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Whether you're fighting to find the perfect stance or a seasoned pro working on a powered pass, carving your first turn or dreaming of cheeky transitions. A day or a week, at home or abroad, indulge yourself in a truly unique clinic where Christian and Karine will devote themselves to your individual needs.

An exciting time of year for kiters at the moment, what with new kit springing up everywhere, the presence of too many temptations to drop a wad of cash and the challenge of finding somewhere else to hide your shiny new toys. Hopefully we can add to this sport induced frenzy with a few new challenges, that will of course be so much easier on that new kite;) Kicking August off we have an old school wakestyle move, hooked in to keep it more achievable too. It’s the Hoochie Glide, a back scratcher of a Raley with a sneaky front hand grab. Then, as you can never have enough ways to change direction, we have another tantalising transition for you in the shape of the Toeside Back Roll Downloop Transition. And to finish things off we have possibly the tastiest of grabs to add to your sent back rotations, the ultimate in embellishments, the Back Roll Stalefish. Party on dudes…..

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Hello sailors! Hope you’re ready for some new challenges as we’ve got three beauties for you this issue – ripe to get you polished in time for some summer (or winter) wind posing. Coming straight in at number one we have the rather stunning air gybe nose grab. This is gagging to be tweaked and is a splendid way to show off your board. Following that it’s time for the double grab front rotation. That’s right you’ll be cramming in both a nose and a tail grab whilst navigating your way through a front loop/roll. Another knock out stylish monster. And bringing up the rear is a jolly Darkslide variation. We’ll have no kite looping, but rather you’ll be rotating into a forceful forward rotation on the way out of your slide – pure, unadulterated satisfaction and showboating. Enjoy the experience, C&K.

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How good was it this year????? Woooooaaa – replace with as many positive adjectives as you can muster. Toot toot, it was bang on. Windy barely describes it, actually it describes it perfectly. And what a splendid bunch of merry sailors. We had so much going on that the pictures will only tell part of this wonderful tale. Oodles of very big air, blinds, raleys, large kite loops, downloads, front loops, back loops, strapless shenanigans, turquoise playgrounds, blues on the boat, underwater action, downwinder, wipeouts galore, squidditch, great food, a fortunately re-stockable bar, our own flat water spots (most the time), full moon kiting, new friends, heaps of progress, lashings of laughter, effervescent conversation (a boat is rather convivial), nutella, boogie. In true British understatement, not bad! Thanks again to Philou, Amra and the rest of the crew for yet another unforgettable trip.

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Surprise surprise, another windy week, with some CK virgins to whip into shape. Fab crew with plenty of laughs. Some phenomenal action on the water with lorry loads of progress. Special mention must go to Ant for proving that water doesn’t hurt, regardless of height or power in kite – mxfreestyle all the way. Kiwi took speedo kiting to new previously unseen levels. We had our first ever kiting commando (nothing to do with speedos), but we did get to see Nick bone it out. Alison nailed her nemesis the front loop, as did Kim. We had the girls going crazy for in flight entertainment, Suzanne, Oksana and Marije enjoyed joining the club – no jumping frogs and all 20m plus!! Maxine inverted her front roll, dark slid for miles and unhooked the raley. Brilliant stuff, all washed down with litres of fresh coconut:)

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Yew, at one time this all looked to be in jeopardy, so first off thanks to you all for being so brilliant and accepting the slight changes so admirably:) Turned out to be well worth it. No wonder everyone loves Sri Lanka, yet again it was spectacular. Wind, wind and then more wind, the most mellow of vibes and probably our most amazing classroom yet, the CK roof terrace. Great food, great company and so much progress on the water, totally awesome, and even a cheeky can of Special Brew (thanks Stewy) Turns out to be a beer that you can drink warm. And yes that is Gabri starting the speedo craze with his special “ordem e progresso” numbers. Check out the pics to see the lagoon going off. And yes, if you’re wondering, Foxy was looking great:)

