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TEAM UPDATE: Injuries Sideline Jesse Richman and Kevin Langeree
for Red Bull King of the Air
Both of Naish’s top contenders for Red Bull King of the Air have been sidelined after injury in the weeks leading up to the event. Richman, who suffered a concussion and broken bone in his face from a tow surfing accident is opting to sit out for Red Bull King of the Air. Langeree suffered a broken ankle from a crash during a training session in Cape Town only a week before the holding period for KOTA begins. Both team riders have won the event in years past and were on the podium last year.
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View Jesse’s New Years Resolutions HERE »
KEVVLOG #14 HERE »
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: Naish Monarch: The Ultimate Big Air Board
SIZES: 132, 135, 138, 142
Designed to meet the demands of the top freestyle kiters in the world and seen on multiple Red Bull King of the Air podiums, the Naish Monarch continues the tradition of delivering explosive pop and unparalleled upwind ability taking your kiting to new levels.
Watch the Video HERE »
View the Monarch HERE »
FEATURED VIDEO: Ewan Jaspan Drops Hammers in Latest Video “Fundamentals”
All killer and no filler. Ewan Jaspan bringing nothing but bangers in his latest video “Fundamentals” filmed this past fall in Brazil. Enjoy!
FEATURED VIDEO: Katie Potter Captures One Incredible Adventure with “Get Outside”
Living out of a suitcase for 5 ½ months may be tiring for some, but for Naish’s Katie Potter it's just one epic adventure. Watch as the Australian travels across multiple continents finding epic kiteboarding spots, makes new friends and takes in some incredible sights.
AS SEEN IN: Naish Designers Highlight All New Slash Wave Kite in The Kite Mag
One of the most talked about new kites for 2017, the Naish Slash has sparked interest from dedicated wave and strapless kiters all over the world. The Kite Mag got in touch with Naish’s design team to get the lowdown on what makes this kite so fly.
Read the full article HERE »
View the Slash HERE »
CHECK THIS OUT: Kevin Langeree Shares Cape Town Experience in KEVVLOG Series
The adventure never stops for Kevin Langeree. In his KEVVLOG video blog, you’ll see awesome POV footage from training sessions for the 2017 Red Bull King of the Air. After recently breaking his ankle, expect more in depth riding tips and an inside look at his journey back from injury.
Check out Kevin Langeree’s KEVVLOG HERE »
CHECK THIS OUT: Naish Ambassador Woody Harrelson Makes Hollywood History
Naish ambassador and legendary Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson is breaking history with his latest film project “Lost in London” which will be shot and streamed live in select theaters worldwide.
Find a theater showing “Lost in London” HERE »
Hello and welcome to the 2016 round-up from North Kiteboarding. We hope you all had a fun-filled Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year!
This year has been an exciting one packed with outstanding competition results, development of our online tools, design concepts becoming reality, and the launch of new products and projects. The list is endless, but we’ve chosen some which we are most proud of.
2016 kicked off with Aaron Hadlow being crowned King Of The Air 2016 for a second year running. We are now on the official countdown to the 2017 event and we know that Aaron’s been working hard on product development and his riding. Watch this space as there’s no doubt he’ll come storming out of the starting gates.
Following a few years of dedicated design and innovation going on behind the scenes, this year we launched the Click Bar! The real Gamechanger and a completely new kitesurfing experience, where powering and depowering your kite has never been easier. Embraced by all our world class team riders across all disciplines and styles of riding, we’re stoked and can’t wait to see the Click Bar and its concept evolve.
This year we relaunched our Young Blood programme which was a huge success, teaming up with selected retailers to create an affordable package for aspiring young riders.
We collaborated with PIQ launching a powerful and wearable product that provides live innovative metrics, reflecting the height of jump, air time, G force at landing, rotations, number of jumps or total air time. In addition to detailed session statistics, riders can be part of the PIQ community where they can challenge their friends, compete against other kiteboarders from across the globe, and partake in the North Kiteboarding and PIQ leaderboard.
