Here in Episode 3, we hang out in Townsville, where Andy spends his uni semesters. Andy takes us through his part time work, the Barra Fun Park where he runs the System 2.0 cable ski. Then we take a ferry out to the magical Magnetic Island to get a kite in with a few of Andy's uni mates. Just before we left Townsville to boost South thanks to a lack of wind forecast for the next few days, ruling out some key spots like Alva (home of the recent Freestyle National Titles), we got a call from Andy's workmate, Andy Allison asking if we wanted to head out for a wakeboard session - of course we did! This gets hectic when "Alex from Canada" joins us and turns it up to 11 for some solid wakeboarding! Enjoy!+ More details
Welcome to Road Trippin' with Andy Yates. A series about where kiteboarding can take you. In episode two, Andy and I travel South from Cairns to the isolated Aboriginal community of Yarrabah. We were so warmly welcomed there and were privileged enough to be shown around by Pat Lasalo and his colleagues Richard and Lavin, the community's well respected paramedics. We stopped by the museum, primary and secondary schools and took a bunch of awesome kids out for a kite at one of their stunning beaches. Andy was the 2010 PKRA World Champion and is still not only an incredible kiteboarder and amazing athlete, but a super down-to-Earth guy willing to step outside his comfort zone to experience something different. He's studying medicine, with a focus on tropical and indigenous medice, a fact that we explore a bit more in this episode. We find out what makes him tick and how he came to study medicine. From Yarrabah, we headed further South to a place called Lucinda for what was one of the best kite sessions we'd had so far! Huge thanks must go out to: Ozone Kiteboarding for helping to make this project possible in the first place. Sony and Rode Microphones for sending us some amazing Sony Action Cams and Rode Mics to capture all the action with. Xenon Kiteboarding. Pat Lasalo, Richard and Lavin from the Queensland Ambulance Service. Ash Gale and Oisima for allowing us to use their incredible music. These guys are great local artists (out of Adelaide, South Australia) so get on down to their sites, give likes, buy tunes and show your support for great Aussie music! Stay tuned for Episode Four where we continue down the coast in search of paragliding, surfing, and more kiting at Andy's home, the Sunshine Coast.+ More details
This is a short edit done entirely on the unreal Sony Action Cam with Andy Yates during out trip down the Queensland Coast. This vid features the sweet tune, Right Now by Adelaide hip hop outfit Ill Equipt. Check them out!+ More details
Welcome to Road Trippin' with Andy Yates. A series about where kiteboarding can take you. In episode one, I travel to North Queensland to meet up with Andy Yates and we begin our adventure down the coast, kicking off in Port Douglas. Andy was the 2010 PKRA World Champion and is still not only an incredible kiteboarder and amazing athlete, but a super down-to-Earth guy willing to step outside his comfort zone to experience something different. He's studying medicine, with a focus on tropical a+ More details
The 2015 Rayo is one of the most versatile boards in Xenon range. Doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an advanced rider, you will simply love it. Nice, comfy feel connected with precision and great control. It is a younger brother of the Laluz, and its potential already shocked a few. Performs great even in lightwind conditions, giving you extra time on water, even if the wind is not as strong as we all love it. More info here: http://www.xenonboards.com/en/boards/rayo Shop online here: http://www.xe54shop.com/twintips/26-rayo-2015.html+ More details
If you just finished your kiteboarding course - this is the board for you. Xenon EHO is the board that will help you progress really fast. It is soft and playful - a perfect combination for freeriding and simple freestyle. With the same accessories as in all our boards, it is one of the most comfortable boards on the market and it is one of the cheapest boards money can buy. More info here: http://www.xenonboards.com/en/boards/eho Shop online here: http://www.xe54shop.com/twintips/29-2015-eho.html+ More details
Andy Yates - the PKRA World Champion 2010 says a few words about our most versitile board. The 2015 Laluz is a perfect choice between freestyle and freeride performance. This year we modified few characteristics to make it even more comfortable. Be sure to check it out! More info here: http://www.xenonboards.com/en/boards/laluz Shop online here: http://www.xe54shop.com/twintips/27-laluz-2015.html+ More details
