Naish Torch video 2014

Torch
Pro Performance Freestyle

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)

Kiteboard world tour PKRA Schedule Update for China and New Caledonia

The dates for the both PKRA’s in China have been modified and unfortunately the Slalom event is canceled for Hainan. The prize money for the Pingtan event has been increased to $80,000. The PKRA stop in New Caledonia is canceled; we are all hoping to see it back on the schedule next year because it is such a magical spot and kitesurf haven.

Kiteboard world tour PKRA Schedule Update for China and New Caledonia

Kiteboard world tour PKRA Schedule Update for China and New Caledonia

 

Pingtan Kieboarding World Cup will be October 21-27

Pingtan Island is the most consistent and strongest wind spot in China and is rapidly becoming the most popular kiteboarding destination in China. The PKRA Pingtan Kiteboarding World Cup will make kiteboarding history by being the highest prize money event in the history of kiteboarding. $80,000 USD will be divided into the 3 official disciplines $55,000 for freestyle, $20,000 for Slalom and $5,000 for Long distance. There will be a lot at stake in Pingtan making the competition fierce.

FREE accomodations will be provided for all the competitors.

Contact Max Lia max.liao@youfirstsports.com for your visa invitation letter and to book the hotels for Pingtan and Hainan.

For more information please visit the PKRA site.

Hainain International Kitesurf Festival will be November 3-9, 2013

The dates of the Hainan event have been moved closer to the Pingtan event to make travel easier for all the travelers and the Slalom World Cup event has been canceled.  This means that the last slalom stop of the year will be in Argentina.  The focus will be on the freestylers.

Contact Max Lia max.liao@youfirstsports.com for your visa invitation letter and to book the hotels for Pingtan and Hainan.

For more information please visit the PKRA site.

Cabrinha kites Overdrive 1x Tech Tip video

Phil Sobolov, Cabrinha’s tech tip guru, takes you through the paces of the Overdrive 1X control system.
Depower on Demand
QR1- Full Shut Down
Q2- Disconnecting from your kite completely
Reconnecting
Center Line Adjustment
Recoil
Trim Adjusters
Bar Adjustment

Red Bull Danish Kiteboarding Race Fehmarn Island to Cost of Danemark

Two coasts, 40 kilometers and over 200 competitors. Red Bull Coast 2 Coast, taking place on September 7th 2013, is one of the gnarliest and most incredible Kitesurf races of all time.

Red Bull Denish Kiteboarding Race Fehmarn Island to Cost of Danemark

Red Bull Denish Kiteboarding Race Fehmarn Island to Cost of Danemark

A distance of 40 kilometer from Niobe, Fehmarn to Lalandia at the Denish coast and back has to be ridden. Everybody whether beginner or pro can registrate for the race on www.redbull.de/coast2coast. But only the fastes one can win at Red Bull Coast 2 Coast. Link to Registration: http://www.redbull.com/de/de/events/1331599921537/red-bull-coast-2-coast/form Link to Trailer: http://www.redbull.com/de/de/stories/1331604252059/red-bull-coast-2-coast-der-trailer Rules: • All competitors start at the same time on water and have to cross a line between buoys, which is not allowed to cross before the start • Starting point is the Niobe beach Fehmarn, then a 20-kilometer distance has to be ridden to a turn buoy, which is located about 100 meters off the coast of Rodbyhavn (Lalandia, Denmark) • Each participant must kite around the turn buoy and then the same distance back to the starting point • The finish line again is built by the line between the two buoys • The competitor, who has crossed the finish line first with his board, wins the race • The route to kite is accompanied by several boats and lifeboats to guaranty the safety of all competitors

Kitesurf World Cup Burn Turkey A Explosive PKRA start

PKRA Explosive start to the Burn Kitesurf World Cup, Turkey

Kitesurf World Cup Burn Turkey PKRA

Kitesurf World Cup Burn Turkey PKRA

 

Ariel Corniel from the Domincan republic and Gisil Ozen from Turkey won the kite Masters at the Burn Kitesurf World cup in Turkey.  Corniel put a great show combining big air tricks and new school moves.  Bryan lake got his first win in Slalom and Boenniger kept on winning.  The conditions were slightly lighter then yesterday, with men and women riding 12 to 14 meter kites.  The waves were still here to offer a great playground to the riders.  The focus will now shift to slalom for the next three days.

The competition started with the completion of the last 12 heats of the round robin to determine the top six men and the four riders that would advance into the semifinal.  Serin and Sholte had to complete another heat to break the tie and seed them accordingly. Serin was the winner of that exchange and went up against Smith in the semifinals.  The heat was very close but Paul Serin landed some great board-offs and a few technical moves to defeat Smith.  The other semifinal was between Corniel and Scholte, Scholte started well but could not keep up with Ariel who was landing trick after trick and got an easy win.

