Brightening up your new year, Kiteworld issue #61 will be winging its way towards you in January along with our free annual Travel Guide book. One hundred and twenty pages of hot (and cold) kitesurfing destinations to warm your winter cockles, featuring such variety as Fiji to the Isle of Tiree and Lake Garda to the Cocos Islands, there's something for everyone – and that's just the Travel Guide.
Meanwhile, the mag's not letting itself go just because it's in recovery after a big 60th celebration last issue. We have a stunning gallery feature on South Africa from top European lens master, Jens Hogenkamp in #61 and we hear about the record breaking Greenland crossing - an intense kite-ski adventure completed by high profile explorer and environmental activist Sebastian Copeland and Eric McNair-Landry.
For those of you thinking that strapless kiting looks fun, we have all the motivation and inspiration you need to get out there, with KSP reports from Ireland and Maui, plus a Sessions feature with Cabrinha's up and comer, Matt Elsasser who shows that you don't need big waves to have a good time. And who else knows how to have a good time? Ruben Lenten... he's been storm chasing in Ireland and Holland we catch up with him in 'Sessions'.
Kevin Langeree takes over the Motor Drive technique project, building you up to his trademark one handed powerhouse of a trick, the KGB with a grab, but giving you tips on the one handed pop 180 and back roll along the way.
And we also take a look at Blade's new Uni bar and go behind-the-scenes of their two year development project. It may surprise you to learn exactly what it takes to make that metal bar with a bit of rubber on and strings on the end that controls your kite!
All that, plus interviews with new PKRA World Champions Youri Zoon and Karolina Winkowska on top of all your favourites, including Mark Shinn, Aaron Hadlow and neuroscience columnist Jason Gallate. It's all licked into shape and finished off as usual with some of the best shots in the world at the moment from our weathered pack of dedicated photographers.
That's over 250 pages all up! Get it while it's hot in January!
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