Raphael Salles in Action. Photo courtesy F-one. PODCAST #138:
This week, our guest on the ASNews.net and The Kiteboarder podcast is kiteboarding pioneer and the founder of F-One, Raphael Salles. A former pro windsurfer, Raphael saw the light when kiteboarding was in its infancy and started one of the industry’s first kiteboarding companies in 1996. Raphael joins us this week to talk about F-One’s 2009 product line including the company’s second generation delta shaped kite, the Bandit Dos, as well as the new Revolt 2. He will also tell us about F-One’s patent on the Delta design and what it means to the industry, their new agreement with Firewire, why he chose Bamboo as the wood for the line of boards and speed racing.
Slingshot crew set up at the 2009 La Ventana Classic and Kitexpo. Photo courtesy Slingshot.
Join us for a live interview next Thursday as Slingshot head designer Tony Logosz and his right hand man, Amery Bernard, join us to talk about the new Slingshot RPM. Revealed for the first time to the public at the 2009 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo, the Slingshot area was jamming as participants found out about and tried out the newest design from Slingshot.