I don't think so. You want a decent kicker as big of a kite as you can hold down good speed and a gust of wind at the right time. I don't think that is technically difficult. Any of the kiters at red bull king of the air can go large. For instance Andries Fourie had one of the largest jumps. It's not a good skill tester.plummet wrote:You need to line all your ducks in an insanely powered row to time a massive jump.
There was lots of style and height (and balls) at KOTA.edt wrote:
On the other hand if height is all there is to this sport than parasailing that dumb sport where guys get towed up behind a boat has us beat, so height can't be the sole judge, it has to have some style.
Just go to Cape Town on a windy day and see how many people boost 10 meters and more, even on surfboards. On the other hand 20+ meters is really impressive, watching this live was great and something I will remember for a long time, but what stood out the most for me was the tricks that were risky and that was counted. If it was only height factor, then Lenten would've never reached the final. The one who stood out the most for me though, was Aaron Hadlow with his megaloop KGB's, it was insane.Flight Time wrote:So if everyone can jump 25 meters with no skill at all, wouldn't there be 1000+ competitors? Wouldn't the guys at your local spot be jumping and clearing a kiter and his kite idling at 12 o clock?
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