Tow-Ups at GKA Leucate

With the lack of wind at GKA’s Leucate stop on the Kiteboarding World Tour, another “crowd pleasing” event began to gain popularity: kite tow-ups.

The riders started to go for jet-ski led tow-ups, where the pull of the jet-ski gave them the apparent wind they needed to climb 25+m in the air and do a bunch of complicated tricks before they flew back down to the water.

 Now the advice of most riders is to not try this stunt at home, since it the kite behaves so differently when being towed and when you’re on the way down that it’s pretty easy to hurt yourself. Here’s Jesse Richman and Kevin Langeree talking about the experience:

 

 

Here’s some more of the action that day:

 

 

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