EPISODE 20

In a technical special, there’s plenty in episode 20! Sky Solbach breaks down the basic anatomy of a surfboard to help you find the right shape for where and how you ride. Mike Gebhardt is an Olympic medalist – he tells us about how he now trains the world’s best kiteboarders. Next we’ve got our hands on an exclusive section from the heel-to-toe-side gybe chapter that’s soon to be released as part of Progression’s Wave series. Move of the Month features riders hoping to win a place at The Red Bull King of the Air, we wrap up the world kiteboarding news highlights and round the show out by going behind the scenes of the This Is Your Moment movie with Naish’s kite designer, Damien Girardin.

EPISODE 20

  1 year ago  

In episode 20 we take on a technical theme as we talk to North surfboard designer Sky Solbach to hear more about the challenges of shaping for high performance riders and World Champions like Airton Cozzolino. We also press him for information on the basic anatomy of different surfboard shapes to help you find the right board for where and how you want to ride. Mike Gebhardt won two Olympic medals for windsurfing and now focuses on training kitesurfers, transforming them from talented riders into the world’s best competitors. In this chapter we also talk about his close relationship with…

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SKY SOLBACH : SURFBOARD ANATOMY

  1 year ago  

We ask North surfboard designer and team rider Sky Solbach to break down the basic anatomy of the stacked North wave board range to help you find the right board for how and where you ride. Sky also explains some of the challenges and rewards of designing for high performance riders like 2012 World Champion Airton Cozzolino. This chapter is also action packed with exclusive footage from Indonesia and Mauritius. Featured Riders Sky Solbach

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MIKE GEBHARDT : CREATING ULTIMATE KITE ATHLETES

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What separates the best from the rest? Having competed in five Olympic Games, winning two windsurfing medals, Mike Gebhardt is now a kiting fanatic and uses his experience to turn talented riders into the world's best competitors. In this chapter he explains how he helped Rob Douglas burst onto the speed sailing scene before claiming a World Record in 2010. We caught up with him at the Axis Kiteboarding stand at Surf Expo.

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HEEL TO TOESIDE CARVING TIPS

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A long awaited new wave instructional series of videos will be released by Progression in December. This episode we have an exclusive slice from the heel to toeside carving gybe chapter. If you're serious about getting your head around learning, we can't recommend Progression highly enough.

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MOVE OF THE MONTH : RED BULL KING OF THE AIR 2016

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The Red Bull King of the Air is the world's most extreme big air kiteboarding contest and takes place each year at Big Bay in Cape Town. Just 24 riders can battle it out for the crown and this year eight riders will qualify for the event through a video-entry competition. Riders can submit videos for Red Bull King of the Air 2016 at www.redbullkingoftheair.com until the 11th December – and in this episode we highlight some of our favourite clips submitted so far from eager riders from around the world.

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WORLD NEWS : NOVEMBER 2015

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The VKWC seems to have whimpered to a halt for 2015. We salute Liam Whaley and Gisela Pulido – the two riders who are currently on top. Plus, Jesse Richman has been shredding Jaws, Bruna Kajiya became the first kiteboarding female to land a 315 and we rapidly run you through some other selected highlights from our world and beyond. Featured Riders Lewis Crathern Bruna Kajiya Jesse Richman

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BEHIND THE SCENES : THIS IS YOUR MOMENT

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The latest addition to our high impact blockbuster video section in 'Naish - This Is Your Moment' movie. Launched to celebrate Naish's first 2016 gear launch, we talked to kite designer and rider Damien Girardin to hear more about what goes into their biggest shoot of the year. Find the full edit now playing in the Blockbuster section on the website and across our mobile and TV apps. Featured Riders Kevin Langeree Jalou Langeree Jesse Richman Robby Naish

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EP20 : INTRO & CONTENTS

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Sample the flavour from our episode 20 menu – dishing you up a range of technical delights, including surfboard anatomy discussions with Sky Solbach - served with a generous dose of exclusive high-octane wave action, we learn from an Olympic medalist, see riders throw risky big air moves to score a place at The King of the Air, learn the heel-to-toe-side gybe with Progression, catch up on the world news and get blown away by the inside story for the This Is Your Moment movie featuring Jesse Richman and co.

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