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".
World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.
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.
Flysurfer presents their new inflatable Kite "Cronix".
On their Website they say : "In the past, there has been some gossip and rumors in regards to a leading edge inflatable from the company behind Flysurfer, the Skywalk GmbH & Co. KG. But we could only express ourselves more clearly in these last few months about this development program, because for us it was real and clear, since the birth of Flysurfer Kiteboarding, that we would experiment on all different kite systems, including leading edge inflatable (L.E.I) kites. When Andreas Hanrieder (one of our three Flysurfer developers) was assigned to this project “New Freestyle-/Freeride-Kite” almost two years ago, we did not know exactly what was upon us, because we gave carte blanche to our designer in regards to the way how to reach this goal for an optimum product. As a result, the first L.E.I. from Flysurfer has become a reality, which we are more than satisfied and proud of and there for also a new era begins for Flysurfer Kiteboarding.
The Cronix is a very promising all-rounder – it is smooth and light, uncomplex to fly, with an enormous on-demand potential. With the Cronix you feel well in all disciplines and conditions, the kite has wake style genes, is fast and agile in the waves, has plenty of lift for high jumps and even when cruising you can feel its sportive flow. That the Cronix differs from other leading edge inflatable kites is rapidly clear through many innovations like the Adaptive Airfoil technology, the Free Flow Inflation system and the Self Launcher. But of course the Cronix also has to achieve our well known Flysurfer standards; high quality of workmanship, simple & fast reverse launch, delivered ready-to-fly and of course our six months Free Repair warrantee.
The Cronix will be available in the following sizes: 6.0/8.0/10.0/12.0m2."
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