The Torch is designed for freestyle riders who demand a state-of-the-art, fast flying C-kite with precision response for hooked in and unhooked riding.
Weight was reduced on the 2014 Torch by implementing reduced diameter struts, which increases the low-end power and improves handling. Power is delivered smoothly on the Torch, while the depower is similar to that of a bridled kite due to its ability to fly fast through the air.
The Torch is the #1 kite of choice for dedicated freestyle and unhooked wave riders.
Producer : Naish
Director : Petole Prod
MUSIC : Flume – Sleepless Feat. Jezzabell Doran (Original Mix)
The Park is one kite that does it all for any rider, any style, in any condition. Designed with fun in mind, the Park provides an easy ride, the power to boost and the handling to hit the lip with style.
The powerful profile gives the rider outstanding low-end power and consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds. Reduced diameter struts were also implemented for increased low-end power, improved aerodynamics and reduced weight. The Compact C outline and three-strut design create a stable and responsive kite. The Park uses just enough sweep to maximize depower and allow for easy re-launch.
The new Static Bridle Platform improves forward flying, acceleration out of turns, stability, instant response and direct bar feel. These characteristics are essential for wave/unhooked riding.
Producer : Naish
Director : Olivier SAUTET
MUSIC : Django Django – Default
Jesse Richman of Haiku Hawaii celebrates after reaching 790 feet in a kiteboarding tow-up at Oregon’s Colombia River Gorge on July 26.
Hawaii Maui news Richman approaches 800 feet on kiteboard
The ride, measured with electronic sensors, is believed to be the highest in the history of the discipline. “The view up there was pretty freaking epic – I can’t wait for the next time I’m up there,” said Richman, who performed the feat six days after his 21st birthday.
FILMED & EDITED: Anders Krüger
MUSIC DESIGN: Blumuh Design (facebook.com/brian.madsen.5832)
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: James Boulding & Phil Sobolev
RC HELICOPTER FOOTAGE: Jamie Barrow & Anders Krüger
Filmed and produced in the Cabrinha Kites Hawaii 2014 video Teaser, the birth place of Cabrinha kites. We blend dedication to innovation, modern craftsmanship, and riders with mad skills, and top it off with a talented Cabrinha Films crew. Here is a little taste of what’s coming soon.
So after more than 10 amazing years riding for Takoon, I am now part of the WainmanHawaii team.
Tuva Jansen now part of the Wainman Hawaii team
I am stoked to be riding their cool gear and to be a part of all their craziness:) I am now in Maui with the rest of the crew and been getting some good riding in at the kickers down at KB and some fun surf in Kanaha fully powered on my 6.5m..Maui style..!
Tuva Jansen now on Wainman Hawaii riding in maui kite beach in style
And now Tuva Jansen !
With strong ties to the island of Oahu Pete Cabrinha, Twig Baker, Keahi de Aboitiz and Reo Stevens kick it up a notch with some great kitsufing at the birth place of surfing. Sit back and enjoy this extended edit of the boys kicking it on Oahu’s North Shore.
KSP World Tour manager Terry McKenna recently travelled to Maui to discuss the upcoming season with KSP President Kristin Boese and several key riders including former and current world champions Airton Cozzolino (ITA/North, 2011 World Champion) and Keahi de Aboitiz (AUS/Cabrinha, 2012 World Champion).
New KSP Tour Manager Hits Maui
Terry discussed venues and technical aspects of the upcoming season and looked at ways to push this exciting genre of wave riding to the next level.
“I think that this could be one of the fastest movers in the actions sports market” said McKenna.
“The technical aspect of kite control combined with the pure grace of surfing puts this sport in a powerful position,” he added.
McKenna will be using his vast collection of global contacts to source new venues for the KSP as the tour enters its third competition season.
“Seeing guys like Airton & Patri riding in Maui really gave me a great first hand look at the cutting edge of the sport, and I was so impressed.” said McKenna.
The 2013 KSP Calendar will be launched on Feb 1st and behind the scenes the team is busy looking at new venues and formats for the upcoming season.
A recent poll on facebook asked fans which venues they would like to see the tour head to and Portugal’s Guincho Beach came out on top, closely followed by Ponta Preta on Cape Verde and One Eye on Mauritius – a clear indication that both “down the line” power surfing as well as the progressive aerial side of the sport is important to the fraternity.