Yet there is a high chance you have never heard of it as it certainly does not get the same media coverage as some of the other tours. Well, that is about to change because we have been keeping our eyes and ears open on your behalf and we feel that 2017 is the year that you are ready for another tour and another acronym to your kitesurfing repertoire.
Ladies and ladies, girls and girls, we taker great pleasure in introducing you to and announcing our full support for the KTA. …which in case you are still wondering what it means… The Kiteboard Tour Asia.
Watch this introduction to know a bit more about what the KTA...
What for us is special about the KTA versus other tours is the accessibility of their events. Anyone can enter and if they qualify, compete on the big stage. This is supported by accessible disciplines as part of their X-Champs initiative.
Examples include Freestyle-X where riders are not only awarded points for unhooked wake style moves, but also old school and hooked in moves and TT (twin-tip) Racing which means riders do not have to invest in expensive less accessible equipment to get out there and win races against the best of them.
Watch the most recent KTA X-Champs Vietnam 2016 round up...
There is also a WOO factor with Big Air competitions included and potential for that to be taken to the next level in 2017.
You will already be familiar with a number of the girls who have been involved with the tour such as Maureen Castelle, Marine Duprat, Pauline Valesa and Annabel van Westerop but there is a whole continent full of very talented young Asian riders who we will be introducing you too over the course of the year.