2 Up, 1 Down: Youri Zoon, Kevin Langeree and Nick Jacobsen get innovative

Youri Zoon, Kevin Langeree and Nick Jacobsen have developed a unique method of kiteboarding together.

Youri Zoon said he always enjoys a great time, when Kevin Langeree and Nick Jacobsen join him for a kiteboarding session. This time, they've tried something completely different. And quite dangerous, so don't copycat.

The stunt has never been tested before. They've named it "2 Up, 1 Down". So, if it's done in kiteboarding, you can easily imagine what it is. Some of these riders were so smart, they've forgotten their kites. Confused? Let's see.


Waterstart: master the art getting on the kite board | Photo: PKRA/Toby Bromwich

The board start, also known as waterstart, is one of the most important moments in kiteboarding. Learn how to master the art of getting up on the kite board.

The kiteboard waterstart requires time and training, but you'll rapidly learn how to angle your feet before being pulled by a kite. ISAF's "Beginners Guide to Kiteboarding" summarizes the board start in 10 simple key points:


Maxime Nocher: looking good in 2014 | Photo: IKA/Onur Cam

Maxime Nocher and Steph Bridge taken out the gold medals at the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships, held in Burc Beach, Turkey.

Four medal races were run in the decisive day of competition, near Istanbul, with winds ranging between 12 and 15 knots.

After an error in equipment selection, Oliver Bridge won all four medal races of the day to clinch the bronze medal. Not bad for a rider who was out of the podium in the penultimate day of races.