Virgin Kitesurf World Championships: Round 1 losers will get another chance | Photo: VKWC

The Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) are debuting a new tournament format at the Mundial Isla de Coche 2015, in Venezuela.

"The Dingle" replaces the former single and double elimination format in freestyle competitions. In Round 1, there will be heats of three competitors taking place.

The winners of each heat advance directly into Round 3, while second and third positioned riders have to compete in Round 2. The format is inspired by the World Surf League (WSL).

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Lasse Walker: how high is he? | Photo: Ydwer van der Heide/Red Bull

Lasse Walker has taken out the Red Bull Megaloop Challenge 2015 at The Spot, in Zandvoort, the Netherlands.

There were 16 big air kiteboarders, but only one could claim the trophy. In an incredibly windy day, the Dutch storm served the perfect conditions for all aerialists.

There was no holding back and spectacular crashes, too. For example, Steven Akkersdijk suffered a tremendous wipeout while pulling his third mega loop. He is recovering in the hospital.

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Nick Jacobsen: jumping off Richard Branson's party island | Photos: John Dill/Virgin

Nick Jacobsen has kite jumped off the top of Necker Island's Great House, in the British Virgin Islands.

Richard Branson's Necker Island is a party house. But it is also the perfect spot for great stunts and records. And the Virgin boss has plenty of ideas for unattempted feats.

This time, Nick Jacobsen launched himself from 131 feet above sea level, from the roof of the Great House. He cleared more than 300 feet of land and travelled 500 feet to land upright in the water on his board.

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