Posts Tagged ‘freestyle’

Duotone presents the new video shot in Brazil! Watch the whole international freestyle team shredding in Taíba, Ceara.

Camera: Noe Font, Tiago Azzi, Craig Cunningham
Edit: Noe Font
Produced: Duotone Kiteboarding
Photos: Svetlana Romantsova
Production Manager: Craig Cunningham

Highlight video from Day Two of the GKA Freestyle World Cup in Playa de Vargas, Gran Canaria. Men’s Round 3 and Women’s Round 2 were completed. Check it out!

GKA Gran Canaria 2019 got underway at Playa de Vargas. Find out all about the completed heats.

GKA Report:

GKA Gran Canaria begins

EVENT BEGINS TODAY – 11:30 FIRST POSSIBLE START – UPDATES BELOW
Thursday 13th June

Report: Matt Pearce / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

The action gets underway this morning here at Playa de Vargas and we’re counting down to a first possible start as the wind builds.

At this morning’s riders briefing the heat order was confirmed with the men on the water first in three and four man heats followed by the women who’ll be competing with two to three riders per heat.

Riders will be judged purely on freestyle this morning, with the chance to do seven tricks per heat and the top four high scoring tricks counting towards their heat score.

We’ll be updating you round by round once the heats kick off.

MEN’S HEAT ORDER

HEAT 1
J. Rodriguez
R. Guillano
G. Coccoluto

HEAT 2
J. Burlando
A. Rosslee
V. Rodriguez

HEAT 3
A. Guillebert
N. Delmas
A. Corniel

HEAT 4
L. Casati
J. Ouahmid
M. Chabloz

HEAT 5
L. Cruz
J. Krikken
L. Whaley

HEAT 6
K. Mahmoud
P. Martinez
S. Teixeira

HEAT 7
M. Lopez Torres
S. Mul
P. Serin
L. Pitot

HEAT 8
J. Prieto
J. Del Rosario
C. Mario

WOMEN’S HEAT ORDER

HEAT 1
N. Lambrect
B. Kajiya

HEAT 2
H. Whiteley
P. Van Iersel

HEAT 3
D. Morena
R. Arnaus
T. Taabbel

HEAT 4 (cancelled)
L. Schamann
M. Sol

ROUND ONE MENS
Kite size: Riders out on 9-12 metre kites

Conditions: Cross onshore from the left with chop and small kickers on the inside.

HEAT 1
J. Rodriguez / R. Guillano / G. Coccoluto
Gianmaria Coccoluto takes the heat with a clean back mobe 7 in which he managed to combine height, power and a stomped landing in the challenging onshore chop.

HEAT 2
J. Burlando / A. Rosslee / V. Rodriguez
Valentin Rodriguez wins the heat by a massive margin of 15.04 points ahead of 13 year-old local Jeremy Burlando and South Africa’s Aron Rosslee. Valentin’s 317 put him in front and his competitors just couldn’t close the gap from then on.

HEAT 3
A. Guillebert / N. Delmas / A. Corniel
Nico Delmas was the most consistent rider at first but Adeuri Corniel pulled ahead with a high scoring BS 317 that earned him 7.47 followed by a clean front blind mobe. A super tight heat to begin with, but Adeuri added a double heart attack and 317 to take the win.

HEAT 4
L. Casati, J. Ouahmid, M. Chabloz
Maxime Chabloz cruised this heat and already had a 13+ point lead after just four tricks. A solid opener from the tour number two.

HEAT 5
L. Cruz / J. Krikken / L. Whaley
Luiz Cruz racked up the highest score with a 7.3 for a 319 but Liam Whaley put in an ultra-consistent display to win. He regularly scored high sixes and his highest scoring trick was only 0.1 points behind Luis’. He’s going to be one to watch at this event if he keeps up this form.

HEAT 6
K. Mahmoud / P. Martinez / S. Teixeria
Posito Martinez opens with a heart attack and rides with the most power of all three riders throughout the heat. His 317 was one of the top scoring tricks of the day up to this point and he kept up the tempo to take first in this heat.

HEAT 7
S. Mul / P. Serin / L. Pitot / M. Lopez Torres
Louka Pitot looked very composed in this heat and led from start to finish. Stinj Mul from the Netherlands showed a glamour of serious talent though with the highest scoring trick of the heat, 7.23 for a BS 315. Paul Serin just pulled past Stinj into second on his last trick though.

HEAT 8
J. Prieto / J. Del Rosario / C. Mario
Predictably, Carlos Mario ran away with this heat from the start. No massively high scores from him, but he’s clearly saving himself for the tougher rounds to come.

ROUND ONE WOMEN
Kite size: Riders out on 7 metre kites

Conditions: Still cross onshore from the left with chop / small kickers but also more flat sections due to falling tide. Wind now stronger at 20-25 knots.

HEAT 1
N. Lambrecht / B. Kajiya
Natalie Lambrecht pulls out the first big surprise of the competition and beats Bruna Kajiya by 0.4 points!

HEAT 2
H. Whiteley / P. Van Iersel
Another tight heat here but Hannah Whitely clinches it ahead of Dutch ripper Pippa van Iersel.

Heat 3
D. Morena / R. Arnaus / T. Taabbel
Rita Arnaus leads from early on but Therese manages a late heat comeback with a big s-bend to blind to win it.

ROUND TWO MEN
Round one losers fight to stay in the running in four man heats with top two riders from each heat progressing to round three.

Kite size: Riders out on 9-12 metre kites

Conditions: Still cross onshore from the left with kickers. Wind beginning to push past 25 knots but increasing lulls in between.

