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ISSUE #34 - KEEPING IT SMOOOTH
Like a hair drier blowing down the front of your wetsuit in January, Kiteworld issue #34 will warm you to your bones and steam up your windows more than even the raunchiest of you could manage after a long stint behind bars.
If you've never had the pleasure of kiting in the Caribbean, then scratch wherever is at the top of your kiting destination wish list and replace it with virtually any of these idyllic islands. We turn our radars towards the Grenadines and St. Martins and score incredible conditions at each.
Martyn Hogg comes into focus for our series in which we talk to hardy kiters of the British scene. This all-round skill merchant recounts tales of fleeing a Moroccan military hospital in fear of his life and gives advice and tips on how to learn tricks.
On the topic of tough guys that kite, none are tougher than international heavyweight boxers, Andrew Golota, and Vitali Klitschko. We get the scoop on their favourite hobby.
Jalou and Kevin Langeree take over the Motor Drive project, and whisk you from popping your first front roll right through to a one handed front spin nose grab pass. And if three fins are more your bag, then California ripper Ian Alldredge gets you busting them lose at the critical point of a wave.
It's getting hotter (at times, so we've heard) and these long hot summer days frequently only manage to splutter out enough wind for the lightest of riders to even think about getting out on the water...until now! We spent some time on the beach this last month, endured the sarcastic comments from those who thought we should be SUPing or something instead and came out the winners as we planed effortlessly across the calm, warm waters in bright sunshine on the latest get-you-up-and-going-in-a-gnat's-fart kit. Find out what gave everyone else the red faces in the next issue!
We also ride seven freestyle twin-tips in every day conditions and also get ripped around on the Nobile 666 and Flexifoil Hadlow Pro kites.