Posts Tagged ‘kiteboarding’

Liquid Force announced the end of its kiteboarding division. The company, founded by Tony Finn and Jimmy Redmone in 1995, will now focus its resources in wakeboarding and foiling.

Note from John Archer, CEO of Kent Water Sports and Don Wallace, vice president at Liquid Force:

“We regret to inform you that we have decided to wind down our Liquid Force Kite division over the next 30+/- days. Rest assured this decision was not taken lightly and we want to thank all Liquid Force associates who have worked diligently throughout the uncertainty over the last few months of Covid-19 and economic crisis as well as the many years of dedication.

To clarify, the Liquid Force brand will remain strong and vital in the water sports industry. Additionally, if you have not heard, Liquid Force recently acquired Freedom Foil Boards, a surf / foil brand based out of southern California. Together with Liquid Force Wake, we plan to take the focus we had on kite products and place new focus and Relentless Innovation onto foils for all water sports. This will be managed out of our Carlsbad, California office.

Our Hood River office will be closing effective 3/30/20, after which time customer service and warranty inquiries will be managed out of the Carlsbad office. While we do not plan to order any new inventory, we will do our best to handle all warranty claims, repairs, etc. over a reasonable period of time.”

In this new masterclass, Steven Akkersdijk explains us the pros and cons of different line lengths for kiteboarding. So take a look!

Filming: José Denis-Robichaud, Taylor Höll, Edwin Haighton
Thumbnail photo by: Thomas Burblies

Take a closer look at Steven Akkersdijk’s “SA Masterclass” about the Darkslide. Watch and learn all about this kiteboarding trick!

Filming: José Denis-Robichaud

Kiteboarding Is FUN – FREISTIEL SERIES #50

Posted: 7th Januar 2020 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
Original Post: http://kitemovement.com
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The title of the latest episode of FREISTIEL SERIES says it all: kiteboarding is fun! Watch Ben Beholz doing what he loves the most.

One Session in Dakhla

Posted: 26th Dezember 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Watch Colleen Carroll enjoying the great kiteboarding conditions that Dakhla has to offer.

Take a break and watch this exciting kiteboarding trip to Namibia, with Reno Romeu, Tom Hebert, Colleen Carroll and Aron Rosslee!

Here is a highlight video from Lasse Walker’s best action shots of 2019, so far. Check out how great it has been!

Filming: Knot Future
– The stoke Farm
– Madic Media
– Retoy Spective / Troy Davies

Edit: Magenta Films

Wind Voyager Triple-S Event organizers announce the end of an epic run.

Read Real Watersports’ Press bellow:

The World is Not Ready…


Photo: Toby Bromwich

Over the past fourteen years, the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational has changed the way we think about kiteboarding and kiteboarding events.


Photo: Brian Caserio

In 2006, the #WindVoyagerTripleS was the first ever, slider and kicker kiteboarding event. In that year, and in many to follow, the Triple-S crowned champions in surf, slicks and sliders, as well as overall, to define the cutting edge of our sport. There was no prize money. The trophies got left behind. The event was judged by the riders themselves. There were parties in the backyard at “The Slick House”, as well as after hour ragers we really shouldn’t talk about on the internet. Strapless kitesurfing, kite low powered wakestyle and park riding. The Triple-S put these new riding disciplines on the map.


Photo: Toby Bromwich

Starting in 2012, the Triple-S switched to using judges to score the event and introduced prize money. After achieving our goals of changing the direction of kiteboarding competitions, with many following worldwide, our next goal was to provide substantial prize money. Thanks to the generous support of title sponsors Venyu and Wind Voyager, we were able to raise the stakes from bragging rights, to $10,000, to over $70,000 in just seven years. In 2019, the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational joined the Cape Hatteras Wave Classic presented by Patagonia, as the first two kiteboarding events in the world to offer EQUAL prize money for men and women.


Photo: Toby Bromwich

Competition is key, but the social scene of any good event is what defines the total experience. Whether it be low key gatherings, making new friends from around the world, or going to the best live music performance of your life, it is often these key interactive moments that you remember far longer than the event itself. In 2006, Triple-S rider Davey Blair asked if he could bring his friend “Big Hair” to the event to DJ the awards party. That year, we opened with Red Bull’s DJ Chela and wrapped it with Big Hair, all on the back deck of The Slick House. What followed after that was a string of performances that should go down in action sports live music history, including international super stars Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, DJ Qbert, Kymani Marley, 2Chainz, Future Fambo, Tanya Stephens, The Dubplates, Method Man, Red Man, and The Roots. Let’s just say, Saturday morning after the event was over, was the quietest day of the year in our little town called “Waves”.


Photo: @senditthemovie

Triple-S goes Hollywood?! Directly after the 2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S, a Hollywood style movie called “Send It” was filmed onsite at REAL, using the Triple-S as the backdrop theme. Think “Blue Crush”, but instead of surfing and Hawaii’s North Shore as the backdrop, it’s kiteboarding and the Triple-S. Written/produced by Charlie McKinney and directed by Andrew Stephens, Send It is a “boy meets girl”, action/drama with a star studded cast including Kevin Quinn, Claudia Lee, Patrick Fabian, Denise Richards, 2-Chainz, Richard Branson and more. Look for a future release of Send It to bring kiteboarding and the Triple-S to the mainstream.


Photo: Ryan Osmond

While all this may seem impressive, many view the philanthropic arm of the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational as being one of the event’s greatest achievements. This was started in 2011 by Sensi Bikini’s Founder Sensi Graves, and then handed over to the Triple-S Steering Committee in 2016. Between 2016 and 2019, the Wind Voyager Triple-S raised over $140,000 for the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund.

It’s an incredible feeling to redirect the international Triple-S spotlight, and place it on the local youth of our community. Thank you to everyone, including our title sponsor Wind Voyager, who have made these donations possible.
Trip Forman – Wind Voyager Triple-S Co-Founder


Photo: Bryan Elkus

“The Wind Voyager Triple-S could have never achieved what it did without the riders, our sponsors, our incredible event staff, the media who covered the event, the musical performers, and the fans. To each and every one of you, THANK YOU and huge congrats on an incredible run. Together we concocted a piece of kiteboarding history, and a road map of how to go forward with our sport. It’s been an incredible fourteen year journey full of epic memories and friends. The Triple-S family is a solid one. Thanks again to everyone who was a part of it!”

Trip Forman
Jason Slezak

Triple-S Invitational Co-Founders


Photo: Toby Bromwich

Source: realwatersports.com

Top 3 Things To Do In Turks & Caicos!

Posted: 28th Oktober 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
Original Post: http://kitemovement.com
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Check out Jake Kelsick’s tips about kiteboarding in Turks and Caicos. In this video, he shares the top 3 things to do!

Nick Jacobsen – Fun with a kite

Posted: 27th Oktober 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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“Fun with a kite” is Nick Jacobsen’s latest video and it shows the true meaning of kiteboarding to him. Don’t miss it, be sure to watch!