Can you give us a breakdown of the Duotone competitors and their riding styles?
The Duotone International team has a strong wakestyle representation. Over the years it has developed from the early days where it was just me pushing the development of the Gambler and a more ‘park style’ boards, to now where there are plenty of young and older shredders pushing the limits.
Noe Font, is young and hungry to win. He has become a benchmark in style across multiple disciplines.
Aaron Hadlow is good at every aspect of the sport. He lends his talents to some of the KPL events each season.
Craig Cunningham is a park specific rider who prides himself on perfect execution.
Colleen Carroll, for years has been the biggest US influence on women kiteboarding progression.
Zander Raith is new to the team. He brings his style from snowboarding into the kite park.
Artem Garhenkiso, representing Russia, is the Snow kite world champion and pushes park progression each season
The gear they used? VEGAS / DICE / Gambler / Hadlow TS
Over the years the VEGAS has been the go-to kite of choice for most competitors in the wakestyle scene. However, we are seeing a bit of shift towards the more versatile and bigger wind range of the Dice. This kite is so stable when hitting rails and its unique drifting ability makes control paramount. The Gambler is the board of choice, changing each year to reflect the latest trends. This year, we have upped the biggest size to 155cm, which coupled with the hard grind base, this board is the stick of choice.
Any up and coming riders to watch?
… All of them
Congratulations to all of our riders who competed in the event!