Wednesday, 6 May 2015

RAW Kite 2015 British Championships 2nd Place

This weekend was the beginning of the RAW Kite 2015 British Championships.
It was the first event of the year, and it started with the Land board and KiteBuggy amateurs, giving a nice indication as to what kite size would be best to ride. The 19m Fury Lite seemed to be the most suitable until two heats before, when the wind finally came through. So I decided to take the 13m Fury out there instead as it felt like the better kite to use.
My First heat was against my good friend Lewis Wilby, we ride a lot together on land as well as water, so I knew that the heat could have gone either way. I threw down some different tricks such as a grabbed inverted 720, 360 board offs, toeside 720s to blind, raleys, unhooked 1080s and board off varials, but unfortunately for me I dropped a few other tricks, which meant Lewis won the heat, landing all but one of his tricks. But being a double elimination, I still had the chance to work my way back up!
My second heat was against James Tideswell (Floyd), taking a different aproch to this heat, I went for some simple tricks first of all such as 360 foot outs, board offs and 360 grab bar spin. Then knowing I landed some of the smaller tricks, I then finished of with landing some harder tricks to blind and unhooking for some powerd moves, putting me throw to the next round. 
Heat 3 was againts Ash Garwood last years British Champion, so no easy ride!! The heat kicked of, I got some inverts to blind, unhooked 1080s, board off 360, foot outs, whilst Ash continued to put the presure on! So I then did a handle pass and shifty 3s which advanced me to the semi final. 
The semi final was against Will Rose, Will is a stylish rider and very smooth. In this round I went for a mix of tricks, even threw in a pop shove it and manuals to give my run as much flow as posable. This was enough to put me throw into the final.
The Final!!! Once again I was back in the arena against Lewis for the second time in this event. This was the final round and it was time to really pull all the tricks out the bag, I threw some inverted 720s, unhooked 1080s, raleys, board offs, landing blind, 360 kite loops, handle pass and shifty 3s. However, Lewis went on to take the win, leaving me with 2nd, a totally amazing event, well done to all the other riders, can’t wait for the next round in Ainsdale.
Land Board Pro Results 
1st Lewis Wilby (Mbs/Flysurfer)
2nd Kris Beech (Trampa/Peterlynn)
3rd Will Rose (CKB)

Board Off

Seat Belt Grab 

1st Lewis Wilby, 2nd Kris Beech, 3rd Will Rose 

Raley 

The Vans 

 Competition Area 

Going for the Grab 

Board Off 

The Event 

Thanks to Peter Lynn kites and Trampa Boards for there support, Cristina Murphy and Theo Southee for the photos. 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Devon Road Trip

Took a week out of work to go explore Devon Uk. This was a amazing trip! Started with walking the coastal paths to Welcombe mouth, this place had a water fall the went in to the sea and a very rocky but breath taking view. The next place we went to was the big sandy beach of Westward Ho! The wind was blowing a nice steady 25mph and the sun was crisp in the cold spring air! Last of all we visited Clovelly a beautiful little village, which has stood the test of time, with its cobblestone streets and lovely little cottages, makes you wonder was life way more simple back then.....
Kite loop Westward Ho!

Power slide 

Foot Out 

Blasting the big open beach 

Board off 360 

Tail grab 

Kite loop 

Exploring costal path to Welcombe mouth

Welcombe mouth

Welcombe mouth water fall 

Welcombe mouth sun set 

Clovelly 

Clovelly

On the Road


Thanks to Cristina Murphy for the photos, Peter lynn kites and Trampa Boards for all my kit.  

Monday, 3 November 2014

9th Place Flymasters Holland

The last round of the European tour was held on the 25th and 26 of October, on the big sandy beach of Ijmuiden, with 50+ competitors in pro mens freestyle. Things were going to be mega!! Arriving on the Friday, we headed to the beach that evening to get some practice in and also to meet up with Roy van Baarsen and Marijn Tijhof from PeterLynn. We decide to go for a practice and get some photos, with my good friend Jeroen Pigmans showing up to get this kite session rocking, we rode untill it was dark!. 

The Saturday. 

First day of the event, with all the PeterLynn team there too, we headed to the beach to set up the tent, flags and kites of course. The wind was light, so it was decided by the judges that they would run the juniors freestyle and the Pro mens buggying first. So the day was spent hanging out with the Peterlynn team, kiting, filming and also putting on the most amazing BBQ for everyone. 

The Sunday. 

Competition day!!  I managed to win my first heat with a mix of tricks such as Invert 720s, 360board offs, board off varials, raleys and spins to blind. My second heat was against Emmanuel Norman, I did some good tricks, invert 720s, 360 board of varial, pop shuvits, board off varial to blind etc.. but Emmanuel also did some amazing tricks and beat me with his 720 handle pass. This gave me 9th in this event and I finished the year with 12th place overall, super happy with this having missed the German event. 


PeterLynn BBQ
Handle pass


Invert 360 one hander 

Handle pass

Blasting 
Handle pass 

Foot out 

Seat belt grab foot out 



Slide 

Big thanks to the PeterLynn team, Trampa boards team and every one at this event! what an amazing last event!