THE CONTROL ISSUE
CONTROL – is an inspiring word, and it’s the main focus of this issue… from the insane cover shot and the coming accompanying video behind it, to the core structure of content.
Cover: Nick Jacobson, Denmark / Photo: Lars Daniel Terkelsen
HIGHLIGHTS THIS ISSUE INCLUDE
Our team of writers have focused their efforts on illuminating us mere mortal and intermediate kiteboarders with insightful knowledge when it comes to gaining a greater sense of control in all areas of our riding.
So we cover everything from light wind kite handling to strengthening your resolve, there are tips for switching the direction of your rotation mid-air using the back to blind as an example, guidance on all points-of-sailing when it comes to navigating around an island and there’s even invaluable advice from the top for first time drone pilots who are hoping to shoot kitesurfing.
Mitu the Maestro
When it comes to absolute mastery and seemingly impossible levels of control, the very top riders in the strapless scene are hard to beat. Just ahead of the exciting climax to this year’s GKA Kite-Surf World Tour in Mauritius, we speak to the original master, Mitu Monteiro, to find out how that particular discipline has offered inspiration for the future to so many kids on his home island in Cape Verde.
On test we feature an exciting, broad selection, including the new Airush Union kite, Core’s XR5, the Naish Boxer, North Juice, Liquid Force’s Happy Foil and more.
Top to bottom – The Naish Boxer, the Peter Lynn Aero and the North Juice. These are just a few of the noble steeds that made into the KW89 test stable..
Plus, we have a comprehensive insider’s guide to kiting in and around the Lisbon district in Portugal, Steph Bridge tells us These Things I Know, and there is of course vital columnist opinion and comment, electric galleries and headline news all packed in.
Issue #89 is out late September!