This has now been the forth time for me on the Maledives. I love coming here as hardly anywhere else I have this amazing feeling of vacation and fun combined with Kitesurfing. It was also the first Crazyfly Kite Camp so far, and this is always very exciting...
Nachdem ich vor ein paar Tagen die Kites besprochen habe, möchte ich nun ein paar wichtige Boards präsentieren. Crazyfly wurde schon vor über 10 Jahren extrem bekannt durch ihre gute Palette an Boards und auch für 2012 werden alle in Heimanfertigung perfektioniert. Ich möchte euch 5 Boards mit recht unterschiedlichem Charakter vorstellen, angefangen vom Pro-Freestyle Board bis zum Aufsteiger / Einsteiger Board. Los gehts!
In Fuerteventura I had a big photo- and videoshoot together with Martin with all the Crazyfly Products of 2012. Even though I cannot publish these pictures, I still compiled a Behind-The-Scenes Gallery. The Video will be produced by Crazyfly directly in the next weeks and the pictures will be used fort he Catalogue and Magazines. I will present to you a small overview of all the Crazyfly Boards during the next days, and in a little bit more than a week I will be going to our first Crazyfly Camp on the Maledives.
Crazyfly has 3 different kites in 2012: The Sculp, the Mowii and the Slash. Where as the Mowii is rather targeted for beginners and intermediates and the Slash is for the freestyle kiters, the Sculp will be Crazyflys flagship and will be THE KITE to take for over 80% of the kiters!
After over 3 years with F-ONE, I wanted to take a step forward and pick up new challenges. I really enjoyed my time with F-ONE and I appreciated their kites and boards and I especially want to thank Raphael and the whole F-ONE Team for all the support and time. But now, since august 1st, I have signed with the Slovakian Company Crazyfly
One of the most important reasons for me to change was the opportunity to work together with a smaller company and make them really big all over the world. Their kites and boards are really awesome, and I got the chance to test them all on a big photoshoot in Fuerteventura together with my Webmaster Martin Erler. Aside of being a Teamrider I will also be involved in testing, R&D and Marketing. Crazyfly has been in the board market for 10 years already, and now is the second year since they also produce very good kites. Their potential is huge, and since most of their products are being built in their own factories they are very high standard!
During the next days I will present a new Crazyfly board or kite every day, so you get a good overview over the whole product offer Crazyfly has. I got to test each kite and board extensively, so I can give you the best advise on what to get! For me now, I will go to the PKRA in Germany for 10 days, and then off to the Crazyfly Camp on the Maledives. The Crazyfly Kite Camps will just be run like always before by myself, so be prepared for the new tour schedule in the upcoming weeks!
I will present you the first kite in the next days, so stay tuned!!!
So far I got to use the time at home really well, and I get lots of stuff done. Furthermore I had a super sick kiting session on Lake Achen, my home spot yesterday, on 9m... super nice! My university stuff is doing well as well and I am dealing with some new businesses and projects that consume quite some time, so that stuff keeps me really busy so far. If nothing changes I get to stay home for another 2 weeks, before I leave to Fuerte for the worldcup. I will get you some good news from there! I also finished the Kite Camp Video from Oman, so enjoy!
One of the best feelings travelling is, if you get to visit a spot as one of the first people on this planet, and then you get to watch it grow and develop. I have kitet in Oman over 2 years ago, and back then pretty much nothing was there except for sand, water and lots of wind. Now, Alex has developed quite a cool kite camp on the island of Masirah... so I thought it was time to pay him a visit together with a full Kite Camp...