Slingshot's IRS: suspension technology | Photo: Slingshot

Slingshot has introduced new technology and innovations in their 2015 RPM kite model.

The team led by Slingshot Chief Designer Tony Logosz believe they've "did to kites what the suspension system did for mountain bikes. It's a huge breakthrough in the engineering of the RPM bridle."

The newly developed Intuitive Response System (IRS) auto tunes the bridle by using suspension technology. The IRS differential self-adjusting switch tunes the LE to the provide the optimal shape throughout every angle of attack.

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Lennart Schulenburg: he spent eight months kiteboarding

Lennart Schulenburg has transformed eight months of travelling into "Gone With The Wind", a 13-minute short film.

The German kiteboarder, born in the Baltic Sea town of Lübeck, rode the best winds and waters of Cumbuco (Peru), Jericoacoara (Brazil), Bolivia, South Africa and Australia.

"When I was a little kid, I always dreamt of exploring the world. Travelling to places far away, seeing bizarre nature, and practicing the sport I love. After university I had a choice: start my career or go abroad and see the world," explains Lennart Schulenburg.

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2014 West Coast Tour: six stops, plenty of action | Photo: West Coast Tour

Andrew Wong and Erika Heineken have claimed the 2014 West Coast Tour, a six-stop kite racing circuit spanning from Vancouver Island to San Diego.

The competition attracted 47 participants from 15 countries to both Foil and Formula Raceboard divisions. Wong won two Raceboard events and took the overall title.

"The level of competition is super high. I just tried to stay focused at each event. The sport is going in a great direction. I'm so stoked," expressed the Canadian kiteboarder.

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