Its that time of the year already and the big air kiteboarding season is upon us! The whole kiteboarding industry floods to Cape Town to enjoy the start of a new year and the consistent strong winds of the Cape Doctor that set the stage for one of the most iconic kiteboarding big air competitions in the world — The Red Bull King of the Air. Tom Court catches up with the members of Duotone’s international team who are in South Africa for the event, starting their training for this big air discipline. This year Airton Cozzolino made the cut and is the first strapless rider to have ever entered the competition as well as a whole set of new young faces set to make their first impressions on the world stage.

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