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Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:27 am
by badgb21
These photos show the conditions better than the live feed did.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/remcosijtze ... 4208796600

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Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:05 am
by Toby
Just gnarly.
Every time there are events like this I am happy they all make it back home alive.

So far we didn't see any gear failure. I had many myself. I think it is just a matter of time. I hope a long time...

Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:22 pm
by Bartolo
Best video of the day !! :D :D

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Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:04 pm
by a99
Good pictures. They rode in North sea, still during the same wind speed if they will rode in Baltic sea I think even more difficult can be to jump, as waves in
Baltic sea are more irregular and more tight between them. Interesting woul be have one day redbull chalenge there, and i think will be much more spectators to look in beach than i saw there.

Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:16 pm
by Toby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0hGJzp1my0

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Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:34 pm
by DWX
Did you see this? Steven Akkersdijk, the dyke duke, scored the highest jump 23.4 :o home turf helps!

Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:50 pm
by Toby
let's see who of the guys make it to this: http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2397582

Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:10 pm
by DWX
KOTA is a great event for socializing & the biggest party of the year, but it's not serious about developing real skills, as you know all too well, Toby :D I'm not complaining but it's just over the top, kinda like Vegas, bless their hearts ♥️

Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:12 pm
by Toby
It needs big skills in this height. Plus big balls.
Very risky, no matter what you do.
Throwing any rotation in that height is very dangerous, easy to loose orientation, like when Tom Hebert crashed few years ago.

Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:03 am
by DWX
Toby wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:12 pm
It needs big skills in this height. Plus big balls.
Very risky, no matter what you do.
Throwing any rotation in that height is very dangerous, easy to loose orientation, like when Tom Hebert crashed few years ago.
I'd hate to see anything happen to these guys! Love them like family and it would break my heart, BUT I'm also a believer in the old Hansa motto: navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse. That's Latin for "to sail the seas is a necessity, living isn't a necessity" ... but that's me

Great show guys! Stay safe please! Always praying for you❤️❤️