Distinction, Pure wakestyle with Sam Light and Alex Fox

Wakestyle now, is a term thrown around pretty loosely these days in kiteboarding, which is unusual because as recently as two years ago, it was a term that essentially only referred to about %1 of the kiteboarding population. However with the recent emergence of bindings on the world tour, you see more and more people throwing that word around. It seems now as if almost all the top pros fall into the same category, what follows can be considered the distinction… In Patrick Wieland’s new short film “Distinction” produced by Mauicio Abreu, riders Alex Fox and Sam Light establish the standard and return the word “wakestyle” to its original roots.

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Distinction from Slingshot Kite on Vimeo.

Sam Light

Facebook: Sam Light

Instagram: @Samlight1

Alex Fox

Instagram: alex_fox

The Kite Show

Episode 9
kiteboarding

This Episode was shot in Cape Town towards the end of the South Africa summer season and we are joined by steezy Brit Tom Court as guest host who gives us the benefit of his opinion on the features and riders appearing in this episode. Keahi de Aboitiz won our ‘2012 Video of the Year’ competition voted for by you with his ‘Hawaii Sessions’ flick, and we get his reaction to such a prestigious award. Tom Court joins his boys Aaron Hadlow and James Boulding for an interview at the Dirty Habits Mansion in Cape Town with Jim focusing on the filming of Freeride Project 2 (Sam Light almost made it back from the cable… but the filming was just too good we hear).

Jim also sits down with Ryan Evans, Rich Sabo and Sam Medysky from Best to hear how they’ve recently expanded their riding team to include the likes of Youri Zoon and Ruben Lenten. We announce the winner of the Best Profanity board and launch the North Trust bar competition. The Red Bull King of the Air dominates the news section as our host Jim was a judge, so he caught loads of reaction from that and we also fill you in on the latest world tour news. This episode’s Move of the Month features a bunch of Amercian Gangstas, Youri Zoon relives winning the 2012 PKRA World Title in Mystic Moments and we close the show out with our video of the year 2012, Hawaii Sessions.

Dirty Habits Boardriders Magazine will be publishing all future episodes of The Kite Show. so you want miss a thing.

If you want to check older episode of The Kite Show, check out thekiteshow.tv

Big Up to Jim Gaunt editor of Kiteworld Magazine, for putting together a great show, can’t wait for the next one.

Red Bull King Of The Air 2013

With some of the World’s best international and local kiting talent, the Red Bull King Of The Air was rebooted in Big Bay on the 3rd of February 2013. With 16 invited riders and 6 local entries to go head to head in a ‘flag-out’ competition (During the heat the riders vest colours, represented by flags, are removed according to their scores whereby the top 2 advance). Ultimately the American Jesse Richman went on to claim the title, beating Nick Jacobson and and Sam Light in the final.

A judging panel including, Greg Thijsse, Susi Mai and Kiteworld Magazine editor Jim Gaunt judged the riders on their style, creativity and height of their massive jumps.

Andries Fourie was the highest advancing South African, making it to the semi-finals.

Results:

1. Jesse Richman (USA)

2. Nick Jacobsen (Denmark)

3. Sam Light (GBR)

4. Youri Zoon (Ned)

5. Andries Fourie (RSA)

6. Lewis Crathern (GBR)

7. Gianni Aragno (ESP)

8. Kevin Langeree (NED)

Images: © Bianca Asher Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shapes Kiteboarding Movie

Here we go everyone, an early xmas pressy!!! Some epic action from Brazil featuring Eric Rienstra Sam Medysky Craig Cunningham and myself! pleaasse like and share if you enjoyed it! happy christmas everyone!!
Kiteboarding film from fall 2012 in Brazil featuring Sam Light, Sam Medysky, Eric Rienstra and Craig Cunningham

Shapes from Sam Medysky on Vimeo.

2012 Tripple S Invitational

Mark your calendars now with excellent spectating, event parties and award ceremonies open to the public, you cannot miss any of the Surf, Slicks and Sliders action. The 2012 Triple-S will be held in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on June 2nd – 8th, 2012.

This years break down is as follows: 35 athletes have been invited to participate in the 2012 Triple-S. Three spots will be allotted to wild card invitations, these will be given to the best 3 rider videos received by May 1st.2012

