The second day of the 2014 Bridge of the Gods Kite Festival kicked off on Saturday with warmer weather and lighter breezes as amateurs of all ages competed for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. From the grassy spectator knoll at Stevenson, Washington a crowd of 150 watched a diverse show of massive air, technical wakestyle tricks and unforgettable crashes. Up for grabs was the grand prize of a week long stay at Vela Resorts and a Best 12m TS kite as well as a deep selection of kiteboards and other gear by North, Naish, JN, Best, Slingshot, and Liquid Force as well as harnesses and backpacks by Dakine. Almost everybody walked away with a solid piece of kiting hardware.
The Men’s division was loaded with an incredibly talented group of boys and men between the ages of 15-34. The six-men final heat featured insane technical handle pass tricks by all contestants, starting fast and furious with the first move thrown by … Pictures and more
13 year old Luke Winkelmann rode for 2 weeks tearing up the slopes of snowflex.