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Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Postby Toby » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:47 pm

Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Call for big air kiteboarders as prestigious event returns for its fifth year in the Mother City

Cape Town (South Africa) – The world’s best kiteboarding aerialists will again converge in South Africa for Red Bull King of the Air 2017. Local and international riders who think they have what it takes to compete can now submit a one-minute video of their biggest airs to redbullkingoftheair.com for a chance at one of only four spots available for next year’s competition.

For the fifth year running the event returns to Big Bay in Cape Town with the window period extending from 21 January to 5 February - the competition being run on the windiest day in that period.

The 2016 edition – billed by many as the best ever – saw riders from 11 nations waiting for the windiest day, and with iconic Table Mountain as backdrop, both wind and sea delivered on Sunday, February 7.

In pumping conditions and with a crowd of some 13,000 spectators looking on, the UK’s Aaron Hadlow became the first rider to win two Red Bull King of the Air titles when he successfully defended his crown against Hawaiian Jesse Richman (who won in 2013) and Kevin Langeree from the Netherlands (2014 winner). The clinically technical Hadlow pulled his trademark Kiteloop KGB to complete the win.

All three favourites will no doubt be back in 2017 where the new compact format will allow for a faster event and therefore the best possible utilisation of available high winds. “Heats will once again be run on the now-familiar ‘flag-out’ format but with only three riders per heat (instead of four in the past),” Cantagalli said.

Riders vying for one of the video contest slots need to convince the judges that they have what it takes to compete among the world’s best big air kiters by submitting a video of only their big air moves showing extremity and height, well executed (showing a clear landing). Closing date for entries is 30 November 2016.

According to Cantagalli, the judging panel are looking for big, completed, aerials; and video clips through which the judges can clearly see the potential of the rider.

For more info go to www.redbullkingoftheair.com or some insight into what makes a good video entry, http://win.gs/2dqurxK.

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Re: Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Postby Dimitri M » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:10 pm

I heard my 14 year old son Cameron Maramenides might be entering the Red Bull King of the Air 2017.
Hopefully they won't pull another stunt like they did last time on me.
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Re: Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Postby Toby » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:23 pm

they will say he is too young...which he might be. This event has a lot of risk involved.

Was there any rider under 18 yet?

I rather see you...and Cameron when he is a bit older.
Make sure he then has straps and kills them with variety (let's see if they will mention variety this time again :naughty: )

Other than that, it is a great event!

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Re: Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Postby DWX » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:16 pm

I hope they'll invest in better coverage and narrative. I'd love to have the event centered on a single star, preferably Robby :heartface: who has the star power to pull it off. Love this guy, can't see enough of him. Definitely excited!!! It's gonna be glorious :heartface: :heartface: :heartface: even for technical dummies like me :heartface: :heartface: :heartface:

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Re: Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Postby lovethepirk » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:07 pm

Dimitri,

Rather see you flying high for now!

Have your son send in a video, but let him get his driver license and experience the warmth of a few dozen women before he really sends it :lol:

Hope to ride with you both in Naples some time soon!

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Re: Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Postby cleepa » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:20 am

Dimitri, I would hope you enter again. We like watching you kite.

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Re: Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Postby seanst » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:34 am

Dimitri pu ise re :D , hopefully they allow him , he well deserves it

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Re: Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Postby LetsFlyaKite » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:12 am

He does deserve it, age has nothing to do with the way someone kites. Let him in and show the pros whats up

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Re: Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Postby DWX » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:02 am

Oh no let's not make this about Dimitri again! Or male sluts. Quality of forum contributions plummeting again :roll: I pray Americans who know something about real star qualities take over this forum! Please God! I'm just a mediocre kiter, like most posters here, but please let us have and enjoy real star riders with personality and integrity! Amen

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Re: Entries now open for Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Postby Toby » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:50 pm

Dimitri is one of them as you described...


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