Overall results were:
Kicker: 1st place David Hastilow
Slider: 2nd place David Hastilow
Parkstyle Attitude: 1st place David Hastilow
Overall: 1st place David Hastilow
For more information check out http://www.davidhastilow.com
For the third time in a row, Cabrinha rider Alberto Rondina took kiteboardings Italian championship!
The first stop was in Puglia, south of Italy. Then on to his homespot Vela Clubmarano in Riccione. The final was in Sardinia where riders competed both in freestyle and course-Racing and Alberto got 1st in both.
Next event for Alberto wil be "Ogni Santi" for the first of November in Sicily.
To learn more about Alberto, visit him at http://www.albertorondina.com
When bleary-eyed from reading user manuals, visit our video gallery and let Phil, our Tech Tips guru, show you the light. He already knows what you’re doing wrong.
- Install and adjust Sync Backless Bindings
- Extend the life of the IDS Landing Line
- Install and operate the new Override IDS
- Powerdrive IDS: Managing your lines
- Preflight Inspection
Look out for more Tech Tips from Cabrinha!!!
Final Results of the 2008 Luderitz Speed Challenge
Alex Caizerges, FRA 50.57
Robert Douglas, USA 50.54
Sebastien Cattelan, FRA 50.52
Although Rob Douglas was .03 behind the world record, all three of the top competitors should be commended for breaking the 50 knot barrier. Rob posted a final time of 50.54 knots on a production Crossbow kite with a modified bridle. Cabrinha distributor, Grant Ross, also posted an amazing time of 48.79 knots, placing him as the 8th fastest sailor in the world.
Its official. Kitesurfing is the fastest sailing craft on the planet! Rob Douglas, from Martha's Vineyard (USA) has just broken the world speed sailing record in Luderitz, Namibia on a Cabrinha Crossbow kite. The record, previously held by Antoine Albeau on a Neil Pryde windsurfing rig was just shattered by Douglas with an official posting of 49.84 knots.
With his record breaking run, Rob had this to say. "The 7 meter Crossbow IDS is the perfect engine...... every run...... a Ferrari for sure!" Rob worked together with Cabrinha designer, Pat Goodman to outfit a production Crossbow canopy with a specially tuned bridle and control system for top end speed. The result of this collaboration speaks for itself.
Rob's incredible rise to the top of the speed chain did not come by accident. Rob is one of the most professionally equipped and methodical kitesurfing athletes we've seen in a long time..... perhaps ever. He is joined in Luderitz by Olympic silver medalist Mike Gebhart who has acted as coach, trainer and equipment assistant during the campaign. At 5'11 inches and yielding a solid 225 lbs of muscle, Rob is the perfect candidate for speed sailing.
The celebration period will be short lived for Rob as he now gets back to business and sets his sights squarely on the coveted 50 knot benchmark. According to Rob, the 50 knot ceiling will fall by the end of this event.
We wish Rob the best of luck for the remainder of the event. Stay tuned for what is sure to be an exciting couple of weeks.
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The Fountain of Youth, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Earnest Hemingway come together as the World’s Best Kitesurfers Battle the Forces of the Bermuda Triangle in their quest to win Kitesurfing's Golden Crown!
Bimini, Bahamas, November 12-16, 2008: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Teams with Bimini Bay and Adventure Sports Miami to present “THE BIMINI WINDS”, Kitesurfing’s Newest and Most Adventurous Event!
Bimini is a small island jewel floating on the eastern edge of the Gulf Stream. It’s the famed sport fishing capital of the world, rumored to be the location of the Fountain of Youth, the inspiration for Hemingway’s “Islands in the Stream”, and lays smack in the middle of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle. Brought into the kiteboarding scene during the 2005 Bahamas Crossing, where 16 two man teams battled the elements during an exciting race from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Bimini, Bimini is an island for the adventurer.
If there is one kite which excels at all styles of riding it is the Convert IDS. The moderate aspect ratio, conservative arc, and simple IDS bridle add up to a kite that will satisfy first time riders to pros. The moderate aspect ratio of the Convert is optimized to fly efficiently, turn quickly, depower immediately and to relaunch in seconds. The easy handling Convert IDS is designed to grow with your abilities so that as your kitesurfing progresses, the kite will back you up with performance to match. The Convert IDS is the most versatile kite in our range, covering a wide range of riding styles and conditions.
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