Tom Court releases the Freeride Project 2!
North Kiteboarding Rider Tom Court makes up a quarter of the well known Freeride Project. Four of the worlds top riders on a travelling mission meeting up in the hottest kite spots around the globe to ride compete, and party. Some might say 'living the dream'? Well, that's pretty much spot on!
The Freeride Project started out as an idea that the four members of the UK Crew had back in 2011. Tom Court (NKB), Sam Light (Slingshot), James Boulding (Cabrina) and Aaron Hadlow started to travel the together as an unstoppable quartet, documenting their antics and riding all of which culminated in a feature length movie that represented the sport that they are so passionate about...Kiteboarding.
It's refreshing to see a larger scale production done 'just for fun!' Everything that you see is from them, no hired help, using their own equipment, resources and occasionally sweet talking a mate to get behind the lens. Edited and produced by Tom, the Freeride Project 2 is a real 'family' affair and 100% authentic. Movies of a similar calibre are often so heavily Brand orientated that the authenticity gets lost along the way. Following the success of the first Freeride Project movie and the general fan base that grew and got behind the UK Crew, it certainly motivated these four riders into doing something even better second time round.
The movie will take you on a trip to some of the most off the beaten track kite spots in the world as well as some of the most famous. South Africa, Greece, Cape Hatteras, Egypt and Russia, each section of the movie has killer kiteboarding action with a bit of wakeboarding mixed in. The style of riding is predominantly wakestyle, you'll see Tom throw down some slick moves riding the North Dice and Gambler but, the Cape Town section see's Red Bull King of The Air taking place and breath taking mega loops from the boys.
Tom Court has always believed in the Freeride Project, the concept of which is 'feeding your passion through Freeriding.' There's a strong message there that one might think appeals to the masses, the general kiteboarder, the NON-competitive rider who gets on the water for the pure adoration of the sport. The other side of it is the freedom behind the sport, that no strings attached, at one with nature vibe that really gets the juices flowing. Both of these nuggets of pleasure come across so well in the Freeride Project 2 movie, that even the most unmotivated of kiteboarders will get that warm fuzzy feeling when watching it. Its a movie that will encourage people to learn, reignite that furnace of passion for the sport, encourage kiteboarders around the world to discover new aspects of the sport but most importantly it will spark a new motivation within you, that, get up and go that we so often loose through the monotony of daily life. You'll want to book tickets to far destinations with only a few kites and a board in tow.
So sit back, enjoy some of the best kiteboarding in the world and remember, you only live once.