Kiteworld Magazine Issue #109 – Free Multimedia Edition – Out Now!

James Carew cover photo

James Carew cover photo


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Issue #109 is now live and packed with gear reviews, riding insights and designer interviews. Enter this issue through the belly of the beast as James Carew takes us on a POV journey through this secret right hand slab as pictured on the cover – check out his video clips on the cover too!

We catch up Peter Stiewe from Eleveight to find out what has been done to the XS v2 to make this kite such a boosting machine, while our test team put some hours in on a vast array of kites, twin-tip and surf equipment. The Big Air Kite League put together a competition in Cape Town which saw some incredible riding, we have a photo journal from the event as well as a rider profile interview with the event winner, Ross-Dillon Player.

Kiteworld Magazine issue 109


Peter Stiewe on Eleveight XS V2

Back in January, a pair of Eleveight team riders released two of the most impressive big air clips from the same spot in Leucate on the same day. Was is a coincidence that they were both riding the same kite – the final prototype of the Eleveight XS V2, which is to be released in May? Jim Gaunt found out

Liam Whaley interview

Liam Whaley is insanely good. Colin Colin Carroll argues, however, that the Spaniard hasn’t yet peaked and perhaps his greatest success is consistently bringing out the best in others


Resort report Keros Bay

The question on everone’s lips is: should I book a summer holiday? Rick Krystallis from Surf Club Keros is here to set your mind at ease and lure you out to keros


Big Air Kite League Cape Town competition

Kiteworld assistant editor Kyle Cabano was on camera duty for the event and filed this photo journal from the day


Ross-Dillon Player interview

Like Ross-Dillon Player, Kiteworld assistant editor, Kyle Cabano, grew up close to Cape Town and got into kiting at a similar time before their paths diverted. Following Ross’ win at February’s Big Air Kite League event, it was time for a catch-up



Airush Union v6 a new school tool 
Cabrinha Contra 9m ’21Brand new single strut machine for all light wind freeriding
CrazyFly Sculp 9 & 12m Few kites will fuel your boost I their bottom to mid-ranges like this
Naish Pivot 7 & 9mA King of the Air classic that also has extensive depower control
Ocean Rodeo A series Flite 14.5mA light wind performer with a very immpressive top end range
Shinn Slicer 138A twin-tip that splits in two, though to ride it you’ll never know
Naish Global 5’9”A stone cold classic kite-surfboard for charging in strong conditions


Ydwer’s recovery

Take a moment to read the story of a serious accident suffered in the surf by one of kiteboarding’s greatest photographers

Mark my words 

Marks Shinn’s 86th column

Most Wanted

News of new products heading your way


Theory and Technique:

The Better Kiter 

The foundations of a good stance with BKSA head of training, Andy Gratwick

May the weather be with you 

If you want to boost biggest, you need longer lines to reach stronger winds!

Kiteworld Magazine issue 109

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