INVITED RIDERS:
AARON HADLOW
ADRIANA HARLAN

ANDRE PHILLIP

BILLY PARKER

BRANDON SCHEID

BRIAN SMITH

BRUNA KAJIYA

CHRIS BURKE

CHAD WORRALL
DAVEY BLAIR

DYLAN THOMPSON
ERIC RIENSTRA

EVAN NETSCH

GISELA PULIDO
GREG NORMAN
IAN ALDRIDGE

JAKE KELSICK

JAMES BOULDING

JASON SLEZAK

JOBY COOK

JOE RUSCITO

JON MODICA

JOSH MULCOY

KRIS KINN

LULU VROMAN

MARK MIEDAMA
NICCOLO PORCELLA

PATRICK REBSTOCK
RICK JENSEN

RUBEN LENTEN

SAM BELL

SAM LIGHT

SAM MEDYSKY

SUSI MAI
TOM COURT

2011 Tripple S Video

2011 Triple-S Session Report 3 from REAL Watersports on Vimeo.

2011 Triple-S Session Report 4 from REAL Watersports on Vimeo.

2011 Triple-S Session Report 6 from REAL Watersports on Vimeo.

WILD CARDS
(3) Athletes receiving invitations to compete in the Triple-S Invitational are chosen by an event management committee. RSVP is expected by May 1, 2012.3 WILD CARD SPOTS Triple-S Wildcard Video Deadline May 1, 2012. Post your 3 minute video to YOUTUBE or VIMEO then email link to
Triple-S@REALwatersports.com. No late entries will be accepted. The Triple-S steering committee will choose 1 Wakestyle Rider, 1 Surf Rider and 1 Female Rider for the Wild Card Spots. Videos will be judged solely on the quality of riding. Editing and effects will not be taken into consideration. Athlete lists are subject to change at any time. The final list of athletes will be announced May 2012.

Tripple s 2012 invite list, AARON HADLOW, ADRIANA HARLAN,
 ANDRE PHILLIP,
 BILLY PARKER, 
BRANDON SCHEID,
 BRIAN SMITH,
 BRUNA KAJIYA
, CHRIS BURKE
, CHAD WORRALL, DAVEY BLAIR
, DYLAN THOMPSON, ERIC RIENSTRA, 
EVAN NETSCH
, GISELA PULIDO, GREG NORMAN, IAN ALDRIDGE, 
JAKE KELSICK,
 JAMES BOULDING,
 JASON SLEZAK,
 JOBY COOK, 
JOE RUSCITO, 
JON MODICA, 
JOSH MULCOY,
 KRIS KINN, 
LULU VROMAN, 
MARK MIEDAMA, NICCOLO PORCELLA, 
PATRICK REBSTOCK, RICK JENSEN, 
RUBEN LENTEN
, SAM BELL
, SAM LIGHT

Big Bay Sessions with Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light and Rick Jensen

Over the past few months we have been spoiled with the worlds top kiteboarders visiting our Cape Town beaches to kite some of the beast locations and conditions in the world!

Some are here to train for the upcoming season of competition, others are just here to shoot the breeze.. hang out, party, and make the most of what the mother city has to offer! So keep your eyes open on the water, you never know when you’ll be sharing a session with the 5 times world champ Aaron Hadlow, British & BKSA champ Sam Light, or Germany’s top rider Rick Jensen!

Check out the Pics Dirty Habits got of these 3 freaks during a session at Big Bay this weekend!

Irie!

Aaron Hadlow

Rick Jensen

Sam Light

 

Rick Jensen

 

Aaron Hadlow

 

Sm Light

Aaronhaldow.com

Rickjensen.de

Samlight.co.uk

DYNAMICS – AARON HADLOW AND SAM LIGHT, THE MOVIE

Aaron Hadlow and Sam Light Are arguably the 2 best wakestyle kiters in the world, so when you put these two in some amazing spots, and throw in a crazy cable park, you wouldn’t expect anything less that this for 7 minutes of the best riding and action ever!

Nice One Boys!

DYNAMICS – AARON HADLOW AND SAM LIGHT from andi jansen on Vimeo.

Sam Light and Aaron Hadlow in Turkey kiting at Ayvalik, Wakeboarding at Hypnotics cable. Filmed and edited by Andi Jansen.
Big thanks to everyone who helped make it happen, Kite Zone Ayvalik, Arzu, and Kemal.
Naish
O’Neill
Flexifoil
Redbull

Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, James Boulding and Tom Court Latest Video



Seems these 4 British Boys make more than just a good cup a tea!! their skills are unreal! They are taking kiteboarding to new levels. Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, James Boulding and Tom Court, aren’t just ridiculously good at kiting, they are talented at Filming, editing, directing, and well not so good at driving!
Look out for them in the water this summer! Rumor has it, they going to be causing havoc in Cape Town this summer!!
Check out the latest clip from there DVD they are releasing in 2012, it’s gonna be mad!!

Around In The Hood: Wakestyle movie.. Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, Tom Court, James Boulding


A round in the Hood from James Boulding – Steez Prod'ns on Vimeo.

This July James Boulding, Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light and Tom Court headed out to the Hood River Gorge in Oregon for the annual Rosham Throwdown event.

Here’s a little look at what went down…

Produced by Steez Productions.
Additional footage by Boomting Productions & Ripslix

Supported by:
– Liquid Force
– King of Watersports
– Naish
– O’neill
– Red Bull
– Flexifoil
– North
– Animal

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