Kiteboarding, kitesurfing, or whatever you want to call it, is a fast growing extreme sport that combines aspects of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, and more. Over the years, the sport has developed and evolved from attaching kites to canoes, skis, and iceskates in the 1980s, to strapping kite foils to windsurfing boards in 1990s. Soon after, specialized kites and boards were developed and the sport of Kiteboarding was born! In the sport’s short history, incredible advancements in technology have been made and each year better, lighter, more durable, and more reliable kiteboards, kites, and other kiteboarding gear have been made.
From all the way back in the mid-90s, prime windsurfing days, some of the best videos were from Trow Vision Productions - films like Chapped and Surface Tension. Then Peter Trow took to kiting like a storm, becoming a pro rider and co-producing Strung Out with us, another winner. We're pleased to announce another great video - Soul Fly.
Join 2004 PKRA world champion Aaron Hadlow, female wave ripper Ammy Naff, pro surfer turned pro kiter Josh Mulcoy, filmmaker Peter Trow (of course), and others on a wave rich journey to the enchanted waters of the Caribbean, deep into dusty Baja, Mexio, and all along California's diverse coastline. Filmed in colorful 16mm film and professional digital video, Soul Fly captures the essence of wave kiting as well as a look into the progression of freestyle riding. Experience this intriguing ride into the wind, the waves, travel, and soul.
And if you know anything about Peter, you'll guess that there's a serious dose of hardcore waveriding action, epic down-the line perfection, and heavy Santa Cruz power. Peter is also a stickler for clean, well-composed cinematography, and searches untiringly for the perfect soundtrack to create a masterfully edited film that appeals to everyone, one reason why Peter doesn't pop films out every six months.
Reflecting Peter's surfing roots, Soul Fly is created with an old-time surf movie vein, but with the modern technical wizardry of kiteboarding today. Kiteboarding's current directional, wave oriented, style owes 100% hommage to Peter, who, by staying true to his roots, never relinquished his directional for either twin tip or wake style riding in his 6 years of kiteboarding. Combine that with the sport's youngest world champ, who can do anything on a kite, and Josh Mulcoy, the most stylish and pure surfing style kiteboarder today, and you've got a video that will headline your collection. A video with soul.
Winners of 5 Telly Awards! Get all 5 titles in a convenient 5 pack!
Nearly 2 years in the making, Real Kiteboarding's 5 DVD series covers all aspects of kiteboarding instruction and mirrors every level of kite camp available at Real. The 5 pack is an absolutely TITANIC compilation of kiteboarding instruction, unmatched in its detail. Last year both Zero to Hero and Evolution were honored with Telly Awards, which are sort of like the Oscars of independent video production. And now Joyride, Surf, and SSS also received Telly Awards, making it 5 for 5. This is a fantastic acheivement as these kiteboarding videos were competing with all other productions from industry giants all the way down to the smallest indie closet studios.
A group of snowkiters load into a tiny RV for a month-long trek across the Rocky Mountains. Filmed on location in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Colorado, Project Cloud 9 showcases the daily adventures from riders who travel in search of wind, snow, and the ultimate natural terrain. From deep powder near the Kansas border, to roadside jibbing and climbing steep hills in the backcountry, this documentary will inspire anyone who loves kiting in the winter.
Produced by reknown snowkite pioneer Paul Macaj (The Next Chapter, 20/10), Paul has really upped his game this year by shooting in full high definition. In particular, Paul uses the new Panasonic hi-def camera which shoots high frame rates, producing stunning slow motion shots. And if there is one benefit to snowkiting in full-on freezing-ass winter conditions, it's that you are in some of the most beautiful, unspoiled natural places on the planet. That, and the clear mountain air and deep blue skies will make anyone want to take off for a month-long roadtrip through the Rockies.
Cloud 9 offers a huge variety of riding, from super smooth freestyle, to jibbing rails and natrual terrain, to freaky big air with 30 second hang times (I still can't get used to seeing that.). And the riders guide the viewer along with their commentary as they hit spot after spot after spot. It's clear that snowkiters participate in possibly the most unique niche sport in the world.
