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Re: King of the Air - riders confirmed

Postby prop_joe » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Werito wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Toby wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:08 pm
like that same megaloop with rotation you mean?
or that same handle pass we see since min. 10 years?

Please

Yes, I would like to see those megaloop rotations and handlepasses. Also would like to see board-offs and one footers.
Especially, I would like to see some extreme moves like megaloop KGB (did we see any last year), Jesse’s double half cab and totally new stuff like landing those kiteloops to blind/wrapped. These can actually be thrown only by few riders. In general I would like to see different riders expressing their own vision and style of big air riding, no matter how they are connected to the board.

I tried to say that IMO it sounds stupid to limit boots if you allow surfboards. Also IMO it doesn’t bring variation if you throw out all the boots-riders because they can’t do board-offs and let in riders who can’t do passes (or even board offs). This is something that seems to happen now, and it’s something different than I would like to see.
But maybe it’s just me... I haven’t been happy with judging past years, and would probably have given the title to Jesse.
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Re: King of the Air - riders confirmed

Postby fzonatto » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:50 pm

We want to see Toby on his 18m in Cape town

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Re: King of the Air - riders confirmed

Postby Toby » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:57 pm

fzonatto wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:50 pm
We want to see Toby on his 18m in Cape town
I am not a big air rider. No megaloops. Leave this for the kids to put up a good show.

I stay with filming new tricks...that's where my fun is.

Plus, hate wetsuits...so no go for me.
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Re: King of the Air - riders confirmed

Postby kjorn » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:51 pm

markymarc wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Where are the top 2 WOO of the world? Maarten and Mike?
They are more than just high jumpers..
YEAH!! Mike should get in by default - world record height == automatic entry.

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Re: King of the Air - riders confirmed

Postby Toby » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:01 pm

I assume then we would have a lot of cheating...

but would be cool, agreed !

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Re: King of the Air - riders confirmed

Postby Surfkiternew » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:33 pm

Toby wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:01 pm
I assume then we would have a lot of cheating...

but would be cool, agreed !
We have already to much cheating with woo....

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Re: King of the Air - riders confirmed

Postby apollo4000 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:28 pm

....I hope the TV production and rider coverage is better. The riders provide such entertainment and risk but the camera work and rider interviews are pants.

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Re: King of the Air - riders confirmed

Postby Toby » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:01 pm

apollo4000 wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:28 pm
....I hope the TV production and rider coverage is better. The riders provide such entertainment and risk but the camera work and rider interviews are pants.
fully agree.

zoom should not be too close...

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Re: King of the Air - riders confirmed

Postby a99 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:05 pm

Very strange rule of Kota that rider cannot have his own video camera on board during his heat. Why ? I never saw that Kota later releasing some footage from kites pov. So why not allowed ?

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Re: King of the Air - riders confirmed

Postby Toby » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:23 am

guess they want the full rights for any TV/video coverage...


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