When Tom Hebert hits the water, it’s clear that he does it with passion or not at all. He’s got a total addiction to altitude and heaps of style, which when combined, unlocks show stopping performances that are truly a source of inspiration for onlookers and fellow kiteboarders.
A talented rider across all disciplines, Tom travels the world and kites in all sorts of conditions. From waves to freestyle, big air and foiling the one thing he’s certain about is that the EVO is the only kite he needs.
This year there are different aspect rations on the smaller sizes. Why is that and what are the benefits?
Yes! It’s really cool now. Every size of kite has a different aspect ratio. We didn’t take a particular size and scale it up or down, this would never work. We looked at every size and made sure that they all had the same handling and performance.
For example, a big kite still needs to be as fast as a smaller sizes and the smaller sizes needed to be a bit slower in order for the rider to enjoy the true EVO feel; we achieved this using the aspect ratio. In addition, the improvements implemented into the smaller sizes creates a higher structural stiffness making them even more reliable in very strong winds and gusty conditions. There’s no doubt that this year the EVO line is incredible.