Dimitri Maramenides begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting fills in The Kiteboarder Magazine on the new 2011 Epic Kiteboarding Screamer, Renegade, and Junior Pro at the 2010 AWSI in Hood River.
While many companies seem to be releasing more products marketed as being all-around, RRD is taking a different approach and is offering four kites this year that are each being marketed for a specific purpose.
The Screamer is the first kite from new company Epic Kites tested by The Kiteboarder Magazine. For a first-effort, we were very surprised to see the attention to details on the construction of the Screamer.
Here is another video showing in inside look at a kite factory. This time it's a look at how Core Kites are made. The video is in German, but it's still interesting to see what goes into building a kite.
This week, The Kiteboarder Magazine interviewed Nils Stolzlechner about the 2010 Kite Racing World Championship, being held this year in Corpus Christi, Texas. Nils gives us an update on the event, which is no longer associated with the Texas International Boat Show.
The Scud is a skim board, and it rides like one. Even with the center fin, the Scud is loose. If you try to ride this board like you would ride a twin tip or surfboard, be prepared to slide around all over the place.
Riding the new 2010 Waroo, it became immediately apparent that this is kite is quite different from the previous designs. While the kite seemed to pivot in the turns, it was easy to control and handle throughout the window.