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From The MagPro RidersISSY VON ZASTROW

ISSY VON ZASTROW

Age: 25

Home Park: Hood River

Country: Half American, half Kenyan.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU ON THE WATER? 

Park riding never ceases to inspire me due to the ever-changing elements in the park. My imagination can run in all different directions with the diverse combinations of rails and kickers. No session is the same especially while riding with all the talented KPL riders showing their own style. 

The Wind Voyager Triple-S event in Cape Hatteras is one of the biggest prize money events in kiteboarding! Bromwich photo

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU OFF THE WATER? 

When I am not under a kite, I try my best to be on a board in any other sport. Whether it is snowboarding, wakeboarding or surfing, a boardis a board and it helps my comfort level to try new tricks. When shredding isn’t an option, I like to bike for stamina but I will do anything that keeps me active! 

WHERE DO YOU HOPE TO SEE WOMEN’S KITEBOARDING TAKE YOU?

Kiteboarding is going to lead me to new adventures where I can push my limits. I hope it takes me closer to joy and personally that means outside my comfort zone. I want to push women’s kiteboarding where it hasn’t gone before. 

ANY TIPS TO LEARN NEW TRICKS? 

While learning new tricks, my first advice is to visualize over and over and over again. Even more important than that, I suggest having fun. Associate your new trick with joy by bringing positivity around landing it and how good you will feel when you stick it!

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