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King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

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Re: King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

Postby FLandOBX » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:47 pm

Kitemenn wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:02 am

Ever seen a hydrofoiler doing tricks big air...it looks very clumpie! It's a big thing to carry around mid air and def limits your ability to do rotations or other tricks. .... I think you get bored quite soon.
Beg to differ??


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Re: King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

Postby Kitemenn » Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:56 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:47 pm

Beg to differ??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gfFAtcRGaQ
OK looks cool…but still boring after a while as the variation is limited in my view…bit thats just a personal opinion.

Anyway having 3 of these guys in one field seems quite dangerous!

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Re: King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

Postby Hugh2 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:28 pm

So good to see Kevin Langaree back vloging now that he is in SA. His workout video is truly intimidating. And this video of his second day is so well done. The view from the beach gives a much better feel for the extremity of this event, and reminds me of watching it in 2019 and 2020 right at the water edge. The comraderie of the competitors is great to see, many of them clearly good friends, as earlier videos of Kevin riding with Nick and others shows. I just love this sport and these guys, and gals, who promote it so well are amazing. Kudos all. Finally, I see the Reedin gear is now available from the Kite Beach shop that used to sell Best gear and is now known as Board and Kite Africa - https://boardandkiteafrica.com/. My favorite shop in Cape Town.


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Re: King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

Postby SMJ » Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:58 pm

For the silly peeps on this thread that don't think Janek can pull standard powered kiteloops.



#janekwasrobbed

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Re: King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

Postby Frank82 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:59 pm

SMJ wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:58 pm
For the silly peeps on this thread that don't think Janek can pull standard powered kiteloops.



#janekwasrobbed
Maybe he should have done a bit more of that in his heat?

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Re: King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

Postby SMJ » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:20 am

Frank82 wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:59 pm
Maybe he should have done a bit more of that in his heat?
He went way beyond that in his heats.

#ifyoucantdoithowcanyoujudgeit

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Re: King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

Postby Frank82 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:37 am

SMJ wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:20 am
Frank82 wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:59 pm
Maybe he should have done a bit more of that in his heat?
He went way beyond that in his heats.

#ifyoucantdoithowcanyoujudgeit
Uh no, he did more rotations and boards offs with very high loops without any pull. The loops in this short clip are proper megaloops with lots of pull.

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Re: King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

Postby Havre » Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:40 am

Which brings us back to - why would he when he got a 9.4 without it?

I honestly think he would have won if he hadn't gotten such a high score on the first day. Like Giel he would have adjusted. When you get a 9.4 the first day there really isn't much point in trying to change things.
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Re: King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

Postby Kitedicted » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:39 pm

I think Janek doing megaloops now is him adjusting his riding for the next KOTA

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Re: King of the Air 2021 - all info here (Marc Jacobs wins!)

Postby Toby » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:50 pm

Frank82 wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:37 am
SMJ wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:20 am
Frank82 wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:59 pm
Maybe he should have done a bit more of that in his heat?
He went way beyond that in his heats.

#ifyoucantdoithowcanyoujudgeit
Uh no, he did more rotations and boards offs with very high loops without any pull. The loops in this short clip are proper megaloops with lots of pull.
But more technical. More innovative. For me that counts more. If I were judge, my results would differ. Not in the final though, nothing to complain here.
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