Posts Tagged ‘Big Air’

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Jesse Richman claims his second Red Bull King of the Air crown

The nuggety Hawaiian out-classed past champions Nick Jacobsen (DEN) and Aaron Hadlow (UK) to win a tightly-contested final at Kite Beach in Blouberg.

It was a ‘day of days’ at Kite Beach in Cape Town, with the world’s finest big air kiteboard specialists pushing the limits. When the final siren went after 34 heats and some seven hours of competition Hawaiian Jesse Richman ascended to the top step. His second victory since first claiming the coveted African Mask ‘crown’ in 2013.

“This feels incredible!” He was characteristically ecstatic. “This is magical and it is amazing to have my new born daughter here and share it with this crowd,” he said.

Richman was runner up to three-time champ, Kevin Langeree in 2019 and learnt from that and other lesser podium visits. “I’ve had really good heats leading up to the finals in many years and usually kind of crack in the final, having peaked too early,” he added. Ironically it was Richman who halted the defending champ’s run in the quarter finals this year.

The Cape Doctor was in the house all day long

“So this year I adjusted a few things and was really confident in my plan and my strategy. It was really cool to see it play out.”

Sportive Director Sergio Cantagalli echoed Richman’s sentiments on the day. “We managed to score the perfect day. It was arguably the best day we were going to get during the weather window. It is very unusual that we could start so early on in the day and have consistent conditions throughout.”

Jesse Richman

While it was Richman’s second title, in keeping with the constant innovation of the event, it was a year of firsts at Red Bull King of the Air, featuring a new qualification and event format. Rounds 1 and 2 (which were made up of video entry winners, wildcards and the four ‘Fly to Red Bull King of the Air’ winners) were completed before lunch time. From there, the top six riders from the 2019 event joined the fray, seeded into Round 3, providing a spectacular day of action for the crowd who lined Kite Beach with the Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain in the background.

Nick Jacobsen was a standout all day

Marc Jacobs (NZ) won the ‘Woo Highest Jump of the Day’, while ‘Mystic Move of the Day’ went to Nick Jacobsen (DEN) for a kite-loop board-off that scored a 9.02 out of a possible 10 in one of the earlier rounds.

Written by Jazz Kuschke

Watch Antonin Rangin and Aurélien Petreau training for the big air event!

Watch here “Big Air Highlights”, Aaron Hadlow’s video entry for the King of The Air 2020.

Missions for BIG AIR

Posted: 22nd Oktober 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Big air session in Worthing, UK, with Sam Light, Aaron Hadlow and Lewis Crathern. Enjoy!

Watch here the video highlights of the Dutch Championship Big Air Kitesurfing 2019 held in Castricum aan Zee.

1: Jan Zoon
2: Maarten Haeger
3: Eddy Lansink

1: Annechien Tabak
2: Pippa van Iersel
3: Dafne Dijkman

Aaron Hadlow TWENTY | Part I – Cape Town

Posted: 15th August 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Aaron Hadlow’s movie “TWENTY” was divided in parts and we can rewatch several locations Aaron has traveled to. Here is Part I from Cape Town, with Big Air. Take a look!

True Big Air

Posted: 31st Juli 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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This short movie shot in Cape Town is about the true meaning of flying with a kite. Watch and enjoy “True Big Air”, featuring Aaron Hadlow, Lewis Crathern, Lasse Walker, Hannah Whiteley and Antonin Rangin.

Shot and Edited: Noe Font
Voiceover: Rory O’shea
Production Manager: Craig Cunningham
Produced: Boards & More

Day 4 was the big air day in Fuerteventura! Watch the highlights of the GKA Fuerteventura Big Air Invitational.

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Joselito Del Rosario (DOM)
Kiko Roig Torres (ESP)
Oswald Smith (RSA)
Reece Myerscough (CAN)

Watch here some of the highlights of what went down at Blouberg’s Kite Beach, in Cape Town, during the famous big air event King of The Air.

Kevin Langeree won the Red Bull King of the Air for the 3rd time! Get a glimpse into his new vlog and watch a little behind the scenes of this extreme big-air kiting contest.

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