Tyler Brown January 2014 Rider of the Month

TylerIIWether it was on the snow or in the water there is a good chance you’ve crossed paths with Tyler Brown. These days Tyler is a F-One team rider, and Owner/ Director of the Sierra Snowkite Center in Lake Tahoe, California. For the past 6 years he has explored the California coastline with his surfboard and kite, all the while spending his winters competing in, and winning about every snowkite event held in North America. Having been raised in the mountains as well as the California surf, it was a natural progression to integrate kiting into the the two sports he loved, skiing and surfing.

These days you can find Tyler at The Sierra Snowkite Center located at the Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge Ski Areas. The Snowkite Center is the first established snowkite school in California as well as only the second snowkite school in the country to partner with a major ski resort. With a 250 acre riding area, the lesson and riding facility is introducing many new people to the sport of snow kiting that Tyler has become to love and be so passionate about. To keep up on Tyler’s adventures as well as the Snowkite Center, check out sierrasnowkite.com and find us on Facebook at Sierra Snowkite Center10106 High Street, Truckee, California 96161

Leo Chan ” The Kite Professor ” December Rider of the Month

Leo Chan Rider of the Month Dec 2013In 2008, he took the bit and never looked back. What started off as a side sport in between windy months on the water became his main sport. He

Leo’s first experience with kiteboarding was in 2001, when one of his best friend from France asked him to give him a ride so he could do a 6-mile down-winder. Back in the days, down-winder was probably the most fun you can have with a kite. Unimpressed, he started windsurfing instead. As his windsurfing skills improves, so did the safety and functions of kiteboarding.loves to kite on snow and travels around the world to kite on water often. In 2011, while kiting in Vietnam, he tried a new brand of kite, Adi Kites (www.adikites.com).Leo2 After just one try, he knew he found his new favorite kites. He decided to bring the kites to the US to share his stokes he has for the sport. His full time job is a professor at a state university. Given the flexibility he has with his job, he rides pretty much whenever there is wind. In the winter months, you can find him on the mountains in the Rockies. In the summer months, he travels to East Coast and Asia for wave actions and product testing. If you want to travel to Asia and want to know where is the best place kite. Or you want to try out Adi Kites in the US, give him a call: 801-960-8135

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