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Whoooohoo – what a finale. As you’ll probably gather by now mother nature continued with her blessing, the wind blew, the sun shone, the water remained flat and the tv stayed small!! A very international bunch, with some excellent saucisson, great coffee, amazing hazelnuts (who ever knew that hazelnuts can be even better), birthdays with “cake bombers” and spur of the moment outfits. Quick mention to Edoardo who had to rush off so squeezed in a trick a minute, Jeff for providing the table top for Ben’s “I ain’t no tuna” picnic with the dolphins, Yannick’s mastery of air, Jo’s facial wow after the most epic of pops, Hannah’s awesome jumps and general social secretary skills, Paul’s now familiar king of the Air-esque rocket impersonations (you know how much you loved that Switchblade:), Fredge’s phenomenal and controlled new big air game, Elsa’s toeside and sends into the world of in flight entertainment, Bettina’s unhooked raleys and let us not forget the dancing flower. And to Tom, an unexpected but wonderful surprise, for quite rightly gatecrashing the wonderful bars that only DA delivers…
All in all another amazing Spring in Dakhla, so a huge shout out to the entire crew at Dakhla Attitude including Rachid, Tanja, Max, Yassine, Hakim Mojito the best barman on the continent, Aschraf in the boat of progress and and all the rest for making our time there so very very special. Can’t wait for 2018 to do it all again xx

 

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Hello Class:) More essential and exciting moves for you! Our opener is the Beach Start with a Front Rotation. We spend so much time learning moves to throw down once we’re on the water, why not have a few more to bridge the gap from beach to ocean? Following that it’s a classic transition from bygone times that should have you hollering with joy and any onlookers wondering what you just nailed. Once they work it out they’ll realise that it was in fact the rather fetching Toeside Nose (or thereabouts) Grab Front Loop Transition. And finishing things off we have a positively great bit of hooked in tomfoolery. As Freestyle moves on, the connection between kite and harness seems ever less important, but let’s remind you that it’s possible to dazzle even with your Donkey’s security pin firmly in place. Time to learn that Back from Blind. Enjoy the challenge. C&K.

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All things being equal, we were definitely on an upwind trajectory with the wind. A blip of light wind was mixed with the friendly dolphins and gave BB a chance to get his seal slicing foil out. Other than that it blew, morning, noon and night, to the extent that afternoons became optional!!! The Easy jet boys and girls always seem to bring it with them. Think the gents (you know who you are) were saving some energy for happy hour at the beach bar – a truly dedicated bunch. Things were creative both on and off the water, with some outstanding uses for a Cabrinha cap and ping pong bats concerning Spring fancy dress. A super fun week – again:) AND a special mention must got to Robbie’s DIY kite roller bag…

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Things were back to normal this week, the wind was doing it’s thing as expected. The dolphins were a tad more curious and photo bombed a few of the crew. The on water displays remained dazzling, the happy hour(s) continued to delay dinner, the sun shone and a great clinic passed with aplomb. Andy stayed a bit longer than usual, Bill obviously got us all dancing and thus cracked his tack (that’s a move not a body part), Jeremy’s version of Rappers delight while suited in a star spangled set of boardies has become the stuff of Legend, as did his indy backs. Longnus have strapless nailed now, Bernadette had a couple of whopper jumps, Oksana nailed her turns, Stevey ducked, slid and flew, Dan’s nemesis of the front loop is no more, Peter found the rocket switch. And finally a little shout out to Andre, who just missed the trip due to connecting with something solid whilst mountain biking the previous bank holiday.

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Not the windiest of weeks by the unusually high standards of Dakhla, but we still got wet, had time to learn loads and show off for the camera – although perhaps a tad more theory than normal, which is never a bad thing:) Plenty of action on the water, some early sacrifices in the bar (thanks Guy), gluttony at the oyster farm and who will ever forget Tobi’s IRHMNF 138 – one hell of a graphic, we all need the t-shirt. Also big healing hugs to Lyndsey, hope you’ll be back on the water soon. Enjoy the pics, missing the speed spot and you lot already…. next time it’ll be Lac Luxembourg or Belgium’s highest point!!!

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