Episode 9 was shot in Cape Town towards the end of the South Africa summer season and we are joined by slick Brit Tom Court as guest host who gives us the benefit of his opinion on the features and riders appearing in this episode. Keahi de Aboitiz won our '2012 Video of the Year' competition voted for by you with his 'Hawaii Sessions' flick, and we get his reaction to such a prestigious award.
Tom Court joins his boys Aaron Hadlow and James Boulding for an interview with Jim focusing on the filming of Freeride Project 2 (Sam Light almost made it back from the cable... but the filming was just too good we hear). Jim also sits down with Ryan Evans, Rich Sabo and Sam Medysky from Best to hear how they've recently expanded their riding team to include the likes of Youri Zoon and Ruben Lenten. We announce the winner of the Best Profanity board and launch the North Trust bar competition.
The Red Bull King of the Air dominates the news section as our host Jim was a judge, so he caught loads of reaction from that and we also fill you in on the latest world tour news. This episode's Move of the Month features a bunch of Amercian Gangstas, Youri Zoon relives winning the 2012 PKRA World Title in Mystic Moments and we close the show out with our video of the year 2012, Hawaii Sessions.
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Episode 8 is a Christmas cracker!
Lewis Crathern joins Jim to guest host the Christmas special episode, featuring our favourite videos released in 2012, a round-up the 2012 world tours and words from the World Champions, the Cabrinha Subwoofer surfboard winner is announced, the Best Profanity competition is launched and we've compiled some of the hottest action clips of the year that were submitted by the sports' best riders into our own exclusive feast of visual action!
Merry Christmas Kite Show fans!
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Episode 7 is absolutely stacked.
Luke McGillewie surprised many with his fourth place at the recent KSP event in Mauritius – Jim caught up with the SA teen sensation earlier this year in Cape Town.
We round up the nail biting PKRA and KSP seasons so far, talk to Kristin Boese about kitesurfers v windsurfers in the race for places in the 2016 Olympics and fill you in on Branson's channel crossing.
Move of the Month strapless air special features KSP Mauritius winner Patri McLaughlin, Keahi de Aboitiz, Patrick Rebstock, Niccolo Porcella and Bear Karry.
Part two of Sam Light's back mobe instructional series moves on to the back-to-wrapped.
Islamorada in Florida is just coming into season – we have a quick low down on the riding.
We play the show out with a chapter from Elliot Leboe's legendary Autofocus DVD. Released in 2005 it featured the world's best wake-style riders: Dre, Mauricio Abreu, Bertrand Fleury, Jason Stone, Moe Goold and Jason Slezak.
All that, plus: Win a Cabrinha Subwoofer surfboard and find out if you won the Best Shortstick!
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Episode six sees us catch-up with Aaron Hadlow after the worst injury of his career, keeping him out of action for nine months. He was planning a dramatic comeback to PKRA competition until he damaged his ACL in February, but he gives us his rundown on the leading contenders in the 2012 championship. We also talk to Best designers Peter Stiewe and Jordi Modolell in Cape Town and find out a bit more about their jobs. Andre Phillip explains the secrets of the success of Island Time, an online movie with over 150,000 views, Sam Light (who also appears in Island Time) starts his back mobe instructional series beginning with the back roll and back-to-toe, Ruben Lenten reveals the highlights of his Len10 Mega Loop Challenge in Cape Town and Aaron Hadlow interviews event winner Lewis Crathern. On top of that, find out if you won our North Wam competition and we launch the Best Shortstick surfboard giveaway.
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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
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Episode 5 is sponsored by North Kiteboarding.
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.