Evo 2015 out now
The Evo was the standout kite for 2014 for many people, magazines rated it as one of the best all round freeride kites on the market. Whilst Tom Hebert used the Evo at the Red Bull King of the Air and boosted the biggest jump of the entire competition! The evo has a huge wind range, no matter which size you fly, the low end is exceptionally good and the 5-strut design keeps the kite stable in high winds too. When the wind is really blowing the Evo is fantastic for huge floaty jumps with lots of hangtime. The upwind ability of the kite is fantastic, ensuring you keep your spot on the beach, no matter how big the tricks are! Unhooking with the evo is easy and the kite offers a power delay after you pop, allowing you to perform your tricks with ease. The evo is the unsung hero of the North Kiteboarding range, it is perfect for freeride, freestyle and waves; it will be perfect for you...
The KJ Experience Mauritius
Just came back from another really amazing trip to Mauritius, however this time it was not for a competition or photo shoot, but instead to run my KJ Experience kitesurf & yoga courses, helping other passionate kiters progress in their kiting, and experience the magic of Mauritius and its waters. Something thats much more rewarding than getting on a podium, winning a trophy, or getting that classic image in a magazine, is helping others to feel the stoke of the sea and kiting, and experience the inner calm of yoga. Seeing others progress, trying new manoeuvres, pushing their limits, sharing experiences, feelings, wipeouts, then being united and calmed at the end of the day with a stretching, therapeutic yoga session in a beautiful environment , is really rewarding. My KJ Experience courses seem to attract very special, interesting people, kiters from all over the world, who I feel very blessed to have met and shared time with. Each and every one brings their own unique energy, personality, riding style, aims, and humour, which creates an amazing atmosphere on and off the water!
Thanks to all of you special people who participated on the recent course in Mauritius, and to my amazing sponsors North Kiteboarding and ION who allow me to push my own limits in the sea, riding with the most revolutionary, incredible equipment! In my bag for this trip was a North 9 & 7m Dice, which is the most awesome, ultimate kite for waves and freestyle, and the Pro series 5'11 and Select 135cm Twin tip. I also had my favourite purple ION hot shorty, Nova harness, and of course a fine selection of ION bikinis and board shorts!
The only other thing that was needed was wind, waves and sunshine, which Mauritius and mother nature gave us plenty of :-)
The new Neo is out!!!
The brand new NEO is available! The newest kite in the range of six NKB kites is the Neo. A dedicated freestyle/wave kite with only 3 struts. Astonishing easy and predictable to fly, offering a drift ability which allows you really to surf waves, without getting dragged off the board or constantly steering your kite. But just watch the clip and convince yourself:
The Mauritius Episode
Right after the KSP Mauritius we took the chance to really enjoy Mauritius and managed to get some sick shots of barrels, huge walls and also massive wipeouts. Watch the best athletes in their game, Airton Cozzolino, Patri McLaughlin, Kirsty Jones and Ninja Bichler playing with the elements to the extreme. Additionally get a closer look on the beautiful island Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, probably one of the most versatile kite spots on this globe: flat water lagoons, wave entry spots and of course impressing One Eye. And all that within spitting distance!
Enjoy the ride with your host Tom Court and just so much, it´s worth watching it until the last second!
"Mauritius" - Episode Teaser online!!!
Right after the KSP Mauritius we took the chance to enjoy Mauritius a little bit more and managed to get some sick shots of barrels, huge walls and also massive wipeouts. Watch the best athletes in their game, Airton Cozzolino, Patri McLaughlin, Kirsty Jones and Ninja Bichler playing with the elements to the extreme. Enjoy the teaser and stay tuned for the full amazing episode coming out soon!