Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Megaloop Challenge 2019

Forum for kitesurfers
Exal
Medium Poster
Posts: 168
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:38 am
Kiting since: 2018
Local Beach: Still looking
Favorite Beaches: WA & Cape Town
Style: Wave & Oldschool
Gear: all the gear and no idea
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 33 times

Re: Megaloop Challenge 2019

Postby Exal » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:27 am

ARK wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:50 am

He will there 100% going to get him on the podcast today! have they named a replacement for ruben?
Yeah crazy dude! I saw it in his instgram stories, will listen to the podcast later yeeeeeeeeeeew. The riders have been updated: https://www.redbull.com/nl-nl/events/megaloop/riders
Kitemenn wrote: Pff with these speeds it must be boosting to the max...Hopefully Maarten can replace Ruben as he is a local there anyway! Good luck guys
I don't think so. In 2017 they had 50 to 60 knots and on shore wind and we saw the guys doing tricks. It will be epic. Wish I could be there live but have a wedding today or else I would've went there, soooo much better on the beach than on tv.

Exal
Medium Poster
Posts: 168
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:38 am
Kiting since: 2018
Local Beach: Still looking
Favorite Beaches: WA & Cape Town
Style: Wave & Oldschool
Gear: all the gear and no idea
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 33 times

Re: Megaloop Challenge 2019

Postby Exal » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:55 am

It looks like the judging criteria changed? http://prntscr.com/nys9ro & bottom right https://www.redbull.com/nl-nl/events/megaloop/Format

ARK
Medium Poster
Posts: 153
Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:35 am
Kiting since: 2012
Gear: Fone - Bandit
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 6 times
Contact:

Re: Megaloop Challenge 2019

Postby ARK » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:50 pm

Exal wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:55 am
It looks like the judging criteria changed? http://prntscr.com/nys9ro & bottom right https://www.redbull.com/nl-nl/events/megaloop/Format
this is not so great... I think the simplicity megaloop challenge is its strength

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 39101
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Has thanked: 156 times
Been thanked: 211 times
Contact:

Re: Megaloop Challenge 2019

Postby Toby » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:41 pm

But what changed?

Exal
Medium Poster
Posts: 168
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:38 am
Kiting since: 2018
Local Beach: Still looking
Favorite Beaches: WA & Cape Town
Style: Wave & Oldschool
Gear: all the gear and no idea
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 33 times

Re: Megaloop Challenge 2019

Postby Exal » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:16 pm

Toby wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:41 pm
But what changed?
It used to be that you didn't have to throw a crazy trick as long as the loop is low, jump high with a good landing.

Hugh2
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 603
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:38 am
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Central Illinois
Favorite Beaches: Cape Hatteras and Cape Town
Style: freeride
Gear: Best Cabo 6, Naish Pivot 7, 9, and 11, Cabrinha Vector 12, Best Bularoo 16
Long Ocean 134 and 136, Cyclone 140, Fone Surf 5'11", Naish Global 6'0", Slingshot Hoverglide foil
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 25 times

Re: Megaloop Challenge 2019

Postby Hugh2 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:33 pm

Forecast still looking really strong, SW 35-45 knots, part of a much larger system working its way up the channel, sadly already having claimed some rescue boat personnel in France. Let's hope everyone can stay safe tomorrow.

andylc
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 525
Joined: Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:26 pm
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Exmouth
Favorite Beaches: Saunton Sands
Gear: F-one Bandit 12 7m, 10m, Breeze 13m
Lieuwe Shotgun 132
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 18 times

Re: Megaloop Challenge 2019

Postby andylc » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:46 pm

It kind of just looks like another KOTA with those judging criteria...

Hugh2
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 603
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:38 am
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Central Illinois
Favorite Beaches: Cape Hatteras and Cape Town
Style: freeride
Gear: Best Cabo 6, Naish Pivot 7, 9, and 11, Cabrinha Vector 12, Best Bularoo 16
Long Ocean 134 and 136, Cyclone 140, Fone Surf 5'11", Naish Global 6'0", Slingshot Hoverglide foil
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 25 times

Re: Megaloop Challenge 2019

Postby Hugh2 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:23 am

Just checked in and wind is clearly blowing with nearby WindAlert station showing around 40 knots, but RedBull LiveStream is on hold.

Hugh2
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 603
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:38 am
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Central Illinois
Favorite Beaches: Cape Hatteras and Cape Town
Style: freeride
Gear: Best Cabo 6, Naish Pivot 7, 9, and 11, Cabrinha Vector 12, Best Bularoo 16
Long Ocean 134 and 136, Cyclone 140, Fone Surf 5'11", Naish Global 6'0", Slingshot Hoverglide foil
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 25 times

Re: Megaloop Challenge 2019

Postby Hugh2 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:33 am

Okay, happening now

longwhitecloud
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2870
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:15 am
Style: Online kiteboard commenting, Fortnite.
Gear: World Sailing kite KOOKs. By kiters for kiters. #kitekooks
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 50 times

Re: Megaloop Challenge 2019

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:06 am

nuclear

its like 2 different disciplines depending on whether they ride a more c kite or flatter kite.

the c - explosive loops fast landing vertically - the bow not pulling sideways anything like as much and paragliding down.

lassee is a psycho... ripping


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: andikite, Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], GregK, prop_joe, teftelja and 11 guests

cron