We took a few wild and exciting adventures this year, heading to Patagonia to shoot ‘Untouchable’ and the Magdalen Islands, Canada for ‘Rough.’ Not the usual sun-soaked shores many might have expected, it definitely delivered something special and unique. Be sure to watch them both.
Matchu Lopes stormed the GKA Wave and Strapless Freestyle tour, being crowned 2016’s overall champion! From Tarifa to Fuerteventura, Mauritius and Dakhla, his talent and sheer determination never wavered. Now busy training for next season we can’t wait to see where he’ll take this side of the sport in the future.
We extended our 3D tool across our twintips and directional boards so dream products could be seen from all angles via the North Kiteboarding website.
The launch of the North Kiteboarding Academy was a major player this year. Kicking off with 27 tutorials, it’s now available offline so you can learn on the road, or even in some of the most remote locations.
Finally we’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our loyal and new customers who’ve supported our brand over the years. To our distributors and shops for providing an outstanding service to the kiteboarding community. The marketing and media team who never fail to deliver exciting content to our screens. To our Team Riders who not only continue to push the boundaries of the sport, but who also represent and grow the reputation, and ‘cool’ of the brand. And finally to the designers, innovators and shapers who bring concepts to life.
...From all of us at North Kiteboarding, we wish you a very Happy New Year!
Red Bull King Of The Air
Can Hadlow do it again? The countdown has begun for the 2017 Red Bull King Of The Air! Five of our riders have made it into the official line up, with two warming the bench on the reserves list; a very exciting and solid representation of our brand, gear and team riders that continue to push the limits in kiteboarding.
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The Click Bar
Check out the dedicated information, tech’s and spec’s page for the Click Bar. Here you can see all the intricacies behind the product, what each component and function does, and the reasoning behind it all. Don’t miss out!
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Young Blood programme
Find out more about our Young Blood initiative on the blog. We’ve hand picked specialised products for your aspiring grom and to make sure their first steps into kiteboarding are passionate, fun and safe ones.
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PIQ’s multi-sport sensor for kiteboarding
We announced the availability of a new multisport sensor dedicated to kiteboarding; in partnership with North Kiteboarding, the world's leading kiteboarding brand. Bringing fun to the forefront, North Kiteboarding and PIQ confirm their ambition to deliver a new, exciting and engaging riding experience, enhancing the passion for sports.
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"Untouchable in Patagonia"
Sky Solbach, Reno Romeu and Tom Herbert head to the glaciers of Patagonia, on one of the most unique and unforgettable adventures in kitesurfing.
Rough - Magdalen Islands
Follow Aaron, Craig, Colleen, Noe and Stefan to the Magdalen islands, Canada. A slick edit stacked full of some of the most stylish riding, 'Rough' won't fail to impress.
A dream come true for Matchu Lopes
Team rider Matchu Lopes was crowned 2016 GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle Rider of the Year following four fantastic stops. Having played a major part in revolutionising and influencing the whole style of wave and strapless freestyle, he admits that he's still having to pinch himself to check that it's not a dream
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3D Product Viewer
Have a good look over potential products before you buy them, or scan over something new or different with our 3D tool. You may have seen it available for our kites, but now it is applicable to our twintips and directionals. Enjoy!
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The North Kiteboarding Academy
With numerous tutorials across all disciplines available, you can now take our tutorials to the most remote spots in the world by downloading your chosen video and saving it on the app. So whether you're travelling or chilling on the beach, hit play and take it all in, even when being offline.
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Poland's Champion Marek Rowinski prepared for us a 10-minute summary of his 2016 season. The video was shot in Pranburi, Thailand and Gokova, Turkey.
The movie has been filmed in Pranburi, Thailand and Gokova, Turkey. It is a sum up of 2016 season from our rider Marek Rowinski. Training in these excellent locations paid off when he secured his Polish Champion title this year.
Asia was a trip to be remembered for sure and Thailand is one of my favourite places to ride. Although I had a small rib injury in the middle of the trip and was “forced” to do more sightseeing I managed to come back with some cool tricks on tape. Gokova in Turkey is another spot which I try to visit every year. It is a real training ground with perfect conditions each day. I hope that next year will be even better. Thanks for your support and enjoy the movie!