CALL OF THE WILD
This issue we’ve stripped the gloss away from what should have been dream trips and found it’s not necessarily the destination’s allure, but the trials of the experience that hold the real value for travellers.
Cover: Colin Heckroodt, just outside Cape Town / Photo: Svetlana Romantsova / RRD
HIGHLIGHTS THIS ISSUE INCLUDE
Kiteworld Magazine issue #88 is also firmly focused on boosting your kitesurfing know-how and insight. So let’s start with a look at the gear reviews this issue, as they are wide and varied.
At the lighter end of the wind spectrum we review four hydrofoil boards from F-One, Levitaz, Alpine and Slingshot as well as the Peter Lynn Aero foil kite and F-One Breeze LEI kite.
In other product tests we get our hands on the Naish Dash, a brand new Lieuwe board and we review one of Patagonia’s latest Yulex bio-rubber wetsuits, ProLimit and Ion wave harnesses, Cabrinha’s H3 boots and Snuggs waterproof earphones.
TECHNIQUE – ADDING A DOWNLOOP TO YOUR TRANSITIONS
In progressive technique, Lewis Crathern is back with his long running series aimed at improving your maximum boost potential – this time looking at adding a downloop to your transitions to help increase your planing speed on landing – which also adds softness to your impact.
Fuelling travel dreams, there are tales from the Lake of the Four Cantons in the Swiss Alps…
“Taking my kids on such an expedition was a daunting thought. Lou and Shadé had been to plenty of isolated places before, but at least we’d always had a boat or some kind of reliable means that could help us seek medical attention within a few days at most. Having no electricity or water for a few weeks was the least of our problems; in fact that idea was even appealing. Our main concern was about there being no means of communication or transportation to leave the island. Once the Kwai dropped us off we would be stuck there with only a vague idea of when it would come back to get us.”
We step back in time with Carine Camboulives and her family who realise that the notion of sustainability is literally the difference between life and death in the Pacific ocean. St Martin in the Caribbean reveals stunning spots and experiences later in the issue, too.
THE LAND OF THE FAR HORIZON
Closer to real life, Matt Pearce offers us a guide to Northumberland in the north of England.
All that plus the usual columns, comments, opinion, event news, mind-blowing galleries and more!
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And finally, we’ve just launched a competition in which you can win a brand new Lieuwe board with your own unique graphics on it!
Running for a month from today, click on this link, download the template and design your own graphics.
How to enter:
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Comp closes 25th August. Good luck!