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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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