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On The Cover – Issue 2 – Brandon Scheid

Photo: Toby Bromwich

Rider: Brandon Scheid

Location: Cape Hatteras, NC

Event: Venyu Triple-S Invitational

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary this past spring in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the Venyu Triple-S Invitational marked a decade of progression of the sport. For Brandon Scheid (pictured on the cover and featured in this issue, page 62), it was an occasion to lay down his masterful rail-riding style and powerhouse kicker skills, amidst a field of the world’s top wake-minded kiteboarders. 

  Kiteboarding’s premiere invite-only event also offered an opportunity for Scheid to contemplate the event’s impact on his humble beginnings—when he was coaching for REAL Watersports (which puts on the Venyu Triple-S), and was a mere shop rider for Liquid Force. What would Scheid’s career look like today if he never got involved with the Triple-S in the first place? 

Since Scheid’s first Triple-S experience back in 2008 when he was relatively unknown, his life and riding has changed considerably. Consistently placing in the top five or crowning the Triple-S podium for a number of years, Scheid has become an international team rider for Liquid Force Kiteboarding and the poster-boy of park riding.

  In this cover shot, Brandon Scheid showcases the pinnacle of performance as he Backboard Nose Presses across the Liquid Force Reverse Rainbow Rail during the 2015 Venyu Triple-S Invitational.—Brian Wheeler

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