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How much do top riders make?

Postby UKSurf » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:48 pm

Can any industry insiders give an approximate estimate of how much top riders like Aaron Hadow and Kevin Langeree get paid?

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Re: How much do top riders make?

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Re: How much do top riders make?

Postby Surfkiternew » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:54 pm

100...

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Re: How much do top riders make?

Postby FLandOBX » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:49 pm

UKSurf wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Can any industry insiders give an approximate estimate of how much top riders like Aaron Hadow and Kevin Langeree get paid?
I don't know the answer in this industry, UKSurf. But sponsored "celebrities" get lots of perks that add up to significant compensation. So, in addition to a salary or living stipend, you'd need to add the value of free equipment, reimbursed travel expenses, etc. If anyone has a figure to offer, I suspect it's nothing more than a guesstimate that varies widely across pro riders.

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Re: How much do top riders make?

Postby Toby » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 am

Become an influencer, one will make way more money than the kite pros.

100k? Not since Best anymore !

More like 20k and gear and travel costs

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Re: How much do top riders make?

Postby fzonatto » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:58 am

Toby wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 am
Become an influencer, one will make way more money than the kite pros.

100k? Not since Best anymore !

More like 20k and gear and travel costs
I believe there are serius world champions that dont make even a fraction of this... that travel just in economic and on people should just not buy from brands who dont give back to the athletes who give it all to them

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Re: How much do top riders make?

Postby jakemoore » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:13 am

fzonatto wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:58 am
I believe there are serius world champions that dont make even a fraction of this... that travel just in economic and on people should just not buy from brands who dont give back to the athletes who give it all to them
How would you know what brands to support without them publishing salary information? If they did publish salary information, would average riders be more likely or less likely to spend on the kites?

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Re: How much do top riders make?

Postby knotwindy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:16 am

Somewhere between;
Not enough to quit &
Not enough to keep going

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Re: How much do top riders make?

Postby UKSurf » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:26 am

Toby wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 am
Become an influencer, one will make way more money than the kite pros.

100k? Not since Best anymore !

More like 20k and gear and travel costs
20k is not alot of money for putting your health at risk. I guess if you add travel and gear on top of that it could be something like 60k.

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Re: How much do top riders make?

Postby windmaker » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:13 pm

UKSurf wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:26 am
Toby wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 am
Become an influencer, one will make way more money than the kite pros.

100k? Not since Best anymore !

More like 20k and gear and travel costs
20k is not alot of money for putting your health at risk. I guess if you add travel and gear on top of that it could be something like 60k.
No, travel and gear expenses is money already spent so still 20k or whatever left.


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