Ariel Corniel: the freestyle star from Cabarete

Ariel Corniel has joined the Naish international kiteboarding team.

Corniel was born on the 6th January, 1992, in Cabarete, in the Dominican Republic.

Years of hanging out at his local beach proved educational for Ariel as he watched countless kitesurfers hone their tricks day after day, in one of the best kitesurfing locations in the world.

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Airton Cozzolino: strapless domination

Airton Cozzolino has claimed the Red Bull Unfastened 2014, in Sardinia, Italy.

In the first day, eight strapless kitesurfers competed in seven-minute heats for glory, at Fontanamare Beach. Judges were looking for tricks, style, height and creativity.

The second day was run at La Maddalena. Riders had five minutes to improve their previous results. In the end, the creator of the Red Bull Unfastened took the highest place in the podium.

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Mr. Four and Mr. Five: an old kiteboarding rivalry

What are the advantages of the fifth line in kiteboarding? The age-old dilemma has been answered with an animated cartoon.

Meet Mr. Four and Mr. Five. They'll show you the advantages and disadvantages of both line bar systems.

For example, if you see an obstacle right in front of you, pulling the safety release will have different behaviors in both models.

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