ABoards Kiteboarding 2010 website is online featuring new board line and new products of neoprene, accessories and apparel range.
As the first of new products we are glad to present X-series 2010.
ABoards Kiteboarding is happy to announce that from now ABords Kitebording high quality boards will be available also in Chile – country of contrasts and extreme beauty with volcanic peaks of the Andes from one side and Pacific ocean from other. We are glad to start cooperation with FLX Parapente (www.flxparapente.cl) – company which imports and distributes not only kitesurfing products but also broad line of paragliding and Speedfly products. Chile is country that provides not only great spots for kitesurfing and waveriding all year long but also excellent conditions for all other adrenalin driven activities enabling to enjoy marvelous sights with paragliding and other outdoors.
After getting a good result week before in the PKRA Portimao in Portugal where I ended amongst the 8 best riders in Freestyle, i went to KPWT Tarifa on fire. Wind forecast was not that good but eventually it kicked in and blew for the whole week giving us a chance to do the whole competition. Many of the top riders from PKRA entered the KPWT Tarifa competition – Alvaro Onieva, Alex Pastor, Mike Blomvall, Michael Schitzoffer and others. The Level was Super High.
I felt confident and was in a good shape, and regardless of that I had to compete with riders that have being participating in international competitions for a long time. I carried out several tricks in combo with Handle Passes and Kiteloops. ABoards Kiteboarding X-series board did not disappoint me, loading me with explosive pop and great maneuverability. Judges had their own view giving preference to masters of boardoffs and those who combine styles of old school and new school, and leaving behind number of well know riders.
In the single elimination I got 4th place. Had some really crazy heats against Erik Volpe and Vincent Tiger. Unfortunately I didn’t win against Michael Schitzhoffer in the doubles. We were having a crazy heat when I crashed my kite in the buoy that limits the competition area, my kite got stuck and I couldn’t ride anymore. Michael was ridding really sick though. In the end of the double elimination competition I got 5th Place in the freestyle. I’m really happy because this is my first year of international competition and in the second stop of KPWT and I could get an amazing score. Now I’m all focused for France event now. Will have to train hard until then.
From July 6th – 12th during the festival “Donuzlav Wings” the second stage of Ukraine kiteboarding championship «Tez Tour Kite Champ» was held in 2 main categories – Freestyle and Race. We are glad to announce that ABoards Kiteboarding Ukrainian rider Mihail Khromykh got places on podium in the both categories.
1 Salnik Andrew, Flexifoil
2 Khromykh Mihail, Aboards, Airush, Rip Curl, Boardshop.com.ua
3 Nimenko Alexander, Ocean Rodeo
1 Khromykh Mihail, Aboards, Airush, Rip Curl, Boardshop.com.ua
2 Kukuruza Igor, RRD
3 Sapojnikov Ivan
ABoards Kitboarding boards also were on podium in categories Freestyle Masters and Freestyle Seniors.
Congratulations to all from ABoards Team!
On 28-31 of May first Polish Championships Kite Course Racing took place.
We are happy to announce that Maurycy Szajko riding Aboards Flip got 3rd place in ‘Long Distance’ by putting up great performance and utilizing excellent upwind characteristics of the board.
Congratulations from all ABoards Team!
Maurycy Szajko is member of Kiteteam.pl and kite instructor of Aboards General distributor in Poland Energy Sports Distribution kitesurfing school kitepoint.pl.
In close cooperation with our international teamriders ABoards Kiteboarding on its website www.aboards.eu has prepared a dedicated Life Style section with bunch of nice and spectacular photos in the Gallery part. Also updated is website’s Downloads that now include Video downloads including latest trick instructional, action and technology videos in easy to view and embed Vimeo format. Be welcome to visit, have a look and enjoy!
See Life Style photos HERE >>>
Watch and download VIDEOs HERE>>
ABoards Kiteboarding is glad to announce the cooperation with www.kiteboarding.jp. Kiteboarding Japan is amongst the pioneers of the sport and leading distributors of kiteboarding brands in Japan. We are stoked that this cooperation will allow presenting technologically advanced kiteboards produced by ABoards Kiteboarding and their high end graphics to the exquisite Japanese customers. ABoards Kiteboarding 2009 boards including top of the range X-series and 2009 model Solid Foot Lock System Atmosphere have already become a big hit in many countries with new markets opening every week. The excellent product and its reputation allows Kiteboarding Japan to be confident that ABoards product will make its way into Japanese kite beaches in a short time. For this reason Kiteboarding Japan will be distributing ABoards products to other retailers as well as ensuring the great customer service to each and every prospect.
For more details about products and their availabilities in Japan please check: http://www.kiteboarding.jp/aboards09.php
On the 2nd day of South Padre Island Kite Round-Up ABoards Z-series Long Jump contest was held. Competitors battled in 3 categories – men, women, masters. Putting out spectacular wipe-outs and setting powered up long distance marks in a fierce competition the winners were determined. This years prize 2009 model ABoards Kiteboarding Z-series freeride/freestyle board with SFLS Atmosphere went to Gary Rhodes!
Congratulations from ABoards International Team! Big thanks to Jeff Hoxtell from Air Padre kiteboarding and ABoards USA Team for hosting the competition!
SPI Kite Round-Up is a 10 days kite & fun dedicated event hosted in South Padre island that is a great kiting spot with flat water and wave spots located in close proximity (www.spikiteroundup.com). Event has become internationally recognized with participants from USA, Europe and other parts of the world. During the SPI event participants have possibility to test gear from all leading manufacturers take part in various competitions and events and parties!
News prepared by www.aboards.eu, photos courtesy of SPI Kite Round up
After the sucess of the first Extreme kiting Tarifa even, ABoards Kiteboarding distributor in Spain www.kitesur.com would like to invite you to the second great event of kitesurf in Tarifa: Extreme kiting II – Mortal Combat:
Counting on the appearence of the 5 times world champion and one of the most radical riders of the moment: Aaron Hadlow and Ruben Lenten.
Dont miss the event and join!
Recently Southwind 2009 competition took place in Ukraine. We are happy that 2 of ABoards Kiteboarding Ukraine riders got places on the podium.
In Freestyle 1st place – Mihail Hromih and 3rd D. Sashenkov:
Mihail Hromih also got 1st palce in Border-cross:
Well done guys! Congratulations! We all at ABoards are glad for you.