   

Thte battle for 5th and 6th place was between Kerneur from France and Taner Aykurt form Turkey.  Taner was solid from the start with a nice 360 board off, back mobe and 313.  Kerneur had a response, but did not have the intensity of the local and had to settle for 6th, while Aykurt was the top Turkish finisher.  Smith and Scholte took to the water next with Scholte getting more tricks in, but Smith was riding extremely stylishly with a perfect 315, S-mobe and one footer to secure the final podium spot.

The Final between Corniel and Serin very close, Serin landed a good BJ, 313, Slim, S-1 and a few board offs.  Coniel landed a perfect front blind and had a little more power in his back mobe and other handle passes.  His board offs were good enough to get him the win a title and a large cash prize.  The girl’s final was setup with three heats with Gisil Ozen defeating Berna Ozturk and Merve Ceylan, with some clean back rolls, S-bends and blind judge.

The slalom races took a few minutes to get underway with large swells pulling the boat and the marks off position.  Once the racing got underway it was extremely exciting with all the riders battling for a position into the next round.  The ladder was setup with three heats in the first round, two semifinals and a four men final to give all the riders ample room to navigate the course and not collide with each other.  In the first round all the favorite’s advanced and the competition really heated up in the semifinals.  The first semifinal lake easily won and Castel got second on the last leg while Cakir and Grubber tangled.  The second semifinal Kerneur was over early and disqualified from the race while Smith and Vanucci went on to win.

The womens final was very fun, when all the girls missed a mark and realized that they had not completed the course and needed to round the last 2 marks of the course to finish the race.  Christine Boenniger won again followed by Ozturk and Ceylan.

The men final was intense, with waves hitting the first mark, strategy was a key factor.  Lake and Smith exchanged first places a few times but in the end it was the American Lake who got the win, Smith finished second and may have been a little tired from all the heats he completed in the morning.  Grubber and Simone Vannucci battle for third until the second to last leg when Grubber took third place.

Video of Mens Final Race 3

The freestylers are done for the week but will be here to provide some great entertainment and keep the parties going, while the Slalom racers will have to keep fighting to see who will win the Burn Kitesurf World Cup Slalom in Istanbul.  Follow us on Facebook and twitter to get the latest news and make sure you check out the LIVE.

 

Kitesurf Western Sahara Desert Dakhla Morocco video Clash of Cabos

Ride with Best team riders Pedro Henrique and Nuno Figueiredo as they face off in the Western Sahara Desert, Dakhla. The Cabo is the 100% wave focused kite in the Best line up, built with Surf Tough canopy so that you can charge every wave. Find out more atbestkiteboarding.com/en/cabokite Special thanks to Dakhla Attitude for the wonderful hospitality. dakhla-attitude.ma

kitesurf pro tour KSP update and introduction of new tour manager

You may not have received many news from the KSP lately other than the press releases about the events in Portugal and on Gran Canaria being canceled. We would like to give you a quick update on the newest developments on the KSP front and most importantly introduce you to our newest team member.

kitesurf pro tour KSP update and introduction of new tour manager hookipa maui hawaii surf

kitesurf pro tour KSP update and introduction of new tour manager hookipa maui hawaii surf

After the first 2 events of the season had been canceled the KSP board held an online conference and evaluated the associations situation. In this meeting 2 main things were decided: 1) to cut all expenses and let tour manager Terry McKenna go and 2) to put as much focus and energy into making at least 2 events happen in this 2013 season.

In the board meeting we also discussed possible locations for the 2nd event (the event on Maui is set, however Puerto Rico will not happen), the possibility of having a “one off” world championship in case all goes wrong and the possibility of bringing a new tour manager on board.

While we are in contact with 2 venues that are interested in holding a KSP event at the same dates as the Puerto Rico event was scheduled for (October 31 to November 9), we are also very delighted to have found an incredibly successful business man and passionate kiteboarder to spearhead the KSP as the new tour manager.

Nicholas Thiede, founder and former CEO of Germany’s biggest online seminar platform Semigator, will take on the position as of today and will be putting his incredible passion, energy and experience into making the KSP a successful association and world tour for the years to come. Saying that, Nico will be entirely volunteering his time and efforts for this job. We all agreed that this does not need to be made a public fact, but we would like to send out an extra special shout out and thanks to Nico simply for supporting the KSP in the way he is.
Nicholas Thiede who now lives in Tanzania, exclaims: “I am super excited to contribute to the success of this exceptional tour. Watching the world’s top wave riders compete on the KSP world tour is the best our sport has to offer to me. I am looking forward to being part of the team and will be discovering Africa’s best wave spots between KSP tour stops for possible future events.”
In the name of all of the KSP board members I am sending you all the very best for now.

Thanks everyone for your continued and amazing support,
Kristin

http://www.kspworldtour.com