New British Kitesurfing Championships

New British Kitesurfing Championships

This has been brewing for a while now but we are glad it is finally out in the open! Those who receive our newsletter will already know the news but the good people behind IKSURFMAG and KITEWORLDMAG have got together to pool resources and organise the UK Tour the UK kite scene needs. This is an important part of our sport and will feed UK talent into the KTE (european tour) and eventually into the VKWC (world tour).

We feel this needs shouting about and supporting – so we urge everyone to get involved and come down to the events to spectate if nothing else! It is early days so there is not a lot of information out there but a facebook page is now live so be sure to follow that. Exciting times!

British Kitesports Freestyle Tour

Master of the Hill 2011

Master of the Hill 2011

Master of the Hill 2011PARTY
During the contest the best Polish and abroad riders will compete! We guarantee the most spectacular event, valuable prizes and great fun for riders and fans!
This contest is a great opportunity to compete with the best riders, but also to learn to ride mountainboard and discover its limitless abilities.
The whole slope will be open not only for the contestants, but also for all riders who will want to ride the board without taking part in the competition.
Near the lower station of the chair lift there is the RH-Sport mountainboard rental where you can rent a board and buy a lesson with a professional instructor.
Everyone can enter the contest, but riders under 18 are obliged to have parent or guardian’s permission in writing.

All the contestants will be able to compete in three different events and classifications.

DownHill preliminaries, with three time-measured rides on shorter part of the slope from which ten the fastest riders go to the DownHill Final.

DownHill Final, ten the fastest contestants ride down the 1300 metres long slope. It is the main and the most spectacular event of the contest, showing speed and technical skills of the contestants as well as technical abilities of the equipment in difficult terrain.

FreeStyle, jumps on a specially prepared jump. Judges will give points for style, difficulty of the jump and its height. Very spectacular event where contestants make tricks in the air similar to those during the snowboard contests in winter.

Best Trick, event for the best jump of the contest.

PLACE

Bialka Tatrzanska is located about 100 km from Cracow.
The contest is going to take place on Kotelnica slope in Bialka Tatrzanska. The slope is regularly mowed. Kotelnica is a gentle, wide and well-prepared ski slope that is a perfect place for mountainboard riders of all levels of advancement.
The slope has a chair lift (3 people per chair) 1380 m long. Cost of a single pass* is around 5 PLN.
* – cost of a sports pass (person together with a mountainboard/bike).
There are toilets in upper and lower station of the chair lift. In upper station there is a restaurant where you can eat meals and at the same time enjoy panorama of the mountains.

HOW TO GET THERE

Address of the contest:
‘KOTELNICA’ SKI CENTRE
Srodkowa Street 181B
34-405 Bialka Tatrzanska
POLAND

You can get to the contest by a car or bus.
The nearest airport: Cracow
The best route from airport by train:Cracow- Zakopane and then by bus from Zakopane to Bialka Tatrzanska

ACCOMMODATION

During the contest (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) we have booked accommodation places in Bialka Tatrzanska. Contestants and other riders/fans pay 25 PLN per night. The boarding house has a canteen where the meals will be served: breakfast 10 PLN and dinner 15 PLN. Meals should be booked in advance (preferably on the day of arrival).
If you inform in advance the owners of the boarding house, you can sleep in a tent for free.
While booking please inform the owners that the booking concerns mountainboard contest and let them know whether you book the meals as well.

Contact the boarding house
Address:
Malgorzata Kompyrda
Kaniowka Street 11A
34-405 Bialka Tatrzanska

To book accommodation: info@masterofthehill.com
After Party will take place in the boarding house.

FOOD / MEALS

In Bialka Tatrzanska there are a lot of places where you can eat. They are all located along the main street.
We highly recommend meals in the boarding house which has its own canteen downstairs. Delicious meals are available in the following prices: breakfast 10 PLN, dinner 15 PLN. You need to order the meals in advance.
Additionally, at upper station of the chair lift on Kotelnica ski slope there is a restaurant where you can eat meals enjoying the panorama of the mountains.
In the main street of Bialka Tatrzanska there is a supermarket where you can do the shopping. Apart from that there are many smaller shops.

EVENTS

All the contestants will be able to compete in three different events and classifications.

DownHill preliminaries, with three time-measured rides on shorter part of the slope from which ten the fastest riders go to the DownHill Final.

