On The Fly

What's going on inside the industry? This issue, we check in on some of the big moves in kiteboarding from Jesse Richman to Nathalie Lambrecht to Luca Ceruti. Follow Lorenzo Casati's KOTA adventure, learn how to stay busy in light wind, and get to know Katka Salandova. Check it out right here in On The Fly!

Articles | Issue 103

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Competition
Want to own one of the most high-tech harnesses on the market today? In this issue, we've partnered with ION to offer one of our lucky readers the new ultra-lightweight ION Riot Curv paired with the ION Spectre Bar, and you could be one of the first kiters to own this incredible new colourway from ION! Click here to find out how...
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Editorial - See You On The Water
After more than three epic years on the IKSURFMAG team, Editor Crystal Veness is stepping down. She kicks off her last issue with the magazine by signing off, sharing a few words on her time with the team, and a look at what's next. Read it here!
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Short Line Revolution
With big air kiteboarding reaching ultimate highs, one segment of the sport is all about reaching new lows. Short line big air has launched onto the scene as one of the most exciting and extreme categories of kiting. Is it the future? In this article, we take a look at the state of modern big air and connect with short line pros and industry insiders to offer some insights into the Short Line Revolution!
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The Interview: Giel Vlugt
Giel Vlugt is one of the biggest names in the world of Big Air kiteboarding, having achieved a rapid rise to fame with his innovative tricks and hardworking approach! "Double G" brought some World Firsts to the sport, landing the first-ever double loop and pushing the trick selection in big air to new levels. In this exclusive interview, we catch up with Giel as he starts the new year chasing new heights with Team CORE!
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A Long Time Coming!
Rou Chater gets an invite to the Cabrinha 2024 photo shoot, a chance for him to finally visit the magical island of Tiree, which has been on his travel hitlist for over 30 years. Read about his journey in this article as he joins James Boulding, Alby Rondina, Hannah Whiteley, and the rest of the team for an epic adventure!
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What It Takes
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the latest Duotone Young Blood camp in Dakhla, where the next generation of kiteboarding talent came together to learn what it takes to be a young professional kiteboarder. Guided by industry veterans and a strong team of coaches, these young riders had the opportunity to learn from the best of the best in photography, videography, and athletic performance. Read all about the camp in this exclusive article!
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Tried & Tested
Big air and free ride are the name of the game in this issue! From freeride specialists like the latest Cabrinha Switchblade and Ozone Edge V12 to big air machines like the North Orbit Pro, FLYSURFER Era, and the 04 Cabrinha Nitro; there's something for everyone in this issue.
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The Endless Dream
Rou Chater and Anastasia Pankina head to the H2O Life. Style. Resort in the Turks and Caicos to explore the new kite and wing academy and check out what the spot has to offer. Read all about the history of this unique Caribbean destination and what you can expect on your own trip to this dreamy kiting paradise in this article!
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Insight: Alina Shalin
A multi-sport athlete with an instantly recognisable style, Alina Shalin has been making waves on the water and on land! From her windsurfing background to riding any and every board out there, she's a force to be reckoned with! In this Insight exclusive, we ask Alina about her love of the ocean, business endeavours, and what it takes to create top-quality content every day!
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On The Fly
What's going on inside the industry? This issue, we check in on some of the big moves in kiteboarding from Jesse Richman to Nathalie Lambrecht to Luca Ceruti. Follow Lorenzo Casati's KOTA adventure, learn how to stay busy in light wind, and get to know Katka Salandova. Check it out right here in On The Fly!
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Lightroom
Treat your eyes to some tasty kiteboarding imagery! Lightroom is where we showcase some of the best images we receive each issue… check it out!
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Technique
Christian & Karine have got some new goodies for you to kick off the New Year! Take it to the next level with Part 4 of the Learning to Loop series, featuring the late loop. Next up, try out the hooked in backroll to wrapped; it's easier than it sounds, and you'll land it in a breeze if you follow their helpful guide!
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Set Sail: The Grenadines
Set sail to The Grenadines with the Eleveight team and Kite2Sail! This dreamy destination is known for its turquoise waters, gentle breezes, and picture-perfect kiting conditions. Join the crew as they sail through a tropical paradise, discovering new kite spots, exploring hidden coves, and getting to know this Caribbean destination!
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Tech Focus: F-ONE Mitu Pro Range
The Mitu Pro is one of the most loved surfboards in the F-ONE range, with a reactive outline that promises fun in any conditions. With three versions available, we caught up with the board and foil designer at F-ONE, Charles Bertrand, to find out how the different construction methods impact the design.
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Tech Focus: Eleveight Commander AG PRO V2
What goes into designing and testing a twin tip that can perform at its best at the highest level of kiteboarding? The Eleveight R+D Team gives us their insights on how they created the new Commander AG PRO V2 in this Q&A!
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Tech Focus: Airush Ho'okipa Material
In the materials innovation space, the development team at Airush continue to roll out their range of ultra-light kites featuring Ultra PE materials, such as Ho'okipa by Challenge Sailcloth. We caught up with the Airush team to find out what makes this material a perfect fit for their Team Series range in this Q&A!
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Tech Focus: Ride Engine Roam
A minimalist harness with no shortage of technology, the Ride Engine Roam is a new travel-friendly harness which adventurous kiters should take a closer look at! Find out what makes this harness so unique in this Q&A!
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Possibility Models
The Blue Lagoon in Dahab is where Sarah Sadek, the first female Egyptian professional kiteboarder, launched onto the scene. Join Sensi Graves and Kylie Zarmati as they visit Sarah on a mission to capture her remarkable story, aiming to challenge societal norms and spotlight the struggles of women in wind sports, particularly within traditional cultures. Their journey is one you won't want to miss! Read it here, exclusively in IKSURFMAG!
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Movie Night
Don't miss the most popular videos on our website over the past two months! Improve your kiting techniques with two videos from Get High With Mike, an action-packed King of the Air edit from Jeremy Burlando, and a unique adventure by Jesse Richman during his last days with Team North. Turn on the telly; it's Movie Night!
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