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Keahi de Aboitiz - Tunnel Vision Movie Live!

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Created by Keahi A week ago, 24 Jun 2020
Keahi
QLD, 851 posts
24 Jun 2020 7:15AM
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Hey guys

Stoked to announce that my film Tunnel Vision is live now on youtube!

Growing up as a surfer, I've always felt that kitesurfing is the perfect extension of surfing and wanted to create something that showcased just that. For me, my kite has become a tool that turns those windy sessions into a whole new world of fun. Tunnel Vision is an action heavy film that highlights my love for barrels and shows the similarities between sports that I have grown to love!

Grab a drink, put it on the big screen, sit back, relax and enjoy!

Gilly3
QLD, 751 posts
24 Jun 2020 10:03AM
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Faaaaarkkkk yeh!!

Smashin' it!!

Love ya style, no bs at the start....straight into it

YeeeeooOoow!!!

flano
QLD, 108 posts
24 Jun 2020 11:33AM
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Top stuff, that sunset selfie shot in the tube shooting out was awsome

billygreen
43 posts
24 Jun 2020 10:42AM
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great stuff Keahi!!

Love the effort you go to to produce quality content and advance the sport.

BrendanRobb
44 posts
24 Jun 2020 11:08AM
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this was inspiring to watch, froth overload!

dafish
NSW, 1464 posts
24 Jun 2020 7:05PM
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Well that was absolute quality! Epic riding in amazing places, and in so many disciplines. Hero for sure.

johndg
WA, 118 posts
24 Jun 2020 5:52PM
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Great Clip Keahi! Keep them coming.

dkeating
VIC, 165 posts
24 Jun 2020 8:29PM
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Best ive seen for many years and so many highlights crammed into a short film. Thanks for the effort to share this with everyone.

Keahi
QLD, 851 posts
25 Jun 2020 8:26AM
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Thanks for the kind words guys and its been an epic couple years filled with some amazing sessions. Stoked to hear everyone liked the film!

Gazuki
WA, 1150 posts
25 Jun 2020 10:17AM
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Wanker,.. rub some more salt in the wound why dont ya.... off season, cant travel and then you release this.... not fair!

That left me frothing!

nikmcc
NSW, 255 posts
25 Jun 2020 7:37PM
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Keahi said..
Thanks for the kind words guys and its been an epic couple years filled with some amazing sessions. Stoked to hear everyone liked the film!


Yeah dude, that was rad!
Some of the best wave kiting I've seen

And I loved how a lot of it was at normal speed!

How do you not get tangled in your lines when you don't make it out of the barrel?

dafish
NSW, 1464 posts
26 Jun 2020 7:55AM
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nikmcc said..

Keahi said..
Thanks for the kind words guys and its been an epic couple years filled with some amazing sessions. Stoked to hear everyone liked the film!



Yeah dude, that was rad!
Some of the best wave kiting I've seen

And I loved how a lot of it was at normal speed!

How do you not get tangled in your lines when you don't make it out of the barrel?


Agreed. I too would like to see more of the waves that went wrong, and you gave us a little shot of you outrunning your kite after it dropped. A bit of carnage is always good because we all know not all sessions work out for the best. Maybe a little blooper segment at the end of your next vid. Quality stuff....keeping us all pumped.

BrendanRobb
44 posts
26 Jun 2020 7:11AM
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and more drone clips!!

riddim1
QLD, 127 posts
27 Jun 2020 8:00AM
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That was brilliant!
If the intention was to showcase what is possible on a kite then I think that's the benchmark. Mission accomplished.
Good frequencies as well. Nice to here some guitar as opposed to the same tracks regurgitated from the euro cohort.

stray
SA, 180 posts
27 Jun 2020 9:53PM
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That was amazing! Reminded me of the legendary Crystal Voyager, but now i hate you.

Keahi
QLD, 851 posts
28 Jun 2020 2:24PM
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nikmcc said..

Keahi said..
Thanks for the kind words guys and its been an epic couple years filled with some amazing sessions. Stoked to hear everyone liked the film!



Yeah dude, that was rad!
Some of the best wave kiting I've seen

And I loved how a lot of it was at normal speed!

How do you not get tangled in your lines when you don't make it out of the barrel?


Stoked to hear all the positive feedback on this.

Learning how to manage line slack just takes a little practice. Although some of the clips so extremely slack lines, this is only really on barrels I know I should make or waves that have a fairly defined channel meaning the kite will most likely be safe when it crashes. In other situations is just knowing when to eject. If I find my lines going slack I'll just pin drop to regain tension in the lines and use the kite to pull me through the back. If you find the right wind angle (side to sideoff) your kite does naturally fly pretty well with minimal input. Hope that gives a little more insight on it anyway.

Keahi
QLD, 851 posts
28 Jun 2020 2:27PM
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BrendanRobb said..
and more drone clips!!


