KNOT FUTURE: Small Talk with Matchu Lopes.
We hung out with Matchu Lopes while shooting for some ION/Duotone stuff here in Portugal. He's such a character and I hope this helps to prove that. Enjoy yet another episode of Small Talk. Brought to you by Duotone Kiteboarding and ION. Video by Noe Font. https://www.knotfuture.com/ https://www.duotonesports.com/ https://www.ion-products.com/ https://www.instagram.com/noe_font/ https://www.instagram.com/matchu_lopes/
Noè Font - Africa Mixtapes.
"Africa Mixtapes" is a compilation of my two trips to Africa at the beginning of 2020. The first expedition to Kenya was a great time, and although the wind never exceeded 12 knots, the thrill of visiting a new country made up for it. The landscapes we found ourselves in, and the wildlife that occupied this region was all straight out of "Nat Geo." After Kenya, the plan was to head down to Cape Town. The season was coming to an end there, and with KOTA already completed, the crowds were gone, so I figured it would be quiet, providing lighter winds, more practical for filming in the waves. It turns out the season was over before I expected, so I left South Africa with only a couple of sessions seared onto my hard drive. As the bout of 2020 careened forward, we got skunked with wind during the second trip to this expansive country; on par with the momentum 2020 has supplied the universe thus far. Instead of attempting to illustrate the impractical, I decided to shift the focus of the video towards the experience rather than the riding itself. Filming is never easy, and sometimes you have to settle with what you have. At the same time, I've been collecting footage for over a year now. I present "Africa Mixtapes," serving as a preview for the framework that's being rehearsed behind the curtain. Stay tuned. Africa Mixtapes is a KF original by Noe Font presented by Duotone Kiteboarding and ION. Filmed by Manel Arpa, Tom Court, Jop Heemskerk, Ewan Jaspan and Noe Font. Special thanks to Tribe Watersports and Ocean Sports Resort (Kenya), Dave Pienaar (South Africa), On8mil Film Lab, and everyone else involved. WWW.KNOTFUTURE.COM
Rowdy Reviews - 1970s Single Fin + 4'6ft Foilboard.
Rowdy takes us on another trip, attempting to ride a very round looking 4'6ft foilboard and later giving us a glimpse into what Kitesurfing in the 1970's may have looked like if kites existed. Follow Rowdy: Instagram: @le_tranq Facebook: Alexander James Lewis-Hughes YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/inkoe
Rowdy Reviews - 2-line to 4-line Conversion Bar.
Rowdy digs into his abyss of useless boardsport paraphernalia to bring you one from the archives - his "2-line to 4-line conversion bar". We can't understand how this one didn't take off. Grab a snack and enjoy the show. Skip to 04:19 if you only want the action. Follow Rowdy on Instagram: @le_tranq Follow Rowdy on Facebook: Alexander James Lewis-Hughes Follow Rowdy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/inkoe
KNOT FUTURE: Here & Now - Stefan Spiessberger
Stefan almost quit competing, but then he didn't. He enrolled in a university instead. We spent two days with him early this year to find out more. The future, the past, his childhood dreams and more recent love-hate relationship with his winter home base (Tarifa). Presented by Duotone Kiteboarding. With footage from Stefan's archives. Filmed & edited by Noe Font. Copyright KNOT FUTURE 2020.
KNOT FUTURE: Death of Park
Filmed across the 2019 Kite Park League season, Death of Park takes you from smooth Hatteras winds in the Real Kiteboarding slider park all the way across the country and into the icy waters of the Hood River Slider Project. "I wanted to make this film to show people where Kiteboarding and Park riding is at in 2019. I wanted to document the things that so often people don't get to see. I did my best to show what happened, but there were still many tricks and many riders that went un-documented. Films like this are crucial for progression and understanding, especially now with so much kite media focused on circus tricks and viral clips... someone has to do something proper" - [Alexander Lewis-Hughes]. Including Riders: Annelous Lammerts Karolina Winkowska Alexander Lewis-Hughes Ramiro Gallart Ewan Jaspan & Friends If you enjoy this video and would like to see more from Knot Future please consider buying some merchandise or contacting us to make a donation. Thank you! Knot Future.
KNOT FUTURE: Goodbye, Hello.
Amidst a time of transition, we are waving farewell to the past, moving forward into the present. We say "au revoir" to our former and welcome to the future. Through the efforts of Noe Font, Craig Cunningham, Xander Raith, and KNOTFUTURE, we collectively bring you GOODBYE, HELLO. A short film by proprietor, Noe Font. Presented by Duotone Kiteboarding.
KNOT FUTURE: Here & Now - Ewan Jaspan.
Ewan finally visits Cape Town after ten summers in a row in Perth (Australia). Hear what he has to say about megaloops, good kiters, what makes a good coffee and his new film, "Behold & Sea" - Directed and produced by Alexander Lewis-Hughes - Presented by Naish Kiteboarding. Watch “Behold & Sea” here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L8M6Uo4FSjg Filmed & edited by Noe Font. Copyright KNOT FUTURE 2018.
