North Kiteboarding Issue 05/2017
Welcome to latest roundup of everything epic that’s been going recently at North Kiteboarding. It’s been a starry run of great success and results from our riders. Newbie Francesa Bagnoli stunned at the WKL in Leucate advancing through the qualifiers into the main event, and wowing her way onto the podium in 3rd place. Meanwhile in the Men’s division, Stefan Spiessberger put on a fierce display securing 4th place against some feisty competition. Steph Bridge stormed her way around the gruelling 130km enduro course of the Red Bull Ragnarok claiming 1st place. Tom Bridge takes his place on the dream team of Red Bull UK. Lasse Walker’s latest movie ‘Objectives’ impresses the industry with bold riding and inspiring imagery. Tom Court partners up with Kite Worldwide and launches his ‘Slice Of Life’ camps. PIQ introduces the new leaderboards so you can choose against who, when and where you want to compete. Check out the latest Court’s Council where Sky Solbach walks you through the 2017 Directional Range.
TOP MARKS IN LEUCATE!
Congratulations to Francesca Bagnoli and Stefan Spiessberger for their outstanding results in Leucate against hot competition at the first stop of the WKL World Tour.
A WIN TO REMEMBER
Steph Bridge took the Red Bull Ragnarok by storm, claiming 1st place in the immense snow kite race. Not for the faint heart, she spills the beans on the event as well as giving a few golden tips for those looking to participate next year.
TOM BRIDGE JOINS RED BULL
The UK has spawned some serious kiteboarding talent over the years and Tom Bridge is certainly one of them joining world renowned Red Bull as an official Team Rider.
‘OBJECTIVES’ BY LASSE WALKER
The latest video from Lasse Walker is powerful, creative and full of mind blowing mega loops. Read about the inspiration behind ‘Objectives.’
SLICE OF LIFE CAMPS
Team Rider Tom Court is stoked to announce his partnership with Kite Worldwide as their UK Brand Ambassador. “This new partnership, combined with my longstanding backing from North Kiteboarding will ensure that the most cutting-edge equipment will be available for use by the guests on my camps, creating a premium learning experience.”
PIQ ROBOT ™ LEADERBOARDS
Great news! The North Kiteboarding and PIQ App has just launched the PIQ ROBOT ™ Leaderboards, the ultimate battleground for sporting performance. Get out there, challenge yourself and ride up the leaderboards.
COURT´S COUNCIL. 2017 DIRECTIONAL RANGE
Tom Court speaks to Sky Solbach, the head surfboard shaper and longtime Team Rider at North Kiteboarding, to get some thoughts on what goes into designing some of this year's surf line shapes.