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AMERY BERNARD from Slingshoot

With an accounting degree from University of Portland and professional experience in the public accounting industry, you might not have guessed Amery to wind up as a successful kite designer.

Being born and raised in Maui, some kind of involvement in water sports was simply inevitable. A few years after getting his degree and winding up behind a desk, he decided to leave the hum-drum, sedentary lifestyle and pursue a less financially rewarding, but more personally fulfilling path in the kiteboarding industry.

After a short and successful retail and teaching experience combined with an equally success in the competition scene, Amery landed a sales rep position for Slingshot, one of the industry leaders.

 

Amery’s innovative ideas and hard work ethic, combined with his teaching background and his technical understanding of the equipment landed him in Slingshot’s R&D department where he worked and developed some of their most successful kites.

After developing groundbreaking designs at the base of the most popular products that exist in the industry today, Amery has joined KiteSurf.

 

​SHANON BEST

Shannon Best moved to the US in 1993 to make it as the first Australian wakeboard professional team rider.  By 1995 and through the early 2000’s Shannon started placing himself in one of the top ten in most wakeboarding competitions winning the prestigious 1998 Pan Am Oahu in Hawaii and then the 2001 World Cable Ski Championships in Orlando, Florida in the freestyle and big air divisions.

His sponsors included Connelly, Rip Curl, Liquid Force, Jet Pilot, Moomba Supra Boats and many more. It was during this period that Shannon discovered kitesurfing.  In 1999, he was first introduced to kiteboarding by Raphael Baruch from Kitesurf, the American distributor of F-One at the time.

Sponsored by Kitesurf (kites) and Jimmy Lewis (boards,) from 2001 through 2003, Shannon spent three years riding and helping develop the sport in Maui with core riders such as Elliot LeBoe, Jack Webb, Lou Wainman, Mauricio Abreu and Nina Heinburg etc.  Shannon participated in numerous videos which help shape the sport bringing a more radical and broader presence to this new sport with his wakeboard reputation and background.

Since the beginning of his successful wakeboarding career in the US, Shannon has been dreaming of starting his own brand. At the end of 2003, he was offered this opportunity when a group of investors approached him offering to invest into a brand named after him. With his dream within reach Shannon jumped on the opportunity and started Best Kiteboarding.

From 2004 to 2007 Best Kiteboarding went from rags to riches, and became the industry leader. Unfortunately, starting in 2008 due to poor management and internal politics, Best Kiteboarding began to lose its leading position. While in disagreement with the direction the company took and more particularly its management, Shannon remained focused on the creative development and innovation of the brand and its image until 2012 when they parted ways. 

Free of his past constraints and obligations under Best Kiteboarding, Shannon returned to the idea he had long ago of developing his own product line without having to answer to the politics of others but moreover without anyone to inhibit his own creativity and sense of community.

Going back to his beginnings, Shannon has joined again with Kitesurf which whom he had maintained a great relationship and has assembled his dream team to develop the best equipment available in the sport.

Kitesurf new line of kites and boards will be introduced within months and will be the reflection of a team effort by well-known industry designers and innovators including amongst others Shannon Best, Amery , Son Duong, etc…

 

SON DUONG

Born in 1969 in Saigon, Vietnam, Son Duong emigrate to the States in 1975 at the age of 6 with his family. He made a home in the Pacific Northwest in Olympia, Washington, where he grew up.
Son studied at the Art Institute of Seattle at 17 years old and graduated with an applied arts degree in commercial art. He worked at Tower Records afterward from 1990 to 1998. He then got into the “Action Sports” industry designing waterskis and wakeboards for companies like Byerly and Hyperlite in 2001 to the 2009. He then started freelancing and designing graphics for various companies like O’neill, ProTec, Reef, Skullcandy, Scion and Ladera skateboards.
At the present time he resides in Monroe, Washington with his wife Reina, son Nathan, daughter Cyan and dog Pichu. He has started his own one man design house called Son of a Gun which encompasses everything from logos and graphic works, tattoo designing, doing events/trade shows and doing commissioned paintings. His dream is to be famous one day painting portraits of movie stars and Hip Hop icons.

