The Formula Kite class is a high performance hydrofoiling class using regulated series registered production equipment freely available.
For Regional Games and a possible inclusion in the Olympic Games, one hydrofoil model and one kite model will be selected for a plain level playing field and to avoid an arms race.
The KiteFoil class is a full development class with minimal equipment limitation, allowing brands to test the latest equipment on the market.
The GoldCup tour is the sports premium event series with events all around the world and a strong focus on media production and prize money level.
The Expression Disciplines currently include Freestyle, Big Air, Wave Riding, Strapless Freestyle and Park. Competition is judged on difficulty and execution rather than "first past the post".
The future governance of the world tour / world championships is currently under discussion between World Sailing, IKA, and the Kiteboarding Industry.
Kiteboarding has been included in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games with a boardercross event on IKA TwinTip:Racing equipment, for boys and girls under 18.
Have a look here to learn more about equipment limitations, formats and qualification opportunities.
The IKA continues to campaign for an inclusion of kiteboarding in the 2020 Tokyo Games and several Regional Games on One Design Kitefoiling Equipment.
The Formula Kite class is the only afforadable solution for emerging and developing nations to compete in high performance classes and ticks all boxes of the IOC requirements, especially for youth and media appeal.
BEST Kiteboarding will continue supporting the Kitesurf Tour Europe as an Industry Partner.
BEST got a lot of attention in the last months due to their new Teamrider like Worldchampion Youri Zoon, Gisela Pulido or Ruben Lenten.
What is it about BEST?
"Best Kiteboarding was launched in 2003 driven by passion and love for kiteboarding. From the beginning of the business, Bestkiteboarding has a strong dedication that still remains the same, which is you, our customer.
Best began as a pure kiteboarding company. We didn’t grow out of windsurfing or any other sport, so we’ve never had to deal with any legacy protocols. From the very beginning our spirit has been to challenge the status quo and bring innovation to everything we do. We’re driven by our obsession with our customers; people like you who love kiting like us.
To get closer to our customers meant that we had to break up the old and tired business methods of the past. We pioneered new communication technologies. We were the first in the industry to have a direct customer service hotline. We established an open forum on our website and still today we’re the only brand you can reach directly via chat or Skype." (http://www.bestkiteboarding.com/Company)
Team Rider Konstantin Tuludis
We are very happy to have BEST Kiteboarding on Board again and look forward to the upcoming season.
To check out their products or the Team have a look at their Website.
>>Let the season begin<<
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