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

Postby Gonzolinho » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:32 pm

Anything else then a winner named Carlos Mario or Liam Whaley would be disappointing.
They are far above the others but big names sell, that's why Hadlow and Langeree are still in the game.
Every Competition with decisions only by judging are steerable....

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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here

Postby Slappysan » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:05 am

Toby wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:32 am
Happy Carlos Mario is in...he has a high chance of winning.
I dunno, he looks like he only weighs about 55 kg, he might get blown off the beach!

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Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here

Postby Toby » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:11 am

Slappysan wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:05 am
Toby wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:32 am
Happy Carlos Mario is in...he has a high chance of winning.
I dunno, he looks like he only weighs about 55 kg, he might get blown off the beach!
And that’s the idea of KOTA 😉

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

Postby grigorib » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:46 am

In one topic we're talking about danger of extreme conditions and about not risking you life for a show, and in another we praise those who do and who set bad examples to those dying in category 1.

Bad landing from 20m height is not much different from riding wild in 45 knots.

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

Postby ARK » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:04 am

Gonzolinho wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:32 pm
Anything else then a winner named Carlos Mario or Liam Whaley would be disappointing.
They are far above the others but big names sell, that's why Hadlow and Langeree are still in the game.
Every Competition with decisions only by judging are steerable....
Hmmmm this guy :D

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

Postby lovethepirk » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:18 am

Did anyone see the injury Steven Akkersdijk suffered recently when his foil got caught in his lines and a wave hit his kite and slammed him into the foil? Dear god it looked like someone tried to slice his foot off for a meal. If I was him I'd take this year off. The stitching was on his IG account and was sickening.

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

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:33 am

My Bro Kiwi Switch kites New Zealand rider Marc Jacobs...will hopefully shoot the magic bullet up the big Brands.

Down under Thunder will wreck their day lol :cool2:

Churrr ;)

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

Postby longwhitecloud » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:39 am

f yeah, marc is ripping with a power style like no other... 27m jumps?... no problem.

no more gore picture of Steven Akkersdijk, must have been photoshop, move along, our foils dont do these kinds of things

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

Postby slim_charles » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:27 am

Gonzolinho wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:32 pm
Anything else then a winner named Carlos Mario or Liam Whaley would be disappointing.
They are far above the others but big names sell, that's why Hadlow and Langeree are still in the game.
Every Competition with decisions only by judging are steerable....
For sure his name in the list will have the established riders a bit worried... as you say his freestyle is on another level, interested to see what he can do with kiteloops! No doubt gota be one of if not the favourite imo.

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

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:45 am

I'm not convinced Jerrie Van De Kop, Ruben Lenten and Sam Light should be given automatic entery every year. These guys are great riders still, but they should be in a video vote category.

Great to see Posito made it into this years competition. My money is on Liam Whaley, he looked brilliant last year and should have won it.


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