HEAT 9
J. Rodriguez / A. Guillebert / J. Burlando / L. Casati
Juan Rodriguez wins this comfortably, not crashing a single trick and scoring two tricks over 7 points.

HEAT 10
J. Ouahmid / N. Delmas / A. Rosslee / R. Giuliano
First place being regularly traded off here and changing almost every time a rider lands a trick. Frenchman Giuliano pulls ahead with two tricks to go and holds on to the lead to progress to round three.

HEAT 11
S. Mul / J. Prieto / L. Cruz / S. Teixeira
Luis Alberto Cruz comes back from the brink in this heat with a late surge to win it!

HEAT 12
A. Guillebert / K. Mahmoud / P. Serin / J. Del Rosario
Paul Serin leaves nothing to chance in this round with four high scoring tricks straight off the hat including a double heart attack and back mobe 5. A solid win for him to earn his spot in round three.

ROUND THREE MEN
The semi-finals beckon!

Kite size: Riders on 11-12 metre kites

Conditions: Wind dropping down to sub-20 knots but still consistent.

HEAT 13
G. Coccoluto / J. Rodriguez / A. Rosslee / V. Rodriguez
Valentin Rodriguez wins with the highest combined score of the event so far – 33 – and the highest single trick score of the day as well – 9.43 for a KGB7! In the same heat, Gianmaria Coccoluto took the second highest combined score of the day and the second highest scoring trick – a KGB5 for 8.4 points.

Super tight this one – Valentin only had a 0.89 point lead on Gianmaria by the end of the heat.

Heat 14
A. Guillebert / R. Giuliano / A.Corniel / M. Chabloz
Another big heat to round out the day. Maxime Chabloz combines four big scoring tricks, including a BS 317 and a 319, to accumulate yet another 30+ point overall score. No more holding back, this was Maxime going for broke and coming up golden.

Source: gkakiteworldtour.com

Triple Freestyle World Champion, Bruna Kajiya joins North international team.

Here is North Press:

North welcomes Bruna Kajiya!

North Kiteboarding is thrilled to announce that Triple Freestyle World Champion, Bruna Kajiya has joined our world-class team of international athletes.

The first female to land a Backside 315, Bruna is one of the most recognisable faces in kiteboarding with her powerful and progressive riding style.

Brazilian born and bred, Bruna’s love for the ocean started through surfing, where she picked up the nickname ‘Little Fish’. From the moment she tried kiteboarding, Bruna has been working her way to the top. With numerous feats including 5 x Brazilian Champion, 2x Triple S Winner and 3 x Vice World Champion, it’s safe to say that Bruna is one of the best female riders out there.

Mike Raper, Brand Director at North says “Bruna has such a powerful vision for women that pushes riding styles to the limit. We are stoked for her to join our team and very excited to see where her drive and passion will take her next.”

When it comes to training, Bruna’s self-motivation and discipline is relentless. With regular training sessions at the Red Bull headquarters in LA, she’s a force to be reckoned with. A true icon for female riders, Bruna is dedicated to empowering women to get involved in the sport.

Bruna believes that kiteboarding is a means to express her true self. Her dedication to training, the way she moves, and even her bubbly personality, can all be seen when she is out on the water. We can’t wait to support Bruna in taking her riding to the next level.

Source: northkb.com

Liam Whaley spent 10 amazing days training in Greece. Watch and enjoy Episode 4 of World Of Whaley!

Pippa van Iersel had two amazing weeks training in Tarifa. Take a look at a few clips from her sessions! Her new vlog, it’s a mix of freestyle, lifestyle, megaloops and fun.

Spots: Balneario, Lagoon and Arte Vida.

The GKA Freestyle World Cup is heading to Gran Canaria. From 12-16 June 2019, all the action will be at Playa de Vargas. Watch the teaser and stay tuned!

Jarrod Snow – Torquay

Posted: 13th Mai 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Watch Australian rider Jarrod Snow, who started kiting at the age of 10, shredding at home in Torquay. Enjoy his short clip packed with a mix of freestyle, foiling and strapless kitesurf!

Filmed and edit by Adam Snow

Check out the highlights of the final day of the GKA Freestyle World Cup in Leucate, France.

GKA Freestyle World Cup Leucate comes to an end on Day Six of the event window. Carlos Mario and Francesca Bagnoli are the big winners in Leucate. Check the summary report bellow!

GKA Report
Report: Jim Gaunt / Photos: Svetlana Romantsova

HEAVY WINDS, OCCASIONAL MEGA LOOPS AND STRONG COMMITMENT FOR PURE FREESTYLE PREVAILED AT PORT LEUCATE

What a result from the first Freestyle event of the season! A big surprise having moved from La Franqui yesterday to the kickers and open beach at Port Leucate. Big winds, big performance and perhaps a big surprise with Francesca Bagnoli from Italy taking her first win, while champion Mikaili Sol only managed to rescue second place with her last trick in the women’s. And it WAS a rescue. The Brazilian is beatable – something we doubted and tees up the rest of the season beautifully!

In the men’s, Carlos Mario showed the mark of a champion and also staged his own comeback, stopping Maxime Chabloz from claiming his first event win, but all bets are on the Swiss rider breaking his top-step duck this season. A valiant Valentin Rodriguez, just 16 from Colombia, took third. In many ways, he was the big news of this event on the men’s side.

Leucate was scheduled to be a pure freestyle event in this mixed event series. 30+ knot conditions saw some riders voluntarily throwing big kite loops… so out mouths are watered for more big aerial antics when we get to round two in Gran Canaria in June, which is scheduled to be run in a mixed freestyle / big air format. Bring it on!

Source: gkakiteworldtour.com