Richard Branson promoting kitesurfing
NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands -- Kiteboarding is a fledgling sport seeking to gain a foothold in the athletic world, but Sir Richard Branson thinks he can change that.
The sport is akin to windsurfing, but with far more of a vertical element due to the fact that the board and rider are powered by a large kite instead of a sail. With recent safety improvements, growing appeal and big-air tricks -- the world record is a 75-foot vertical jump -- kiteboarding has earned inclusion ...
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