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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby Toby » Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:13 am

I must agree, truly amazing performance and control, not that many crashes! With this extreme riding…great show!

And guess what…strictly hooked rules 😂😂😂
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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby roQer » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:57 am

Interesting to watch: All other guys were changing to smaller kites before attempting double loops, not so Giel Vlugt who was hammering doubles right away. Those Aluula Rises must be something special.
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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby macguffin » Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:56 am

Toby wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:13 am
And guess what…strictly hooked rules 😂😂😂
True, there was not a single high handle pass in any of the heats, was there? Lewis and Colin were expecting one every now and then while commentating, when a rider seemed to be working on his variety score, but then they'd rather switch kites and either go super big or go for double loops and s-loops.

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby kitemancan » Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:00 pm

macguffin wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:56 am
Toby wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:13 am
And guess what…strictly hooked rules 😂😂😂
True, there was not a single high handle pass in any of the heats, was there? Lewis and Colin were expecting one every now and then while commentating, when a rider seemed to be working on his variety score, but then they'd rather switch kites and either go super big or go for double loops and s-loops.
It's cause it was blowing strong as f***.

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby macguffin » Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:12 pm

kitemancan wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:00 pm
macguffin wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:56 am
Toby wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:13 am
And guess what…strictly hooked rules 😂😂😂
True, there was not a single high handle pass in any of the heats, was there? Lewis and Colin were expecting one every now and then while commentating, when a rider seemed to be working on his variety score, but then they'd rather switch kites and either go super big or go for double loops and s-loops.
It's cause it was blowing strong as f***.
Hasn't stopped others in the past, has it? :D Anyhow, to me, it never felt like handle passes belong into such types of competitions as King of the Air anyway. I'd just have thought that e.g. Aaron Hadlow might be desperate enough to use them to try and counter double loops as far as the variety score was concerned.

PS: No need for further discussion of this point, as far as I am concerned. ;)

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby a99 » Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:53 pm

Thanks Kota organizers for improving video side with live drones footages! Must be more such views. Very great event this year! Please organize next year also live jump heights information!
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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby touch107fm » Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:58 pm

Great comp. The new guys are taking it to the next level but ya miss the old guard!! Wish there was a masters class plus the main event.

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby Toby » Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:09 pm

touch107fm wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:58 pm
Great comp. The new guys are taking it to the next level but ya miss the old guard!! Wish there was a masters class plus the main event.
To show what? Less exciting tricks?

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby Toby » Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:11 pm

a99 wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:53 pm
Thanks Kota organizers for improving video side with live drones footages! Must be more such views. Very great event this year! Please organize next year also live jump heights information!
Yes, adding drone was great.

Only the close up camera from the beach was bad…very shaky, they need better wind protection. But they could also leave this out, because it only showed the rider riding along…for tricks they used the wider angle to see the kiteloops.

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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby hookedcook » Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:39 pm

Toby wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:09 pm
touch107fm wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:58 pm
Great comp. The new guys are taking it to the next level but ya miss the old guard!! Wish there was a masters class plus the main event.
To show what? Less exciting tricks?
The cool thing about being young and pushing it, not caring about getting hurt, only thinking about today. For us older normal folks and the greats that have been doing this a while know it's not a sprint, it's a job, a career. Great to see these young guys pushing it to the next level


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