Everything comes from the word “Camoss”, a shout of encouragement from a climbing/alpinism group of whom one of the guys was a member.
But Camoss has another meaning too. Camoss stands for chamois, an animal symbol of the Resegone, or more generally of the Lecco mountains.
By combining tradition and hilarity, they managed to find a name that would give them an identity and keep them united, like a family.
Camoss became their way of pushing themselves to do better as well, a kind of game. At the scream Camoss, the rider has to perform a trick.
Because let’s face it, cheerfulness and smiling is a must.
But there is more.
Davide shared with me a deep thought about what this group represents for him, a reflection shared by the group. Here are his words:
“When asked “what does kiting bring to you as a group”, I would like to describe what our summer vacation has been like for the last two years. A particular moment of the year that is just the result of what we live in a more extended way on the home spots during the whole season.
Kitesurf brought us closer and connected us in the same mood. But what amazes me even more and continues to amaze me, is how this group has been able to create a perfect harmony during the experiences we live.
Holidays, as you know, are a holy moment, where it is not always easy to get along on the many days you spend together.
Our peculiarity, instead, is to be always in a friendly and extremely respectful mood. Even in those rare times when we argue about something, there is an extreme respect between us and a pleasant spirit of collaboration.
Our magic spell is a little bit like this. Simple mutual respect led entirely to the same goal: to enjoy the simplicity of life, nature and adrenaline that the kite gives us.
And the camping life we enjoy doing in the summer period is marked by that. We all help each other all the time, without too many schemes, without too many rules. A big family that cares about living together healthy and spending time together aiming to experience as much as possible what makes us happy.
And that’s how we’re, both in the van and in the water. Although kiteboarding is an individual sport, our team spirit is also noticeable during our rides. We always help each other, both to encourage the person to perform a trick, or to help him in difficult moments, which can be a board recovery or a broken line.
Perhaps the most appropriate term, more than a group of friends, is family. It is rare that such genuine bonds is created and this is what has happened to us in just 3 years of friendships.
Unfortunately we don’t always manage to be all present in these intense moments, but we try to compensate by keeping in touch and trying to share as much as possible stories, anecdotes, new tricks and then big talks about material, techniques, maneuvers and so on.
During winter we are somehow on standby, but then we are able to make up for it every spring. Always with our kites, always with our friendship.