A review of the biggest freestyle video release in, well, ages.
A peak into Steezy Wonder’s world.
Catching up on the tunes from 2023 kite flicks.
Tom salvages the trip to Tarifa with a session to remember.
So your idol (the man who makes the most beautifully crafted kite videos) sits down to watch your shit. And you are there. Watching him watch your shit. Horrible. This is what it looked like: Thankfully he is a genius and knows for well that when someone shows you something that they regard as ‘finished’, it is best to just say “wow thats great totally awesome you rock”. Here’s the conversation once the headphones were off: And here’s the screenshot in question: Here is how close we came to being caught: and here is what a lot of the tip-offs looked like, courtesy of the ever dependable Lauren Holman (park extraordinaire ← spelt wrong ofc) Check Being Watched if you haven’t already, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z6EJLdZxs8
All of which combine to make him the coolest f***er in kiteboarding.
I followed Tom for 10 days. Thanks to @KnotFuture and Noe Font for motivating. Thanks to @arlinladue for the secondary angles and for driving (we couldn’t use my car). Tom is riding the 9m Pulse and Flare in 141 by @NorthKiteboarding2022 Watch more Noe here: https://youtu.be/Bdu77mz6D-k & follow Noe here: https://www.instagram.com/noe_font/ Tom’s instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tom_rocco_b… Tom’s kites: https://northkb.com/pages/freestyle-r… Tom’s wetsuits and harness: https://www.mysticboarding.com/ xoxoxoxoxo
A Big Air World Championship documentary featuring Jesse Richman, Marc Jacobs, Janek Grzegorzewski, Giel Vlugt, Nick Jacobsen, Tom Bridge, Andrea Principi and Lorenzo Casati – following the action at the @GKAKITEWORLDTOUR stop in Tarifa 2022. Thank you to @NorthKiteboarding2022 for believing in this project and giving us the creative freedom to tell it how we saw it. The original idea was to follow the three North riders and watch them each navigate their own unique pressures of kinghood. But, as the competition unfolded, it became clear that there was a very different story to tell. One of a changing of the guard. One of riders taking previously unseen amounts of risk. The fact that North were happy for us to feature other riders, from other brands, I think says a lot about the heart and soul of North. So yeah. If you want more of these, it is as simple…
What actually happened at the 2021 Red Bull King Of The Air. featuring: @NickJacobsen @marcjacobskite and @tombridge5009 + @LiamWhaleyChannel @kevinlangeree @AdrianKerr Tune into the podcast for more KOTA content: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3LHu… and look at Marc’s gear here: https://northkb.com/en/riderstyles/bi… Shot and edited by Colin Colin Carroll Additional footage (all the shots with movement) by http://retroyspective.co.za xoxoxoxo