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Three Kiteboarding Disciplines at the 2008 Gorge Games

Postby Toby » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:25 pm

Event News

Three Kiteboarding Disciplines at the 2008 Gorge Games
Freestyle, Big Air and Course Racing

The Gorge Games is back! One of the longest running kiteboarding events returns to to Columbia River Gorge this Summer 2008!

Athletes from across the globe will compete for medals and prize money totaling $10,000. This years Gorge Games will feature three kiteboarding disciplines at the Summer Games this July 17-20th in Hood River, Oregon - Freesyle, Big Air and Course Racing.

Freestyle will be a 100 percent focused on the highest level of technically difficult tricks that the sport has seen to date. Blending a variety wake boarding, skateboarding, and kiteboarding specific moves, freestyle is a fusion of maneuvers derived from other mainstream board sports and taken to the unique platform of kiteboarding. The Big Air discipline will highlight the ability of kiteboarders to perform huge jumps and be put center stage in one of the windiest spot on earth! The worlds best will be doing radical tricks as high in the air as possible with 70% of the execution judged on height, and 30% on technical difficulty. Old School, New School, Big Air is all about going huge and doing tricks as high as possible. Rounding out the event will be Course Racing- one of the fastest growing facets of the sport. With large racing fleets springing up all over the globe, there has already been mention of course racing as viable push to have kiteboarding included in the olympics.

This event of the world's best will offer an incredible show for spectators and it is sure to draw a huge crowd. Careco Multimedia Group will be covering the Games and producing three hours of live Gorge Games programming for FOX SPORTS and will be showcased in high definition and will be aired August 11-17th

In addition to Pro Men and Pro Women Divisions- the 2008 Summer Gorge Games will include an Outlaw Division for amateur riders and aspiring pros to compete in. "We are constantly striving to present kiteboarding and its disciplines at the Gorge Games to reflect the current state of kiteboarding as an action sport and to include not only the highest level riders, but also to include upcoming participants to gain experience and exposure in a competitive format," said David Tyburski, Gorge Games Kiteboarding Sports Director.

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