THE BIG PIC­TURE

Throw cau­tion to the wind

Men's Fitness - - The MFers -

Snowk­it­ing is sim­ple to ex­plain: put your skis on, hold on to a kite and let the wind do the work. That doesn’t mean it’s sim­ple to do, though – mis­judge the wind and you can be in for a bumpy ride. It’s a tough sport and the Red Bull Rag­narok is the hard­est race to test your skills in. Pho­tog­ra­pher Mats Grim­sæth used a wide-an­gle lens to in­clude as many of the kites in the shot as pos­si­ble. ‘The sharp light of the sun was the big­gest chal­lenge with this photo,’ says Grim­sæth. ‘I had to fac­tor in the fact it would bounce off the snow and fill the shad­ows.’ Don’t be fooled by the seren­ity of the im­age – just four out of the 300 en­trants man­aged to fin­ish. We can’t imag­ine the af­ter­party was much fun.

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