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Red Bull King of the Air is back

Postby Toby » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:42 pm

Red Bull King of the Air is back

The world's best kiteboarders are coming to Cape Town for an extreme big air competition that's back after a seven year hiatus. With a spectacular new format, riders will take extreme kiteboarding to new heights. Ride hard!

http://redbullkingoftheair.co.za/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q-4qbKlTC8

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is back

Postby Toby » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:44 pm

finally...took way to long, and was a shame it ever left.

KITEboarding is back!

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is back

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:49 pm

:jump:

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is back

Postby Toby » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:57 pm

BTW - read the judging criteria...shouldn't freestyle look exactly like that? in my opinion yes...a mix of all and height scores 70%. AWESOME !

PKRA beware...if Red Bull would make a tour, you will be history...although a real wakestyle tour with a similar format like Triple S would be cool to have.

just my 2 cents

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is back

Postby bmkiteboard » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:34 pm

huge airs are what made kiteboarding popular and it's a shame this part of the sport has been somewhat forgotten. good to see it back. I have nothing against wakestyle, huge airs are just a lot more impressive to the average person.

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is back

Postby Brent4336 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:26 pm

Judging criteria #6:

"Risk factor is directly linked to the Power (already includes speed in and out, lines direction and amplitude - height) involved in the execution of the tricks, but also to the commitment of the competitor, technical and physical challenge during the execution, duration of the critical moment, amount and quality (lines direction) of the air in the trick, and energy on the execution."



I seem to remember taking a fair bit of heat for raising this issue a while back in critique of the airstyle "world championships".

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is back

Postby tautologies » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:43 pm

awesome!!!! :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is back

Postby mikelet » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:15 am

Nice!. :D
A young Lenten won the last RB king of the air before the megaloop era,will him be able to revalid the tittle 7 years later ??

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is back

Postby Toby » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:07 pm

We will see! Gonna be interesting for sure!

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is back

Postby scklandl » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:25 pm

I wanna see a 10m kung foo ---> handle pass---> kiteloop

whose got the balls?


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