Need a little more budget but maybe this will be easier in the future. For this one it was just Anders doing all the film work that trip so he did a great job getting a mix of everything. Definitely some crazy angles with it though!

Keahi
QLD, 851 posts
28 Jun 2020 2:29PM
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riddim1 said..
That was brilliant!
If the intention was to showcase what is possible on a kite then I think that's the benchmark. Mission accomplished.
Good frequencies as well. Nice to here some guitar as opposed to the same tracks regurgitated from the euro cohort.


Thanks mate. Stoked on the music from The Walking Who. Actually a relatively unknown Aussie band which is cool.

JKimbler
317 posts
28 Jun 2020 12:42PM
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Definitely pumped on the soundtrack, I had it cranked up on my way to Mokuleia yesterday. Top notch editing too. The kiting was okay, I would have been way deeper on those pits... Hahaha...right. So nuts man!

MikeyG
WA, 137 posts
28 Jun 2020 7:53PM
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Awesome video!

This is up there with the classics such as RIP from Robby Naish (inspired me in 90's to windsurf) and Aaron Hadlow's early 2000's videos by Andy Gordon (like Calibrate) for getting you frothing to get out!

Plummet
4722 posts
29 Jun 2020 1:49AM
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Love that endless wave from 11.30 to 12.30. That is the stuff of dreams. No other dudes around Just you blazing an endlessly jacking up face. Is that some remote location that no one knows about?

s_h_a_n_o
WA, 87 posts
29 Jun 2020 10:53AM
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Watched it over the weekend, simply awesome! And thanks for introducing me to a new fav band :)

Haha - how many Quarks did you klill in the making? I imagine you dunk yours pretty regularly - have you switched to the Max for linemounts?

nikmcc
NSW, 255 posts
Monday , 29 Jun 2020 3:00PM
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Keahi said..

nikmcc said..


Keahi said..
Thanks for the kind words guys and its been an epic couple years filled with some amazing sessions. Stoked to hear everyone liked the film!




Yeah dude, that was rad!
Some of the best wave kiting I've seen

And I loved how a lot of it was at normal speed!

How do you not get tangled in your lines when you don't make it out of the barrel?



Stoked to hear all the positive feedback on this.

Learning how to manage line slack just takes a little practice. Although some of the clips so extremely slack lines, this is only really on barrels I know I should make or waves that have a fairly defined channel meaning the kite will most likely be safe when it crashes. In other situations is just knowing when to eject. If I find my lines going slack I'll just pin drop to regain tension in the lines and use the kite to pull me through the back. If you find the right wind angle (side to sideoff) your kite does naturally fly pretty well with minimal input. Hope that gives a little more insight on it anyway.


Cheers!

Good insights!

thuffam
QLD, 5 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 6:27PM
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Outstanding video thanks Keahi (and sponsers)!
I hope you are sharing this in surfing circles..
surely this would encourage more people into the sport.

Something I've often wanted to know when i see videos like this, is details on the sessions: gear used, local conditions (swell direction, wind speed and direction, etc).

Thanks again.
Tim

iandvnt
QLD, 572 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 10:39PM
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Plummet said..
Love that endless wave from 11.30 to 12.30. That is the stuff of dreams. No other dudes around Just you blazing an endlessly jacking up face. Is that some remote location that no one knows about?


It's every surfers ( not kiters) dream wave. Pretty well known... exposed a couple of years ago... in middle of nowhere.

Green with envy.... here or kelly Slaters wave pool for as many rides as you like for a week guaranteed. Hmmmmmmmm





Peahi
VIC, 1239 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 10:55PM
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thuffam said..
Outstanding video thanks Keahi (and sponsers)!
I hope you are sharing this in surfing circles..
surely this would encourage more people into the sport.



www.swellnet.com/news/reels/2020/06/24/watch-keahi-de-aboitiz-tunnel-vision

wishy
WA, 1459 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 9:26PM
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This is so absolutely fantastic. As if we were not impressed by the barrels then you throw some massive strapless spinning pop shoveit whirly gig thing that would take ten years to land once. Just sensational.

I would put Keahi right up there with Laurie Towner and Rob Machado for that kind of effortless, smooth style that simply cannot be learned.

dafish
NSW, 1464 posts
Saturday , 4 Jul 2020 8:55AM
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wishy said..
This is so absolutely fantastic. As if we were not impressed by the barrels then you throw some massive strapless spinning pop shoveit whirly gig thing that would take ten years to land once. Just sensational.

I would put Keahi right up there with Laurie Towner and Rob Machado for that kind of effortless, smooth style that simply cannot be learned.


exactly. Beautiful to watch, yet makes us all feel rather clumsy in comparison. If his riding doesn't inspire then lawn bowling would be a more appropriate sport.



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