The Bubble Film.
*** Original release December 1st 2017 *** a Kiteboarding Film featuring Aaron Hadlow, Craig Cunningham, Colleen Carroll, Stefan Spiessberger, Tom Court and Noe Font. "Whats The Bubble? Well, The Bubble is us, its ours. The Bubble is our friends, our enemies, the good and the bad. The sunny days, the clouds and the storms. The planes, the airports, taxi rides and delays. Its the comps, photoshoots, interviews and the fans. The new tricks the injuries and the crashes. The Bubble is everything, and nothing at all." Written and directed by Noe Font. © KF 2019
Aaron En La Playa (Part #5)
Part #5 of 5 in the "En La Playa" video series from Duotone Kiteboarding featuring. Rider: Aaron Hadlow Camera : Carlos Guzman : Vincent Bergeron Edit: Vincent Bergeron Produced: Duotone Kiteboarding Photos: Toby Bromwich Production Manager: Craig Cunningham Executive Producer: Thomas Kaiser
Francesca En La Playa (Part #4)
Part #4 of 5 in the "En La Playa" video series from Duotone Kiteboarding featuring. Rider: Francesca Bagnioli Camera : Carlos Guzman : Vincent Bergeron Edit: Vincent Bergeron Produced: Duotone Kiteboarding Photos: Toby Bromwich Production Manager: Craig Cunningham Executive Producer: Thomas Kaiser
Stefan En La Playa (Part #2)
Part #2 of 5 in the "En La Playa" video series from Duotone Kiteboarding featuring Stefan Spiessberger. Camera : Carlos Guzman : Vincent Bergeron Edit: Vincent Bergeron Produced: Duotone Kiteboarding Photos: Toby Bromwich Production Manager: Craig Cunningham Executive Producer: Thomas Kaiser
Noe En La Playa (Part #1)
KnotFuture presents to you a new 5 part video series in collaboration with Duotone Kiteboarding and Vincent Bergeron. Basically it's the leftovers from La Buena Vida (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37CIxeFelIA) but who doesn’t love leftovers? So here we go... Part #1 - Noe En La Playa. Rider: Noe Font Camera : Carlos Guzman : Vincent Bergeron Edit: Vincent Bergeron Produced: Duotone Kiteboarding Photos: Toby Bromwich Production Manager: Craig Cunningham Executive Producer: Thomas Kaiser
KNOT FUTURE: Small Talk with Airton Cozzolino.
Small Talk - polite conversation about unimportant or uncontroversial matters, especially as engaged in on social occasions. Presented by Duotone Kiteboarding Featuring Airton Cozzolino Video by Noe Font Additional footage by Carlos Guzman Thumbnail photo Toby Bromwich Copyright KNOT FUTURE 2018.
KNOT FUTURE: AMPhetamine - Alex Lewis-Hughes.
Knot Future: One of the sports most outspoken and diverse riders, Alex takes you through the lagoons of Brazil for an all out Wakeskate and Rail riding onslaught. How he had the time to fit this in between judging/running a world tour, designing gear/graphics and filming for various brands recently delivering a full length feature is anybodies guess... keep the change. Alex: This edit was so much fun. Having a really solid crew of friends and extended KPL family has kept me motivated and progressing. There's so many talented riders on the tour with highly diverse bags of tricks it blows my mind. Having Karolina, Annelous and Alex all put in the work to help document my riding was a huge gift, I don't often get to film much because honestly I just don't have the time or budget to do that. The majority of the project was filmed over a month in Iqcapui at the Kitemansion in Brazil, I wanted to get more stuff there (mainly kicker) but I got injured and put a hole in my bi-cep and hyper extended my knee. The few airtricks were filmed in Australia on my first two session back at freestyle after 3 months recovery. Filmers: Intro kite drone shots: Alex Maes. Intro riding drone shots: Ewan Jaspan. Wakeskate long lens: Alex Maes. Wakeskate surf footage: Karolina Winkowska. Park footage: Alex, Annelous Lammerts, Karolina. WA housing footage: Karolina. WA long lens: Lucas Arsenault. Ending drone shots: Alex Maes. Music: Barry Bays - "DEDHED" https://open.spotify.com/album/0lTbJ1dkjbqcZh1eopgwRd?si=kLnXIhgkTQ6WAFa2mPReIQ Big shout out to Harry for the track, he's a long time Kiteboarder and all round talented artist from Melbourne, Australia. Many thanks for letting me use your work! What's with the name of the video?: Kiteboarding is like a drug. If you’re a Pro kiteboarder it should be your primary drug. In my opinion we’ve reached a tipping point in sponsorship (and society itself) where the act of whatever you are supposed to be doing (e.g. Kiteboarding) has become secondary to how well you’re consuming and promoting the most addictive drug of our time - Social Media. If you’re a Pro Kiter and promoted as such you should be giving the act of Kiteboarding your 100%. You should be progressing your riding personally and hopefully striving to ride in a way that others before you haven’t. You should be inspiring riders just like you to push the limits and progress the sport. Paying to promote your videos and pictures, buying likes and views to show sponsors