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The five best tricks from Red Bull King of the Air

From a day of days it was almost impossible to whittle it down to five moves. These got the nod: Below is the breakdown (from the official Red Bull King of the Air rulebook) of what the judges scored on under the two catagories: Extreme Big Air and Overall Impression…According to this, these were your top five best airs of the 2016 event. 30% Height Go as hard and high as possible. The height in combination with extreme moves is priority, but we will also take the horizontal distance travelled in account combined with certain moves (megaloops etc.) 30% Extreme Controlled extreme high moves. Think about extremely powered and or extremely technical, or ultimately a combination of this. (innovate, take risks, high speed in- and out of the trick, wow-factor, loops etc.) 20% Style & execution Smooth landings, no dangling, tweaks, grabs, angle of the kite, ‘perform-a-show’, ‘be in control (throughout the trick)’. 20% Variation Variation within the three best EXTREME BIG AIR moves. Be a ‘complete’ rider, showing the same move or a variation of it on both tacks. Or show that you can perform total different moves on a high level. (megaloops / big air board offs / …


Who is the best big-air kiter in the world?

Classic Cape conditions as Rounds One & Two of Red Bull King of the Air go down at Big Bay. The Cape Doctor (Southeasterly wind) draped the ‘table cloth’ over the iconic Table Mountain fashionably late on Wednesday 3 February. When it did show up though (at around 16:30 local time) the world’s best big-air kiters launched their kites and hit the 3-4 foot (1 – 1,5m) ramps (waves) of Big Bay and gave the faithful crowd everything they had been waiting for from early on in the day. It was all systems go for Red Bull King of the Air 2016! Recently-crowned South African freestyle champ Ozzy Smith started with a bang but lost out to big wind specialist Lasse Walker. Both would advance to round three through, with the third and fourth-placed riders being religated to the elimination Round Two. Riding in the opening heat of any event is always a challenge and they showed that it was going to be the riders who could best adapt to the conditions – ‘lighter’ winds – and produce variety were going to come out on top. Tom Herbert provided some of the biggest highlights of the day. He won his …


Countdown to Red Bull King of the Air 2016

The weather window opens this Saturday 30 January – stay tuned for the hottest big-air kite action. The window period for Red Bull King of the Air opens this Saturday, 30 January 2016. The event – widely considered the most extreme big-air kiteboarding competition in the world – will see 24 athletes meet at Bloubergstrand’s Big Bay, to battle it out for the illustrious title. With its origin in Maui, Hawaii in the early 2000’s, the competition first made its way to South African shores in 2013. The predominant Southeasterly wind, most prevalent during the county’s summer months, blowing at speeds in excess of 25 knots allows the perfect opportunity for big boosts and megaloops. The event has also made an impact on the local kiting scene and youngsters like South African freestyle kiteboarding champion, Oswald Smith, are eager to make a name for themselves amongst the most recognisable faces in kiteboarding. Smith, who returns to the competition after missing the event in 2015 due to a shoulder injury has been training hard ahead of the event: “Having guys like defending champ Aaron Hadlow (GBR) and 2013 champ Jesse Richman (USA) come back year-after year, really has gotten the local …

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