap Surfboard Construction Explained

...Lost Carbon Wrap Surfboard Construction Explained

If you pay attention to surf media, you’ve undoubtedly seen the new Carbon Wrap surfboard construction being championed by bros and pros everywhere: in instagram feeds, web clips, …Lost’s website and more. There’s lots of information and buzzwords floating around...

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All Aboard the Crazy Train: JJF's Eddie-Winning Gun

All Aboard the Crazy Train: JJF's Eddie-Winning Gun

Unless you’ve been off the grid lately, you’ve no doubt seen surfing’s favorite son JJF tackling some breathtakingly huge Waimea during the Quiksilver Eddie. John John caught the best waves of the day riding his Pyzel Crazy Train gun, took...

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Hard-Shell Harness Hype

Hard-Shell Harness Hype

There is a big buzz on the water at REAL about the new hard-shell harnesses that have come to market. We are here to confirm: YES, these harnesses live up to all the hype, and they’re here to stay. Benefits...

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4 Ways to Start Foiling

4 Ways to Start Foiling

For many kiteboarders, learning how to ride a foilboard is something they’ve always wanted to do, but didn’t quite know how to get started. “What are my options? What equipment do I need? Is professional instruction available?” We’ve outlined 4...

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Futures Ride Number Explained

Futures Ride Number Explained

The Futures Ride Number scale has made choosing fins as easy as two simple questions: 1)What size fin are you (weight)? 2)What kind of feelings do you want to add to your surfing? The experts at Futures Fins have created...

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The Secret behind the Magic Sword

The Secret behind the Magic Sword

JJF’s Magic Sunset Sword: His Pyzel 6’4 Next Step John John Florence was on a tear at Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, riding a board upwards of a foot shorter than most. Directly after the event we...

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How to Choose the Right Board for Hurricane Swell

How to Choose the Right Board for Hurricane Swell

You’ve spent all Summer creating speed and looking for boards that help you create even more speed. Now that Fall/Winter is right around the corner and hurricane swell season is on our doorstep, it’s time to talk about boards that...

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