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Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:30 am

i dont get the emphasis on board off, it's only a part of hooked in riding.

I dont need to reminice by watching 2006 pkra videos any more just watch the GKA in 2018! well with the exception of the 317/9!

Looking forward to seeing the riders ride 3 separate kites and boards during the same heat.. full wakestyle kit, footstrap big air kite, and of course they will be changing to 15m lines for their kiteloop scoring.. all in one heat! soooo awesome! Nice to see GKA / world sailing keeping things affordable for youth! Awesome work!

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Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

Postby slim_charles » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:00 am

Toby wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:41 pm
What’s your point ?
If it doesn't, could you score points for say, removing your helmet and passing it under your legs?

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Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

Postby mr_daruman » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:08 pm

Don’t think Lou Wainman needed comps to push the sport forward.
Still a great way to make friends with the same passion and level as yourself. Thats the tops :thumb:

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Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:14 pm

Competition can be used to push further.

In my case, it’s passion.

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Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

Postby jumptheshark » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:52 pm

Kiting would benefit from a slope style format instead of a competition box format.

Eliminating the upwind component in competition makes sense, for the riders, the spectators and the judges. Would also move us away from only including a few high scoring tricks, to a more well rounded form of riding. Far more media friendly to follow a rider through a course than to try and catch whoever is doing whatever in a heat full of however many. Would eliminate loads of lame footage of riders grinding upwind, or setting up for something only to abort. A course puts a finite pressure on people to put the moves in at the right spots. you would catch every tick and every spectacular wipe out.

Scoring format can be loosened up. Instead of this idiotic three types of required jumps, you set up regions of a course that lend themselves to certain types of moves and let the sport evolve and sort itself out rather than dictate what people must do. A decent course would foster a lot more inter competitor stoke with a lot more one up manship within rounds. Hooked, unhooked, pass, board off, whatever. Let riders choose, express and evolve, rather than box them into styles that might not be to their liking. Give them the canvas and let them paint it without telling them what colors they can and cannot use.

Areas of flats, kickers, Gaps/Island, or obstacles to foster big airs, with spectator friendly shallows for slides and the type of low level stuff we never see in competition but that are so unique to kiting. Scoring to include an aspect of overall impression and flow through the entire course would reward all round skill and promote fitting in as many elements as possible during a run.

Simple short downwind runs with the competitors being ferried back upwind would keep the pace high for spectators and give competitors multiple runs to best accommodate variable winds.

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Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

Postby slim_charles » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:42 pm

slim_charles wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:00 am
Toby wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:41 pm
What’s your point ?
If it doesn't, could you score points for say, removing your helmet and passing it under your legs?
This is a genuine question... my line of thinking was finding a loop hole for the boot riders to avoid having to piss around with swapping boards.

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Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:08 pm

Always been and always will be a troll.

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Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

Postby slim_charles » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:23 pm

Toby wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Always been and always will be a troll.
Not true. Just because someone's view doesn't align with yours does not make them a troll. It's called discussion. My question still stands if you or anyone has any input.

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Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:28 pm

I don't talk trash about other stuff. I respect it and accept it as part of the sport.
You don't and you express it Everytime without respect. Troll.

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Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

Postby slim_charles » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:05 pm

Toby wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:28 pm
I don't talk trash about other stuff. I respect it and accept it as part of the sport.
You don't and you express it Everytime without respect. Troll.
I disagree. I don't think you understand what a troll is. The irony is you are the troll in this thread as you keep going off topic and just calling 'troll' instead of answering my question. A##hole... probably, troll... no.

Furthermore, i'd argue that new competition format is disrespectful to kitesurfing as a professional sport and is therefore open to ridicule. Just an a##hole's opinion ;)


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