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Jesse Richman and Kevin Langeree Talk Tow-up at the Mondial du Vent

GKA Kiteboarding World Tour Air Games riders Kevin Langeree and Jesse Richman discuss the thrills and dangers of light wind tow-up with a kite – ahead of this weekend’s show in Leucate. The GKA Kiteboarding World Tour Air Games is a world championship to find the most complete twin-tip freestyle rider. Tow-up is simply a spectacle for the event in low winds, demonstrated strictly by the most experienced and professional riders and shouldn’t be attempted elsewhere.


GKA Kiteboarding World Tour 2018 – Leucate – Day Two

MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER: Unified Forces of Nature (and Jesse and Kevin reach for the skies) Some things happen for a reason. Over the last three years, the GKA have yet to experience an event without wind (the GKA also runs the wave & strapless freestyle tour: the ‘Kite-Surf World Tour’). With luck, every event has always had wind. The ‘still’ Air Games – Jesse Richman on show yesterday afternoon. Scroll down for more on this! / All photos: Toby Bromwich The concept of this Kiteboarding ‘Air Games’ World Tour, held here in Leucate at one of the most consistently windy world tour stops in the last ten years, with some of the world’s most evocative riders, would surely deliver, right?! Brazilians – always technically on point! Carlos Mario ‘on the head’ / Photo: Toby Bromwich Well, so far the forecast hasn’t delivered contestable conditions for the last two days, and Thursday / Friday look light on the wind front, too. But let’s take a step back and look at what this tour is about and what it’s trying to do, and perhaps asking too much too soon isn’t destiny’s wish. Head judge Mallory de la Villemarque opens up the discussion …

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GKA Kiteboarding World Tour Leucate: Riders News

The first ever GKA Kiteboarding World Tour event will take place at the Mondial du Vent in Leucate, France, from 17 – 22nd April and the fleet of riders signed up is looking pretty special! This new tour calls for dynamic performances and a mix of new school and more classic older school, big air influences, however the overriding factor is that riders need to go as huge as possible… making for the best show as the competition seeks to find the most complete twin-tip rider. The GKA’s aim is to work with the riders to create a strong tour for the athletes, public and sport. LIVE SCORING: A live scoring system will be launched at this event to further add insight and entertainment for the large Mondial du Vent crowds on the beach! The latest news is that Kevin Langeree and Jesse Richman have just signed up alongside two time freestyle World Champion Carlos Mario from Brazil, who registered last week to compete in Leucate! Photos: / Kevin and Jesse are both former King of the Air winners and titans of the Big-Air scene Image: Slingshot Kiteboarding – Carlos Mario, already a two-time WKL Champion – can …

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