Liam Whaley's destiny was calling at the Cold Hawaii Big Air in Denmark, taking the win at what's being hailed as the best big air event ever seen! PHOTO: Cat Yde

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RETAINING THE KOTA CROWN

The North Orbit big air freeride kite has had a short but brightly burning presence in Red Bull King of the Air competition. We asked the North design team how they’ve gone about tackling the future of big air in the Orbit 2022 model

BIG SENDERS

Cozzolino vs Carew = new heights for strapless freestyle

GRAN CANARIAN WIND MACHINE

Slingshot international team manager, Sam Light, pulled his troops to the turbines in August to shoot their new big boosting kite

COLD HAWAII BIG AIR 2021

The best big air event ever?

KOMBI TIME CAPSULE

A 100 day rogue trip in South Africa by KW associate editor, Kyle Cabano

KITE FOIL LEAGUE UNCOVERED

After 41 races across three events in their first season running competition in the US, The Kite Foil League’s top two competitors were still neck and neck for the title going into the final race of 2021

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