CATMAN AT 50 KNOTS - THINK ABOUT IT!
In 1975 Tim Colman, skipper of Crossbow 3, went over 30 knots. In 1988 Eric Beale broke 30 knots on a windsurfer. For 20 years the dream has been 50 knots and the record has been over 46 knots since 1993. On 2 October 2008 Sebastian Cattelan finally broke 50 knots using a kite!!! And his record only lasted 24 hours. I have a soft spot for Catman - he taught me how to stay up wind in 1999. I'm gonna hunt out his number and get him to teach me speed.
Check out the full story by clicking here.
The new world record holder is Alex Caizergues. Click here for his Kiteworld profile.
IS HE THE GOAT?
Aaron Hadlow has won his 5th consective world title. This could be his closest yet. Out of 10 events he won 6 and was 2nd in 4. Kevin Langeree won 4 and was 2nd in 4.
As well as being world champion, Aaron has been at the fore-front of innovating new tricks and leading the direction in kitesurfing. There is no other rider that can claim to do better tricks, let alone in competition.
He's got my GOAT vote! Not sure what a GOAT is? click here...
For full results click here.
More info at www.kiteworldtour.com
THE KITE PARK JAM - BEMBRIDGE, ISLE OF WIGHT
Combine the wind, a boat, a jetski and a grinch with a 56 foot flat bar, kicker and â€œghetto railâ€ and you're gonna get some crazy action. Click here to check the slick moves and radical wipeouts at the Kite Park Jam last week.
KITEWORLD 2009 Calendar
But it's only October!! But there's nothing like planning ahead. Our 2009 Calendar is still being printed and we're pimping it! But there's a bargain to be had. Buy it before 1st November and you get a full 23% discount! Yes 23%! Incredible
Not only that, we teamed up with Flexifoil to include a FREE 2009 Wall Planner. Your life is complete. Click here to buy for only Â£9.95.
PIMP MY RIDE
When I get rich, I'm gonna get a Ferrari. Bollocks! I'll get fancy wheels, bigger speakers, tinted windows and a cooker. Are you obsessed with your van? Seems kitesurfers are. We checked out 6 fur lined wagons that will feature in Issue #36. Have you got what it takes? Click here to tell us about your truck (that includes you Graeme!)
WIN A BEST WAROO
It can't be easier, all you have to do is subscribe to Kiteworld and you have a chance to win a 2009 Best Waroo. Not only that - we have competitions running all year for subscribers. Don't delay hit this button
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PLAYING DIRTY SEXY KITE
FILTH ALL DAY LONG...
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UK FINALS 23 - 26 Oct
The most fitting place to end the British Championship is Brighton, the home of the best magazine in the world and some wicked shore break. We've been kiting these beaches for years, but can the pros handle it? Find out next week... there's a rumour the Hadlow will turn up, but will he get out of the Hummer and on the water? Click here for more details
2009 KITE TESTS
'09 is on the way! The 1st batch of 2009 kites were tested in Issue #35. You can now check out the details online here. The kites tested were:
DO IT WITH STYLE!
Now you can do it, tweak it...
BEGINNERS: show off by relaunching your kite when you crash it.
INTERMEDIATES - chuck a grab into your rotation.
Tweak that landing. Toe-side is easy, especially if you can land on your best side.
The NUCLEAR is stylish - challenge your mates