Airton Cozzolino: strapless domination

Airton Cozzolino has claimed the Red Bull Unfastened 2014, in Sardinia, Italy.

In the first day, eight strapless kitesurfers competed in seven-minute heats for glory, at Fontanamare Beach. Judges were looking for tricks, style, height and creativity.

The second day was run at La Maddalena. Riders had five minutes to improve their previous results. In the end, the creator of the Red Bull Unfastened took the highest place in the podium.


Mr. Four and Mr. Five: an old kiteboarding rivalry

What are the advantages of the fifth line in kiteboarding? The age-old dilemma has been answered with an animated cartoon.

Meet Mr. Four and Mr. Five. They'll show you the advantages and disadvantages of both line bar systems.

For example, if you see an obstacle right in front of you, pulling the safety release will have different behaviors in both models.


Damien Leroy: stealing the show in Florida

Brandon Bowe and Damien Leroy have dominated the Miami Kiteboarding Masters 2014, held at Crandon Park, Florida.

Riders were greeted with 15-20 knots of wind, beautiful blue skies, and the pristine flat waters. The 10th annual Miami Kiteboarding Masters is now the oldest kitesurfing competition in Florida.

The day started off with the Freestyle competition. Standouts like Andre Bacic, Nicolas Biaggi, Leif Christian Given, and Kellen Hall were pushing the field with very technical tricks.