Tkb’s Fall 2019 issue is dropping into subscriber mailboxes as we speak! On the cover: It’s interesting how something as trivial as a different wind direction can completely change a jib hit. Noe Font makes his mark on kiteboarding history with this unique stall on the iconic Rodanthe piling. // Photo Toby Bromwich

In this issue our editor finagles a golden ticket to F-One’s 2020 photoshoot where he discovers wingsurfing and back to back Bandit testing on an island off of Madagascar’s northeastern coast. We get the backstory on former Boeing and Apple engineer Kyle Lobisser’s entrepreneurial adventure into the carbon foilboard mast market and go back to the beginning of Ozone where co-founder and designer Rob Whittall shares his secrets for his small but innovative product-centric kite company. Steven Akkersdijk and the rest of Core’s surf team set out to master the use of a kite to foilsurf waves, we catch up with industry veteran and North brand manager, Mike Raper, who explains the rebirth of the North logo and finally, we follow Crystal Veness and Luke McGillewie as they embark on a 10,000-mile kiteboarding mission across the American heartland.

Profiles include speed demon Rob Douglas and human rights activist Kylie Zarmati. Evan Netsch teaches us how to tow in on a foil with a kite, Cynthia ‘Cynbad’ Brown breaks the gender barrier in strapless freestyle and Ken Lucas looks back on 20 years with Cabrinha.

Tighten up those bindings and pull the trigger! Tkb’s 2019 fall issue, Vol. 16, No. 3 is available now in coffee table print or through the convenience of your digital device.

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Undercover and embedded on F-One’s 2020 photoshoot, Tkb’s Editor finds himself on a fantasy island off Madagascar’s northeastern coast where he discovers wingsurfing and the unlikely intersection of luxury and environmental sustainability.

When former Boeing and Apple engineer Kyle Lobisser stuffed his freezer with pre-preg carbon and set out to revolutionize the carbon foilboard mast, he kickstarted an entrepreneurial adventure on par with a business degree in patent law and locally sourced manufacturing.

Tracing Ozone’s slow but steady growth from paragliding to snowkiting and ultimately kiteboarding, co-founder and designer Rob Whittall shares his secret for a small but innovative product-centric kite company.

With an end to the North Kiteboarding licensing arrangement, industry veteran Mike Raper embarks on an ambitious journey to bring the North logo home by building an entire portfolio of original North products in the span of a single year.

From fast speed kitefoiling to prone foiling low aspect surf foils, somewhere amidst the foil frenzy, we skipped a step. Steven Akkersdijk along with Core’s surf team set out to master the one thing curiously absent from the evolution of foilsurfing: the use of a kite to foilsurf waves.

Crystal Veness and Luke McGillewie join forces in a van life build and hit the open road. Drone in sky and foil in hand, the Cape Town-based kiters log a 10,000-mile kiteboarding mission across the American heartland.

 


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