- 12 October 2009 | Kiteboarding
Eudazio Silva from Cumbucco took first place at Jeri Free For Kite international event last week end.
Throwing powered and spectacular moves, the 15 years old athlete defeated Evandro Silva (RRD) in a crazy final, both riders showing incredible skills.
Eudazio was riding a Recoil 133 and a 7m Hi-fi in Jeri‘s strong winds, about 35 knots.
The young rider is getting better everyday and will definitely be one of the names to watch for on Brazilian steps of both KPWT and PKRA this season.
- 10 October 2009 | Kiteboarding
October 29th is the first day of the first kiteboard competition tour to take place in Asia.
The tour is at a pro/am level and open to everyone as it moves around the region visiting not only China but also Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand between Oct 09 and Mar 2010.
The KTA tour is sanctioned by the IKA meaning that all riders will receive world-ranking points as they compete towards become the KTA Tour Champions or the first ever Asian Champions.
The support and encouragement for local born and bread riders from the Asian region is very much part of the KTA ethos and there is a great deal of talent throughout Asia but not as yet so much opportunity for the local guys, especially those from the less affluent countries.
You know the guys that spend their time running around pumping up your kites and landing and launching you, while snatching their riding time in the early hours on borrowed equipment.
It’s some of these guys the KTA is trying to help further and open a new door or two for and therefore has introduced a ‘riders grant scheme’ to help get this guys the chance to be part of the tour and who knows become future professional riders.
- 08 October 2009 | Kiteboarding
Nils Stolzlechner is one of the leading lights in the Kitesurf Race scene and one of the leading Race Board designers.
Check out his website: www.njsdesigns.org
Nils has a choice to ride with whatever brand he likes but has chosen Ozone
Nils has chosen to ride Ozone to match his boards with the fastest kites out there: The EDGE RX and ZEPHYR.
Nils will be testing our 2010 EDGE with our talented USA race Team.