Progression Kite Landboarding Beginner is primarily aimed at people with some existing kite flying experience, whether that's as a kitesurfer, power kiter or existing novice kite landboarder. We aim to give you all the background on the sport, safety, locations and conditions before getting up and riding on the board and slowing down and stopping. Then we'll refine your stance, building your confidence so you can stay upwind consistently. Then its on to sliding, riding toeside and your first turns, before working on carving turns. Finally we take you through every aspect of jumping - from the absolute basics, small jumps, improved technique for those hugh boasting jumps, then a few grabs and finally aerial transitions.
Progression is all about helping you learn safer and quicker but with a deeper understanding of the core techniques, so you can continue to improve and have fun. A Progression DVD is not something to watch from start to finish, but a tool to dip in and out of as you improve, ready to give you the confidence to tackle the next step with ease.
For kitesurfers, the sport of kite landboarding is a great cross over, giving you an opportunity to hone your kite skills, make the most of lightwinds, utilize the same kites you use on the water and during the winter months there is no need for layers of neoprene to say warm just some jeans and a jumper and your good to go. Progression Kite Landboarding Beginner will help you adjust to the differences of riding on wheels and everything that comes along with it, from locations, equipment and safety through to the edging technique which is crucial for any trick or technique.
For Power Kiting enthusiasts, Kite Landboarding is the obvious next step, taking your existing kites and skill, adding a board and giving you the opportunity for speed, distance and jumps. Progression Kite Landboarding Beginner will help you understand how to adapt your kite skills to those required to power a landboard and all the technique so you handle the wheels under your feet.
For Mountain Boarders here's your chance to boost massive airs and you won't need a hill or any ramps! Just get yourself a kite, learn the basic kite skills and Prog KLB Beginner will get you up and riding, helping you change your stance and board technique to adapt to the needs of kite landboarding, and then you'll be ready to .
Progression Instructional Videos use a proven method that breaks down tricks and techniques into easily digestible chunks, helping you to understand no only what to do but why its so important. Our use of split screens, amazing slow motion, graphic overlays and targeted repetition will help to training your brain to remember the key points when you're on your board and in the thick of it.
So whether you fly a foil or inflatable, with handles or a bar, Progression Kite Landboarding Beginner is the only instructional DVD that will get you past the beginner stage and ready to improve in no time at all.
If you're an intermediate kiteboarder, this is the ultimate tool to guide you to the next level. The best instruction around for learning back loops, front loops, and transitions - the core repertoire of the mid-level kiter. The pace is slow and repetitive, with accurate and effective instruction. This is the formula that is most conducive to learning. Each move is intricately broken down into three stages, or "progressions". Several unique presentational techniques allow an unprecedented ease of learning.
Following on from the Beginner 2nd Edition DVD, this video is essential viewing for all kitesurfers who have mastered the basics but who now want to take their riding to the next level. Intermediate Volume 1 will help you nail your first tricks, including toeside riding, carving turns and the ultimate step up for every new kiter - jumping - now easily achievable with a mammoth Jumping chapter including a section on pop! The DVD will also equip kiters with essential knowledge to deal with most types of conditions - light wind technique, strong wind survival, & coping with waves. And finally, a completely new and unique section that outlines some invaluable theory and practical advice on tuning your kite, lines and bar setup.
Over 2 Â¼ hours of in-depth instruction, shot exclusively for this DVD in crystal clear high definition. Each chapter is built around our established Progression Method, which has proved successful over the past 7 years and 7 Progression DVDs. Detailed technique breakdown, common problem analysis, split screens, slow motion repeats and graphic overlays - all proven at aiding faster development. The ultimate objective is to break down the complexities of what we are trying to learn into more focused, easily identifiable and memorable parts.
Fat Sandsâ€™ CEO, Rob Claisse, was clear on the motivation for creating this DVD : â€œWhen you reach the intermediate level of kitesurfing you are so enthusiastic & hungry to learn more. You are at the point where your progression can accelerate massively, but many will hit a plateau and then just find kiting frustrating. Progression Intermediate Volume 1 is there to give you those key bits of insight that will keep you progressing; whether its nailing that next trick or just making your next session more enjoyable!â€Â.
Once kiters have mastered the tricks in Volume 1, they will be ready to tackle the back rolls, front rolls and aeriel transitions described in the classic Progression Kiteboarding Intermediate Volume 2 DVD
Fat Sand, makers of the Progression instructional kite series present volume 4.
