Why were the Grenadines the perfect place to shoot the Academy?
The amazing wind statistics and dreamy location made the Grenadines the perfect spot for this project. We shot all the videos at my, JT Pro Centre, on Union Island which made logistics a bit easier. A project of this size requires months of intense shooting every day in specific lighting and conditions. So having a base and setup right where we were shooting made everything easy. In addition, we had the centre’s boats to get us to other locations.
Union Island is perfect. Your room is on the kite spot and the town, bars and restaurants are a 10 minute boat ride away. We had a good time. In terms of filming, the landscape and colour of the water make it fun, easy and aesthetically pleasing in the final result.
How has being involved in the development of the new APP been?
Seeing the new APP grow, from an idea at the Duotone headquarters to a fully fledge APP has been really exiting! We are trying to make sure the users find the APP professional, easy to use and the perfect tool for their kiteboarding progression.
The team behind designing the APP has done incredible work and listened to all of our feedback. It’s something I believe people will love to use.
What can people looking to get into the sport, or improve their basic skills expect from the APP?
The APP will be the number one tool for anyone’s progression, from complete beginners to advanced kiters. It will allow anyone taking kite lessons in a certified kite centre to review what they learnt after their course and plan their next progression whether that be a basic waterstart or first jump.
For more advanced kiters, freestyle unhooked, strapless kitesurfing or foiling, it is the perfect APP that covers it all and brought to you by the best Duotone riders in the world. There are no limits to what’s available.