Name: Robert Kidnie
Date and place of birth: Adelaide, Australia 24/05/1975
Home: Sydney, Australia and Mui Ne, Vietnam
Education: studied accounting at university
Kiteboarding since: 2004
Why kiteboarding: natural extension to surfing
CARVED/CORE since: 2008
Preferred Core kites: 7m GTS
Preferred Carved board(s) (size): 6'0", 132 Imperator
Passions: surfing, mountain biking, yoga
Favourite spot(s): Vietnam, Australia, Peru, Indonesia
Best day possible: getting tubed with my surfboard in the morning and with my kite in the afternoon
Best vacation: Peru
Favourite music: Anything not too commercial. I like to listen to "triplej", an Australian radio station, to give me a taste of home.
Favourite food: rice and fish
My ride: Crappy motorbike, but with lots of CORE stickers.
Past injuries: dislocated shoulders from mountain biking
Injuries I’m going for next year: sun burn
Highlights of my career: Getting to travel so much.
The future: Travel to more world class kite and surf spots.
My dream: Clean the oceans of the world from plastic.
Personal madness: Paddling down the Mekong river from Cambodia to the East Sea
Quote: Be like Ghandi.
Other ventures: Kite-n-Surf.com Kiteschool in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Contact Rob via firstname.lastname@example.org
Life is a journey. Kiteboarding has taken us to the best spots on the planet and allowed us to get to know the local kiters from all corners of the globe. At the same time we have been able to delve into the technology behind the products that we use on a daily basis and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the kite industry. There are many interesting characters behind the products and it became clear to us, that CORE is not only made up of a team from the Fehmarn Island but instead is made up of people from the world’s beaches. Therefore we became a part of something much bigger.
The idea behind our web-experiment CoreNation is to allow us to share our experiences with you. We want to take you with us on our journeys and share our adventures, experiences and our daily work with you. Enjoy!