Jun 30, 2009

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Foto Slingshot 2010

Everyday we have more information about the 2010 gear.
Here you have some more photos of the new Slinghost gear.

Chicken loop


Straps and pads

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Jun 29, 2009

Fuel 2010; i primi scatti

Cabrinha Nomad 2010

The kite everyone is talking about...
Introducing the all new Nomad IDS freestyle wave kite from Cabrinha.

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This non-bow hybrid IDS kite combines the best of both worlds...a moderate C shaped arc and an IDS bridle to deliver our fastest turning kite yet. The Nomad creates the type of kite turns that increase in power throughout the turning arc by pivoting off of the wing tip. This makes for powered kite loops unlike anything on the market.
The Nomad IDS comes with two distinct tuning options. The freeride bridle setting is aimed squarely at the professional freestyle rider and is balanced to fly perfectly while unhooked. This setting is ideal for intermediate to pro level freestyle tricks or unhooked surfing.
The wave bridle setting allows a great level of depower for hooked in surfing. The fast turning speed of the Nomad combined with its quick and short depower throw, make for a finely tuned, predictable surfing kite like no other.

- IDS Bridle - 6 struts
- Non-bow hybrid - Absolute depower
- Powerdrive IDS - Sprint
- Tuning options - Ultra bomb canopy
- Improved LE seam
- Sizes: 4.0, 5.5, 7.0, 9., 11.0, 13.0

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IDS 2010
The all new Powerdrive IDS control system has been redesigned from the bottom up to accommodate many new features while making it easier to use. The result is our most refined and evolved control system to date.

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Jun 27, 2009


Windsurf Wave Master 09

1 Francisco Porcella (Drops)
2 Andrea Rosati (NISSAN Neil Pryde)
3 Gian Mario Pischedda (Fanatic)
4 Emanuel Argiolas (RRD) / Gabriele Serra (Naish)
6 Matteo Spanu (Fanatic)
7 Renato Vitale (NISSAN Tabou)
8 Andrea DeCesaris (NISSAN 99 surboards)
9 Federico LaCroce (Naish)
10 Michele Cerribelli (Gillo)
11 Alessandro Martinelli (NISSAN)
12 Emanuele Virdis (O’No? surfshop)

Nissan Sport Adventure Capo del Capo
Kitesurf Wave Master 09

1 Enrico Giordano (Slingshot)
2 Lorenzo Giovannelli (Slingshot)
3 Marco Baiocchi (North Kite)
4 Salvatore Fenu (Advance)
5 GianLuca Marcis (Advence)
6 Davide Calatri (North Kite)
7 Pietro Pacitto (Slingshot)
8 Pietro Fazioli (RRD)
9 Gabriele Antonetti (North Kite)
10 Alessandro Tabak (Slingshot)

Nissan Sport Adventure Capo del Capo
la Sfida - Capo del Capo 09

1 Lorenzo Giovannelli (Slingshot)
2 Marco Baiocchi (North Kite)
3 Francisco Porcella (Drops)
4 Andrea Rosati (NISSAN Neil Pryde)
5 Enrico Giordano (Slingshot)
6 Gabriele Serra (Naish)
7 Salvatore Fenu (Advance)
8 Emanuel Argiolas (RRD)

Jun 23, 2009

The Kiteboarder di Giugno è Online

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Jun 22, 2009

KPWT Sylt Germany 2009 - Final Rankings

KPWT SEAT Kitesurf World Cup 2009
Kiteboard Pro World Tour – 16th – 21st June 2009

The SEAT KITESURF WORLD CUP has come to an end today due to unfavorable conditions and the Kiteloop discipline was unfortunately not run.
It has been a successful week in Sylt, and the Brand Guides team has contributed largely to this success, and KPWT thanks them for this.

Well done to the local riders, Kristin Boese (GER, BEST), Mario Rodwald (GER, NKB) and Stefan Permien (GER, KITEFACTORY) for their world class performance on the water! A special mention must go to Mito Monteiro (CABO VERDE, F-ONE) and Jan Marcos Rivera (DOM REP, STARKITES) who gave the spectators an exhilarating final in the single elimination Wave Master discipline!

Prize giving commenced on the SEAT stage, which was erected on the beach promenade and began at 15h00.
Results were finalized and riders were presented with their prize money and trophies from the SEAT KITESURF WORLD CUP. Many thanks to all the sponsors for their contribution and support.
This first event on the 2009 tour has been a huge success and we look forward to the upcoming 2nd leg in Tarifa, Spain.

