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Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb 2013

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:15 pm

Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb 2013!

Good evening!

The window period for Red Bull King of the Air started today and we're lucky enough to have been given the go ahead for this Sunday, 3 February 2013!

This afternoon Ruben Lenten hit the water for a pre-event session just as the Cape Town sun was setting.

Ruben Lenten hits the water for a sunset session ahead of this Sunday's Red Bull King of the Air at Big Bay, Cape Town

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(c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool


Ruben Lenten in action

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(c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool


Judges kiteboarder Susi Mai and watersports legend Robby Naish with the Red Bull King of the Air Trophy

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(c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool


Latest teaser to your channels:
https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/content/international/products/teaser_dirty_145?s=King+of+the+air&productIndex=5

We'll be on the beach from 10am on Sunday morning as the participants will take to the water between 11am and 12pm.

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:18 pm

wow, sooo excited!

I asked again for a livestream...let's see what they say...

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby tony montana » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:27 pm

Robby will give us a demo on draft,TONY

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby Ecoastprock » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:29 pm

Siked for this! Did you say there is a live stream?I wonder how many hours ahead SA is from the east coast of the USA.

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby jrfiol » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:40 pm

please fwd the livestream details!!!

Super important, I believe this is where kiteboarding is headed, back to the future?

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:58 pm

well, I asked for it...not sure they can do a livestream due to slow internet in the area.

but, let's hope...the second I will get an info, I will let you know. I am in touch with the organizers.

Capetown is one hour ahead of CET time.

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby Toby » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:55 pm

No livestream :-(. But......

Sorry Toby - bandwidth in South Africa would have to problematic for us to take a chance with.

We're looking into the possibility for next year.

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby pndLA » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:32 pm

Sorry Toby - bandwidth in South Africa would have to problematic for us to take a chance with.


amazing - the KSP managed a livestream from a "remote" spot in ireland - you should think that it would be possible from bigbay too...

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby Toby » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:17 pm

speaks for KSP big time with their limited budget...great job! :thumb:

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby BWD » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:46 pm

Great, that was cool last year, glad it's back!.
Too bad no livestream plan.
That said, everybody knows a remote HDTV satellite upllink is expensive for the kitesurfing world,
but then again the Vendee and other yacht races manage to beam hours of video from multiple boats, they should have worked out something like that...

Basically it seems like a decent engineer and two or three of these type of units which tend to upload at 1 MB/s should be able to run a 720p satellite stream at much lower cost.
Somebody tell me if I'm wrong...


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