KITEWORLD MAGAZINE WINTER 20/21
Our special bi-annual print issues are a must-have coffee table / van dashboard addition for any clued-up kiteboarder. These issues are also available as sleek digital editions, perfectly optimised for all devices, delivered through Zinio. The 'winter 2020/21' issue is out now and packed with revealing stories, intriguing interviews with the most influential characters, insightful gear guides and more.
This issue we’ve focussed on people, moments and journeys. If ever there was a time to be more self-sufficient, of course this is it.
On page 14 you can read about Dave Kay’s recent 20th anniversary kite session in which he designed all his own gear and also learn about the kite design programme he’s launched online that could help you start to do the same.
Female product managers are a rare thing in kiteboarding. On page 70 Duotone’s Elsa Berger reveals more positivity in the industry pipeline other than just her own presence in what has, up to now, been very much a man’s design world.
Four years from now we’ll know which relay team won kitesurfing’s first full Olympic Gold medal. The race is on. We go behind the scenes, on and off the track, from page 40.
We’ve laid our hands on some of the year’s most hotly anticipated new kites, suitable for all the weather can throw at you, plus a brace of hot Shinn twins and a majestic duo of hydrofoils
KITES: Airush Lift / Core GTS 6 / Eleveight RS / F-One Bandit ’21 / North Orbit V2
TWIN-TIPS: Shinn Monk Glitch / Shinn ADHD Distortion
HYDROFOILS: Duotone Pace with Spirit Carve 700 and Spirit Freeride 700 / F-One Pocket Carbon 130 with Mirage 1000