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

Postby Blackened » Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:37 am

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Made me chuckle a bit to see Jamie Overbeek get second place. Wasn’t very long ago I recall some people claiming he was making unrealistic claims about his own jumping ability…turns out he is just reaaalllly good!!
In the 365 podcast they said he'd never done a doobie board off before the Porsche pre-event and never tried any doubles. If true, that's insane.

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

Postby ham-er » Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:27 am

Blackened wrote:
andylc wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:20 am
Made me chuckle a bit to see Jamie Overbeek get second place. Wasn’t very long ago I recall some people claiming he was making unrealistic claims about his own jumping ability…turns out he is just reaaalllly good!!
In the 365 podcast they said he'd never done a doobie board off before the Porsche pre-event and never tried any doubles. If true, that's insane.
I think it's his first time as well. Straight into 2nd place :o

I'm well impressed with performance of young riders

Shame Liam didn't get to the final. Done really well earlier

Congratz Jamie, well done :thumb:
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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby Baptiste_FR » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:56 am

It was a really really great event. Congrats to all the riders.
A special mention to the commentary : they were really good and especially Lewis Crathern that brings a lot to the stream.

I thought that Liam and Giel were maybe a little bit more extreme/engaged than the other. But the most consistent rider over the all competition won.
As mentioned before, the interview of Beto with Ruben is great. It was also funny to watch Beto at the end of his semi final : he was so happy that Jamie thought Beto won. Beto told him : "No, you are the winner !" and Jamie just exploded ! Really great moments.

The sport has evolved soooo much in a year, it is incredible. And it is also due to the BAKL that has put those young riders in front of the scene.
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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby Kitedicted » Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:19 pm

Blackened wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:37 am
andylc wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:20 am
Made me chuckle a bit to see Jamie Overbeek get second place. Wasn’t very long ago I recall some people claiming he was making unrealistic claims about his own jumping ability…turns out he is just reaaalllly good!!
In the 365 podcast they said he'd never done a doobie board off before the Porsche pre-event and never tried any doubles. If true, that's insane.
I'm pretty sure he has done both as evident on the instagram

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

Postby sweisburd » Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:41 pm

It was one of the best KOTA ever! Congratulations to Lorenzo !!! I think Liam and Beto had a little of bad luck in his semis series. I am very happy for Beto, because his a world class rider, as I predicted in 2020 viewtopic.php?t=2405761&p=1181422

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

Postby Baptiste_FR » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:09 pm

A few things for the next year's event :
- a better and more objective/fair selection process. I know that KOTA is an invitational event, but it should only be based on the performance of the rider and not his "reputation" and sponsor affiliation (mainly Redbull).
- a female competition : the level is improving really fast. On this note, Angely just broke the Woo record with a 25.1 meter jump. Give her the Core prototype and she could be the first women to land a double loop !

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

Postby kjorn » Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:35 am

Blackened wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:37 am
andylc wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:20 am
Made me chuckle a bit to see Jamie Overbeek get second place. Wasn’t very long ago I recall some people claiming he was making unrealistic claims about his own jumping ability…turns out he is just reaaalllly good!!
In the 365 podcast they said he'd never done a doobie board off before the Porsche pre-event and never tried any doubles. If true, that's insane.
He's been saying on his YouTube channel that they have been working on a double kite loop kite, the Edge didn't look fast enough. Although I thought I'd seen him do some doubles on the prototype kite ... but I can't be 100% sure. He's a monster kiter. Amazing.
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Re: Red Bull King of the Air 2022 - Winner: Lorenzo Casati

Postby Megamac22 » Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:46 pm

Any idea what is the prize money for this competition? I could not find this information.

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

Postby Matty V » Fri Dec 02, 2022 8:28 pm

Megamac22 wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:46 pm
Any idea what is the prize money for this competition? I could not find this information.
Not remotely enough for the risk of injury.

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

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:05 pm

Does anyone care about prizemoney or not?

I doubt anybody would, as money is not the incencitive to compete, for kitesurfers, but purely a symbolic "treat" :D

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