1. Mito Monteiro (CABO VERDE, F-ONE)
2. Jan Marcos Riveras (DOM REP, STARKITES)
3. Jesse Richman (USA, CABRINHA)

1. Kirsty Jones (UK, NORTH)
2. Kari Schibevaag (NOR, OZONE)
3. Ainhoa Garcia (SPA, AIRUSH)

1. Mario Rodwald (GER, NKB)
2. Stefan Permien (GER, KITEFACTORY)
3. Peter Tyushkevich (RUS, FLEXIFOIL)

1. Gisela Pulido (SPA, AIRUSH)
2. Kristin Boese (GER, BEST)
3. Hannah Whiteley (UK, JN)

1. Bruno Sroka (FRA, CABRINHA)
2. Abel Lago (SPA, RRD)
3. Sean Farley (MEX, NORTH)

1. Kristin Boese (GER, BEST)
2. Ainhoa Garcia (SPA, AIRUSH)
3. Adrien Caroline (FRA, NAISH)

Jun 14, 2009

Waveride wipeout

Wainman Hawaii surf


Shaped by Jimmy Lewis

- 5′2″ x 17,4″
- 5′8″ x 18,5″
- 6′0″ x 20″

Pro Line:
- 5′9″ x 17,75″
- 6′1″ x 18,25″
- 6′3″ x 18,75″
- 6′5″ x 19″

Ritorna lo Yarga?!?

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You've asked for it: a pure, unbridled, tried and tested c-kite.

You've seen it: the all-black, all-team kite with the two silver fish.

And now we're giving it to you: the exact same kite worshipped and ridden by our team riders.

At Best Kiteboarding, as much as we believe that progression in kite design will come from Delta and SLE designs, we're still committed to making as many riders as happy as we possibly can. So if that means giving a dedicated and diehard section of the market a C-kite with the Fish on it, then that's what we're going to do.

Dat is nog is customer service!! Smiley


Jun 11, 2009

Jun 10, 2009

...strani incontri

Rrd K-Race 50 Ltd.

Anche RRD entra sul mercato con una tavola Race; ecco una prima foto.

Naish 2010 in anteprima

Jun 8, 2009

Limited Edition Waroo EZ

As a thank you to our BEST dealers and fortify the image of one of our best selling kites in the market we have decided to introduce a limited edition of the Waroo.

We make 300 units each numbered with a special “Limited Edition” badge from 1-300. The kite will be an 09 EZ Pump Waroo available in sizes 7m, 9m, 11m and 13m with black canopy and metallic printing. The retail price for the these kites will be 30 EUR above the normal EZ pump pricing.


2010 Cabrinha Crossbow - prime foto

Triple-S final results

The 2009 edition of Triple S competition ended.

Andre Phillip won a head of Brandon Scheid, second, and Aaron Hadlow who finishes third.

Among girls, no big surprise, we find in first place Clarissa Hempel, ahead Susi Mai and Bruna Kajiya.

Jun 7, 2009

Waimanhawaii C shape e tavole

RESIN8 TopHat Bernie Kiteboarding

This week I re present one of my favorite videos where the legendary Top Hat source of inspiration for me for many years, surfing with his friend Bernie in Oahu, Hawaii. If you like to go strapless, you'll love this video! Enjoy! 

Jun 2, 2009

Vari Kites video

Triple S Day 1 Video Report

Racing Secrets Revealed

It’s fast, exciting, competitive, and could soon be an Olympic sport. Kite course racing has gained in popularity since the 2005 introduction of the Cabrinha Race Series at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. Internationally, in 2008 the Pro Kite Rider Association (PKRA) Tour expanded to a five-stop racing tour.

Competition is fierce and two riders have been dominating the Tour: France’s Charles Deleau and Mexico’s Sean Farley. They ended the 2008 season ranked first and second respectively. Photographer Axel Reese caught up with the pair to find out how they did it.

Charles, congratulations to you! You are the new PKRA World Champion in racing.
And also to you both, Charles and Sean: You have both dominated the world tour for the last two years. What are your secrets?

Charles: Thanks for your congratulations. It’s a young discipline but I’m not young in racing experience. And this is maybe my secret!
Sean: I don’t think I even have any secrets. I’m just going for this fully focused, thinking and preparing myself in all aspects which I believe are necessary, but kind of casual at the same time. Everything is pretty much coming along naturally and working out quite well.

Sean, what is your background? I saw that you are ranked in a PKRA freestyle competition back in 2006. Is freestyle something you still like? Have you been windsurfing and racing before?
Sean: I owe my background in regattas to my dad, who’s been a professional sailor his whole life. Although, growing up in Mexico I never got to do much sailing or windsurfing myself until I got into kiting. I’ve raced mountain bikes, motocross, triathlon sports and everything I can since I was a kid, so heading for the finish line is a common activity for me.
As for kiting, I love all disciplines and enjoy competing in all of them, though my favourite is racing. Now that I’m so far into racing, freestyle has taken the back seat. I still compete in the Mexican nationals and train every once in a while, though I’d rather be wave riding when I’m freeriding.
I believe that at world events in which I’ll be racing and finishing in top positions, it makes no sense to try and spend my energy on other disciplines.

Read the full interview on sbckiteboard website