Favorite tatoo artist: Horiyoshi III, Chris Garver
Favorite Models: Bettie Page, Queen Esther, Paulina Porizkova
Favorite music: 90s Hip Hop, 80s, Jazz

Favorite artists past and present: Van Goh, Dali, Warhol, Basquait, Frazetta, Dondi, Vargas, and David Choe

DIEGO SHAW

Diego Fernando Barragan Shaw has been involved in the wakeboarding industry since 2006.  Over the past years Diego has been competing at the highest level in the sport and have had the opportunity to travel the world, compete with the worlds best riders.

 

Living in Boca Raton, Florida and riding at SKI RIXEN’s, the local cable facility in Deerfield beach, following Shannon Best’s influence, Diego recently discovered and fell in love with KiteSurfing.

 

Ready to embark on a new journey with kiting Diego is looking forward to travel the world with KiteSurf.

 

Diego is originally from Cali, Colombia.

​​Competitions
2005 USA CWT Rixen – 1st place
2005 USA CWT Nationals OWC ( orlando watersports complex) – 1st place
2005 Rixen’s “No side like Toeside” – 2nd place
2006 King of cable USA – 2nd place
2006 IWWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Jetlake, Austria - 9th place Junior men
2007 WWA, Texas Ski ranch ,Texas – 4th place Pro men

2007 WWA wake park series tour Kansas stop – 4th place Pro men
2008 WWA Wake park WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, CWC, Phillipines- 3rd place Junior men

2009 McCormicks cable park Cable event .Tampa, Florida – 1st place pro men
2009 Hungarian Wakeboard Champ Series 3rd stop – 3rd place Pro men
2011 Hydrous- Allen, Texas ,WWA 3rd stop – 5th place Pro men
​​​Sponsors & Pro Wakeboard Models:

​Rode for Rope Wakeboard’s. 2008-2010 DIEGO SHAW Pro Model size 135-138
Team rider for WAKEOLOGY WAKEBOARDS 2010-2011

KiteSpain Magazine 2.6 Special Edition in English now online

Kitespain Magazine launches KITESPAIN MAGAZINE 2.6 SPECIAL EDITION issue
which you can see NOW ONLINE in ENGLISH in http://www.kitespain.com
Also FREE PDF DOWNLOAD available !!

 

KiteSpain Magazine 2.6 Special Edition in English now online

KiteSpain Magazine 2.6 Special Edition in English now online

Enjoy our ENGLISH VERSION ONLINE and the ISSUU.com VERSION (high quality)
FOR FREE !!Thanks to all the users and readers that follow us every day.

The best kite content available to a single click! You can’t miss it!

In KITESPAIN 2.6 issue you will find:

- Alaska Adventures with Kai Lenny, Kevin Langeree & Robby Naish.
- Cabrinha Quest with Alberto Rondina, Liam Whaley…
- Latin America: Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil.
- Exclusive interview with Jose Luengo.
- Miss Kitespain 2.6 – Laura Spiller.
- Craig Cunningham – Interview Profile.
- Russian Masters Kite with Sam Light.
- And..much more!!

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IKSURFMAG online kite Magazine Issue 37 Out Now

We have just released issue 37 of IKSURFMAG and it is huge! Packed with all the latest and greatest images, videos and stories from around the world there is plenty to keep you entertained! We catch up with the two PKRA World Champions, Youri Zoon and Karolina Winkowska, both with different paths to success and interesting tales to tell. We also check out two huge storm swells, one in Maui and the other in the UK. Christian and Karine have some great moves to learn in the technique and we have surfboards and wetsuits on test, plus there are two travel features designed to take you off the beaten track! There is loads more inside so be sure to check it out!

IKSURFMAG online kite Magazine Issue 37 Out Now

IKSURFMAG online kite Magazine Issue 37 Out Now

We hope you enjoy the latest issue!

Cheers

The IKSURFMAG Team
http://www.iksurfmag.com/issue37/

KITESPAIN MAGAZINE 2.5 SPECIAL EDITION NOW ONLINE

Kitespain Magazine launches KITESPAIN MAGAZINE 2.5 SPECIAL EDITION issue which you can see NOW ONLINE in ENGLISH

 KITESPAIN MAGAZINE 2.5 SPECIAL EDITION  NOW ONLINE

KITESPAIN MAGAZINE 2.5 SPECIAL EDITION NOW ONLINE

Enjoy our ENGLISH VERSION ONLINE and the ISSUU.com VERSION (high quality) FOR FREE !! Thanks to all the users and readers that follow us every day.

