What an intense final with the best of the best in big air kiteboarding! F-One’s Liam Whaley from Spain gave it everything he had rocking a third place finish in the world renowned Red Bull King Of The Air Event hosted in Cape Town, South Africa.
The TRAX has a long heritage and is one of the most popular twin tips on the market. It is the ultimate freeride and freestyle board with a unique feeling on the water, offering both speed and comfort. The HRD Rail plays a significant role in the way the board performs, and it sets it apart from everything else out there. Available in Carbon or Lite Tech construction- sizes: 135, 136, 137 & 140cm
Finally ! this is GREAT news for the sport of kiteboarding: All freestyle and kitesurf competition will now be unified under GKA leadership (founded and supported by the main manufacturers), which is fully recognized by the World Sailing association, meaning being able to recognize a true world tour. And because the GKA was founded by the manufacturers, which is key to help develop talents and push the sport forward, we can look forward to a bright future ! and with regards to North America, there is now a real chance a stop will happen in Hood River in August. Stay tuned on that ! that would be amazing to see the likes of Mitu, Camille, Matchu, Airton, Liam, Set, Maxime, Mario, … in action.
F-One introduced the ESL construction with the 2017 collection. Shape are identical with the other available construction. This series has proved to be quite popular, its pricing (cheaper than the more expensive Pro Flex series) being the main attraction but also for the rider who like to wax their board and have a more direct feel with the water. ESL stands for Essential and that the ESL series is a bull bamboo and double bamboo deck construction series, stiffer and super strong (as opposed to the Pro Flex series made of HD Foam Flex composite + heel shock absorber + deck stringer)
More than an icon or a best-seller, the MITU PRO MODEL is first and foremost Mitu MONTEIRO’s own board and this can mean only one thing: the board just as the man behind it remains firmly at the top of its game year after year. Available Sizes: 5’2, 5’4, 5’6, 5’8 & 5’10
David Tonijuan has been competing in the world tour but he needed something else, to feel free in the water again, happy and enjoying every moment like when he started. He has started his own tour, starting in Greece where the place is gorgeous and the conditions for freestyle are probably amongst the best in the world!
On the heel of his win at Nazare a few weeks back and his 4th place finish at Jaws, here is a great interview of Grant “Twiggy” Baker by The Kiteboarder / Brendan Richards, with a focus on his passion for kitesurfing. Twig loves the ocean, no matter what’s under his feet, with a special love at the moment for surf foiling. You can read the full interview here.
The new MANERA Sliding bar offers more freedom of movement and range of motion than the fixed hook. It lets you rotate your body without twisting the harness, for a smoother connection with your kite. The harness doesn’t ride up: as the connection with the kite is closer to the body it doesn’t have the leverage effect of a fixed hook. It is a good alternative for foiling, strapless, surfing.