We all know who he is — the crazy guy who launches off cranes, Richard Branson’s villa roof and who starred in Cabrinha’s FX campaign. But behind all that hype is an extremely down-to-earth guy who loves the sport of kiteboarding and what he does. We are extremely proud to welcome Nick Jacobsen to NP’s team of ambassadors.
“It’s great to be part of the NP team and wearing their waterwear and accessories,” Jacobsen said from his playground in Cape Town. “I have been exposed to the brand through my Cabrinha connection and love the fit, look and function of the products. NP have been making wetsuits for over 20 years so they really know how to keep you comfortably warm and protected.”
Nick joins Kite World Champions Liam Whaley and Keahi de Aboitiz as well as legends Jason Polakow and Dave Kalama in a fast growing elite team of friends and ambassadors. Nick will help with product development and testing as well providing more exposure for NP’s innovative products such as the S1 Tracker spreader bar and wind-chill-beating Armor-Skin products. Working with a rider that continuously pushes the limits will have the effect of pushing NP product design to new heights.
“Nick is an extraordinary athlete that will bring exposure to the NP brand both in kiteboarding but also in the mainstream through his connection with the Virgin Group,” commented Alex Zenovic, Pryde Group’s Marketing Director. “Nick helped Cabrinha successfully launch the FX kite and we are very excited to be extending this reach to NP. We have big plans for this waterwear and accessory range under the NeilPryde brand and Nick and the rest of the team will play a crucial part.”
NP is a line of aesthetically engineered water-sports equipment that has earned its respect from water. Waterborne, technical, functional. Developed to enhance the performance and appearance of an increasingly thirsty breed of explorers and adventurers who are not just looking to push the boundaries, but to blur them as well.