Have we peaked too soon?
After a flurry of ‘hot new innovations’ hitting the market, we take a look into what makes a meaningful innovation, and whether we’re actually still seeing it in kitesurfing.
We also ride the new Fireball connection system from Cabrinha and North’s Click Bar.
Our foil reports cover the Levitaz Transformer / Element freeride / wave foil, the Airush Core and Shinn El Stubbo / Zeeko combo. Alongside that we also include a breakdown of what you can expect when you start your foiling journey. Other reviews include the Core Free, Slingshot Rally and a 5’4” Brunotti S-Brymm soft top surfboard.
Lewis Crathern is back with his big boosting tips series, this issue he explains his views on etiquette in the air and control when going huge! Tom Court is also back with his tech column – this issue he offers practical reviews of three action cameras.
We were at the GKA Strapless Freestyle event in Sotavento – one of the most spellbinding events to rival the King of the Air in terms of crowd thrills. We analyse its success and hopes for the future.
It’s very cliché, because you’ll commonly hear this said of people in kitesurfing, but Bas Koole truly is one of the nicest guys we’ve met. We have wondered on occasion however if it’s just a very effective front though… because he’s a savage hitman when it comes to delivering killer content. This issue our own agenda was to glean more intelligence on forging a well-rounded career in kiteboarding, so we tracked him down just prior to his next mission to Brazil…
All that, plus stacks of regular and insightful columns, technique tips, travel features, galleries, news and more!
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