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Re: Kevin Langeree Claims Red Bull King Of The Air Title For Second Time

Postby mkNY » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:25 pm

4 people rode on Delta Hybrids in the final...interesting development for this year (didnt Nick J win on a switchblade last year)
With Height being 70% of the judging I wonder if this is a new trend for this competition, as Kevin and Antonin were going considerably higher then the rest of the C-kite riders

Sam Light: Wave SST
Reno Romeu: North EVO
Antonin Rangin: North EVO
Kevin Langeree: Naish Pivot

Majority of these guys also rode straps and were going for Megaloop board-offs.
I wonder if the less radical/quicker loop of the Delta kite allows them more time and control to focus on the board-off.

Funny cause I have seen Airton Cozzolino throw massive megaloops with his surf board between his legs -> STRAPLESS on a North NEO

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Re: Kevin Langeree Claims Red Bull King Of The Air Title For Second Time

Postby windsuks » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:29 pm

Bridled kites and straps, who would have thought! ;-)

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Re: Kevin Langeree Claims Red Bull King Of The Air Title For Second Time

Postby tautologies » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:32 pm

Yeah clearly the straps paid off as well. I am assuming the little bit of extra hangtime on the hybrids combined with the boardoffs were a key factor. I still do not understand quite why Richman did not get to the final.

Btw It is pretty astounding to hear the speeds...going into the wave at 40 km/t but doubling it in the mega-loop while doing tricks. Just wow.

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Re: Kevin Langeree Claims Red Bull King Of The Air Title For Second Time

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:13 am

Toby wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Kamikuza wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:16 pm
Shame. I saw two heats, they ran in the middle of the night for me....
You still can watch both days online!

https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1TZUF3VGS1W11/day-2
Cool thanks! :thumb:

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Re: Kevin Langeree Claims Red Bull King Of The Air Title For Second Time

Postby or6 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:24 am

:thumb: "Funny cause I have seen Airton Cozzolino throw massive megaloops with his surf board between his legs -> STRAPLESS on a North NEO"

I think Mitu and Airton, and some of the other strapless dudes,, should be invited to the KOTA! :lol:

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Re: Kevin Langeree Claims Red Bull King Of The Air Title For Second Time

Postby tautologies » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:36 am

or6 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:24 am
:thumb: "Funny cause I have seen Airton Cozzolino throw massive megaloops with his surf board between his legs -> STRAPLESS on a North NEO"

I think Mitu and Airton, and some of the other strapless dudes,, should be invited to the KOTA! :lol:
Hah. That would be fun. Personally, I think you'd see a huge difference if they were in a head to head heat, but hey why not ehh?

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Re: Kevin Langeree Claims Red Bull King Of The Air Title For Second Time

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:58 am

Would be yes !

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Re: Kevin Langeree Claims Red Bull King Of The Air Title For Second Time

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:00 am

Some great skills at Kota, but airton.. he is absolutely another level of skill imo.

Try learning a strapless 313 and get back to me.

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Re: Kevin Langeree Claims Red Bull King Of The Air Title For Second Time

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:16 am

longwhitecloud wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:00 am
Some great skills at Kota, but airton.. he is absolutely another level of skill imo.

Try learning a strapless 313 and get back to me.
I am sure guys like Kevin, Aaron and Jesse could do it too. Skillled riders all the way.

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