THOUGHTS

A series of articles related to my personal thoughts on kitesurf, the way we practice it, and on sport and travel in general.

LORDS OF TRAM 2021 – IN THE ROLE OF COACH

2021-11-30T17:37:26+01:00Categories: KITESURF INSIGHTS, THOUGHTS, BLOG|Tags: , , |

Lords of Tram took place last month, and this year the biggest Big Air competition in France is a World tour event organized by the BAKL (Big Air Kitebaording League). My role this year was as unexpected as it was rewarding! After judging the competition for two years, this time, for personal reasons, I [...]

THE 3 BIGGEST CHALLENGES I FACED IN 2020 TO CREATE MY KITESURFING SCHOOL, TRIDERLAND

2021-09-06T15:56:58+02:00Categories: BLOG, THOUGHTS|Tags: , , |

The year 2020 is a watershed year that has upended the way we view and conceive of our existences. Some businesses have taken advantage of it, others are paying the harsh consequences. Wise or not, I decided at the end of the year to start my own kitesurfing school, Triderland, aware that I would [...]

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT WALKING BAREFOOT?

2021-02-11T17:47:55+01:00Categories: THOUGHTS, BLOG|Tags: |

Walking barefoot appears today as an ancestral and retrograde usage. Hygiene, health/accident, and ease/comfort are the three weapons that support the idea of progress and the paramount importance of footwear. But then why are there so many people and philosophies of thought that tend to extol the benefits of walking barefoot, or more generally [...]

LORDS OF TRAM 2020 – IN A JUDGE’S HEAD

2021-02-11T17:50:51+01:00Categories: BLOG, KITESURF INSIGHTS, THOUGHTS|Tags: , , |

In a difficult year, disrupted by the health care crisis, sporting events are one of the categories that has suffered the most. Restrictive rules and continuous bans have discouraged most of the organizers from giving life to their events. One of the few competitions to have been confirmed in the kite industry, and which [...]

KITESURF: A SPORT WHERE THE INTEGRITY EMERGES IN THE COMPETITION

2021-02-14T12:19:23+01:00Categories: THOUGHTS|Tags: , |

A competition should be a way to push your own limits and face loyally others atheletes of your discipline. Unfortunately, when other interests, other than sport, come into play, it changes. Competition assumes a prevalently economic value and loyalty and friendship are overwhelmed by deception and grudge, and everything it seemed to be allowed [...]

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