KiteSim: a realistic kiteboarding simulator for beginners and pros | Photo: KiteSim

KiteSim is the world's first realistic and kiteboarding simulator that allows beginners to start riding in an easy and safe way.

In 2010, Robert Hoogendijk contacted agency Frank & Frens. He wanted to make KiteSim a reality for novice and advanced kiteboarders. Two years later, the prototype was out to be tested.

"The simulator is based on a realistic computer model that simulates the forces on the kite, the rider and the lines. These forces are exerted through the simulator and experienced by the rider. The actions of the rider are measured and used as input for the simulator," explains Hoogendijk.

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Jeremie Tronet: a leap of happiness

They've jumped from icebergs, but also over piers, bridges, plateaus, shipwrecks, buildings and rocky cliffs. Kiteboarders are just like that. From time to time, they feel the need to leap.

Jeremie Tronet is one of them. The pro kiteboarder has been living between the French Riviera and the Caribbean, so he knows a large number of spots where he can train innovative stunts.

Look no further. Happy Island, a small man-made island/bar in the outer harbour of Clifton, Union Island, inspired Tronet. The tiny islet floats next to his dreamy JT Pro Center. So, there you go.

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Foilboarding: fast and fun | Photo: F-One Kites

The 2015 KiteFoil Gold Cup will be run for the second consecutive year in four world venues.

The hydro foiling mania is back. The fastest kiteboard racers in the planet are sharping their blades to steal the overall title from the hands of Johnny Heineken.

The calendar of the 2015 KiteFoil Gold Cup will travel to La Ventana (Mexico), San Francisco (USA), Townsville (Australia), and a European event to be announced shortly.

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