Kite Skating: two sports in one

A group of water sports enthusiasts is blending kiteboarding with skateboarding. The result could only be kite skating.

When you think a skateboard, you imagine small finless planks, grip tape, and tricks. Multiple maneuvers. Now, if you're willing to take the street action sport into the water, then grab a kite a hit the freestyle button.

The self-titled Kite Skate Lab collective is pushing the limits of kiteboarding with new approaches, and new riding techniques. They leave foot straps behind and ask their fellow wakeboarders a few ramps and obstacles.

Kite skating puts the focus on the board. If you fail to pull a trick, go back and get the board under your feet again. First challenge: complete a kickflip. Want more? Watch a couple of Tony Hawk videos.

The kite skateboards are inspired by three extreme sports: kiteboarding, skateboarding and wakeboarding. What you want to do out in the flats is in your imagination. Go for it.

Brad Spencer, Annissa Flynn, and Daniel Tarapchak have taken out the 2018 World Flowboarding Championships, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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