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KOTA | The Mega Pod | Reaction and Review

Postby ARK » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:56 am

KOTA | The Mega Pod | Reaction and Review

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Re: KOTA | The Mega Pod | Reaction and Review

Postby duddd » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:24 pm

Adrian, i love your shows, but this one you were way too conservative
You kept saying that this was the windiest KOTA, when we actually saw most riders using 10M kites on both days.
In the Josh vs Janek debates you guys actually did not want to upset the riders and avoided adding your own opinions. Same thing in the Giel vs Stig run
Here is my 2 cents on this, although nobody cares about what i'm saying ... have you thought maybe discussing why does Kevin get so huge points for his runs because he goes high (70% height), but the kite is not low nor technical tricks and in Janek's example he had the height, but he did not have the kite angle compared with Josh. The thing is that Janek really had super technical tricks compared with the stock, but aggressive tricks that Josh had. In addition, nobody understands why Josh had a higher variety score when he only did 3 stock tricks, compared to Janek who had more variety...neither of them had handle passes to use this card
To be honest, it felt like you had the same opinion, but just didn't want to upset the riders , but the judges need to be a bit yelled at, because they haven't kept the same scoring for all riders
It's clear that Kevin gets scored way higher due to his height, but the other riders in different heats weren't scored if they went higher and kite with a more forgiving angle

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Re: KOTA | The Mega Pod | Reaction and Review

Postby a99 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:32 pm

We need to have in KOTA live data of jump hights to trust judges and scores, Plus drone filming !

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Re: KOTA | The Mega Pod | Reaction and Review

Postby Toby » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:48 pm

Guys, it’s judging…always the same problems.

I had my experiences with this too. Really sad…

But, important is that the winner is the clear winner.
Marc did check all boxes what you need to win.

Yes, Janek should have been in the final for most of us.
Would he have won over Marc? I don’t think so. The handle pass makes the difference here.


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