The best kite content available to a single click! You can’t miss it!

In KITESPAIN 2.5 issue you will find:

- Editorial – Robby Naish talked.
- Interview profile with Keahi de Aboitiz.
- Nilox with Gisela Pulido.
- 2013 Catalogue – The best brands presents their new 2013 gear!
- Miss Kitespain – Emma Brown
- The Other Side in Hawaii with Jalou Langeree & Shawn Richman
- Kai Lenny – The Waterman
- Slider Party – Time to meet
- And..much more!!

Visit our website http://www.kitespain.com and DOWNLOAD all our issues in PDF for FREE right now! LINK:http://www.kitespain.com/?page_id=939

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The best brands of the market were willing to show their designs, the ideas they has in mind and that you can enjoy in the water. Do you know waht the biggest satisfaction of these brand is? To see you smile!You can download the best guide 2013 with the best brands in this link:

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IKSURFMAG online Magazine Issue 36 Goes Live

We hope you are well and have been managing to find some time to get out on the water recently! We wanted to let you know that Issue 36 of IKSURFMAG has just been released and it is packed with all the latests and greatest photos, videos and stories from around the world of kiting. We have travel guides for Cape Town, Montenegro and Peru, plus there are nine kites on test, including five “pocket rockets” for those howling days. Christian and Karine are on hand with the technique and we also have an in depth look at North Kiteboarding and interview the man behind it Till Eberle. Of course there is plenty more inside so be sure to check it out…

IKSURFMAG online Magazine Issue 36 Goes Live

IKSURFMAG online Magazine Issue 36 Goes Live

We hope you enjoy the latest issue!

Cheers

The IKSURFMAG Team

 

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Kiteboard Mag NZ Issue No 6 now online

Surf’s up this issue, we take a look at the KSP Mauritius event at “One Eye” with insane action from the green room. We have some of the first images from the Big wave spot “Jaws” in Hawaii including a late drop from a 16 year old surfer. Insane! Matt taggart & Dave Robertson tell us about the 2012 World Championships of Kiteracing held in Sardinia recently while Torrin Bright takes us through the Backmobe in “Teach me Tozza”, & Cynthia “Cynbad” Brown in her Strapless kitesurf techniques column “Strapless Brah” attacks Ollie grabs.
We have bucketloads of spray in the froth gallery highlighting action from around the globe just minutes after it happened! And “No wind” showcasing the many sports we take up when there is no wind dare I say, SUP, Surf, Wake, Cable, MTB, hoolaa hoop and more Throw in all the regular features and you have issue 6 of www.NZkiteboardmag.com !

Read magazine here: http://www.nzkiteboardmag.com/page/home.html

Issue 6 is out NOW!! with National and International kiteboard and kitesurf action! Surf’s up this issue, we take a look at the KSP Mauritius event at “One Eye” with insane action from the green room. We have some of the first images from the Big wave spot “Jaws” in Hawaii including a late drop from a 16 year old surfer. Insane! Matt taggart & Dave Robertson tell us about the 2012 World Championships of Kiteracing held in Sardinia recently while Torrin Bright takes us through the Backmobe in “Teach me Tozza”, & Cynthia “Cynbad” Brown in her Strapless kitesurf techniques column “Strapless Brah” attacks Ollie grabs.

We have bucketloads of spray in the froth gallery highlighting action from around the globe just minutes after it happened! And “No wind” showcasing the many sports we take up when there is no wind dare I say, SUP, Surf, Wake, Cable, MTB, hoolaa hoop and more

Kiteboard Mag NZ Issue No 6 now online

Kiteboard Mag NZ Issue No 6 now online

Throw in all the regular features and you have issue 5 of NZkiteboardmag.com! Can I also mention our Custom kiteboard offer we have going, just Subscribe, Like & Share our facebook page and go into the draw to win your very own kiteboard, made just for YOU.

