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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:41 am

That is another great point. Kota absolutely gives huge advantage to natural footers.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Dirk » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:51 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:41 am
That is another great point. Kota absolutely gives huge advantage to natural footers.
Isn’t that the nature of the game? Windsurfing waveriding competition for example at Hookipa favours the regular footers. In surfing certain waves favour regular or goofy footers.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:31 pm

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby PullStrings » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:32 pm

Dirk wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:51 pm
longwhitecloud wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:41 am
That is another great point. Kota absolutely gives huge advantage to natural footers.
Isn’t that the nature of the game? Windsurfing waveriding competition for example at Hookipa favours the regular footers. In surfing certain waves favour regular or goofy footers.
OK but in kiteboarding it's possible to find a location where both natural and goofy footers have equal chance

Imagine a venue with flat water and wind blowing totally offshore 90 degrees from shore at 30- 40 knots

So now you'd have the spectators lined up on the beach with riders coming real close to them and boosting super high on their favorite tacks for kiteloops / board offs etc

Crowds would get an even bigger rush at their heights

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:35 pm

That's why I don't go to Capetown...wind from left...no kickers for me ;-)
Plus too big fish and too cold water... no thanks

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Eckhardt » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:49 am

Toby wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:35 pm
That's why I don't go to Capetown...wind from left...no kickers for me ;-)
Plus too big fish and too cold water... no thanks
What do you recomment as a goofy rider, if you want to boost big. So 30+ wind and nice waves as a kicker?

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby tautologies » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:06 am

longwhitecloud wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:41 am
That is another great point. Kota absolutely gives huge advantage to natural footers.
Sure but at the end of the day you gotta work to be good all round. To be honest, these are professional kiteboarders...this is what they do.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Toby » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:45 am

Eckhardt wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:49 am
Toby wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:35 pm
That's why I don't go to Capetown...wind from left...no kickers for me ;-)
Plus too big fish and too cold water... no thanks
What do you recomment as a goofy rider, if you want to boost big. So 30+ wind and nice waves as a kicker?
Northeast Brazil has wind from the right. Waves can be up to 2 m. Between Ilha do Guajiru and Jeri you will have 30+ wind.
But the wind is not as powerful as Capetown...the wind there is very dense.

But it’s rare to find spots with so much wind.

Another one would be Cabo de la Vela in Colombia...but don’t know about waves. Most riding is in flat water there.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby robclaisse » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:36 am

I don't think the regular/goofy side of things is an issue for any of these guys. I've never heard any of them ever mention it as something they are concerned about.

For these guys, they can boost HUGE in both directions and have overcome any bias to one side or the other. To us mere mortals, yes, it makes a big difference but to those guys, strong wind and big waves are the most important factor, whether the wind is from the left or right is not a big issue.


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