listen to the podcast for their goals, go back and read brunos own reasoning on this forum... by kiters for kiters
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwsti ... e/51586955
it is that ban threat that basically destroyed competitive freestyle. ika also destroyed other race events by putting them as banned events.. all because of a small chance of kiteboarding in the olympics, which it still isnt.
you have to be cautious with any kind of organisations as greed can fast becomes a motivational factor
i agree it is a big mess right now, but more than olympics, more than ifko, i consider by kiting for kiting more important.
kiting is far from the only sport going through this when potential olympic $$ greed shows its head, the banning issue has actually been to court once in the eu and been declared illegal.but that is not the end of it unfortunately. ika/ world sailing decided themselves it was a good idea to apply banned events.......
no one is going to the olympics kiting wise right now - that isnt even a current choice, the best world sailing have is a suggestion of a gender mixed kiting triathlon involving convertable board racing and wave riding.... what planet are they on? i say what is wrong with these people. they have absolutely no idea. the olympic dream carrot from ika was formula directional racing.. a discipline that no longer exists.
have you been involved in or competed in events?