For those of you that don’t know, Don is simply one of the visionaries who helped launch (pun intended just a little bit) the kite board revolution. The guy is a legend who’s turned his attention to using kites on boats (in addition to boards of course). These days, he’s leading the Kiteboat Project with the hopes of developing winches, controls, and launch and recovery systems for larger kites, boat-specific kites for different conditions, and kite-specific boats and foil systems. Don and his team of very smart people are working on some very cool stuff, and I hope to do a more in-depth report (and hopefully go for a sail/kite/fly with them) when I’m out there in the coming weeks.[via Swizzle Media]
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