Full name: Adriano Bono
Nickname: Loco Bono
Homespot: Balneario, Tarifa
Years riding: 6
Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate, Optimistic, Sincere
Partners/sponsors: Icarus Kitesurfshop, Prolimit, Vadatek
Tell us your favourite…
Discipline: Big Air on short lines
Wave conditions: 1m waves at Balneario
Kite: 8m Ozone Edge v11
Bar and lines: 45cm bar with 10m lines
Board: Ozone Torque 140cm
Move: Boogieloop on 10m lines
Partner in crime: Thomas Declerck
Breakfast: Banana pancakes
Lunch: Classic fresh Italian pasta’s made by my father
Dinner: Fresh lasagna made by my mother
Hobbies: Kiting, Climbing, Mountainbiking, Running
Quote: Don’t try to control your future because you can’t, control your mindset in the present meeting your values to yourself and to others.
Tell us the best advice you have on:
The body: Don’t be lazy, spoil your body by exercising regularly and having a well varied healthy diet. The goal is to never exaggerate in anything, listen to your body to find a good balance. Automatically you feel better and healthier.
The mind: The base of a happy mind is to have a positive and open mindset. Constantly thinking badly or regretting things from your past will color your mind in that way.
Your gear: Check it regularly and know its state, this should not be a concern when you are focusing on pushing your limits.
Learning new moves: Study and visualize new moves in detail before, off the water. Study how to split up the move in a safer – step by step based – process to reach it. Know exactly what you should do together with all the possible (bad) outcomes. Be sure there is a trusted person around to help you in any situation.
Overcoming challenges: Know yourself, which starts by accepting who you are in uncomfortable situations. Learn how to trust yourself and your past experiences. In the end it’s all about the right mindset knowing you can trust your abilities and be ok with any possible outcome.
Realising goals/dreams: Work step by step towards your goals/dreams without putting a specific end date, let the end date come to you.
Making the most of everyday: Being healthy in body and mind is the most important. Embrace that and share your life with your loved ones.
Making the world a better place: A working healthcare system for everyone.
Please tell us more about the current … that you’re working on:
Mission: Showing there is more than different types of kites and boards to choose from. Standard production lines length are just a suggestion. Playing with line lengths is not only fun, it can even help you find your real style and feeling of how you want to kite. The possibilities with shorter lines on the current kite technology is way bigger/safer than most people think.
Project: Making as much progress as possible using different types of short lines in Big Air, Freestyle and Foil.
Move: A proper boogie or late back on 10m lines with a very low kite angle and eventually adding a grab.