Kiteworld Magazine issue 79 content
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Cover: Jesse Richman, encapsulated with the thrill of winter. Jaws, Hawaii
Photo: Pierre Bouras – Liquideye
Here are a few more highlights found inside the covers of issue #79:
A survival journey through surf, with neuroscience lecturer Dr. Jason Gallate, Keahi de Aboitiz, Patri McLaughlin and Jesse Richman. Firstly, the cardinal rule for surfing in the surf with all your digits in place…
If you were buying kitesurfing equipment in the UK in 2006, an Airush Flow nine metre set you back GBP£600 without a bar. In 2016, it’s modern equivalent, the Airush Union, costs around £949 kite-only. Have the last decade’s design improvements really been worth a 50% increase in price? Matt Pearce investigates
IMPROVING YOUR MAXIMUM BOOST POTENTIAL: PART THREE
Lewis Crathern continues his quest to help you jump higher. This issue he breaks down his recommended approaches to the different surfaces you’ll encounter when taking-off
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The testers thought Christmas came early in November and December. Windguru relentlessly stacked up the windy days as we put the F-One Bandit, RRD Obsession and Ozone Catalyst through their gears. For the travellers amongst you, we also have the Nobile Split Board
Nevermind ‘Winter’s coming’ – it’s here! But it’s nothing to be scared of, as this series of interviews with cold water heroes reveals
RESORT REPORT: KALPITIYA, SRI LANKA
Arguably the fastest growing kiting hotspot in the world right now, offering authentic living, a feeling of adventure, several huge lagoons and the endless downwinders that your dreams are made of
Meet John Ruffing, a kiteboarder who travels full time with a big kite bag and a rucksack with the rest of his life in it. You may dream about doing something like this, but could you really do it? We like his style and we’ve given him a column. This issue he reports on his time in Cartagena in Colombia
SHALL WE GO, AMIGO?
Did hearing news about two surfers being murdered in Mexico make you think twice about visiting? Matt Pearce weighs up the reality of the situation for kitesurfers
In our continuing series surrounding sustainability issues, we admire the lifestyle and dedication of Axis’ Adrian Roper
Photographer John Bilderback’s column revolves around North Shore kiting culture. Tapping into our taste for adventure, this issue he tells us the tale of an inspiring vessel that has become a cultural icon for Hawaii by taking on perhaps the greatest downwinder of all time
MARK MY WORDS
As a World Champion himself, Mark Shinn pities those competitors who bravely stepped up to the plate this year and put on incredible performances, only to be crowned via email
All that, plus:
- Aaron Hadlow’s regular column
- Predicting weather systems for the King of the Air
- VKSA Cape Town build up.
- Tail-grab front roll technique
- World news
- Tom Court’s first gadget review
- Essential winter items
- The second part of our grabs etiquette technique feature
- Tarifa Sessions
- Let’s Get Pearced fitness class
- Hard Work with a travel guru
- Sweet gallery
and much more!