Triple-S Invitational: sliders only in 2015

The 10th anniversary of the Triple-S Invitational will feature an all Sliders competition.

The organization of the event announced that the three discipline format will be dropped for an entire kite park madness week in the Real Slider Park, in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA, from May 30th to June 5th.

The founders decided to go back to the heart of the Triple-S Invitational and go all out by maximizing athletes' time on the water, in the state-of-the-art park. Historically, the Slider discipline has always been the most anticipated event of the three, and the most popular amongst athletes.

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Christophe Tack: kite trick inventor | Photo: Liquid Force

The controversy is finally over. Kiteboarding's Double Half Cab has been renamed.

Kite enthusiasts were divided. Some said it was a Double Half Cab, some considered it a load-and-pop Hinterberger into a backroll-to-revert. As a result, the trick's name has been changed.

Christophe Tack was the first to land the kite manoeuvre, but Marc Jacobs was the first athlete to land it in an official competition, during the Dakhla Kiteboarding World Cup 2015, in Morocco.

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Rob Douglas: racing for his third Sosh Cup title | Photo: Rob Douglas

Rob Douglas has successfully defended his Sosh Cup title, at the Mondial du Vent 2015, held in Leucate, France.

The North American kiteboarder won three of the four races on the 500-meter course set in the Mediterranean Sea. The winds blew from the northwest, ranging between 18 and 28 knots.

Once again, a kiteboarder was faster that a windsurfer. Douglas managed to beat Antoine Albeau with a run of 39.85 knots. Alex Caizergues finished third. It's Rob's third victory in five years.

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