Articles by Dean Bottcher

 

Using Kite Momentum for Wave Riding

Using Kite Momentum for Wave Riding

This is not an article for everyone. It will probably best suit the sci-fi nerd who wave kites, but it’s an interesting read none the less. Some of these principles do apply to kitesurfing disciplines outside of wave riding, so be mindful of them, and you may well find ways of improving your current techniques and … [Read more...]

Palm Beach: Kwazulu Natal Kitesurfing at its Best

Kitesurfing Palm Beach

Palm Beach in KZN, South Africa has been and continues to be rated as one of the best wind sport wave riding venues in the world, as strange as that may seem. It is a far cry from some island paradise or speciality wave kitesurfing destination. Does it deliver on every visit? No, so what is all the fuss about then? The … [Read more...]

Sliders: The Slippery Slide of Things

Kitesurfing Slider

Not too long ago we put together a portable slider at our local kitesurfing spot and hey did it cause a buzz.  For some reason, be it a childhood fantasy or an adult madness, there seems to be this deep hidden craziness in many of us to want to slide up, down or on things and the evidence is in seeing it like we did.  Once you … [Read more...]