how good everyone thinks you are just doesn’t cut it in my opinion. You might be fooling some people out there, but you aren’t fooling any actual riders. No one is going to remember that photo/video you posted with your gear that got 2000likes or 50,000views, even in a weeks time if you’re not doing anything noteworthy/progressive. The only thing that will be remembered later is the media dedicated Pros created that pushed our sport, defined an era and inspired the next generations to do the same. As a Pro if you haven’t released anything meaningful/progressive in 3 years (in some cases 5, 7, or even 10years) it’s maybe better to step aside, obviously you’re not that into it anymore. There’s so much young talent out there right now (more than ever) and ultimately they are blocked from advancing through the ranks because they aren’t known or don’t have a big enough “following” or “social media presence”, or haven’t won enough competitions (which barely even exist now for some disciplines). The truth is a vast majority of dedicated riders that should be promoted will never get there, the people who are on top now will stay on top because they boarded the train at a lucky time and they now have the budgets to keep the farce going. As a sport lets get back to progressing Kiteboarding and supporting a future containing top level riding. Support Pros and Kiteboarders who are down for Kiteboarding and the progression of it, not Social Media vanity and other meaningless drugs. If you want any advice about kiteboarding equipment, tricks or camera related stuff, feel free to message me, I’m always happy to help.
The Line Club - Episode 1 | ALEX MAES
AUDIO PODCAST: https://soundcloud.com/user-505629061-605240058/the-line-club-episode-one-alex-maes Getting to the bottom line of all things Kiteboarding, past, present and knot future! LIKE and SUBSCRIBE if you’re down for the Future! Episode One time codes - 1:46 - How did you get started Kiteboarding? 4:01 - What was the equipment you started with? 8:18 - First sponsors. 9:55 - Trying different gear and setups. 13:06 - Progression of your tricks? 15:30 - Kite Videos (general). 19:37 - What being a Pro is really about. 20:23 - What was your first video part? 22:24 - How Kite videos have changed. 27:28 - How becoming a Pro has changed with the internet/ social media. 30:39 - More about his first video part and subsequent parts. 32:17 - Stance Webstory. 33:23 - Riding cable and the cross-over. 35:42 - Brandon Sheid. 37:11 - Competitions. 41:13 - Groms! 43:50 - Day Two, we’re back! 44:14 - Progression of your tricks. 45:07 - Fitness. 48:35 - Where do you see the sport heading? 50:11 - What riders inspire you? 51:27 - Switch. 57:58 - What sports and other athletes inspire you? 1:00:26 - What are your all time favourite video parts? 1:02:50 - Favourite people to ride with? 1:06:01 - Brazil, Kite-Mansion, what’s happening here? 1:08:45 - What’s involved in setting up a park? 1:11:09 - KPL Brazil stop. 1:12:26 - Minimising waste and helping clean your surroundings. 1:14:12 - Wrapping it up! ———————————— Shot and edited by: Alexander Lewis-Hughes Animation by: Noe Font ———————————— LINKS WE TALKED ABOUT: Welcome to the Team Alex & Annelous (Cabrinha Kitesurfing) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-66vE6vS5RU 'The LINE' Episode 1 - Alex Maes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swe7sAWvtdE USA Road Trip | The new Stance webstory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xgOkmLJlOQ Autofocus - A Film About Kiteboarding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFfxsIH1_8A Mowgli’s Jungle: Chapter 01 https://vimeo.com/91871350 DE BRAZIL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eu331w31AU Introducing The Bubble Film. https://vimeo.com/232173962 Stranded - Hood River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TgoGwfg1qs SOCIAL MEDIA: Alexander Lewis-Hughes: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/le_tranq/ (@le_tranq) FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/alexander.lewishughes Alex Maes: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alexmaes__/ (@alexmaes__) FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/alex.maes.98 Knot Future: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/knotfuture/ (@knotfuture) FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/knotfuture/ WEBSITE: https://www.knotfuture.com SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/user-505629061-605240058 ALEX MAES would like to thank: Cabrinha, Maltem , Neilpryde , Picture Organic , my Parents , Kite Mansion Crew, Lous & Matos shop! What’s upppppp my G's!!!
KNOT FUTURE: Here & Now - Aaron Hadlow
We spent an afternoon playing pool and talking all things kiteboarding in this Here & Now episode. Hear what Aaron has to say about the Olympics, 2chainz and his new film Twenty. Presented by Duotone Kiteboarding. Filmed & edited by Noe Font. Copyright KNOT FUTURE 2018.