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In light of MACkiteboarding now offering Slingshot Wakeboards, here are some of their best tearing up Hydrous Wake Park in Texas.

In this episode of Viva La Texica members of the Slingshot team hit the ShredTown Park and Hydrous Wake Park for a little fun.

Check out our wakeboard selection to pick up on of their board for a smoking good price.  http://www.mackiteboarding.com/wakeboards/

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Our own world traveler, Nathan explains how to pack your kiteboard gear for your next vacation.  Protect your gear, Save Money, and Maximize your riding time!

Check it out here at MACkiteboarding.com  http://www.mackiteboarding.com/dakine-club-wagon-2013/

In this episode of Viva La Texica members of the Slingshot team hit Texas Ski Ranch for a fun morning session before hours with the crew. After that they head south in the RV to Wake Nation to see what kind of trouble they can get into.

 

Snowkiting at easmanville farm

Snowkiting at easmanville farm

Tucker and Jeff made it out for a morning snowkite session today at our new favorite spot and scored some fun powder.  Tucker was riding the Rome Garage Rocker 154 with Rome Mob Boss bindings while flying a Slingshot RPM 14m kite.  Jeff opted for a Flow Era that was lying around the shop and a 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade 12m kite.  With knee deep powder in spots it made for some fun riding and an excellent time to test our our new snow kiteboarding spot at Eastmanville Farm that offers a large area with enough elevation fun to mix things up a bit.  While the hike back is rather long in deep snow, it is well worth the reward.  Be sure to keep your eye out for the obstacles at this spot.  It has trees, fence posts, and a large ditch that might posses a threat to beginners or an unsuspecting rider but most of the large riding area is clear of major obstacles.

 

Ready to road tripI have been fortunate to travel with some real pros over the years. Thank you Brad and Skip for all the help. So the first thing I would recommend if you are heading out for a road trip would be to find a couple of veterans – they really will teach you so much and save your butt a few times too. Of course, always check your fins if they build your board. This article will focus on a kitesurfing “road trip”, literally one in which you drive, not fly.

Budget – oh yes, you have to pay for this trip.

At MACkiteboarding.com, we go on a big road trip with customers every spring to Kiteboard the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our trip is a designed to be a bit higher end so that each individual or couple has their own room and our house isn’t too full. A full week with accommodations might be $1,000-$1,500 per person (excluding transportation). The first kiteboarding trip we went on 10 years ago was a super budget trip. Vans packed with gear and people, a house with every couch full, and lots of cheap beer. I think I spent about $600 for the week. Count your pennies and decide how much you want to spend before you do anything else.

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