New school freestyle is really starting to take shape. The race for the next move has slowed and been replaced with a journey towards incredibly stylish, but still technical, moves. Even tricks on the PKRA are becoming more and more familiar and we're reaching a stable trick list that is allowing for riders to put more of their own individual stamp and take on a trick, rather than constantly chasing the next seemingly incomprehensible handle-pass. We set top freestyle photographer, Ydwer, and ace move-maker Bas Koole the task of capturing the art of freestyle at its best. Their results from freestyle heaven in Brazil are incredible.
Surely it's everyone's dream to build a home to their own specifications right in front of their favourite break. We go back to the building site with Bertrand Fleury and Tuva Jansen who've set up home right in front of “the longest kiting break” they've ever seen.
Ever wondered how a kite is made, how long it takes to construct each individual kite, how many people it takes, how much material is used and why they are put together in such a way? We get a tour around North's kite factory in Sri Lanka and reveal all.
There have been some epic Sessions around the world the last few months, and we have the full glorious image details from Hawaii, Norway, Ireland, the Alps and more.
Issue #51 will feature many more gear reviews from Cape Town, plus a handful more that we put the boots and hoods back on for this month in the UK, including gear from Cabrinha, Ozone, North, Best, CrazyFly, Blade, Shinn and more!
All that plus the usual columns, favourites, technique, news, travel and we reveal the secret behind holding onto that pee in your wettie!