RaceKites was an example of a collective human effort coming together to build the largest, dedicated online repository of kiting reviews. In 2019 RaceKites went offline, today I would like to share that the sum of all that knowledge is coming to Extreme Kites.
Alan Short, the owner of RaceKites was responsible for building and maintaining the platform for nearly 15 years containing over 1500 reviews. I’d like to acknowledge the thousands of hours Alan put in to the RaceKites community, and his immense generosity in providing that content to Extreme Kites.
RaceKites as a platform in my opinion was one of the most important online resources available when looking to purchase that never ending ‘next’ kite. And even when you weren’t, it was still a bloody good read! With most of the manufacturers either having packed up or moved on from Land Kiting it’s increasingly likely that someone new entering kiting is going to purchase a second hand kite. Restoring this incredible resource to the Internet gives those individuals access to the information we had years ago when we were making those decisions for ourselves.
This Magazine has been digitised by Extreme Kites with the express permission from Andy Preston, the original Publisher/Editor of Freestyle UK Zine.
Table of Contents
Inflight Entertainment 
Stacks of shots to inspire and motivate.
Get Off The Fence 
Your chance to have your say.
Rider Dossier 1 
Appo and Mark Everitt
Nooz Page 1 
Peter Lynn Core and Kheo Boards
Nooz Page 2 
Radsails Aztec starter kite
Nooz Page 3 
Flexifoil Blade 5 information
Nooz Page 4 
Radsails Savage 2 information
Giving it Beans 
Dedicated to those who tear it up
Sessions 1....N Wales 
A round up of North Wales action
Sequences Page 
Learn how to do the moves, get a magnifying glass.
In Flight Entertainment 2 
Rider Dossier 2 
Will Mckean and "Doc" Green
The Road to Nirvana 
How it all began until now PT 1
Some great shots from the archives of the faithfull.
Slams and hurty stuff.
Rider Dossier 3 
"Stupid" Dave and "Icarus"
BKSA Swansea comp results 
Rider Dossier 4 
Andy Preston and Mikee
Gone Butch But Not Forgotten 
Party Page 
Games for Windless Days 
Rider Dossier 5 
Sean Turpin and Sukie Robertson
Max air in no wind.
Rider Dossier 6 
Craig Sparkes and Andrew Jones
Killer links for your ears by REPLICANT2009
Rider Dossier 7 
Lewis Wilby and Glen Butcher
Sessions 2 ....Branny 
Sylenz gets wet for your entertainment
Nooz Page 5 
Radsails Evo 3 1st test review
Rider Dossier 8 
Mark Berry and Richy Stones
Nooz Page 6 
DarkSkyKites and The Wind Farm
Parting Fun 
A happy sionara until next time.
Here is all the info on all the contributors to this first episode of Freestyle UK.
During this COVID lock down and losing employment because of it I decide I liked being home and it was time to start my own business. I bought a 3D printer to help with design projects- prototypes etc.
It’s been fun trying stuff out, and I’m going to see if I can rebuild my old Revo truck board using printed parts.
I’ve designed the main truck housing to use tradition skate truck hole setup as the original Revos have a specific setup which means drilling into your board.
I’ve printed this first test setup with PETG, which it the same plastic used in plastic drink bottles. So I’m hoping they will be less prone to shatter and may have a little flex.
I also printed the bushings using TPU filament, not an easy thing to get right, damn stuff just wants to keep clogging up the extruder. But I managed to get two pairs done and they are a perfect fit, if a little stiffer than I want at shore 30D.
I’m no plastics expert, so I don’t know what to expect when I try them out. The wheels may break as soon as I start kiting, the truck housing could just shatter on my first turn- no idea.
But I’ve got new tires and tubes, will re- laminate my favourite board, probably treat myself to some new bindings and see if I can make it work.