Nov - Dec '05
Kiteworld International magazine was launched in 2002 and continues to build on its reputation as the only truly worldwide kiteboarding magazine. Six times a year Kiteworld comes super-charged with articles, breathtaking photography, gripping stories, reviews and news on the latest kit.
Six times a year Kiteworld comes super-charged with articles, breathtaking photography, gripping stories, reviews and news on the latest kit. Subscribers to the digital edition have access to a growing pile of back issues.
KITEWORLD MAGAZINE ISSUE 89
THE CONTROL ISSUE
CONTROL – is an inspiring word, and it's the main focus of this issue... from the insane cover shot and the accompanying video behind it, to the core structure of content.
Our team of technique writers have focused their efforts on illuminating us mere mortal and intermediate kiteboarders with insightful knowledge when it comes to gaining a greater sense of control in all areas of our riding.
So we cover everything from light wind kite handling to strengthening your resolve, there are tips for switching the direction of your rotation mid-air using the back to blind as an example, guidance on all points-of-sailing when it comes to navigating around an island and there's even invaluable advice from the top for first time drone pilots who are hoping to shoot kitesurfing.
When it comes to absolute mastery and seemingly impossible levels of control, the very top riders in the strapless scene are hard to beat. Just ahead of the exciting climax to this year's GKA Kite-Surf World Tour in Mauritius, we speak to the original master, Mitu Monteiro, to find out how that particular discipline has offered inspiration for the future to so many kids on his home island in Cape Verde.
On test we feature an exciting, broad selection, including the new Airush Union kite, Core's XR5, the Naish Boxer, North Juice, Liquid Force's Happy Foil and more.
Plus, we have a comprehensive insider's guide to kiting in and around the Lisbon district in Portugal, Steph Bridge tells us These Things I Know, and there is of course vital columnist opinion and comment, electric galleries and headline news all packed in.