HARRISON JOHNSTON

Home: The Pond, Western Australia

Age: 17

Style: Freestyle

Kiting Since: 2015

With an older brother as a kiting mentor, and recently completing Young Bloods Kite Clinic held by champion kiteboarders Youri Zoon and Stefan Spiesberger, Harrison is an exciting member of the ZIAN team!  Having only kited for 2 years, Harry has already mastered the KGB, BJ3, Heart -Attack, back-mobe, Slim 5, NIS and is practicing back-mobe 5, BJ5 Links (although by the time you read this, he will have mastered them too).

Since Harry joined the team in early 2016, he has trained hard; winning the WA leg of the NKL Freestyle (open division), then 5th at the NKL National final on Gold Coast 2017; and 1st Place - WA Junior State Freestyle Championships 2017 after coming last at the same event in early 2016!

Harry rides a Custom 136cm SayNoMore from Lieuwe Boards

“I'm very passionate about kiteboarding and I love riding with my older brother.  We push each other to go bigger and harder than the session before; that's how I keep improving”.

Zian uses SBS101 Double Ripstop canopy from Sakai Techfibre (Japan).

Sakai Techfibre (Japan) is home in the top end acrobatic paraglider and spinnaker fabrics which are manufactured exclusively by Sakai Ovex in Japan. For their SBS101 double ripstop kite canopy they use high tenacity polyester yarn manufactured by Toray Japan exclusively for Techfibre. Toray Japan is a multinational corporation specialized in polymer chemistry. This makes SBS101 the ONLY full Japanese canopy on the market.
 The canopy production is based on a new process that gives multiple benefits over conventional canopy.
The quality consistency from batch to batch is of a level we have not seen before. Special attention is taken to avoid “chalking” of the canopy after some use, a visual problem seen on many kites on the market. Rather than one sided coating, SBS101 has adopted a double sided multilayer coating technology for longer airproof canopy