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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby longwhitecloud » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:59 pm

cool, those richman bros sure get some amplitude when it is nuclear

what riders on? torches/parks bows/cs? how many knots

are c kites still king of explosive amplitude (maybe not hang time tho which is second rate to me)? not sure i would put my $$ either way nowdays as there are for sure some high jumping hybrids around, still prefer the cs tho myself

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby polarstorm » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:03 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:what riders on? torches/parks bows/cs? how many knots


I second that, what gear x conditions x footage? thanks in adv!

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby Toby » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:45 pm

Not reall any action shots yet. Once I find, I will post

Video should be available tomorrow. Will post

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby Pippi langsamer » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:58 pm

http://m.redbull.co.za/op/rbmobile/za/mcat/gallery/1243313332765

I think some of the Best big-wigs might be licking their wounds tonight :-?

All good for Naish. Cape Town has a pretty good representation for them on the water too....

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby FreddieM » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:41 pm

a shame there was no livestream !

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby Toby » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:52 pm

official news and some pics here: viewtopic.php?t=2379208

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby RickI » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:35 pm

Image
Bill Parker riding for Flexifoil heading out
Photo: "Shaun Engler FB Page"

I recall hearing that Red Bull pulled out of promoting the King of the Air because kitesurfing had become too mainstream when the Maui event ended. It is good they are behind it again and from the photos, you will have trouble finding another sport that could create such images. I collected images from the Red Bull Content Pool, some off Facebook, youtube and other places and put them together along with some background information in an early writeup of the event yesterday.

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Sam Medysky riding for Best out of Canada pops a nice one.
Photo: http://medyskykiteboarding.com/redbull- ... -air-2013/


What an excellent event! Someone asked the question if the Maui event might be resurrected, any idea? Such high winds are rare there to my knowledge, still it is a great venue.

More images and info HERE


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Re: Red Bull King of the Air is a Go for this Sunday, 3 Feb

Postby sq225917 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:12 pm

Pippi langsamer wrote:http://m.redbull.co.za/op/rbmobile/za/mcat/gallery/1243313332765

I think some of the Best big-wigs might be licking their wounds tonight :-?



Why do you think that, I don't recall anyone in the office making any claims about our riders performance in this or any other event.

At this level busting the biggest air largely comes down to being on the water at the right spot on a ramp for the right gust at the right time. Props to all the riders who competed.


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