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Redbull King of the Air 2020

Postby Leon van Bergen » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:36 pm

https://www.redbull.com/za-en/events/re ... of-the-air

EVENT DATES AND CONTEST WINDOWS
• 23 Jan: Qualifier’s registration day
• 24 - 31 Jan: Qualifying rounds open window
• 31 Jan: Finalist’s registration day + opening ceremony
• 01 - 16 Feb: Main event open window (16 days / 3 weekends)

All the changes are aimed at giving a wider range of riders – both pro and amateur – a shot at competing,” explained Sportive Director, Sergio Cantagalli. “Extreme Big Air Kiteboarding has grown into a fully-fledged discipline globally, which, after seven events, gives us the opportunity to offer something fresh in terms of format,” he said.

“Reducing the Main Fleet from 18 to 12 riders will allow us to concentrate the core part of the event in for a pure-adrenaline, extreme kiteboarding showcase,” said Cantagalli. “This event is unique in that it is in continued evolution with the input of the riders and the judges it is always our aim at improving it,” he added.
According to Cantagalli, the judging panel are looking for video clips featuring big, completed aerials. “The judges must clearly be able to see the potential of the rider.
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Re: Redbull King of the Air 2020

Postby a99 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:24 pm

"All the changes are aimed at giving a wider range of rider". And in next sentence "“Reducing the Main Fleet from 18 to 12 riders will allow us to concentrate the core part of the event". Wtf ???
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Re: Redbull King of the Air 2020

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Re: Redbull King of the Air 2020

Postby Toby » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:57 pm

Makes sense.
Do the maths:
4+14+6=24

Before: 18

Important difference: pre event plus main event!

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Re: Redbull King of the Air 2020

Postby Leon van Bergen » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:00 pm

Toby wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Makes sense.
Do the maths:
4+14+6=24

Before: 18

Important difference: pre event plus main event!
Jup sounds fine !

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Re: Redbull King of the Air 2020

Postby Mr_Brownstone » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:17 pm

Dimitri should go Down there. He would put on a SHOW
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Re: Redbull King of the Air 2020

Postby Toby » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:04 pm

Mr_Brownstone wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Dimitri should go Down there. He would put on a SHOW
They still pre select the video entries...no chance! Just too old for RB...but of course he would bring in a nice variety of tricks.

Sadly the sport is very commercial.
Anyway, Dimitri doesn't need to ride there. He is good enough to not depend on events.

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Re: Redbull King of the Air 2020

Postby zloilyoha » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:07 am

at least he can afford himself to go to the Cape Town to ride and make a promo for the Epic kites
i am wondering why he still does not...

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Re: Redbull King of the Air 2020

Postby a99 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:07 pm

i already few years writting that King of the air competition must have REAL TIME JUMP DATA breadcast to public and jury. Common guys it's 21 century !
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