 

IKsurfmag Magazine online Issue 35

Issue 35 of the Worlds Number One Kitesurfing Magazine just went live, featuring all the best videos, photos and stories from around the globe.

IKsurfmag Magazine online  Issue 35

IKsurfmag Magazine online Issue 35

This issue features the recent KSP Event in Mauritius as seen by one of the riders, plus interviews with Pedro Enrique and Patrick Rebstock, two surfers turned pro kiters. Christian and Karine, our world renowned Technique Editors hit their century of technique moves, yes 100 moves have been documented, videoed and broken down over the last 35 issues! Plus we have more 2013 kites on test, an in depth look at the Brand F-One and an Ocean Rodeo Soul Drysuit to giveaway in our competition!

Be sure to check it out, there is lots more inside!

http://www.iksurfmag.com/issue35/

New Zealands online Kiteboarding magazine Issue 5 is out

Welcome to New Zealands online Kiteboarding magazine!

 

New Zealands online Kiteboarding magazine Issue 5 is out

New Zealands online Kiteboarding magazine Issue 5 is out

Issue 5 is out!! with National and International kiteboard and kitesurf action!This issue we talk with Hardcore rider Ruben Lenten about Kiteloops, Boots and the future of kiteboarding. We also hear from Willy Kerr, KTA founder on his recent trip to the Cook islands to sanction the Manureva kitesurfing champs.

While we are in Paradise we hear from Kiwi’s and Aussie’s why Aitutaki has been their choice of winter escape, and why its the kiteboard paradise of the South Pacific.

Torrin Bright takes us through the KGB in “Teach me Tozza”, while Cynthia “Cynbad” Brown joins us for her brand new Strapless kitesurf techniques column called “Strapless Brah”

As always we have the froth gallery highlighting action from around the globe just minutes after it happened! And “No wind” showcasing the many sports we take up when there is no wind dare I say, SUP, Surf, Wake, Cable, MTB, hoolaa hoop and more  Throw in all the regular features and you have issue 5 of NZkiteboardmag.com! Can I also mention our Custom kiteboard offer we have going, just Subscribe, Like & Share our facebook page and go into the draw to win your very own kiteboard, made just for YOU!

Editor :: Olly Brunton

Stance Magazine: The Online Digital Edition

Stance Magazine: The Online Digital Edition

Stance Magazine: The Online Digital Edition

 

We now offer a digital online magazine and it is free and available to all!

(ipad, computer, android, computer prototype of the 3rd millenium)

Just to add a little more excitement, we prepared some very special content, bringing together everything that your kiteboarder mind could want to escape:

General Kiteboarding news

- Boyz’n’style: Andre Phillip and Jake Kelsick, Antiguan kings of style

- Mission Photos: Australia like you’ve never seen before

- Oteniel Lorge Monteiro: Interview with the strapless master

- Instructional :  *Forward strapless rotation
* Killer Kiteloop

- Triple S: event, slider park (re)construction and interview with Eric Rienstra

- Union Island: Jeremie Tronet and his turquoise paradise

- Interview with Raphael Salles: the man behind F-One… and behind kiting.

 

Nobile 2013 Website now online

We are proud to announce our 2013 website is now online.

NOBILE 2013 WEBSITE NOW ONLINE

NOBILE 2013 WEBSITE NOW ONLINE

You may see our entire 2013 collection, including new in the line 50Fifty Wake Edition kiteboard.

The webiste now features also gear reviews and kiteboard construction diagrams.

In nearest feature 2013 product videos will be uploaded to our website.

We are very proud to introduce our new line to all you kitelovers around the world. Driven by our Human Concept Philosophy, we always stand for the most advanced technology and superior quality, as well as unparalleled riding experience. Since day one, we have been on a constant search for rider friendly solutions and products that improve both safety, performance and fun on the water. 2013 is no different. Our new collection is one of the most comprehensive kiteboarding product lines on the market. Whether you are a hard-core newschooler, dedicated freerider, wave tamer, advanced rider or beginner, you will fi nd appropriate equipment in the Nobile line. Look no further, the gear you always wanted to ride is here, and when you try it, you’ll see for yourself that it’s far beyond your expectations.

See you on the water,

Nobile Team

http://www.nobilekiteboarding.com/