Bryan Lake: a Slalom champion with Freestyle skills | Photo: PKRA/Bromwich

Bryan Lake and Katja Roose are the 2014 PKRA Slalom World Tour champions. The kiteboarders confirmed their titles at the Pingtan Kiteboarding World Cup, in China.

Athletes were greeted by 20-25 knot winds on the course, as wells as bumpy conditions and breaking waves at the finish line. It would be an intense day of races, for sure.

Roose and Annelous Lammerts were neck and neck coming into the day, and the Dutch riders' battle came down to the last race of the event.

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2015 Fuel kite: powered by the new Nitrous bridle system

Slingshot has announced the launch of the revolutionary new Nitrous bridle system, included in the 2015 Fuel kite.

The American kiteboarding company has developed a system that allows you to run the Fuel kite in two different ways: the Nitrous mode and the direct connect mode.

"The 'Nitrous Mode' is our new four-point pulley-less bridle system that comes pre-installed on the new 2015 Fuel. It delivers explosive pop, massive travel, and for the first time, you get incredible range and turn-ability. Basically, it makes the Fuel fly like a RPM on steroids," explains Slingshot.

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Christophe Tack: celebrating a world title | Photo: PKRA/Bromwich

Christophe Tack is the new 2014 PKRA Freestyle World Tour champion.

The kiteboarder from Belgium finished the Pingtan Kiteboarding World Cup in the runner-up position, which meant he was crowned world champion.

"It's like a dream come true, just unreal- after all these years. I've been really focused on breathing and being present in the moment. Not having thoughts about the past or future, just thinking about what I want to achieve and visualizing success," reveals Tack.

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