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- 31 January 2018 | Kiteboarding
Kevin Langeree has taken out the 2018 Red Bull King of the Air, in Cape Town's Kite Beach, South Africa.
The world's craziest kiteboarding competition is over, and there was unbelievable action unfolding in front of thousands of ecstatic big air kiteboarding fans.
The judges were looking for extreme big airs, style, and variety of maneuvers, and wind was giving athletes the boost they needed to perform huge jumps and loops.
- 24 January 2018 | Kiteboarding
When you're getting into kiteboarding and buying gear, you're investing in your physical and mental health. So, is kitesurfing an expensive hobby? What is the cost of entry into the sport?
Kitesurfing equipment only became widely available in the late 1990s. That said, the wind sport is still living its early days.
Since the turn of the millennium, kite gear evolved and got safer thanks to several technical updates and mechanical developments. However, with the progression in equipment, prices kept relatively stable through time.
- 16 January 2018 | Kiteboarding
Nick Jacobsen has broken the fibula of his right leg, in South Africa.
The Danish kiteboarder was training for the upcoming 2018 Red Bull King of the Air when the accident and the injury occurred.
"We were two hours up the coast when it happened. Graham Howes, Leandra, and Darryl Partington took me straight to the hospital. It was painful, and I'd rather spend five hours in the dentist chair, but I'm glad I have the best friends and greatest support around me," told Jacobsen.
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