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 Post subject: Re: Which tricks where shown at King of the Air?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:48 pm 
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this is what I call style!

Look at 2:15 Ruben...upside down stretched slow rotation with a looping kite...and then a grab...yahooooo!

Best of all!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2KH02zs4r4



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 Post subject: Re: Which tricks where shown at King of the Air?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:19 am 
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To clarify a couple of points at the KOTA:
The judging crtiteria was biased 75% on height and 25% on the trick.
You could do a trick only once and be judged on that, if you did the same trick a second time it was not marked.
If you did not land a jump/trick cleanly i.e wiped out, it was not marked.
So the emphasis was definitely on max height plus variety.

The swell at the end of the event had 3-4m breaking waves in middle of the contest area so not sure how Toby would have coped with that ;-)

KL was probably best overall, but on the day he just had a bad semi so was out.

Ruben was never in it, he never realy got going and couldn't get his usual height - local opinion was that he was just not used to his new kite brand.
Sam Light on the other hand on his new brand started slowly in the early rounds but just got better and better.
Perhaps says something about the 2 x brands involved?

There was plenty of professional filming going on so suspect that there wil be a nice Red Bull movie showing up sometime soon ;-)

Overall it was a super spectacular compo and format with the worlds best kiters.


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 Post subject: Re: Which tricks where shown at King of the Air?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:19 pm 
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briansuntrax wrote:
Ruben was never in it, he never realy got going and couldn't get his usual height - local opinion was that he was just not used to his new kite brand.


he is so not used to the new kites, that he performs badly even before he use them? ..that said...didn't look bad the clip above tho...

:-?

Super fun video though...I can't wait to see more.
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Who here is willing to bed that Jesse also pulls a contract with Red Bull doing this? I mean the guy is made for the Red Bull brand. Awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Which tricks where shown at King of the Air?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Doing a trick once?
Exactly how I woud judge it! Way to go for more variety!

World's best kiters? I didn't see one specialized big air rider! More or less world's best wakestyle riders, besides Shawn Richman. Or at least world's best megaloopers.

I would have loved to see Dimitri in this. I am sure he would have kicked several kids butts and delivered the biggest show with many different tricks. He can do it all!

If 2014 again, I want to see those dedicated riders too! Where were the Dom Rep boys? They are a true show!


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 Post subject: Re: Which tricks where shown at King of the Air?
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tautologies wrote:
Who here is willing to bed that Jesse also pulls a contract with Red Bull doing this? I mean the guy is made for the Red Bull brand. Awesome.


I hope for him! He earns it and always great if the kids get more money for the risk they take!
And Jesse is a rider who can do it all, including racing and waves!

Good luck Jesse!


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 Post subject: Re: Which tricks where shown at King of the Air?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:42 am 
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Hahaha Susi mai says "there is 70% height and then there is 20% technical difficulty that's being judged..."

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Which tricks where shown at King of the Air?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:20 am 
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yes, it was about the height! Nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Which tricks where shown at King of the Air?
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Noooooo Toby.
70+20= ?

you fell for that one as well :D


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 Post subject: Re: Which tricks where shown at King of the Air?
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It was mentioed before that 10% was style or excecution or something like this.


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 Post subject: Re: Which tricks where shown at King of the Air?
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I guess you are right but did Susi know about the 10% for style ?! Hmmmmm I wonder.


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