From the beginning of kiteboarding, designers of kiteboarding gear have been borrowing ideas and technology from other sports to create the equipment that kiteboarders use, and that’s unlikely to change in the near future.
Our special guest this week is Gary Siskar, the new brand manager for Liquid Force’s kiteboarding division. Gary had extensive experience in surf and snow with such companies as Burton and OP before coming on board with Liquid Force.
From Reo Stevens: I had a few clips of some of the local North Shore crew that you don't ever hear about and I thought it would be a perfect time to do a tribute to the Mokuleia ripping 9-5ers that rush down nightly to wash the day of work off.
Our guest this week is Cabrinha pro rider Jon Modica from Florida. As many people know, the first tour stop in Jamaica was canceled after only 15 riders showed up and there were many problems at the event site.
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.
Today was the first day in Hua Hin with unpredictable winds. PKRA Race director Olaf Van Tol decided to postpone the race and freestyle double elimination competitions today in anticipation that the wind would change in direction and pick up in strength.
Head 20 minutes south from San Diego on I-5 and you will find yourself in a wildly different place. As soon as you cross under the large green, white, and red sign that reads “MEXICO,” make sure you line up in one of the “Nothing to Declare” lanes and hope for a green light.
Here are the results for the Third Annual Best Superfly Open, held March 11-14 at Powder Mountain, Utah. Stay Tuned, we will be following up shortly with more photos and an event report from roving reporter Alexis Rovira.
Ben Wilson was in the shaping room when Slingshot made it and ended up liking it so much he took it home with him. He said it changed his life. He then convinced Slingshot to develop a full line of Celeritas boards.
The things that put week-long smiles on our faces are difficult to articulate to others, but with the help of a small digital camera that more and more kiters are using, you don't have to explain yourself to others. You can show them.
This week, The Kiteboarder Magazine interviewed Nils Stolzlechner about the 2010 Continental US Kiteboarding Championship, being held this hear in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Texas International Boat Show.
Everything was arranged and lots of people were planning on attending. There was one minor issue though: It was about 30 degrees and snow flurries were predicted! I mean, this is Florida, we don’t do cold!
Led by Chris Tronolone, the kiteboarding movies made by Tronolone Productions have been instrumental in inspiring people to learn to kiteboard and in exposing kiteboarding to a much wider audience than would otherwise know about the sport