K-School SafetyFirst wrote:*** Bias warning - I live in the same country as Langeree (when he's not training in SA etc.) ***
The question in the topic title can be answered with a "no" if the money-points rule is in the rulebook.
I had the impression the PKRidersA is a club of the riders themselves, so they make the rules themselves?
And then I wonder if the rule was agreed upon before the 2009 tour started, or before the july Fuerte stop, or after.
From his website, I conclude Aaron was aware of the rule. Now he calls it a weird rule. Did he protest against the rule at any time? After he won in Fuerte? Or just now that he's not nr1 anymore?
The question of who is the world's best kiteboarder is impossible to answer for me. With a football match I can see the goals, the referee's mistakes, the play. But I can't see the kiteboarders' heats, and if I could, the tricks are so fast I really couldn't make chocolate of it.
It's become so professional it's not for me anymore.
In my case I'm happy with this years' result because I hope this title of World Champion for a Dutchman makes it easier in Holland for the Dutch kitesurf organisation NKV to negotiate more spots and protect the spots that are threatened by the EU Natura2000 legislation.
And I think Langeree deserves a change from being nr2 all the time.
Very well put.
The rules are like that, and Aron has been part of it all the time.
So stop whining - Kevin is the world champ, and thats how it is now !
I dont think even Aron would "complain" about that if you asked him
A weird rule maybe, yes, or maybe not, as it could also be defended any time - but this is what where chosen by the riders themeselves, and how it is. Cope with that !
A discussion point for next years rules maybe, and thats why its good it is raised as a point here, but thats all it can contribute to as I see it.
When talking about rules and points, things are like "decided" (no matter who decides) IMO, so the winner is the one with the most points at the end
Of course not if not fairplay - but that is not the question here, right ?
Kindly, Peter Frank