If it can only be done using a handle then it's not a kiteboarding trick and shouldn't count imo.
Progression naturally slows as sports mature and the level gets harder. Adding a handle to make things easier is just a bit... meh... lame? It's too gimmicky for me. It's not a kitesurfing trick, you just happen to be kiting while doing it. You'd probably get more training done hanging from a tree just dicking round with your board than being out on the water. I only mean comps, do what you like freeride. Don't think anyones bothered by a sneaking bit of grip tape along the edge, nothing fundamental.POACHER wrote: Who cares about the handle thing? Really. Or if you have a grip placed on your toeside edge. This comp is scored on big air, board offs, variations and extremity. The handle hate is old school from the wakestyle crap from years ago. Let it go.
It seems ridiculous to run competitions with such variation in the equipment that aids and also confuses scoring in something with already high levels of judge ambiguity when you consider this equipment makes tricks far easier or in the case of the handle and far harder in the case of a strapless surfboard. The use of boots clearly is a disadvantage no doubt in the scoring system with the overall impression scoreToby wrote: ↑Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:48 pmProgressing well ? Hahahaha, good one.
If Janek would have ridden we would have seen a lot of new tricks, due to handle.
I saw half of the comp and saw 3 new tricks.
Two of them because of handle.
You are always complaining about all, how about do something better?
It was a real shame that the sea was so choppy. I'd prefer they went back to the beach where the rocks created a smooth section on the inside, that made it more interesting to watch. Better camera angle in previous years also.
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