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Straps vs Boots: who is going to win the King of the Air 2018?

Straps
43
75%
Boots
7
12%
Combination of both
7
12%
 
Total votes: 57

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Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:38 am

What would be a surprise to you?

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Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Postby Eckhardt » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:27 pm

Boardoff with boots would be a surprise

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Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:33 pm

Eckhardt wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Boardoff with boots would be a surprise
it is possible, but I assume way too risky to crash.

Nice surprise though!

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Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Postby H2Oaltitude » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:44 pm

Toby wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:38 am
What would be a surprise to you?
Watching the 30 meter mark take a hit. A very pleasant surprise! :thumb:

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Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:54 pm

H2Oaltitude wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Toby wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:38 am
What would be a surprise to you?
Watching the 30 meter mark take a hit. A very pleasant surprise! :thumb:
agreed, that would be insane...and then it wouldn't matter which trick it is or which gear gets used :thumb:

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Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Postby kiterocky » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:01 pm

Maybe next year with Woo 3.0
....

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Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Postby edt » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:32 pm

if kevin langeree does a board off megaloop and doesn't get the high score for it . . . I won't be surprised.

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Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Postby Sun » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:30 am

I guess we expect the following field?

Straps:
Nick Jacobsen (DK)
Antonin Rangin (FRA)
Kevin Langeree (NL)
Steven Akkersdijk (NL)
Joshua Emanuel (RSA)
Lewis Crathern (UK)
Ross-Dillon Player (RSA)
Aurelien Petreau (FRA)
Marc Jacobs (NZ)
Lasse Walker (NL)

Boots:
Aaron Hadlow (UK)
Ruben Lenten (NL)
Gijs Wassenaar (NL)
Jerrie Van De Kop (NL)
Sam Light (UK)
Oswald Smith (RSA)

No Idea:
Reno Romeu (BRA)
Jessie Richman (USA)

Judging by the number alone, straps is looking like a good bet. Although there are some heavy hitters in the boots team.

Can I go out on a limb and say that the ultimate instant win mega loop would be with a strapless surfboard?

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Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Postby plummet » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:52 am

Why so many from NL?. are they all truely the best or is there a bit of who you know not what you do going on?

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Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:58 am

Durch are great riders, no doubt.

Would be interesting to see if riders like Lewis or Steven will use straps...they can do Boardoffs but always used boots at KOTA before.

Same for Reno and Jesse, both good boardoffers.

Really hard to say what they will use...


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