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2013 Red Bull King of the Air - It's Back

Postby OliverG » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:57 am

Dec 17, 2012

It's back! In February 2013 Red Bull King of the Air returns from a 7 year Hiatus to a stunning new location: Big Bay in Cape Town, South Africa Red Bull King of the Air has found new energy to bring back the wowfactor of kiteboarding. In the past Red Bull King of the Air was the most prestigious event in kiteboarding, where the world’s best battled it out with the biggest airs. The sport has gone in many different directions since. Now seven years later, an all new format focused on extreme big airs and a new location is going to bring us to new heights of kiteboarding.

Interested in competing? Check out the events official website.
http://redbullkingoftheair.co.za/public/the-event
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Re: 2013 Red Bull King of the Air - It's Back

Postby ramsey » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:15 pm

Sounds interesting, but what's the goal here? Big air or technical tricks? Or both? Megaloop handle pass board off? No riders on the invite list yet.
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Re: 2013 Red Bull King of the Air - It's Back

Postby adamrod » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:05 pm

ramsey wrote:Sounds interesting, but what's the goal here? Big air or technical tricks? Or both? Megaloop handle pass board off? No riders on the invite list yet.


my guess is both. big air with some sort of technicality included. maybe like, a kung fu air or something.

i think it'll be cool.

curious to see what it turns into
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Re: 2013 Red Bull King of the Air - It's Back

Postby OliverG » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:24 pm

Well, it's got to be big, it has to be something that's sure to please a crowd. I'd imagine however you can wrap the most spectacular big tricks with technical prowess and style while getting as much air as possible and landing it would be the formula for this contest. That's probably what they are looking for, it's not PKRA and kiting disciplines are more specific now, so that in itself narrows down the list of potential winners. So it will be Ruben or Robbie, haha... Strictly old-school big air won't cut it and neither will low, powered wakestyle. You know what Red Bull wants...
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Re: 2013 Red Bull King of the Air - It's Back

Postby AD72 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:54 pm

Extra points if you jump a shark Fonziestyle. :character-jaws:
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Re: 2013 Red Bull King of the Air - It's Back

Postby le noun » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:12 pm

How about a whale?
Because Ruben got that part covered...
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Re: 2013 Red Bull King of the Air - It's Back

Postby kitenaked » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:56 pm

If it was a whitey, it wouldn't be an issue.

Let him be. Lets jump big.
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