CONTEST WINNERS

Friday, June 20, 2014

If you helped spread the good word on parko's new JP-5 Phase 4 fin then theres a chance your name is below.. If it is congratulations!.. Get in touch with us on instagram or facebook so we can confirm your identity and we'll get you some new rudders!

Clint Armour

Jamie Smith

Dean Dawson

Miguel Cordeiro

Egg Rutten

@simonottiger

@_raif_larson

@chappywar

@christiangrogan

@dylan_parso

NEW JP5 & JP5.0 GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

If your not on instagram or following our facebook its probably bout time you kick into gear and get yourself in the running to win 1 of 10 sets of the new JP5 or JP5.0 fins.

See either our instagram or facebook and simply repost to be in the D-RAW! Winners picked June 20th!

PARKO TALKS JP-5

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WELL DID YOU??

Monday, February 24, 2014

Well.. Using some of the most highly technical methods available (scroll and poke at the screen) we have selected our 5 winners. There was over 2000 entries in this little give away and were grateful for everyone of them.

The winners have been listed below. If you were of the lucky 5 - CONGRATULATIONS... and if not theres still always the old fashion way; Check the stores tab above to check them at your local, or click here to buy direct online.

If you are one of the following names, please jump back on instagram and comment on our last post (winners announced). We will need you to supply us with your email address and from that we will contact you regarding postal and fin size and base type.

jakedilla

pete794

jayw001

pauanui_fun_surf

hawaiisurferboi

WIN A SET OF TRAILERS ON INSTA!!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Within the next few weeks we expect to release the new KR trailers into stores. Before that happens though we have the opportunity for you to win one of 5 sets. The contest was launched on instagram today and will run 3 weeks, drawn Friday the 21st of Feb (Australian EST). Contest is WORLD WIDE, so it doesn't matter where you are from everyone has an equal chance. Winners will be selected at random and have there choice of either the Small-Medium Set or Medium-Large. (click on either to check them out).

What to do:

1. Get Instagram if you dont already.
2. Start following @kinetikracingco
3. Repost the latest contest image
4. #kr trailers
5. wait till the 21st of feb. Yea!


ACES TAHITI QUADS

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Surfer Magazine released this article on Ace in there design forum this week. The full article can be viewed on there site here and includes more about his board and well worth a look.

I thought it was interesting that this was the first time you rode a quad in competition and you ended up winning the event. What made you decide that this was the time to give it a go? 


I’ve been playing around with quads for the last eighteen months. I like to keep an eye on what everyone is riding, so I’m well aware that Kelly has been riding a lot of quads. Mick [Fanning] and Joel [Parkinson] both rode them at Teahupoo last year also. I’ve been experimenting a little bit this year with 5-plug setups, so I can go thruster or quad, and the board I was riding on the last day was a 6’0″ five-plug. I caught a couple waves on it as a quad in a few freesurfs before the final day, and it felt really good. I actually had a couple waves that I didn’t quite make, but I was really surprised by how close I got to making them. When I rocked up on the final day, the swell was a little bigger than we thought it was going to be and I knew I’d ride that 6’0″, and since it felt good those days before, and my first heat was the no losers round, I figured it was as good a time as any to try the quad out in competition. 

So you surfed that board from Round 4 on? 


Yeah, I actually got second to John John in that heat, but the board felt really good and I got a 9 on a wave. I felt like I could manipulate the board to find that speed when I really needed it. I used the board again in the next heat against Jordy [Smith], but I put in bigger front fins because I could tell that I needed a little more grip to really lay it on rail after the barrel. It made a big difference, and those bigger fins might have even helped me with that really late drop in the Final. With my equipment, it was one of those events where I just made instinctive decisions. I think riding a quad and changing those fins played a part. 

In those kinds of waves, what would you say are the biggest differences between thrusters and quads? 


The thing that I found was that it was easier to generate speed in a straight line from A to B. When it’s that size at Teahupoo, you are trying to get as deep as you can, as opposed to bigger days when it’s just about survival. The final day was at the size where you want to be as deep as you can, but you’re going to need to generate a lot of speed to come out. I found that the quad allowed me to stall and accelerate really quickly. For me, I feel like thrusters give me more constant speed, while the quad gave me bursts of speed when I really needed it. 

Are quads going to be your go-to in those kinds of waves now? 


Yeah. Obviously it has really opened up a whole new door of possibilities. Everyone has been trying quads. Kelly even rides them when the waves aren’t barreling. CJ [Hobgood] rides them quite a bit too, and they definitely played a part in Joel’s run last year. I was experimenting a little, but Teahupoo was the place I said to myself, “OK, this is where I am going to give it a go.” I think when the conditions are like that, a quad will probably be my go-to now. But I feel like I need to put in a little more time in the water with them in waves that call for a combination of turns and barrels. I’m excited for Portugal and France because they can be similar to Teahupoo in a way. They are both sick barrels where you have to put yourself deep and find that speed. I think having the quad option will be valuable over there.


ACE WINS - ON WHAT FINS?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ace Buchan has been talk of the surfing world since the win at the billabong pro last weekend. Although Ace is never too far from the front its not often we see him take one home. KR is a huge ACE fan and we love to see the stoke on his face - Congratulations mate.

We had a few inquires as to what quads Ace and Joel were using throughout the event so we thought it was time to come clean.

We have been working on a quad trailer that compliments your regular thruster fronts, allowing you to maintain the trust and feeling of fins you know when changing back and forward between quad and thruster.
We will be launching more info on these in the coming weeks! 



DUSTY TALKS FINS!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

JP WINS AT KERAMAS

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Maybe we need to change the JP-5 to the JP-10, after a dream heat of 2 perfect 10's yesterday, Mr Joel Parkinson goes on to win the Event today over Tahitian, Michel Bourez. Well done mate.

Fin info - Joel swiched it up between his regular thruster set (JP-5's) with a quad set using his quad trailers with his regular JP-5 fronts.

Check Vid of yesterdays dream heat. More to come.


STRAIGHT FORWARD - NEW FREESTONE CLIP

Thursday, June 13, 2013

brought to you by the good people at WHAT YOUTH. Unfortunately the clip cant be embedded but is worthy of a new browser window. Click here or the image below to view.