• PINGTAN CHINA 2017 IKA TWINTIP: Racing Open World Championship

    PINGTAN CHINA 2017 IKA TWINTIP: Racing Open World Championship

    September 24, 2017

    PINGTAN CHINA 2017 IKA TWINTIP: Racing Open World Championship
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  • Pack Reshuffled in Topsy Turvy Twin-Tip Racing

    Pack Reshuffled in Topsy Turvy Twin-Tip Racing

    September 23, 2017

    The drama promised by Twin-Tip: Racing at the inaugural International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) Worlds in China delivered in spades when several of the favourites were knocked off their perches. With the return of Pingtan Island's normally predictable winds that went largely missing for three days, both the men's and women's leaders found themselves pushed down the leaderboard but remain in the hunt going into the final day.
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  • Rider Profile: Mira Ptacek

    Rider Profile: Mira Ptacek

    May 27, 2017

    Epic team rider and Czechoslovakian native Mira Ptacek (Miroslav) began his fascination with kiteboarding after seeing people riding waves on the ocean side of the OBX. “I told myself I need to do the same thing like those guys, riding waves!” he recalls with excitement.
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  • Surviving Boot Camp in Brazil

    Surviving Boot Camp in Brazil

    May 03, 2017

    You guys have heard about Humpty Dumpty right? The poor sucker that fell off the wall and needed to be put back together? Well, I’m the doctor that keeps putting the modern day Humpty Dumpty – Dimitri Maramenides, back together again. His stunts and big airs are not for the faint of heart, but when you push your limits at that level, altitude, and duration — you’re bound to get some bumps, bruises, gashes and hospital trips along the way. I mean, how many riders travel with a medical staff?
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  • 14-year-old shines in professional kiting world

    14-year-old shines in professional kiting world

    April 07, 2017

    Dimitri Maramenides took to the sport more than 20 years ago and is now passing the torch to his son Cameron.
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