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King of the Air 2021 ? | Episode # 194

Postby ARK » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:37 am

King of the Air 2021 ? | Episode # 194

Sergio Cantagali is the event director for RedBull King of the Air.

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Re: King of the Air 2021 ? | Episode # 194

Postby Baptiste_FR » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:21 am

ARK wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:37 am
King of the Air 2021 ? | Episode # 194

Sergio Cantagali is the event director for RedBull King of the Air.
Very very good interview and very good questions on your part Adrian.

Few points I get from the podcast :
- Sergio would like to move the KOTA to november-december permanently. That raises the question of the MEGALOOP Challenge which is also a Redbull show running at the same period.
- Regarding the "Fly to" events, he does not say it clearly, but it is implied, that the 2021 winners of the potential "Fly to" will be integrated into the 2021 KOTA. Therefore beginning on clear and new bases for next year event.
- For the rider selection (and specially the Wildcard) it was quick, but he said that he had to take into account some "sponsor demand". That could explain why Tom Bridge is selected.
- I was disappointed with his response regarding a dedicated female event. He's waiting for more girls to enter the video contest to run this female event. But even if Angely submitted a video this year, there is very little chance she could have been selected. So, even if the best girl has no chance, why the other girl should submit a video. And regarding to "A Queen is born" in 2019, Red Bull had almost no part in it. Angely built and run this event almost by herself, with no help from KOTA except at the end when they realised that she was determined to run the event.
- I agree with Sergio for the video selection criteria. They changed the format this year with the "3 best moves with landing" and most of the rider did not took it into account. It was funny when he said that many riders wake up the month prior to the submission to film their best moves :rollgrin:

Thank you Adrian for your podcast !!!!!!!!!
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Re: King of the Air 2021 ? | Episode # 194

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:06 pm

Just 3 tricks is really not a lot...just make it 1 min and they could show like 6-8 tricks.

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Re: King of the Air 2021 ? | Episode # 194

Postby Baptiste_FR » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:27 pm

Toby wrote:
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Just 3 tricks is really not a lot...just make it 1 min and they could show like 6-8 tricks.
Sergio's idea was to get as close as possible to the judging criteria of the competition. During KOTA, only the 3 best tricks per heat are scored (a board off, a late back and a boogie loop for example) and then you have the "general impression" score. Therefore, you could have a more "objective" video selection, only based on the tricks in the video and judged on the same base as the competition.
Colin Colin Caroll apllied this method during their previous episode to make his selection and he was close to the actual selection.

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Re: King of the Air 2021 ? | Episode # 194

Postby Constakite » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:58 pm

Thanks for the podcast Adrian, it was great to hear what Sergio Cantagali had to say so quick after the postponement.
I really liked listening to it, keep em coming!
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Re: King of the Air 2021 ? | Episode # 194

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:42 pm

Remember, people like to see nice videos...it's good promotion for RB...


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