That's great news for Andy Yates. I always thought it was really weird that he was PKRA champ 2010 and slingshot did nothing to promote or market him. If you went on their website you wouldn't even know about it. Whether you like PKRA or not, its the type of publicity that any kite company would be all over generally.
SS doesnt do much to promote any of their riders.
That might be one of the reasons they all leaving now, simply poor team management.
you can see how much Youri gets promoted now with Best- not that he needs it