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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Postby grigorib » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:56 pm

Toby wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:04 am
Not sure, but I think the winner got 10.000 USD or so.
So total would be 40.000 USD.

A joke for that risk.
But also cheap advertisement expenses for caffeinated sugarwater. They don’t give a damn if riders kill themselves and a death will result in even more publicity, more media coverage. Win-win?

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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:36 pm

They don’t give a damn if riders kill themselves and a death will result in even more publicity, more media coverage. Win-win?
The internet..hey.. :roll:

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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Postby jw009 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:57 am

Who is going to replace Steven Akkersdijk? Any rumors?

Edit: Oh I guess Janek Grzegorzewski since he is now on the king of the air website.

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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:06 am

sounded like a big axe chop! i missed the insta gore.. deleted.. sad you cant show the reality of injuries without sponsoes maybe moaning.

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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Postby a99 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:48 am

What happend to Steve that he needs to be replaced ? Injury ?:( he is very good at real megaloops.

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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Postby Eckhardt » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:50 am

He got axed by his hydrofoil

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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Postby Huib » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:39 pm

a99 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:48 am
What happend to Steve that he needs to be replaced ? Injury ?:( he is very good at real megaloops.
From his FB page
In the past 2 weeks I painted the sidewalk red, destroyed my foil including myself, got admitted to a hospital and been operated on.

Long story short: Due to a huge cut in my foot I had a big infection in the ankle joint which needed to be operated on. During the operation they found that i also had a partially cut extensor tendon.

What does this mean? 6 weeks in a boot and after that another 6 weeks to get my strength and mobility back.
In other words… I am out for Red Bull King of the Air!

As you can imagine I’m super bummed I can’t compete. On the other hand I’m making plans and staying positive.
2019 Is going to be a year I’ll never forget!

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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Postby zloilyoha » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:08 am

a99 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:44 pm

Of course Red bull providing flights for them (as i understand) and also living costs there.
Never heard about it

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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Postby Hugh2 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:25 pm

We had a bit of a preview today along Bloubergstrand. Epic conditions, see graph below and big swell. As usual on a day like this I can barely hold onto my 7m, while Kevin Langaree was out around 18:00 on 9m, and then around 19:00 on 8m. Lots of huge jumps including his signature foot out of one strap move. Lots of other guys going big, including Janek Grzegorzewski, who is a tiny guy compared with Kevin, but was doing some huge jumps with lots of spins, albeit not landing them all. That's something really impressive about Kevin. I must have watched him do several hundred jumps now over the years, and I've never seen him crash, always making controlled smooth landings. We should have similar conditions again tomorrow, perhaps the final practise day. The towers and flags and everything are all set up and ready to go, maybe on Sunday for the first day.
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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Postby Toby » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:00 am

Waiting period starts this Saturday, 26 January !

Any update will be published here!


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