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RipSlix, Unique Marketing

My lifestyle as a professional Kiteboarder has opened me up to some amazing places, people and ideas from a young age and my passion has alway been to capture those on camera. Now as I travel, I work along side my sponsors and like minded brands to build a world of unique material including video, photo and editorial (bebeach.com).

Using my busy travel schedule of competitions, brand trips and events to capture and create stories that can be tailored to individual brands or products alike… So weather you want to support me and what I do as a Pro Kiteboarder / Freerider, or you want to create a unique world around your brand or product, then RipSlix and BeBeach can help you do it! Working closely with http://www.bebeach.com to provide a broad spectrum platform of media types for every situation…

Here is a little sneak peek of a ‘Day in Cape Town’ we filmed at the beginning of 2014!

 

 

A long time coming… Freeride Project 2 – A proper kiteboarding movie

So the FreeRide project is a project that we have been working on for a while now. After releasing the first movie at the begging of 2012, it went down so well that after a year out, we decided to come back and try to make number two. After over a year, finally here it is! Tom Court teaming up with fellow pro kiters Sam Light, James Boulding and five time world champ Aaron Hadlow, meeting up during the year at different events and in different countries to film and rider together. After a busy year, we managed to make three major stops with some smaller ones in between, including South Africa, America and Russia.

This is a self filmed, self edited and self produced movie showing our vision of kiteboarding as a sport, how we like to ride and hitting the competitions that we want to support… A no thrills, how it is, proper UK kite movie that shows how we have been rolling for the past few years. To make something original and motivate people to ride rather than getting bogged down in competition…

Sit back. Brew the kettle and enjoy a nice british cup of tea while you watch this 33min Ripslix production… this is kiteboarding!!

 

Behind the scenes MTB in Fuerte

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 ;)

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A RipSlix road trip with GYBE design

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!

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Roll the DICE… Mauritius

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!!

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From Russia with love…

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!!

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Testing the new DICE in Greece…

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!!

Sri Lanka FreeRide

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.

Invited out there by Fabio Ingrosso to stay in his kite school Sri Lanka Kite I hit the lagoons in Kalpitiya for two weeks to explore the possibilities of the area and to freeride and make a video…

It was an amazing trip and the lagoons are a great place to ride! For more information visit http://www.srilankakite.com

More Carz…

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 ;)

GYBe Racing project

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!

Racing the Porsche Cayman with GYBE-RACING from Adventure Design GmbH on Vimeo.

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