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Created by kitcho207 5 months ago, 7 Feb 2020
kitcho207
NSW, 850 posts
7 Feb 2020 9:50PM
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What has this forum come to.. King of the air just on and no mention or comments.
There was some great kiting with a lot of firsts.. strapless, female, 3x pass attempt, etc.

Go the Orbits... Yeeeow.
Haha

Happy2kite
QLD, 48 posts
7 Feb 2020 9:37PM
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Yep was it was epic the orbit is an awesome kite.
1st to Jesse.
1st to Nick for highest scored trick
1st to Jacobs for highest boost.
Plus 1st and 2nd overall.

They are a wicked kite indeed.

People are talking about the big boost from old mate that happened a month ago lol.
So they are on the ball on here for sure lol.
But that's just my crap opinion.

Go the Orbit.
Yee ha.
Unbeatable kite.

towradgi
NSW, 309 posts
8 Feb 2020 10:00AM
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King of Air is the ultimate trick and event in twintip kitesurfing...Its a showcase to the world of the sport...beats big wave nazare ,chopes tahiti and north shore hawaii ,and heliskiing alaska mountains everday of the week ...for risk and visual spectacle ..

eppo
WA, 7535 posts
8 Feb 2020 8:19AM
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kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2405489&start=160

also podcast with Jesse after his wind is great insight into his mindset before and after the comp.

kitesurf365.com/jesse-richman-episode-130

Sandfoot
VIC, 461 posts
8 Feb 2020 6:59PM
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towradgi said..
King of Air is the ultimate trick and event in twintip kitesurfing...Its a showcase to the world of the sport...beats big wave nazare ,chopes tahiti and north shore hawaii ,and heliskiing alaska mountains everday of the week ...for risk and visual spectacle ..


What a croc lol

psychojoe
VIC, 857 posts
8 Feb 2020 7:09PM
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Sandfoot said..

towradgi said..
King of Air is the ultimate trick and event in twintip kitesurfing...Its a showcase to the world of the sport...beats big wave nazare ,chopes tahiti and north shore hawaii ,and heliskiing alaska mountains everday of the week ...for risk and visual spectacle ..



What a croc lol


Well, it might be more of a visual spectacle if they hired more than one cameraman

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1777 posts
8 Feb 2020 4:49PM
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Here you go - the whole comp replay
www.redbull.com/int-en/events/red-bull-king-of-the-air/live/red-bull-king-of-the-air-2020-day-1

If Marc Jacobs spends more time in Cape town over the next year to get his timing right - It will be between him and Jessie, both hardcore next level riders.. Good to see Marc also adapt to his new teams North kite with little time on it.

eppo
WA, 7535 posts
8 Feb 2020 7:14PM
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Agreed. Marc is an animal, just came up against Jesse in the semi finals who was on fire.

Hybrid_Z
378 posts
9 Feb 2020 8:30AM
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psychojoe said..

Sandfoot said..


towradgi said..
King of Air is the ultimate trick and event in twintip kitesurfing...Its a showcase to the world of the sport...beats big wave nazare ,chopes tahiti and north shore hawaii ,and heliskiing alaska mountains everday of the week ...for risk and visual spectacle ..




What a croc lol



Well, it might be more of a visual spectacle if they hired more than one cameraman


Camera work was much improved this year.

kitcho207
NSW, 850 posts
9 Feb 2020 1:43PM
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psychojoe said..

Sandfoot said..


towradgi said..
King of Air is the ultimate trick and event in twintip kitesurfing...Its a showcase to the world of the sport...beats big wave nazare ,chopes tahiti and north shore hawaii ,and heliskiing alaska mountains everday of the week ...for risk and visual spectacle ..




What a croc lol



Well, it might be more of a visual spectacle if they hired more than one cameraman


Imaging 5 drones flying around. Would be great footage plus dodge the drone aspect

Happy2kite
QLD, 48 posts
9 Feb 2020 12:48PM
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Agree best camera work yet this yr.
Hopefully they step it up again nxt yr.

bigtone667
NSW, 1234 posts
10 Feb 2020 7:44PM
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I don't get the handle pass and dangly bit.... I am sure it takes serious guts to do it.... sort of reminds me of teabag swinging in the wind.

eppo
WA, 7535 posts
10 Feb 2020 6:34PM
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Shows variation. It won't win you the comp but it does seperate out the boogie mega loop crew and mega loop board off crew which is pretty much everyone now

wishy
WA, 1461 posts
10 Feb 2020 7:43PM
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King of the air is less interesting when the locals are going just as high with Boogeyloops anyway.


GMK-KiteSurf
NSW, 121 posts
10 Feb 2020 11:32PM
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It blows me away the height and length of those jumps in Huge winds.
I sat and watched the 6+ hrs. I can't get enough of it.

What Incredible Kite skills of Jesse, Nick and Marc and what an Unbelieveable Kite design job Pat Goodman did with the North Orbit. His team placed in the finals twice in 12 months.

But, I guess he does have over 20yrs Kite design experience.

I'd love to have those skills and guts and Craziness.

eppo
WA, 7535 posts
11 Feb 2020 7:32AM
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I'm sure Jesse, Nic and Marc could be riding any of those kites and be killing it (particularly those three above as elder statesman and at the top of their game regarding this particular comp) ....But that won't stop the noobs reading, listening and buying based on such utter garbage as above. