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Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Postby Toby » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:20 pm

Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

On a day that saw winds and emotions riding high Cape Town’s Big Bay played host where Jesse Richman cinched the prestigious title.

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CAPE TOWN (South Africa) – Cape Town’s famed Table Mountain was the perfect backdrop for the sixteen invited kiteboarders and eight wildcards to face-off in a unique ‘flag out’ competition format. It was eventually American, Richman who managed to edge out Sam Light and Nick Jacobsen to emerge victorious in front of 5,000 spectators.

“I never expected this and I’m so amazingly pumped! Red Bull King of the Air has been the biggest event in the world since the very beginning - I competed in it when I was a little kid and it was the coolest thing ever. To come here and win this event is unbelievable! By far the best riders in the world were throwing down in the best conditions for the event today!”

Scored by the judging panel of kiteboarder Susi Mai, editor of Kiteworld Magazine and presenter of ‘The Kite Show’ Jim Gaunt and South African original Red Bull King of the Air alumnus Greg Thijsse, they were judged on the height, creativity and style they executed their manoeuvres with airs reaching up to 25 metres.

Godfather of wind-based watersports Robby Naish was in Cape Town to check out the event first hand.
“I’m a little embarrassed to say this but this was my first time in South Africa. It’s a real pleasure to be here, I’m really stoked I came! I always knew it was good here,” remarked Robby on his first visit to the country.

Robby went on to say: “We’ve been talking about resurrecting Red Bull King of the Air for a while and today we had some of the best conditions - this was best exhibition of high performance kitesurfing I’ve ever seen. Big Bay was the perfect venue for this event. If this place wasn’t on the map before today, it’s definitely going to be after. I don’t think ever seen this many people at a kiteboarding event.”

The South Africans held their own in the field of riders with Andries Fourie making it through to the semi-final.

Final Results: 1. Jesse Richman (USA), 2. Nick Jacobsen (DEN), 3. Sam Light (GBR), 4. Youri Zoon (NED), 5. Andries Fourie (RSA), 5. Lewis Crathern (GBR), 7. Gianni Aragno (ESP), 7. Kevin Langeree (NED)

More details on the event can be found at www.redbullkingoftheair.co.za

Pictures: Craig Kolesky (Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool.
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Re: Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Postby Toby » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:29 pm

more pictures HERE

my favorite shot (looks like 20m high)
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Re: Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Postby POACHER » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:05 am

Congrats Jesse!
U.S.A. baby!


I thought this was funny from his brother Shawn.

SHAWN RICHMAN

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Re: Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:10 am

but the hand drag IS cool!

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Re: Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Postby costascordalis » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:12 am

Maybe not the BEST choice for Ruben Len10 to change the brand ...

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Re: Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Postby surf-turkey » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:40 am

Was any of this video'd?? Available anywhere?

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Re: Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Postby gargan » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:16 am

theres a video tab on the website but nothing up yet

and i just remebbered redbull south africa had a few on their twitter feed, maybe try hastag king of the air and see what comes up

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Re: Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Postby plummet » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:47 am

Nice thats what i want to see. insane boosting!.

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Re: Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:02 am

video coming on Monday

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Re: Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Postby KiteboardingTampaBay » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:24 am

Here's the play-by-play and some pictures from the event-
http://kiteboardingtampabay.com/red-bull-king-of-the-air-latest-news.html

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