EPISODE 18

FULL EPISODE

  2 years ago  

EXPERIENCE: Brandon Scheid is one of the most well-rounded and technical kiteboarders in the sport. We interview the American 3x Triple S overall champion about his wakestyle and foiling experiences, giving you a feel for how he sees kiteboarding in this special feature containing stacks of onboard GoPro footage. SHAPING: Sky Solbach is North Kiteboarding's surfboard shaper. We talk to him about the current trend of short, square surfboards that are gaining rapidly in popularity in surfing, and discuss their place in kiteboarding. RUBEN: Mr. Lenten fronts the Red Bull Kite the Waj – an amateur event helping fuel the…

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THE BRANDON SCHEID EXPERIENCE

  2 years ago  

Few riders emit such raging levels of stoke for kiteboarding as Brandon Scheid. Having claimed three back-to-back Triple S overall titles, Brandon made a reputation as an incredibly technical wakestyler, but he has transcended that to become recognised as one of the most accomplished all-round freeriders. Whether he's riding rails, ripping flat water, carving huge turns on his new foil in barely any wind, or hacking down the line on waves in Baja, Brandon is always just happy to be on the water. He's excellent at explaining the intricacies of what he does and portraying his experiences – so put…

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SHAPING TRENDS: SKY SOLBACH

  2 years ago  

The 'Tomo' has been making waves in the surfing world thanks to its ultra-efficient planing hull that allows for all the benefits of a shortboard in terms of handling, with none of the drawbacks in terms of difficult paddling. Kiteboard companies have taken to utilising the parallel rails and squarer noses and tails that the design also features – so we asked North shaper Sky Solbach what he finds to be the benefits of the shape for kiting – where paddling isn't an issue.

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RUBEN LENTEN: KITE THE WAJ

  2 years ago  

Kitesurfing is growing rapidly in the Middle East, and Red Bull with their Kite The Waj amateur event in Bahrain are doing their bit to push things with this is a signature event for host Ruben Lenten. Ever the inspiration, Ruben tells us why the event is important to him and reflects on what we all share as kiteboarders. Ydwer van der Heide covers things for us.

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WORLD NEWS: JULY 2015

  2 years ago  

The Red Bull Mega Loop Challenge took place in huge storm-winds at Zandvoort in Holland at the end of May. Kite Show host Jim was commentating on the livestream and we give you some brief highights here. The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada is now two events down – who's on the charge? The Triple S wakestyle slider contest took place in Cape Hatteras, USA in June. Sam Medysky and Sam Light are back with their insights into the action, plus the British Kitesurfing Championships first round kicked-off in June.

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ESCAPE TO ZANZIBAR

  2 years ago  

Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean provides a dreamy closeout to this episode. Find more information about kitesurfing in Jambiani on the east coast of the island through KiteWorldWide at: www.kiteworldwide.com

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