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Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus

Postby Leon van Bergen » Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:53 pm

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Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus


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We welcome our new team member Rita Arnaus, 2021 GKA Freestyle Vice World Champion!


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TOP 3 KITESURFING SPOTS?
Homespot, Sant Pere Pescador; Brasil, Taiba; Venezuela, Los Roques

FAVOURITE GEAR SETUP?
The freestyle setup! Vegas 10m, Click bar M and Team Series 136cm

THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN YOUR KITEBOARDING CAREER
Vice World Champ 2021 and Spanish Champ

YOUR HOBBIES ASIDE KITEBOARDING?
Fitness, yoga, snowboard, books and music

WHAT DO YOU DO ON A DAY WITHOUT WIND?
I will probably go to the gym, stay active, work a bit on my laptop, spend quality time with my friends and family, drive around, check new places and read a book.

WHAT STYLE OF MUSIC ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
I like to listen to different kinds of music depending on my mood, but I will mostly listen to Deep house, techno, electro music, R&B...

HOW AND WHY DID YOU START KITEBOARDING?
I was born in a very sporty family, both my parents were windsurf spanish champions and my dad amongst the first to start kiteboarding in Spain. At the age of 10 I started windsurfing and sailing and it took me 5 years to try kiteboarding and I completely fell in love with it!

WHY ARE YOU RIDING FOR DUOTONE?
They have the best freestyle kite in the world and that aligns with my goal of improving my riding. They also care about our playgrounds and try to reduce as much as possible the impact on our environment. Following the path to becoming as sustainable as possible, is a must for someone that spends so much time outdoors connected with nature.

WHAT IS YOUR MAIN GOAL FOR THE FUTURE?
I definitely want to become World Champion, to keep on making this sport known world wide and to encourage women to step out of their comfort zone and to follow their dreams.

WHAT TRAINING DO YOU DO TO STAY FIT?
Besides kiteboarding I try to do a variety of different training, I like to combine different workouts like weight lifting, HIIT, cardio, together with other spots. When I'm at home I go to the gym 5 to 6 times a week and if I'm traveling I will mostly focus on kiteboarding, yoga and mobility.

WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN YOUR JOB IF YOU WOULDN´T BE A PRO KITEBOARDER?
I will probably be windsurfing, who knows if as a professional or just for fun. But of course it would be something sports related.

WHAT´S YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
Sushi is my favorite dish, but I enjoy eating healthy foods and following a high protein diet, as an athlete this works best for me.

WHAT DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO SAY?
Dream it, believe it, achieve it.

https://www.duotonesports.com/kiteboard ... ta-arnaus/

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Re: Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus

Postby Baptiste_FR » Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:12 pm

Does the Porsche collaboration has something to do with it ?
Will Liam Whaley also join Duotone ?

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Re: Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus

Postby Leon van Bergen » Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:21 pm

Baptiste_FR wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:12 pm
Does the Porsche collaboration has something to do with it ?
Will Liam Whaley also join Duotone ?
More people wondering that.
Someone here told that the Porsche sponsorship had nothing to do with their kite sponsor but the contract of Slingshot with Rita was already expired..
When the ending date of Liam's sponsorshit with F-one approached who knows..

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Re: Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus

Postby dice » Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:43 pm

Baptiste_FR wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:12 pm
Does the Porsche collaboration has something to do with it ?
Will Liam Whaley also join Duotone ?
I've always wondered why Porsche chose her. She wasn't that well known, her instagram was even spanish only.
I don't know about now though, I don't follow her.

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Re: Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus

Postby Kitemenn » Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:31 pm

What a surprise ;)
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Re: Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus

Postby dracop » Thu Dec 16, 2021 8:27 pm

Well Slingshot is a dying brand, the owners have not kept up with the industry. Cannot blame her for moving to a live brand that is still active.

Granted if she is pure wake (and with that gear she is) I think Slingshot would have supported her to their final end. For a rider of her weight category to use a 10m Vegas/136 board, she is def into light wind wakestyle.

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Re: Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus

Postby Kitemenn » Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:51 am

dracop wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2021 8:27 pm
a rider of her weight category to use a 10m Vegas/136 board, she is def into light wind wakestyle.
Or she is just bad ass ;)

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Re: Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus

Postby Leon van Bergen » Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:36 am

Kitemenn wrote:
Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:51 am
dracop wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2021 8:27 pm
a rider of her weight category to use a 10m Vegas/136 board, she is def into light wind wakestyle.
Or she is just bad ass ;)
To me she is just nice ass :)
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Re: Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus

Postby Kitemenn » Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:28 am

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:36 am
Kitemenn wrote:
Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:51 am
Or she is just bad ass ;)
To me she is just nice ass :)
:cheers: :rollgrin:

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Re: Duotone welcomes Rita Arnaus

Postby Toby » Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:25 am

Rita is a great rider and since many years on the tour.
At the latest event in Brazil she got second, was only beaten by world champ Mikaili Sol.

So, she is known! Great rider, beautiful and a great person.

I am sure her Instagram will change to English.

She didn’t need to change because of Porsche, but of course would be better.

For riders it is very hard these days to get a good deal.

Wishing her all the best with Duotone 👍🏻
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