Christophe Tack: he has a nitro engine

Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska have won the double elimination finals of the PKRA Panama, in Nitro City.

Despite the initial choppy onshore conditions, dramatic performances finished off the double elimination under sunny skies and steady breeze.

With winds averaging 14-18 knots throughout the day, a short period chop made landings difficult and physically demanding.

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Nitro City: a kiteboarding paradise

The 2014 PKRA World Tour is on. The first stage of the season will showcase the best Freestyle kiteboarders in Nitro City, Panama.

In an unfortunate turn of events, current world champion Alex Pastor dislocated his shoulder while training and will not be able to compete here to defend his title.

Liam Whaley is out this event with a rib injury, and former world champion Youri Zoon is not present either. For the women, Bruna Kajiya returns after suffering a knee injury last season and will almost certainly be battling against the top females to regain her title run.

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Kari Schibevaag: Norwegian power

Kari Schibevaag will be riding for the RRD International kiteboarding team.

Whether she's in the big waves or the snowy slopes, Kari Schibevaag is a multiple time world champion. Now, the freestyle and wave kiteboarder will join RRD in this new stage of her life.

"I am really happy to be in the team and I'm enjoying riding the gear in South Africa now. It's a great team, with great equipment and a lot of nice people. I am really happy to be in RRD," says the Norwegian kite rider.

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