AFKN 2018

December 11, 2017

AFKN 2018

Zian Kites Australia is proudly sponsoring the 2018 Australian Freestyle Nationals being held at the world class "Pond" in Safety Bay, Western Australia!

This event is gearing up to be the biggest Freestyle event ever held in Australia with a prize pool valued over $10,000 thanks to the major sponsors Zephyr Tours & Cocos Keeling Visitors Centre!

You can expect to see some precision freestyle from Zian sponsored local rider Harrison Johnston and the winner of the 2017 NKL Freestyle Final, Kye Evans from Noosa.  Plus our Dutch rider, Jesse Bruismisa, winner of the 2017 NKL Big Air Final will be flying high in the Big-Air competition.


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