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Postby Toby » Thu Apr 25, 2002 5:48 am

Mark Shinn won the worldcup in Leucate!
He used X2 kites (10,12,16)

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Postby Alf » Thu Apr 25, 2002 10:16 am

Apparantly there were riders that left because they thought the judging was not unbiased.

Don't know the details but...

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Postby Toby » Thu Apr 25, 2002 10:32 am

if you can find out more, would be great!

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Postby Alf » Thu Apr 25, 2002 1:44 pm

Well, I heard it from the guy that makes the website of Christopher Tasti. Maybe I'll see him this weekend on the beach. I'll certainly ask him then.

BTW. Are the forecasts in Germany as good as in NL ? :smile:

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Postby Toby » Thu Apr 25, 2002 4:46 pm

perfect forecast, but quiet cold.
finally wind again!

are you talking about Greg (HWR design?)
if you are talking about Christos webdesigner?
If so, please tell him I say hi!

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Postby Alf » Thu Apr 25, 2002 7:09 pm

Ehh, the guy I am talking about is called Fabrice. Is it the same ?? From what I heard from him, he updates Christo's website.

BTW. Cold ??? I started surfing again in januari. On the sea, so a little less cold as lakes :smile:

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Postby Guest » Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:56 pm

Greets Toby and Alf,

been lurking on the forum today and seen this message.

first of all thanx for the Hi Toby, please have mine in return.. hope ya are doing well.. here it is ok.. kiteboarding to the full.. yesterday was a cool session and my plywood board ended up in 2 part.. that's 2 board (my olry and my ply) in 1.5 month.. who says I was smart ahaha

about the judging.. well I was there from Friday to Sunday, to see me mates and to work with Christo.. concidering that Christo was out of the game (he had a very serious problem at the first heat, nearly killed himself and had a big scared !!) I don't think that my point of view can be seen as biased !!! to sum up, the average level was quite high and the wind condition very poor (high but very windy wind, total flat water) and it was all the time a great show.. but the judging was one of the biggest rip off I've ever seen. first of all in the 1/2 Martin Vari was out and honestly he was far above the others of his hit (all wakeboarders).. then the 1st final.. Julian Sudrat makes 1 , Mark Shinn 2.. even if Julien is a great friend of mine, I believe that Mark should have been first (here we are talking about points, not a show !! right although Julien was more spectacular).. then we don't know why but there has been a second final (lets say a looser one trial) with the same folk (not a full run).. Franz score 1.. Malik does good but ain't above the others, I would say a bt under.. then and we don't know why but they even did a 3rd final.. Mark wins it.. normaly to be the winner you should have won 2 session out of 3.. but here is the result
1/ Mark Shinn
2/ Malik Bouchenafa
3/ Julien Sudrat
4/ Franz Olry
5/ Hervé Bouré
6/ Bertrand Fleury
7/ Etienne Lhote
8/ Chris Gilbert
9/ Martin Vari
10/ Arnaud Murcia

I like Malik and feel it rides very well but he was not 2nd for sure.. in my eyes Julien should have won the contest and Mark should have been second.. for me Malik would have been in the 5 or 7th..

Hervé and new Etienne Lhotte were OUTSTANDING !!!

anyway it is not the first time judging sux and certainly not the last time.. latest example Christo lost in front of Porcella (at the Red bull) while Porcella had a 1 mn session (out of 6) because he lost his gear..
please explain me how you can win without riding !!!!

about a guy called Fabrice working as webdesigner for christophertasti.com, well I'm sorry but don't know that guy.. and I'm the guy behind chris's website..
to see who is working on the team it's pretty easy, simply goes to the credit page

ok I have to go, there's some wind and I need to break another board (kidding..)

best regards

Greg
greg@christophertasti.com

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Postby Guest » Wed May 01, 2002 12:36 pm

its a fair point, but have you ever seen nicollo porcello kite?

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Postby Toby » Wed May 01, 2002 9:19 pm

Hi Greg,

thanks for your info.
who judged the comp? Riders?

Have fun out there!

Toby

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Postby Guest » Fri May 03, 2002 3:48 pm

Anonymous,

nope I've never seen Porcella riding, even thought I've been told he is a talented wakeboarder. I don't say that he is a bad rider, far from that but my point is
1° no one can win a heat with a 1 mn session while the other rider have a normal 6 mn one !!! even a 1mm ride by Christo cannot beat a 6 mn ride of anyone.. Porcella included
2° have you ever been to Tarifa, with this wind orientation, it was not great for wakeboard at all, who ever rides

Toby, the judges were not riders at the french cup

anyway I always have good time, when it is riding..

have fun

greg
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