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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:26 pm

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby SLiiCK » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:31 pm

Well done to Kevin Langeree really enjoyed watching it looked like he got his kite and lines spot on seemed the most comfortable out there in the final!

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby tautologies » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:14 pm

That was awesome. Not only did Lngeree win, but he did it on the PIVOT!!!!!
Yeah this shut all the critics up on the kite not being extreme enough.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby SLiiCK » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:30 pm

tautologies wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:14 pm
That was awesome. Not only did Lngeree win, but he did it on the PIVOT!!!!!
Yeah this shut all the critics up on the kite not being extreme enough.
I know I was looking to go from my Park HD’s to the Dash but might have to have another look at the new Pivot’s I know Kevin Langeree is in a league of his own but as you said the Pivot was extreme in his hands!

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby SENDIT! » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:31 pm

Kevin definitely looked the most dialed in out of everyone there. You could tell he was just comfortable and knew it like his home turf. I have to give major credit to Liam Whaley, who not only was a last minute replacement, but really got outside his normal style of riding and almost won it! And unless I missed it, nobody got injured, so I'd count that as a win, too! :thumb:

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby tautologies » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:54 pm

SLiiCK wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:30 pm
I know I was looking to go from my Park HD’s to the Dash but might have to have another look at the new Pivot’s I know Kevin Langeree is in a league of his own but as you said the Pivot was extreme in his hands!
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Yeah you'll have a nice time deciding. I do think the dash might be the choice if the wind had been stable..not that I know, but I really really like the Pivot..when over powered in unstable winds it still is controllable and nicely behaved!! :-)

I got to say I am stoked to see so many choosing hybrid kites...looking that stylish!

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 pm

So why did he go for the Pivot and not the Torch?

If Pivot works that well, why have the Torch ?

Maybe the Pivot loops smoother with less vertical pull ?

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby tautologies » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:34 pm

Toby wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 pm
So why did he go for the Pivot and not the Torch?

If Pivot works that well, why have the Torch ?

Maybe the Pivot loops smoother with less vertical pull ?
Torch is more extreme for sure, and it certainly has a big following. If this had been a regular freestyle competition with unhooked riding the torch is a preferred kite by a lot of people.
What I am taking from this competition is that the extra control the Pivot affords actually is a good thing especially for a competition like that (given overpowered and gusty conditions) :-)

When you look at the Pivot ridden by a rider as good as Langeree, it certainly looks impressive in its flying capabilities.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby BudhaNl » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:43 pm

Kevin stated in his vlog that he jumps higher on the Pivot. And compares the Torch to a sports car, it's more suited to one particular style. He said he liked the predictability
of the Pivot.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby tautologies » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:08 pm

BudhaNl wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:43 pm
Kevin stated in his vlog that he jumps higher on the Pivot. And compares the Torch to a sports car, it's more suited to one particular style. He said he liked the predictability
of the Pivot.

Fantastic!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
I'm so stoked he won. There were a lot of epic jumps!!!


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