WORDS ? Jim Gaunt
Mixing styles faster than you can figure out how to pronounce his surname, I reckon Dimitri Maramenides is one of the most fun kiteboarders you could watch. He doesn't seem to care about being associated with one riding trend more than another, he simply loves kiteboarding. The back of the video box lists amateur comedy as one of Dimitri's hobbies. I was worried that I'd be cringing at a kiteboarder's efforts at 'funny' in an action video, but when it all went quiet and the camera panned to Dimitri squeezed into his son's electric toy car driving down the freeway with his kite kit strapped to his back, I couldn't help letting out a surprised little giggle-snort. This is a fun video and features 60 minutes worth of high-adrenaline riding from big-air and board-offs to wake-style and waves, in Barbados, Puerto Rico, Islamorada, Florida and Dimitri's home, Cape Hatteras.
Aerial Assault was featured in Issue #21.