The "FreeRide' Project is an idea that we had at the start of 2011. Four riders, from different brands, we started traveling together and filming how we wanted our sport to look and be represented...this is a no-mess, un-brand motivated representation of what we want kiteboarding to be and what it means to us as we travel to some of the best spots and biggest wakestyle events through the year, to just have fun and ride!
Following the year of the UK riders Aaron Hadlow, Tom Court, Sam Light and James Boulding (the UKcrew) this video goes to Australia, DR, Hood River, Fuerteventura and the Philippines, with some kiteboarding action in each spot. As well as a section in the CWC cable park during the WONW kite/cable event at the end of 2011.
Sit back and enjoy, the video will be available for free download soon. The idea being that you can burn your own DVD/movie, share it at home or play it in your shops!! Spread the word!!
A big THANKS to all involved who made this possible and helped us along the way!
Edit: Ripslix (tom court) in collaboration with Steez (James Boudling)
The flying Kiwi Marc Jacobs grew up with salt in his veins and wind in his face in New Zealand, and it was only a matter of time before he hit the water. It took him 3 years of saving up his earnings from his paper run before he could afford a kite and spent a year playing with his kite on the beach and jumping off sand dunes, before he could afford a board to go with it. Once he finally got a board under his feet things took off pretty quickly. At just 22 he has already trail blazed an illustrious career path including 2 New Zealand Junior National titles, 2 New Zealand Open Men's titles and a string of placings on the PKRA world tour.
On land he is eccentric and energetic. Caught up in his own world. Crazy is as crazy does. Constantly throwing backflips. But out on the water he is known for his strength, energy and control. In his unique, piercing green, cat like eyes you can see his drive and his passion, and now all eyes are on Marc. He has definitely captured the attention of the kiting world!
The Canary Islands have always been a special place for the North Kiteboarding Team. Easily accessible, with perfect conditions either for wave or for flat water and steady winds.
A dedicated place to kite, with open minded people who became friends over the years!
Watch Cesar, Mario, Reno and Tom ripping their second home spot!