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The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away

Postby Toby » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:40 pm

The GKA Distance Battle, a first of its kind, online, kitesurfing competition is about to start and the competition will begin with the Men’s Freestyle heats. Over the last month athletes from around the world have been giving it their all, riding their home spots and recording the action, ready to be used as heat entries for the GKA Distance Battle.

The waiting is finally over, on Tuesday 22nd of September we will see the start of the online competition and the beginning of the live action. Get ready to see your favourite GKA athletes back on the water doing what they live for! Competition starts with the Men’s Twintip Freestyle Quarterfinals, they will be broadcast online via the GKA Distance Battle event page, with running commentary from Jo Ciastula and feedback from the official GKA judges team, along with live interviews with riders.

The Event Program
Tuesday, 22.9. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live show Twintip Freestyle Men Quarterfinals

Thursday, 24.9. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live show Twintip Freestyle Men and Women Semifinals

Sunday, 27.9. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live show Twintip Freestyle Men and Women Finals

Tuesday, 29.9. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live show Strapless Freestyle Men Quarterfinals

Thursday, 1.10. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live show Strapless Freestyle Men and Women Semifinals

Sunday, 4.10. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live shows Strapless Freestyle Men and Women Finals
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Re: The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away

Postby Toby » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:18 pm


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Re: The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away

Postby Matty V » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:33 pm

the event most likely to be hacked, have the result based on bought likes and an utter load of crap

it was shit the first time when riders cheated, it will be the same this time.

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Re: The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away

Postby Kiteaddicted » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:03 pm

How did they cheat?

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Re: The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away

Postby longwhitecloud » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:19 am

"he most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away". lol! wasnt there kota in 2020..

All the votes are in.. and ... surprise suprise, they all ride equipment by the GKA Consortium brands.


No other sports claim exclusive rights to the term "World Champion" or "World Championship" with such a lack of oversight regarding conflicts of interest.

What next - the new olympics formed by nike and adidas where they pay their athletes expenses to attend but if you are sponsored by another brand you pay your own way, and no. independent judging criteria/judges.

The way this organisation is set up is soooo wrong for kiteboarding.

Things need to change for these events to be taken in any way seriously.


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