Click Bar: depower and power at the flick of a switch | Photo: North Kiteboarding

The brand says it is a game-changing innovation. The North Kiteboarding Click Bar allows you to trim your kite through the back line rather than the front. But there's more.

"The trim function is achieved through the trim unit, which is integrated into the winding post on the right-hand side of the control bar," explains Sky Solbach, rider and R&D tester at North Kiteboarding.

"The Click Bar allows you to power and depower your kite with a simple flick of a switch. Turning the winder clockwise powers up your kite by shortening your back lines. Pushing the button lengthens your back lines and depowers your kite."

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NKL Series: featuring Australia and New Zealand's best male and female kiteboarders | Photo: NKL

A bigger prize money, a Big Air division, a KiteFoil and Twin Tip race, and a new ranking format. The Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League (NKL) is back for a second season with a few upgrades and improvements.

The NKL Series 2016/2017 will once again feature Australia and New Zealand's best male and female kiteboarders. The tour return with five stops - only the Adelaide stage was dropped - and a super final in the Gold Coast.

This time, riders will be allowed to compete in as many events as they like – rather than only entering their home state's round – providing the opportunity to rack up more points for their personal ranking.

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Nico Parlier: a near-perfect performance at Pointe d’Esny Beach | Photo: Bromwich

Nico Parlier has taken out the third stop on the Hydrofoil Pro Tour 2016 in Mauritius.

The paradise island located in the heart of the Indian Ocean attracted many top riders. Everyone was looking forward to testing and fine-tuning their equipment for the upcoming season, and Pointe d’Esny Beach was just the perfect venue.

On the last day of racing, the wind dropped and was always shifting. The currents and the shallow waters made the choice of kite size particularly challenging.

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