Why? Because we all love 'em! Whether it's your mate getting a trashing at your local spot, or pros getting a hardcore rinsing... something inside always makes us smile...
Apart from watching your mate getting tea bagged, it's also pretty fun to see those in power getting a pasting now and again. What about the current and 2 x PKRA World Champion Youri Zoon? Well, you're in luck, because here's a whole video dedicated to just that. Apart from at the end when it's back to business as usual with a quick collection of the sweetest stompings to leave you in no doubt who the guv'nor is. Great vid.
We have just started our Cape Town testing sessions, which means KW test rider Chris Bull is back on the scene, getting amongst it and relentlessly throwing himself around in the name of sussing out what's what in the world of 2013 gear. No doubt we will soon have a collection of shots like these from last year. He is a gem and it's good to have him back after a lengthy ankle injury, which if you're lucky and you have a strong stomach we may tell you about one day, but it will have to be after the 9pm watershed I'm afraid, kids!
And let's finish this week with another big tough guy who's not afraid of a pasting. 2009 World Champion Kevin Langeree knows that the path to supremacy isn't always a clean one... and as a handy little metaphor for life this sequence goes to show that just when you think you're safe, take your eye off the ball and relax is when you're most likely to take a spanking. So let that be a lesson to you all. Watch your back. It's a big bad world out there, folks. Luckily, there's always warmth and encouragement at kiteworldmag.com for refuge...