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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Toby » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:59 pm

Just got info from Steven Akkersdijk (NL):

I'm riding 20m lines as always on the CORE GTS4. Depending on the wind a 10m 9m or 8m.
The board is a Carved Tantrum with straps. Size 142x42


Interesting, Steven is taking straps. He used to ride boots the last times. I saw in his videos he is dong some boardoffs...so gonna be interesting to see him perform.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:45 am

Liam Whaley (ES) will replaced the injured Nick Jacobsen.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Olivier D » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:55 am

The forecast doesn't seem really exciting! :cry:

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:38 pm

Olivier D wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:55 am
The forecast doesn't seem really exciting! :cry:
who has the most accurate forecast?

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby decay » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:50 am

My call on current forecast is they will run early rounds on Saturday afternoon and finals on Tuesday. Not looking like 45k but 35+ likely both days around 5-7pm

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:58 am

IMO 35 is fine...45 is just way riskier. The sport doesn’t need that.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Lanc » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am

Toby wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Olivier D wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:55 am
The forecast doesn't seem really exciting! :cry:
who has the most accurate forecast?
Windguru is the most accurate https://www.windguru.cz/91, though you can add 5-10knots on to their forecast.

The are busy setting up some sort of scaffolding stand thing, probably the judges tower. I would not want to be on top of that contraption in 35 knots.
KotaStand.jpg

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby wrogu » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:32 am

It seems it will be nuking on tuesday next week.

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Re: King of the Air 2018 - All Info

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:18 am

Ok thx!
Yes, looks strong on Tuesday!
I also think they will start Saturday to get first heats in...we know about the last years how tight it was with the wind. Fingers crossed for better winds this time.


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