DownHill Final, ten the fastest contestants ride down the 1300 metres long slope. It is the main and the most spectacular event of the contest, showing speed and technical skills of the contestants as well as technical abilities of the equipment in difficult terrain.

FreeStyle, jumps on a specially prepared jump. Judges will give points for style, difficulty of the jump and its height. Very spectacular event where contestants make tricks in the air similar to those during the snowboard contests in winter.

Best Trick, event for the best jump of the contest.

REGISTRATION

In order to register you will need a valid ID with a photo. Riders under 18 need to be registered by their parent or guardian who will also need a valid ID with a photo. Registration fee: 50 PLN.
The registration fee includes starting number (a rider can try his capabilities in all events during the contest), Master of the Hill T-shirt, water and grilled food.
The registration fee is only one no matter in how many events a rider wants to take part.
The registration fee does not include the chair lift passes (5 PLN a single sports pass).
Free entrance for the audience.

PRIZES

The first three places will be rewarded in categories and events as follows:
-DOWNHILL OPEN (everyone can enter this event)
-FREESTYLE OPEN (everyone can enter this event)
and the first place in the event of:
-BEST TRICK OPEN (everyone can enter this event)

Additionally the contestant who wins the DOWNHILL OPEN gets the Master of the Hill 2011 title together with the flag of the contest which accompanies contestants from the very beginning of the contest as well as a unique statuette prepared especially for the contest.

CONTEST SCHEDULE

Friday, 5th August 2011 (Bialka Tatrzanska, Kotelnica slope).
10:00- 18:00 getting to know the slope, contestants’ trainings

Saturday, 6th August 2011 (Bialka Tatrzanska, Kotelnica slope).
09.00 – 10.00 Registration of the contestants (lower station of the chair lift)
10:00 – 13:00 DownHill contest preliminaries
13:00 – 14:00 Break
14.00 – 15:00 DownHill Final
15:30 – 16:00 FreeStyle Warm-up
16:00 – 16:30 FreeStyle Contest
16:30 – 17:00 Best Trick Contest
17.15 – 17.30 Results and prizes
20:00- –:– After Party for the contestants and guests

Attention: Some organizational changes may occur during the contest.

Sunday, 7th August 2011, (Bialka Tatrzanska, Kotelnica slope).
11:00 – 15:00 filming the rides and tricks for all eager to star in the video

Click, to see a unique statuette …
Click, to see a poster …
Click to see a t-shirt’s front …
Click to see a t-shirt’s back …

Please visit www.masterofthehill.com to see films and photos.

We invite you all!

MASTER OF THE HILL
e-mail: info@masterofthehill.com
WWW: www.masterofthehill.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/masterofthehill

First Board Mag Competition Sponsored by Earth 2 Air

First Board Mag Competition Sponsored by Earth 2 Air

We have kindly been donated a number of board docks and board bags which we will be giving away to lucky email newsletter subscribers. If you have not already subscribed – use the sign up box to the right to sign up to our newsletter!

The Earth 2 Air board docks are a great way of showing off your prized board. They work with skateboards, longboards, snowboards, kitesurf boards and wakeboards. They are really easy to mount to the wall and come with all the necessary bits.

We also have some Earth 2 Air board bags. The Earth2air Mountainboard Bag is the perfect companion to your boarding session and is ideal for protecting your car and house from sand, mud and grass that collects on your board. It has been designed to be compact, lightweight and easily portable. It packs down into its own integrated stuff sack when not in use so it can be tucked away (or taken with you) when you’re off riding and won’t be left lying on the beach.

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ATBA UK International Mountainboard Series 2011 Dates

ATBA UK International Mountainboard Series 2011 Dates

ATBA UK International mountainboard series 2011The ATBA UK organise the UK’s only mountainboard series and run both boardercross and freestyle competitions. These events are well organised and the riding is of a high level. Anyone into mountainboarding should attend at least one of these events – the boardercross is always fun to watch! The evenings feature the classic mountainboard massive camp fire.

Round 1
Hales Superbole, Harthill nr Tattenhall, Cheshire, CH3 9LQ .
21st and 22nd May.
Round 2
The Edge Mountainboard Centre, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6PP
18th and 19th June.
Round 3
Out To Grass Mountainboard Centre, Malvern, Herefordshire, WR13 5JW.
16th and 17th July.
Round 4
IRONSIDES Court Farm Mountainboard Centre, Tillington Herefordshire HR4 8LG
20th and 21st August.

Visit the ATBA UK for more information.