On my latest video to mix things up I will be going a little different on the intro. Having good friend Adam Holleyman out to Fuerteventura for ten days, we took the time to film a decent mountain bike intro… How does it link to kiteboarding? You will have to watch the video
It was a weekend like any other, and a brand new T5 adapted GYBE tent arrived ready for testing. I thought that the best and only way to give it a proper outing was to take it for a spin. So, we decided to jump in the van and head to europe for the weekend. We managed to visit six different countries and we did something fun in each one. Using the tent to live in during the mornings and store our gear in at night whilst we slept.
It only took about four/five minuets to rig the tent and was about as hassle free as you could imagine. Easy to use and self explanatory on the rigging process. Once it was set onto the side of the van using the roof track system that comes standard on the VW California it over doubled out usable floor space and kept everything dry and comfy. Over all pretty impressed!!
Check out the road trip video and see for yourself!
A few months ago I went out to Mauritius with the guys at North Kiteboarding to take part in the filming and riding for the new DICE episode and product videos. The mission was to spend three weeks on the tropical island and collect as much good action footage as possible and develop a story behind the product and the riders. We where unlucky with the weather, it rained for a week and we didn’t get much wind, however along side GXcube and Coma productions we managed to deliver what was needed. On the last day we scored some epic waves too… Check out the video and the new Kite!!
One of the least explore countries for kiteboarding has to be Russia, at least due to its lack of hospitable coast lines it is a massive country that just doest spring to mind when you are planning a kiteboarding holiday. However, the UK crew headed out the the Rail Masters contest out in Anapa on the Black sea to check out their rail park and see what was going on in the kite scene out there. For another section of the Freeride Project movie thats coming at the end of the year, check out what we got up to with this section teaser. Another Ripslix production alongside steez with his new Sony FS700… What an amazing and unique place to ride!!
So, I went on a trip just for testing in Greece earlier this year. We didn’t get much wind but the Kite Launcher supplied the goods to make it a good time!! Kos its self is a great island, blue waters, light winds and some amazing history to explore. Kiteboarding around the greek islands is definitely worth checking out!!
Kiteboarding has so many aspects as a sport, there are the competitors, the wave riders, the racers, the speed freaks and the travellers. I enjoy them all so it often makes it hard to choose a destination for a specific kite trip. I am used to traveling in search of waves, searching out perfect surf spots or trying to kite the waves. However, going on a travel mission to a country just to ride flat water is something different that only kiteboarding allows you to do. This is what we did on this trip to Sri Lanka.
It was an amazing trip and the lagoons are a great place to ride! For more information visit http://www.srilankakite.com
As well as shooting for the GYBE racing project last month. I also got a chance to meet up with the guys at Krause Tuning over in Germany and got to check out some of the cars they they have done up in the last few months… here is a short clip of a VW Scirocco that has been tuned. Next up – Lambo
It has been interesting over the past months, I am developing my video production in a few different directions. Starting with the band Born Ina Barn’s music video’s following onto working with Joe Publik on some of his up and coming video’s and new album releasing this summer. Now RipSlix has been involved in producing GYBE design’s new project GYBE racing
We flew to Germany to see their new custom Porsche Cayman and have a go in the passenger seat with a professional race driver around the Most race track. The idea being to produce a ‘passengers’ experience video for a track day with GYBE racing.
It was an awesome experience, something I haven’t done before and never produced a car related video. Fully recommend it to all those car enthusiasts out there…check out the results!
Over the past few months it has come to our minds to start making some T’s and Riding vest for the KiteLauncher. He has always stood for the highest standards of style and attitude whilst on the beach, so what better than to get some Xtra baggy riding vest made (They are baggier than they look in the pictures) Available up to XXL and in multiple colours…
Check the KL range out here: And get your self ready for a season on the beach…make sure you are noticed
It was a great season in Cape Town with the crew, good vibes, great people and it was a shame to leave it all behind. However, before making a break and heading back to there UK we managed to hook up with Jim from Kite World and help out with guest hosting episode 9 of the kite show.
Its packed with news on up and coming ripslix projects like the FreeRide project, interviews with all the boys and reports on the events that we have been to in the last few months…Check it out!