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Brant Shiveley

Brant has been flying kites professionally for 14 years. His “unique” personality and skill set make him an invaluable asset to the Kiteboarding.com team. He also has his hands dirty with every facet of our day to day operation. Brant has also been our head instructor for the past 2 years. His patience and attentiveness with students and an eye for the details is what makes him one of the “good ones”

Born: August 1979
Favorite spot: Sri Lanka
Favorite equipment: Cabrinha Switchblade and Crazyfly LTD 132x41
Best riding experience:  Atlantic coast sunset ride with the friends.
Worst riding experience: when you’re stoked on riding and you have a bad valve.
Likes: Nice clean board offs
Dislikes: Weeks at a time with no kiting.
Why you kite: Mostly for the ladies and the freedom.
Interests: Kiteboarding, Paragliding, motocross.

Stats:
Height: 5’10" – Weight 165

Favorite Equipment – Gear Reviews:

2017 Cab Switchblade

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Tested Sizes:  8m 10m 12m

The switchblade has a perfect blend of power and performance which compliments my powered riding style. I prefer it paired with the trim light quickloop bar for that simplistic feel.

 

2017 Crazyfly Allround

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Tested Sizes:  135x40 and 145x44 the 135x40 is my favorite size

The allround is that board that gets your stoke level up pretty darn quick. The single concave bottom keeps me upwind and as a lighter rider its soft flex lets me really load it up on those sent jumps.

 

2017 Dakine Pyro and Ride Engine carbon elite XS/S

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Hands down, my favorite harnesses. The Pyro has great back support and stays where I put it. When it’s time to hit the waves I trade in for the ride engine. Solid feel stays put and the sliding bar keeps me comfortable on those toe side runs.

Must haves:

Keyguard pro key safe

You can lock this thing anywhere and to anything which make it a must for those solo sessions.

Dakine no zone hat

The sun is no match for this stylish gem. Drive the sun and the ladies crazy with this hat.

O’neill superfreak booties

Your feet will thank you when you rock these booties.