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SLINGSHOT EXPANDS TURBINE TO FULL SIZE RANGE

The Turbine has proven to be one of the best light-wind kites ever made. Slingshot is excited to unleash this high-aspect, high-efficiency machine in a full range of sizes for 2017. All the same qualities that make the Turbine such a great light wind kite translate to an aggressive, high-power, high-flying, high-performance weapon as you go down in size and up in wind speed.

* 15, 17, 19 meter- The proven light wind kite of choice for riders of all abilities. The Turbine’s high-aspect, high-efficiency profile gets you out and riding when others watch from the shore hoping for the wind to pick up.

* 11, 13 meter- Perfect for intermediate to advanced riders who want a massive dose of spice on those moderate-wind days, or as a full light-wind kite for smaller riders. This range yields long, lofty airs, aggressive upwind angles and more power than any kite of the same size.

* 5, 7, 9 meter- Massive air, lofty hangtime and aggressive, high-power freeride performance. Described as “a Rally on steroids”, this size range is perfect for experienced riders who are ready to take their riding to the next level, and for foilers looking for competition-level performance out of a LEI kite.

Peruvian Walls

A few shots from a kitesurfing trip to Peru I took in October-November 2016.

Christian Baroni on the droni.

Alone - Episode 1

Brittannië, alleen, ...

Square One - Helena Brochocka in Brazil

Same time last year I was just starting to walk by myself after a knee surgery. Everyone always told me that you tend to come back stronger after you recover, and in the first months back on the water, I was really disappointed to learn it wasn’t true at all. At least not from the start. I was scared, not confident enough, and all my progression from the past years seem to have disappeared just like that. I was back to square one, learning basic rotations all over again.

That is why I was so happy to finally return to Brazil, to try and relearn each trick, one by one, some in a completely different way than I used to them in the past. It was a long process, with a lot of ups and downs, but in the end I’ve learned to appreciate every little milestone on my way, and become stoked on kiteboarding all over again.

This little clip was made pretty spontaneously and I am really really happy that it happened, because for me it is a closure to this whole adventure. It took way longer than expected, but now, exactly a year later, I can finally say I feel 100% again ! I am ready to go back to improving my level, and more importantly enjoying every day I get to ride and have fun more than ever before !

Camera: Aleksander Lewandowski
Production by wgwk.pl
Music: Musical Doodles by Two Feet

 

This is Kitesurfing 2

Patagonia ambassador Reo Stevens gives us another look at how kitesurfing is an extension of surfing and not a replacement. Check out Reo and his friends as they show you what’s possible with a surfboard on your feet and a kite in your hands at a variety of locations around the world.

Pov footage:
Reo Stevens, Ian Alldredge, Keahi de Aboitz

Filmed by:
Anders Krüger, Orion Owens, Tim Bonython, Chuck Harlan, Rick Dobrouski, Jake Miller, Patrick Rebstock, James Ropner, Tyler Emmett, Jason Wolcott, Tony Modugno, Giora Koren, Justin Edwards, Idan Slemtov, Nic Phillips, Scott Soens

Kitesurfers:
Reo Stevens, Keahi De Aboitiz, Patrick Rebstock, Patri McLaughlin, Jesse Richman, Matt Elsasser, James Ropner, Teddy Lyons

Surfers:
Dan Malloy, Dan Ross

Music: Licensed through www.audionetwork.com