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Behind the Rise with CEO Richard Myerscough What are the main benefits of the Rise over other Big Air kites? Firstly, there’s a massive 40 to 50% weight reduction over competing Big Air 5 strut kites. The weight reduction on a 10m versus competitors kites is in the 2kg range! The ALUULA composite is also stiffer than Dacron. This gives more response to bar input for truly instant turning and sheeting. Meanwhile, the ALUULA seams are designed for a higher PSI, allowing riders to tune the airframe based on the wind conditions. The Rise is a high aspect open C...

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Anna Strelchenko - Kamchatka, Russia Ambassador Dispatches Anna Strelchenko How did you get into kiting? I learnt about kites a long time ago, back in 2007, when I lived in Vladivostok. A close friend of mine was kiteboarding and often took me to the kite spot to take pictures of him. Five years ago, I moved to Kamchatka. Just a couple weeks after moving there I saw some guys snowkiting. For a few years I was their photographer, but then I wanted to learn how to kite as well.   Where is your favourite spot to kiteboard? Of course Kamchatka!...

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Mathis Ghio Claims Victory at National Race Championships There’s a new surf-race king in France, after Mathis Ghio claimed first place at the National GWA Race Championship. Last weekend, Sept. 18 - 19, the 18-year-old faced the challenging wind conditions at Saint Pierre la Mer to claim top spot at the wingfoil nationals. The wind range sat between 20 to 30 knots making the choice of wing tricky, Ghio notes.  “I was using a very small foil, the 600 aspect from Levitaz, and the 5m A-Series Glide,” he says. “This gear permits me to be powerful at any time and to...

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3x Nominations for Ocean Rodeo at the AWSI Awards Kiteboarding Brand of the Year Kiteboarding Male Athlete of the Year:  Reece Myerscough Kiteboarding Female Athlete of the Year: Frances Kelly  A big thank you to everyone who has come along to see us at Hood River, Oregon for the AWSI Board Sports Expo! Our loyal brand ambassadors and local legends Pete Wright and John Bellecera were the hosts at the Ocean Rodeo stand, exhibiting the latest A-Series kites and our first ever ALUULA Glide wings! Be sure to check out the new lineup here.  Also, a massive thank you to...

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OCEAN RODEO'S PRO WING TEAM BEGINS! We're super happy to welcome French rider Mathis Ghio as the first recruit to the new Ocean Rodeo wing team. Following a successful GWA event in Switzerland, the former youth windsurf world champion is now rocketing up the global rankings, with his competitive background, progressive style, and the power of the ALUULA composite material in our new Glide wings giving him that extra edge as he pushes forward in his mission to get to the very top... We are very proud to welcome another rising star into the Ocean Rodeo family! Age: 18 Nationality:...

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