Posts Tagged ‘Kiteboard’

Head to a tropical paradise in Patrick Wieland’s newest film “Acqua” featuring Alex Fox and Sam Light as they sail around the British Virgin Islands finding the best locations to kiteboard.

Watch Alex and Sam spending a week in paradise!

Element 2016 is the newest addition to the Liquid Force lineup. Check here a few clips of the new kiteboard.

Produced By Studios Roff

Camera:
Julien Leleu
Forest Bakker

The 9th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer took place July 10-12, 2015 in Hood River, Oregon. North America’s largest amateur kiteboarding event drew kiters from around the globe to kiteboard 6 hours and over 100 miles for a great cause.

This year’s event was a record for Kite Derby participation, spectators and conditions at Columbia River.

Funds raised at KB4C, through athlete fundraising, donations, silent auction and Boards of Hope, benefit Athletes 4 Cancer’s Camp Koru Survivorship Program for Young Adults with Cancer. This year $116,100 was raised to put on 5 survivorship programs for cancer survivors.

Results for the 2015 KB4C Kite Derby:

Individual Women (Laps)
1) Rachel Callahan (65)
2) Carol Bolstad (55)
3) Savannah Boersma (47)

Individual Men
1) Grom Gorley (78)
2) Tony Bolstad (66)
3) Tamir Hayman (64)

Individual Foilboarding
1) Cynthia Brown (71)

Individual Grom
1) Bataya Boersma (51)
2) John Michael Harman (49)
3) Savannah Boersma (47)

Team Foilboarding
1) Ride Engine (Patrick Rebstock, Reed Brady, Sebastien Sutter, Brendan Richards)
2) Liquid Force (Brandon Scheid, Julien Fillion, Jason Slezak)
3) LP Foils (Drew Christianson, Fred Hope, Mark Ribkoff)

Team Kiteboarding
1) Naish / Cabrinha (74)
(Naish: Michael Duhaime, Ewan Jaspan, Katie Potter, Jesse Richman)
(Cabrinha: Matt Elsasser, James Boulding, Reo Stevens, Damien LeRoy)
3) Team OG 2nd Wind Sports (64)
(Mark Barnes, Scott Edgar, Pepi Gerald, John Gilman)

Postcard from Saaremaa, Estland

Posted: 29th Juni 2015 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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This video is a postcard from Saaremaa island, the largest island in Estonia. Watch how fun it is to kiteboard on the sandy shores of the Baltic Sea. Enjoy!

Video by: K26 Productions / Core Kiteboarding Estonia
Song: Blue Foundation – Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix)
Edit by: Kristjan

Ian Alldredge presents his new signature surfboard with Pat Rawson and BWSurf. Watch Ian riding strapless with his new board and see him scoring some waves with strong winds.

How to learn kitefoil

Posted: 2nd Juni 2015 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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In this video Bruno Sroka gives all the essential information on how to learn kite foiling. 3x winner of the Kiteracing World Cup shares with us his advices of how to learn and progress in the discipline.

Ride Engine Joins Forces with 7 Nation

With the mantra of innovation through intimate rider-designer collaboration, Santa Cruz-based Ride Engine recently joined forces with 7 Nation and has begun expanding research and development of a variety of watersports accessories and softgoods, much of which will start hitting global markets this summer.

Ride Engine was founded three years ago as a humble pet-project by Santa Cruz waterman Coleman Buckley, who wanted to solve a problem he saw with poorly-performing kiteboard harnesses. After experimenting with several designs and collaborating with friends and pro riders, Buckley refined a completely unique harness that incorporated custom-made carbon fiber shells molded to the exact shape of his customers’ backs.

Demand for the revolutionary new harness – called the Armor – grew quickly, and before long Buckley was overwhelmed by filling orders in his makeshift garage factory.

“After a few years I felt trapped by the harness business,” Buckley said. “I was spending so much time making them that I couldn’t do anything else that interested me. I wanted to branch-out; to collaborate with more athletes and explore other areas of the watersports industry to see where some of my ideas might lead.” Buckley was introduced to Tony Logosz, 7 Nation chief designer, and Jeff Logosz, 7 Nation CEO, last year, and the three quickly recognized the great potential Ride Engine had as a 7 Nation partner.

“We were drawn to what Coleman was doing and the passion he was putting into his product,” Jeff Logosz said. “With the backing of 7 Nation and the resources we bring to the table, Ride Engine will now be able to take its mission of creating products that connect people with the natural world to the global stage.”

Utilizing 7 Nation’s assets, Ride Engine’s first line of business was to refine the Armor’s design and production techniques to make the harness available around the world in time for the 2015 summer season. Three versions of the harness – Hex Core, Pro Team Series and Elite Carbon Collection – will be available this season starting in June. The brand will also be launching a complete line of high-end wetsuits in the coming months.

Ride Engine is also focusing heavily on the wake industry, collaborating with top riders and though leaders to design and develop a line of products that fits the needs of the sports hardest-charging riders. Pro wakeboarder and longtime Slingshot wake team and brand manager, Jeff McKee, will head up the wake side of Ride Engine, with close collaboration from a team of the sport’s hottest young riders, namely the renowned work-hard-play-hard Shredtown crew.

“I’m assembling a crew of riders who I trust are the most innovative athletes the sport has seen,” McKee said. “These riders are shaping the future of the sport in front of our eyes, and now they’ll have the opportunity to leave an even bigger fingerprint on the sport through innovative products and creations for all wakeboarders to enjoy.”

Ride Engine will launch a line of wake accessories, as well as a complete line of high-end wetsuits at Surf Expo this September.

“The possibilities are endless,” Logosz said. “One of Ride Engine’s core principles is close collaboration with athletes and top thinkers from their respective sports. Their ideas and the passion they have for what they do will play a big role in the products we develop.”

Logosz says Ride Engine will remain true to its environmentally-conscious roots and the nature-centric sentiments that help define the brand image.

7 Nation is a company run by outdoor enthusiasts whose passions synergize with the products they create. 7 Nation currently supports/encompasses the brands Slingshot Sports, Moonshine MFG, The Distillery and Ride Engine. Slingshot is a watersports company that develops kiteboarding, wakeboarding and stand up paddling gear and softgoods. Moonshine MFG is a skate brand that develops high-end longboards and The Distillery is the unique manufacturing facility that produces all the wood-core skate, kite and wakeboards for those two brands.

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BRONQ

Posted: 14th Mai 2015 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Shinn team riders having a blast riding new gear. Check it out!

The kiteboard legacy begins. This full-length movie will unite the best riders in the world to show the beauty of the sport.

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The aim with CHAPTER ONE is to make a mark in kiteboarding history. For the first time uniting the best athletes in the world into one cinematic experience, like: Aaron Hadlow, Ruben Lenten, Kevin Langeree, Jesse Richman, Robby Naish, Nick Jacobsen, Sam Light, Youri Zoon and Keahi de Aboitiz. Showing the world that kiteboarding is an amazing sport.

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The movie will document the exciting adventures of a very diverse group of individuals. Whether the athletes are chasing storms, searching for the perfect waves or stylizing their powerful tricks.

Combining travel, personal stories, thrilling stunts, world class action and a lot of fun, CHAPTER ONE aims to capture the spirit of the sport and document the first chapter of the kiteboard legacy.

To know more about the Eyeforce’s project visit their Kickstarter project and support the film, CHAPTER ONE!

Watch Adam Withington pulling out some crazy megaloops on his foilboard at Kanaha, on the north shore of Maui.

Music by Major Lazor
Filmed by Alex Aguera