In episode 5 we highlight what we believe were the ten best web videos of 2011. That's not all, crammed in too are Shinn's Piglet, Youri Zoon and Keahi De Aboitiz tell us about their PKRA winning years and we round up the KSP's first world wave tour series.
PRIZES: We launch the North Wam surfboard giveaway and announce the winner of the F-One Acid competition
Remember to enter the competitions and also to vote for your favourite video of 2011 on our Facebook fan page.
Episode 5 is sponsored by North Kiteboarding.
Episode 4 is packed! You'll need more than a tea break for this - it's prime time! Mark Shinn talks board design, photographer Jason Wolcott on Indo, Roberto Ricci answers your questions, AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year Damien Leroy, UK wake-style Move of the Month, World Cup news and Lou Wainman
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DETAILED CHAPTER OUTLINE:
TECH: Mark Shinn talks us through the design of the SuperShinn, we hear his thoughts on surfboard design and we catch some action from his home turf in Tenerife.
PROFILE: Photographer Jason Wolcott moved to Indo from California four years ago. He tells us about his new lifestyle, delivers action on some of the riders he likes to work with and we see some of his favourite photos.
Q&A: We asked for your questions on Facebook and put them to Roberto Ricci when he was in the UK on a demo tour and we hear about that Aston Martin car crash!
KOTY: Damien Leroy was voted the first AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year at the Surf Expo show in Florida. Jim caught up with him to find out more about why.
UK PARK JAM: Ben Todd hosted his third Park Jam wake-style event in Rhosneigr in September, we joined Aaron Hadlow and Sam Light who also dropped in to hit some features.
MOTM: Court, Boulding, Light, Hadlow, Sweeney, Whiteside and Barret take over Move of the Month and slap a big fat UK wake-style stamp on it.
NEWS: New world champions and the KSP World Wave Tour kicks-off. An action round-up of the latest movements from world tour competitions awaits you in episode 4.
CLASSIC GAME CHANGER: We finish with a classic clip from Tronolone Productions, showing you exactly why Lou Wainman has inspired so many for so long. More at: bustertronolone.com
That's enough, or we'd have never got finished. We've got to get on with epi 5 at some point... Now sit back and hit the HD button!
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Kite Show presenter Annelies Van de Velde heads out to Cabarete in the Dominican Republic to meet Susi Mai. In part one of our Susi Mai special the Cabrinha superstar shows us her favourite kiting and surfing spots and also gives us a whistle-stop tour of Cabarete town, the bars, the beaches and her home. In part two, also in this episode, we interview the three-time Red Bull Queen of the Air about some of the highlights and memorable moments from her stunning ten year career in kiteboarding.
Plus: Progression provide the tips on handle-passing and riding switch; Kristin Boese drops by; we round up the biggest recent headlines from the world of kiteboarding; the Airush FS Team board winner is announced and we launch the Shinn ToyBoy girl's board comp; female champions from the PKRA, UK, Holland and Europe take over the Move of the Month competition and we finish you off with a selection of action clips from some of the world's best female rippers.
You'll need more than a quick tea-break for it all. This is prime-time!
Episode 2 comes at you from the beaches of Cape Town, South Africa. With regular presenter Annelies hunting out wind in the Cape Verde islands, Jim recruited the one and only Ruben Lenten to help out with the presenting. We hear from him on his ankle rehabilitation, his own show -- On The Loose, he gives some key tips on mega-loops and provides some unique insight on the riders featured in this episode.
Packed with features, we catch up with Alex Pastor and Bruna Kajiya on their 2010 PKRA World Tour campaigns, Progression provide some invaluable advice on learning to ride unhooked, there's info Best's awesome new Profanity board, we kick off our Move of the Month Champions series (vote at thekiteshow.tv) and John Bilderback lays on an awesome action clip to close things out, exclusive to The Kite Show.
Airush have put one of their top-of-the-range freestyle twin-tips, the FS Team, made in full carbon up for grabs as a prize this episode! Tell us what Alex Pastor's favourite move is for your chance to win, here: thekiteshow.tv
Episode one sees Jim and Annelies catch up with Lewis Crathern after THAT pier jump and Rob Douglas takes us down Luderitz's super-narrow speed strip, where he claimed the speed world record back from the sailors in October.
We also hear from John Bilderback on the making of his high-def action thriller, Big Windy, Reo Stevens runs through his North Shore surfboard quiver and we round it all off with the Move of the Month competition, featuring: Aaron Hadlow, Mark Shinn, Youri Zoon, Alex Pastor, Ben Wilson and Dimitri Maramenides.
Stick that down ya smokin' Vimeo viewer - it's all rolled up and ready to burrrrrn!
The Kite Show
Mixing original video content with the best news and entertainment stories from the world of kiteboarding, The Kite Show is written and presented by Kiteworld Magazine editor, Jim Gaunt, shot and edited by Craig Sawyer of Blue Juice (2010/11 BKSA videographer) and shot, packaged and supported by Rob Claisse, MD of Progression and Fat Sand.