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Kiteworld Magazine

Issue #99 June - July 2019

Kiteworld is essential reading for all kiteboarders, since 2002. Read the best reviews of the latest kites, boards and gear and improve your riding with our technique articles - whatever level you're at. Kiteworld's editorial team includes World Champions Aaron Hadlow and Mark Shinn and top coaches like Brandon Scheid. Each issue is packed with the inspiration and know-how you'll need to fuel your next ride

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XC Media
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all things to all people

What does kiteboarding mean to you? To some it’s simply an escape from work, for others it’s a transforming experience that leads to rearranging their entire life. Wherever on the scale you fit, you’re bonded to the tribe. Next issue is our 100 . We’ve seen many ground breaking changes in the sport and since 2002 we’ve witnessed several generations take their grip on a style or direction and have their time in the spotlight. I was recently in France for the first round of the newly unified GKA Kite World Tour’s Freestyle World Cup event in Leucate. This year will see a combination of predominantly pure freestyle (read: unhooked trick) based events, but with some high-wind ‘open discipline’ stops, such as round two in June at Vargas in Gran Canaria, where…

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kiteworld magazine

EDITOR JIM GAUNT > jim@kiteworldmag.com ART DIRECTOR IAN ROXBURGH > Ian@design147.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR MATT PEARCE > matt@kiteworldmag.com TECHNICAL EDITORS CHRIS BULL, JIM GAUNT, MATT PEARCE and NEAL GENT INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING CAROLINE MORRIS > caroline@kiteworldmag.com DANIELLE GAUNT > dan@kiteworldmag.com STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS JOHN BILDERBACK / YDWER VAN DER HEIDE DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT CRAIG SAWYER > craig@kiteworldmag.com TEA BOY KEITH MOSS COLUMNISTS MARK SHINN, TOM COURT, SENSI GRAVES, JASON GALLATE CONTRIBUTORS LACI KOBULSKY, KYLE CABANO, SAMUEL TOME, YDWER VAN DER HEIDE, LUKAS PITSCH, AXEL REESE, MATT GEORGES, ANDRE MAGARAO, ROBERT HAJDUK, MARK SHINN, CAROLINE MORRIS, RAMONA STUDER, CARINE CAMBOULIVES, PIERRE BOURAS, ALBY RONDINA, JAY CRAWFORD, NIC PIACENZA, EVAN NETSCH, BRANDON SCHEID, RYAN OSMOND, TOBY BROMWICH, REIDER DECKER, MARIJE DEN BREEMS, ALEX SCHWARZ, ROB CLAISSE, JANINE AVERY, SENSI GRAVES, VINCENT BERGERON, TOM COURT…

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mostwanted

CABRINHA The AV8 collection is a precision crafted kite and hydrofoil / board combo made from high quality materials. The kite is an efficient five strut design with lean profiles and optimised aspect ratio for high performance but with limited weight. The AV8 foilboard is made from 100% carbon with an EPS foam core. The foil itself is made from 100% prepreg carbon and is fast yet adaptable to all wind and water conditions. The Autopilot foil board is also new - a multi-purpose board for kite foiling or surf foiling and it works with Cabrinha’s new wings – the Hi:Rise Carve and Hi:Rise Varial. The Carve is a kite-specific freeride foil while the Varial is an all-purpose set-up that can be used for anything from kiting to windsurfing, SUP, wake and…

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spy network

GKA FREESTYLE WORLD CUP LEUCATE FRANCE: 20 - 25TH APRIL Brazilian dynamo Carlos Mario and Francesca Bagnoli from Italy got their seasons off to a flyer in April at the opening GKA Freestyle World Cup fixture of 2019 - the Mondial du Vent in Leucate, France. Last year’s event was a false start for the GKA tour with no wind at all and similar conditions prevailed for the first few days in Leucate this year, with the event site becalmed. The wind suddenly arrived on day four. To make better use of the southerly wind direction, the event was moved to nearby Port Leucate with nuking conditions for the final two days of competition. The Freestyle discipline on the GKA’s Kite World Tour is a mixed format over the year, featuring pure freestyle…

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mark my words

“SETTING UP PROPERLY BEFORE YOU TAKE TO THE SKIES IS THE KEY TO GOING HIGH.” It’s easy to get caught up in the general wave of enthusiasm that each ‘new’ development in kiteboarding brings. Being a relatively young sport, kiteboarders are generally eager and keen to pick up innovations in both style and material, unlike in surfing for example. Amid all the recent talk of foils it’s easy to forget that the foundation of our sport was, is and always will be, based around twin-tip riding. Yes, there are the strapless aficionados and the foil fanatics at every spot, but for each specialist there are literally hundreds of regular TT riders who have no inclination to move onto anything else. In truth 99.9% of kiteboarders, no matter which discipline they now practise,…

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kiting quietens the mind -therapy for all

Some say that through kiting they find their ‘flow’, or a kind of meditation. For others it has literally become a lifeline. Three Canadian military veterans who had difficulties transitioning to civilian life after service found that kitesurfing was an incredible tool to assist them in troubling times. Through their discovery they’ve set up a nonprofit, the Rogue Adventure Group. Founders Edward Monk, Derek McCann and Ryan Murphy all have unique and extensive military experience. They were deployed to Afghanistan on combat operations that resulted in an extremely deadly tour for Canadian Forces. In the seven months that they were there, three close fellow Combat Engineers lost their lives, amongst others. They not only struggled to deal with their experiences, but it was difficult to see many of their peers reaching…

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