Dimitri Maramenides delivers again! Epic Attack 4 is probably the best kitesurfing video published in year 2012! This video is almost 10 minutes long, but it will keep your eyes glued to the screen while your jaw drops to the floor!
Archive for September, 2012
It´s getting dark and cold here in Sweden, the place where I who post all this shit about is kitesurfing currently is located. The kite season is about to end here and a freaking long winter is waiting us, I´m freezing just by looking out of the window right now! Yesterday I had to students and I spent 6 hours in the water. Did I freeze? Actually just a little, but I had to use three pair of thermal underwears under two pair five millimeter wetsuits, that´s how cold it is already! Today, I felt pretty blue over this fact, but I just come a cross this picture which put a smile on my face =)
Beany is not the guy that bails out on kiteloops, he is rather the one that rush into the water when the wind is picking up! One day he got out in the water when it was quite gusty… During an attempt to jump and loop the kite a gust hit him with such power that the bar got ripped out of his hands, which never is fun, especially not when you´re 3-4 meters above the surface!
Imagine crossing the Atlantic ocean, starting from the Canary islands and arrive 6000 kilometers later in the Carribeans. Is this possible for one man? The answer is probably no =)
But if you are 6 dedicated and crazy people, then yes!
The man behind this insane project is Filippo van Hellenberg Hubar, that got a vision in his hands one day when he was taking a shower, the schampoo in his hands looked like Africa and South America, thinking “OMG, I will cross the Atlantic ocean on a kite!”
But Filippo van Hellenberg Hubar can’t do this project alone for obvious reasons, so he has invited a number of professional kitesurfers. Currently Ruben Lenten, Susi Mai and Lou Wainman are game, two riders are still unknown…
More info on https://www.enablepassion.com/
One of the best videos I´ve seen in a long time! Alex Bournay is a cool rider that doesn’t fear height, just check out his incredible jumps in this video! Some kiteloops added to this video and it would be a 10 pointer! Great editing and choice of music on top of the awesome action! As you will see Alex Bournay is riding with a Best GP, so here is also some free promo for you BEST! ;)
Airton Cozzolino is a 18-years-old guy with crazy eyes and a passion for waves! Born in Cape Verde Airton truanted from school as soon as there were waves in the water! His love to the sea made him spend almost more time in the water than on land which of course helped him to develop outstanding skills with his kite and board. In 2012 Airton won the Kitesurf Wave World Champion 2012 and he is now fully dedicated to keep his position as the world’s best wave kitesurfer!
After surfing all day with the wind reaching 45 knots in, Elias’s friend was happy to jump in the car to go back home without any injures from all the kitesurfing that day. Elias Seadi was of another opinion… Elias came with the brilliant idea to jump over the platform Tramandai, which today has never been jumped before by a kiteboarder. Not believing but at the same time agreeing, Elias’s friend then asked him Elias to call his friends, who they had been surfing together with during the day, to come in for safety factor. And thanks to all the energy of the crowd on the beach, on September 4 Seadi Elias opened the Pier Beach Tramandai (RIO GRANDE DO SUL, BRAZIL) jumping 9.5 m high, exceeding its limits.
Youri Zoon has currently been hosting a kite camp in Neretva river, Adriatic sea, Croatia, which is said to be one of the best kiteboarding spots in the world, but I guess that´s what most locals say about their own spot. Anyway, this is a pretty nice video with some good action, for instance some crazy dude that climbes up on a bridge using the power from his kite. There are also some scenes of the recurring “sausage parties” that we usually see in context with kitesurfing competitions and kite camps like this one. Girls, please start kitesurfing so that the atmosphere stop being so damn gayish! ;)
Felix Pivec and Marc Jacobs show what Switch kites nitro 2 is capable of! The Switch Nitro 2 is a high performance kite designed to be used with ease and safety. The Nitro 2 is a good kite for beginners considering its easy water relaunch, satbility and depower. more advanced riders will also enjoy this kite, just look at Felix and Marc!
Both Cabrinha and Epic kites are out with videos showing how they test the durability on their kites. Epic and Cabrinha do however have completely different ways to test the durability of their kites… It will be very interesting to see if some other kite company come up with a durability test of their kites and even more interesting to see in what way they will test the durability…