2014 Red Bull Ragnarok: find Dominik Zimmermann

Dominik Zimmermann has mastered the 2014 Red Bull Ragnarok, at Dyranut, Norway.

Ravines, drifts, rocks and hills were blessed by excellent snow conditions and sunny weather. Occasionally light wind made the competitors struggle to keep their kites in the air.

Only 40 kiteboarders managed to finish the whole race, and it took three hours for Dominik Zimmermann to finish the competition in first place.

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KiteTender: who said vessels don't like kites?

They say kite sailing is the future. KiteTender blends the world of kiteboarding and sailing in a single watercraft.

The idea comes from Almere, in the Netherlands. Peter Renssen and Peter Schermer have decided to create a specially-designed monohull for kite sailing.

After four years of research and development, the KiteTender was successfully tested in the water. The KiteTender 400 model is a one to two person vessel that is propelled by a classic kiteboarding kite.

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Aaron Hadlow: 13 years with Flexifoil

Aaron Hadlow is leaving Flexifoil. The brand will move forward focussing on core land and water kiting products.

The British kiteboarding star teamed up with Flexifoil, in 2001, to develop the brand's first water kite that would power Hadlow on to winning five consecutive world titles.

In 2009, Flexifoil and Aaron created the first Hadlow signature water kite, and by 2013 Hadlow products populated half of the Flexifoil water kite product range.

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