Jul 18, 2014

Airush Razor 2015 - First pics


Airush Razor 2015

Airush Razor 2015

Airush Razor 2015

Airush Razor 2015

Airush Razor 2015
Airush Razor 2015

Jul 17, 2014

Cabrinha 2015 Preview

thumb_59878Here is a little taste of what’s to come in Cabrinha 2015 range. Filmed and produced in the Hawaiian Islands, the birth place of Cabrinha kites.

Jul 16, 2014

2015 Airush Team Series video


Watch the teaser for the 2015 Airush Team Series video. Featuring Bruna Kajiya, Oswald Smith, Set Teixeira, Alex Pastor and Bas Koole.

Adam Koch Talks Kite Foil Boarding

Adam Koch tells us about how kite foilboarding has re-kindled his excitement in kiteboarding

Jul 14, 2014

Red Bull Battle of the Sund

The strait of Öresund, once the scene of a big naval battle between our two host countries, Sweden and Denmark is now the spot of a tough but exceptional Kiteboard competition.
About 200 Kiteboarders will start from the beach of Ribersborg on the Swedish side and race across the ocean towards Denmark, turn and head back as fast as they can. Wind and Waves will test their endurance and persistence during the distance of 40 km.
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It doesn`t matter if you are a Racer or a Freestyler, all types of Kiteboarders have the chance to take part and win.
The Battle begins on 16th August in Malmö.
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Jul 11, 2014

A Freeride Project rail set - Court, Hadlow, Cunnigham

The 2014 Triple-S invitational is one of the world biggest wake style kiteboarding events. Hosted every year by Real Watersports, it is a unique place to ride. With the Wave kickers on the sea and the full slider park that can be set up in the sound, there is a bit of everything.

After the event I linked up with Aaron Hadlow and Craig Cunningham and we had a Freeride session on the North rooftop rail. A few freestyle tricks thrown in for good measure.

Jul 10, 2014

"Why I love kitesurfing" by sir. Richard Branson!

Let's go fly a kite! Watch this video on how I fell in love with kitesurfing, and why I think it is the best sport in the world.

Kiteboard Foiling Mega Loops with Adam Withington

Adam Withington does some crazy Mega Loops on his Foilboard at Kanaha Maui on his 5m North Dyno. Music by Major Lazor. Filmed by Alex Aguera a couple days ago.

Cabarete: highlights of the Big Air and Freestyle Contest

thumb_59710Local riders Robinson Hilario, Joselito Del Rosario, Luis Alberto Cruz and Kelvin Corniel gave quite a show!

Jul 2, 2014

"BIP" THE MOVIE

Barneys In Paradise presents a movie capturing the lives and riding of 9 riders. Each segment was individually edited by the rider themselves.
Featuring the riding of: Matt Elsasser, Alden Simmer, Pike Harris, Josh Brady, Reed Brady, Dereck Sproul, Sean Mertens, Zac Baxter and Brendan Kerr.
Sit back relax and enjoy!

The New Pivot 2015 by Naish

Naish Kiteboarding announces the Pivot, a freeride and wave kite. The Pivot emerges as a all-around freeride/wave kite for a wide range of riders and styles.
What type of rider is the Pivot ideal for?
The Pivot is perfect for a wide range of riders! Its intuitive characteristics make it an amazingly forgiving kite that will make any kiter a better kiter, whether they’re learning their first tricks or jumps, riding their first waves (strapless or with straps), or attempting kiteloops. It features extremely forgiving steering, allowing the rider to focus solely on their performance and nothing more. Our R&D team even felt like kiteboarding became easier because everyone started practicing new tricks with tons of confidence!
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Aside from being a fantastic freeride kite, the Pivot is also a great wave kite. Its lightweight design delivers smooth power, controlled turns and superior drifting in a variety of wind and wave conditions. The ABS bridle also helps decrease the amount of pull on the harness for forgiving strapless riding.
Key Features:
• Precision turns on a small axis with minimum power increase in the turn
• “Sheet-in and go” feel & easy jumping
• ABS bridle for consistent forward drive + maximum depower + no back-stalling
• Quick water relaunch
• Natural drifting effect
• Constant leading edge taper
Pivot Technology:
Angled Wing Tip = torsion transmission to entire LE and low drag on water for relaunch.
ABS Bridle = Consistent forward drive + maximum depower + no back stalling
Canopy Stabilizer = Trailing edge reinforcement for reduced flutter and canopy sheer/wear
Constant Leading Edge Taper = Increased rigidity in wing tip for sharper turning
Three-strut Design = Lightweight, light wind performance + faster turning
High Flow Valve = One way valve for reduced frictional force + easy inflation + immediate deflation
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Swept Arc
The arc generates maximum projected area for power and lift while the swept design provides precision turning, control and ideal relaunch capabilities.
Power Foil Canopy
The power foil canopy has horizontal seam shaping. The result is a kite that creates instant lift.
Evolutive Profile
The profile’s depth and shape evolves along the airfoil, helping create a fast flying, stable kite with less back stalling. The center sections generate power thanks to a deeper profile, while the flatter profile in the tips minimizes drag and allows faster turning.
Radial Segmented Arc
The radial segmented shape uses short linear segments to accurately form the kite’s arc.
Low Drag Wing Tip
This wing tip geometry decreases the overall surface area of the non-lifting portion, greatly reducing drag. The more efficient the lift/drag ratio becomes, the faster the wing tip can move through the air. This allows the kite to be both quicker and more responsive through turns.
Octopus Inflation System
This proven, quick, and easy single-point inflation system creates uniform pressure in the struts and leading edge. Naish’s exclusive one-way internal valve ensures that the pressure within the struts does not change during turns.
NEW Lightweight Solid Frame Construction
Every strut is attached to an optimized, lightweight frame consisting of heavy-duty dacron that is then sewn onto the canopy for unmatched resistance to wear and heavy loads.
Radial Load Distribution
All wing tips are designed with seams running parallel to the load generated by the flying lines. These seams carry most of the load and spread it higher into the canopy. This design helps prevent fatigue on the fabric and in the wing tip area.
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TDZ: Namotu Island, Fiji

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This video pictures Ian Aldredge surfing Cloudbreak in the morning with Ben Wilson and kiteboarding at Restaurants in the afternoon.