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Learn To Unhook Effortlessly

Learn to Unhook: Raley

If you want to get into unhooked kiteboarding, here’s a detailed guide on how to get started. It’s a lot more fun than you’d expect, especially once you get the basics right! Follow the instructions below to avoid hard crashes and learn to unhook faster and more effortlessly than ever.Before We Start Unhooking for the … [Read more...]

Overcoming Barriers to Become the Next Pro Kitesurfer

Become the Next Kitesurf Pro

Kitesurfing has been globally recognized as one of the fastest growing sports. There’s been an incredible surge in interest to learn kitesurfing, however the professional kitesurf community seems to be taking a little longer to catch on with big brands, attract public attention and continually engage new learners. This is in … [Read more...]

How to Increase your Sponsorship Deals

Jessica Winkler - Epic Kites - PKRA Playa del Carmen

Increasing your sponsorship deals is an important part of being a professional kitesurfer, or any pro athlete.Since many kiters are aspiring to be pro kitesurfers, and based on the response to an article I wrote last year “How to Get Sponsored”, I thought I would do a follow up article on becoming a sponsored rider. I … [Read more...]

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...]

How to Get Sponsored

Get Sponsored by Fuel Clothing

If your dream job involves making a living from the sport you love, then getting a sponsorship is going to play a crucial role as you embark on your journey to a career in sports.While my own road to sponsorship centres around kitesurfing, these tips are not just for kitesurfers, and can be applied to virtually any … [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...]