The Road North (Kiteboarding New Zealand)

Kiteboarding New Zealand
James Boulding, Jamie Barrow and Keahi De Aboitiz teamed up with Anders Krüger and Dan Max to document this voyage of discovery through 15,000 km of coastline in the North Island of Aotearoa, known locally as the land of the long white cloud.

FILMED & EDIT: Anders Krüger
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: Jamie Barrow & James Boulding
PHOTOGRAPHY: Dan Max (maxy.co.nz/)
TRACK LIST: soundcloud.com/cabrinhafilms/sets/the-road-north
RIDERS: Keahi de Aboitiz, Jamie Barrow, James Boulding
GEAR: Switchblade, Chaos, Drifter, Contra, Custom, Custom CBL, Skillit

Sponsors:
Tourism New Zealand
Jucy Campervans
Skydive Bay Of Islands
Dive Tutukaka
AJ Hackett Auckland Bridge Bungy
Agroventures
Te Puia
Ogo
Kaitiaki Adventures Rafting

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Red Bull King of the Air Rider Interviews

Dirty Habits crew and King of the Air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree

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King of the air, rider interviews from Dirty Habits on Vimeo.

Dirty Habits crew and King of the air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree. Questions: What do you love about Cape Town? What do you hate about Cape Town? Blondes or Brunettes? What would you do if you won R1 000 000? What song describes your riding style? Boobs or Bums? What trick is gonna win Red Bull King of the Air? Black or white? Red Bull King of the Air Podium, excluding you? Do you ever pee sitting down? If you had to get rid of 1 sport which one would it be? Dirty Habits crew and King of the air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree, Follow us for more Dirtyness Website: http://dirtyhabits.org intagram: @Dirtyhabitsmag Twitter: @Dirtyhabitsmag Facebook: Facebook.com/dirtyhabitsmagazine Dirty Habits crew and King of the air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree. Questions: What do you love about Cape Town? What do you hate about Cape Town? Blondes or Brunettes? What would you do if you won R1 000 000? What song describes your riding style? Boobs or Bums? What trick is gonna win Red Bull King of the Air? Black or white? Red Bull King of the Air Podium, excluding you? Do you ever pee sitting down? If you had to get rid of 1 sport which one would it be? @grahamhowes @nick_jacobsen Filmed: Nick Jacobsen Edited: Koen van Herk Song: Für Hildegard von Bingen Thanks to Mystic House Cape Town Concept: @candacejaneliu @followthefish – Paul fisher Follow us for more Dirtyness intagram: @Dirtyhabitsmag Twitter: @Dirtyhabitsmag Facebook: Facebook.com/dirtyhabitsmagazine @grahamhowes @nick_jacobsen Filmed: Nick Jacobsen Edited: Koen van Herk Song: Für Hildegard von Bingen Thanks to Mystic House Cape Town Concept: @candacejaneliu @followthefish – Paul fisher Follow us for more Dirtyness intagram: @Dirtyhabitsmag Twitter: @Dirtyhabitsmag Facebook: Facebook.com/dirtyhabitsmagazine

Silver Slipstreams: Downhill Longboarding Cape Town

Remember the GoPro video of the downhill skateboarder that tripped the speed camera on Kloof Nek Road? Well, he’s back in the latest promotional video for Mercedes Benz’ new A45 AMG hot hatchback.

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The beautifully filmed video pits Decio Lourenco, the 24 year old downhill skater, against the Robbi Smith new Mercedes Benz A45 AMG in a mock race along the Franschhoek Pass. The amazing slow-motion shots were accomplished using a Phantom Flex camera –

The A 45 AMG is the epitome of performance, control and expression – essential attributes shared with extreme downhill skateboarding. In a beautifully filmed video pitting man against machine these unlikely four-wheeled allies tango at high-speed on the majestic Franschhoek Pass in the Western Cape.

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In order to visualise and share this idea, we challenged Decio Lourenco – a 24-year-old graphic design student by day and champion downhill skateboarder by night (or perhaps it’s the other way around) – to ride alongside Mercedes-Benz’s game-changing pocket rocket.

Decio’s passion for his sport extends to a point few of us would dare to go: hurtling down steep hills at speeds in excess of 100km/h, with considerably fewer safety features than your average Mercedes-Benz.

Some might call it sheer insanity, but in over a decade of countless high-speed descents, a ‘pretty bad roastie’ is the worst injury he’s had. And it’s no dumb luck. Like his counterpart in the video, Decio’s ability to hug hard tarmac turns at improbable speeds and unnatural angles is the result of years of practice – that never-ending ritual that fuels our passions.

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Behind the wheel was former pro racing driver Robbi Smith, the go-to-guy for jobs involving cars where perfection is a prerequisite. Having been involved in stunt and precision driving for over 25 years, Robbi has featured in more than 1 200 vehicle television commercials – including a couple for Mercedes-Benz.

No stranger to the Franschhoek Pass, Robbi relished the opportunity to put the A 45 AMG through its paces, and was consistently blown away by the capability of this pocket rocket. With the pass closed for shooting by traffic officials, he probably had the most ideal testing ground imaginable.

Similarly, Decio basked in the rare opportunity of having an entire mountain pass as his playground, carving, bombing and sliding his way down with a playful abandon that belies immense concentration. Crouched low in his racing leathers and helmet, he mirrored not only the aerodynamics and compactness of the A 45 AMG Edition 1, but also the distinctive colouring package – Cirrus white with matt graphite stripes and distinctive red detailing on the grille, seat stitching, brake calipers, side-view mirrors, seatbelts and rear spoiler.

Over three days on the magnificent Franschhoek Pass, an enthusiastic crew from Bring Back Choirboy pulled out all the stops to capture this speed-of-light ballet. Their arsenal included extreme slow-motion cameras, helmet-cams, car mounts, remote-controlled drones filming from the air, plus cameramen on skateboards weaving between man and machine

Aside from some badly chewed fingernails on the safety and medical crew’s side, the shoot went off without a hitch and yielded some breathtaking sequences. Despite nearly three decades separating Robbi and Decio, it’s more than a thirst for adrenaline and an unrelenting commitment to their particular form of art that unites them. After a few days with the A 45 AMG, both gentlemen now desire one.

We’re very excited to bring you this much-anticipated production, created in conjunction with Bring Back Choirboy.

Credits

Directed by Luke Apteker.
Filmed by Cale Jansen.
Phantom camera operated by Karl Schmidt.
Aerial photography by Dean Engela and Tommy Gunn.
Time-lapse photography by Rory Allen.
Edited by Matthew Swanepoel.

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Red Bull Kite road trip in South Africa with Aaron, Ruben, Lewis & Luke

Aaron Hadlow kiteboarding Witsands

Aaron Hadlow kiteboarding Witsands – Photo: Craig Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull

 

Red Bull kiteboarders Aaron Hadlow and Ruben Lenten were joined by UK’s Lewis Crathern and South Africa Kiteboarder Luke McGilliwie on an epic road trip to the paradise fat water spot Witsands, Breede River on South Africa’s Garden Route earlier this year, in preperation for the Red Bull King Of the Air in Cape Town. This is the video of the road trip.

Red Bull King Of The Air 2013 – Excerpt from Jaco Laubscher on Vimeo.

A 24 minute kiteboarding special for the Red Bull Media House about the birth of the sport and the re-launch of the most prestigious event in kiteboarding.