Progression Professional takes the focused insight of the 3 times World Champion, Aaron Hadlow, mixed in with the in-depth analysis that has become the trademark of the Progression Series of instructional DVDs, to help everyone understand and master the highest level of Pro tricks.
Whether you want to be the next World Champion, add some tricks to your repertoire or simply understand the difference between all the various handle pass rotations, Progression Professional will open you eyes to the all that is freestyle kitesurfing.
Tricks included in this movie are: Back Mobe 7 Front Mobe 5 KGB Slim Chance Blind Judge 3 S-Mobe Kiteloop Handle Passes
Each trick is broken down into simpler parts so in the end you get a total of 24 tricks and the building blocks to learn many more!
All new 2nd Edition!!! 165 minutes of all new footage!
Fat Sand's acclaimed entry-level kiteboarding instructional DVD has just gotten a facelift! Now not only does Progression Beginner feature every step of the learning process in a clear, concise, and easily replicated way, but it is now completely upgraded with emphasis on all the latest equipment, technique, and safety developments of the last few years. This DVD has over 2 1/2 hours of in-depth content and analysis, covering every aspect of beginner kitesurfing from the technical basics to fundamental riding techinque.
Location & Conditions Understand your environment and become an observant and knowledgeable kiter.
Kite Setup Detailed explanation of kite and bar setup, giving you confidence and independence.
Body Dragging Flying the kite to give you the momentum needed to ride and recover your board.
Waterstarts and First Runs Getting you up on the board and making those first crucial runs.
Change of Direction - Sliding Turns Learn the steps to keep your board and kite in sync, and your body out of the water.
Please note that the first runs of the new 2nd edition DVD is English only, however, in the future the DVD will have narration in the following languages:
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese.
Subjects covered in Progression: Beginner include:
Location and Conditions Equipment and Terminology Kite Setup Launching and Landing Kite Flying Body Dragging Re-launch and Self Rescue Waterstart Riding and Staying Upwind Change of Direction
With over 2 1/2 hours of meticulous instruction, slow motion run-throughs, and common problem analysis, you’ll progress to intermediate level in no time! Don’t expect to watch the DVD from start to finish each time, just focus in on the sections that you are currently looking to improve upon.
So many people learn to kite and then struggle for months or even years trying to move on and progress through to the areas of kitesurfing that excite people in the first place. With this DVD we aim to get you riding confidently, staying upwind, carving turns and jumping into the sky. Then you’ll be ready for the next steps – in Progression - Intermediate.
Fat Sand's third in their acclaimed instructional series - Progression Advanced. You'll get the same top-level instruction on advanced tricks such as kite loops, board-offs, riding blind, unhooked kiteloops, raleys, s-bends, plus surface, dangling, and powered handlepasses. A good way to avoid some bruises. Shot in Egypt with top British pros Lewis Crathern, Neil Hilder and Jo Wilson.
Tronolone mixes the perfect compliment of lifestyle and action footage in this World Tour highlight video:
• Witness all the covert opps from the 2004 PKRA World Domination Tour.
• Watch Aaron Hadlow lead the youth movement and dominate all enemy forces in his line of fire.
• See Cindy Mosey three-peat, taking home her third consecutive championship title.
•Realize that the most progressive freestyle kiteboarding on Earth is happening at PKRA (Professional Kite Riders Association) event locations featured in this DVD; Austria, Belgium, Cabarete, Germany, Fuerte Ventura, and Brazil.
There are different styles of kiteboarding, from freeride or freestyle, wave-riding, and even course and speed racing. The freeride kiteboarding style is pretty much the “anything goes” approach and is the most popular. Most kiteboards sold today are freeride boards with twin tips. The freestyle style of riding is focused on getting big air and doing airborne tricks. Smaller boards and kites with good hang times are used. The wave-riding kiteboarding style is closest to surfing since it is done in a location with a wave break, which is why the sport is often referred to as kitesurfing. This style most often uses a single-point directional board, sometimes without footstraps, and some even use a standard surfboard. The wakestyle style of kiteboarding is most similar to wakeboarding and is focused on tricks and aerials and uses boards with bindings to keep riders strapped in. There are also course racing and speed racing kiteboarding styles which involve speed, skill, and strategy. Specially designed directional race boards with longer fins are used with the goal of outperforming the other kiters to come in first place.
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