The 2015 Xenon Infra is the favourite toy of Andy Yates - the former PKRA World Champion. This freestyle machine should get your attention if you need precision and massive pop. Whether you ride boots or straps, this board will launch you even higher, letting you progress in no time. More info here: http://www.xenonboards.com/en/boards/infra Shop online here: http://www.xe54shop.com/twintips/28-infra-2015.html+ More details
http://flyozone.com/kitesurf/en/products/kites/zephyr/info/ Zephyr - Making Light Wind Riding a Breeze The Zephyr is a ground breaking kite and without doubt was the first light wind specific kite on the market that delivered both performance and handling. Other brands witnessed the success of the Zephyr and followed with light wind specific kites but the Zephyr remains the benchmark. The latest generation Zephyr incorporates elements of the performance dominating Edge along with the ease of the previous Zephyr to fly and relaunch. The design has been run through our new CAD modelling software, which increases calculation accuracy, resulting in smoother surfaces improving the Zephyrs flying characteristics. The Zephyr has a crisp powerful feeling and a direct positive bar feel, with instant power delivery and superior up wind performance. It has a very large wind range, which means if the wind picks up you can comfortably stay out on the water. These attributes make it perfect for cruising, practicing new school moves or honing your strapless airs. Kite loops are smooth and easy, while the boost is impressive and floaty. There is no question that the Zephyr will get you out there enjoying whatever aspect of kiting you prefer on the day. If you are looking for an all-round one-kite quiver and often ride in light winds, the Zephyr is the kite for you. As with all Ozone products, we pride ourselves with top of the line manufacturing in our own factory, using the highest quality materials suited for the job. The new Zephyr is constructed with quality proven Teijin D2 canopy material and Teijin Dacron providing a crisper feel and a stronger kite.+ More details
http://flyozone.com/kitesurf/en/products/kites/c4/info/ C4 - New School and Free Ride The 2015 C4 fulfills top Freestyle and Wakestyle riders needs, whilst maintaining ease of use and controllability for all conditions Free Riding. The specifically developed planform and arc combined with our classic Ozone 4-line pulley-less bridle setup delivers a superior C-kite with feel, handling and de-power. Refined canopy profiles aid kite stability during unhooked maneuverers and increase the C4s pop and drop reactivity, making freestyle riding accessible to all rider levels. Both hooked and unhooked kite-loops are made easy thanks to a progressive forward-driving turn, generating consistent power and lift throughout the loop. When it comes to hitting kickers and sliders, the C4 gives you confidence, providing a smooth predictable pull allowing you to focus on your line. Each size of the C4 has been refined to suit the wind strength, we have maintained the same feeling across all sizes which translates to more moves landed! The size range also provides choice for a wide range of rider weight and abilities. The Variable Bridle Geometry settings give the option of two kites in one, and takes only a short moment to change with no lines to add or remove. These two settings boast advanced unhooked attributes and Free Ride easy to reach performance. New School - The C4 ships standard on this setting, offering a heavier and direct feel, with a more powerful load up and pop perfectly suited to Freestyle and Wakestyle riders. Free Ride - The Free Ride setting offers a lighter bar feel and increased de-power which is ideal for Freeriding and good in the waves. To use this setting simply shift the middle bridle lines to the pigtail knot closest to the leading edge. Bar pressure settings allow you to further tune the C4 to your personal riding style and preference. The attachment closest to the trailing edge offers lighter bar pressure and faster turning. The attachment closest to the leading edge offers heavier bar pressure and slower turning. As with all our kites we use top of the line materials and combined with our very own factory quality is second to none. The new C4 is constructed with quality proven Teijin D2 canopy material and Teijin Dacron providing a crisper feel and a stronger kite.+ More details
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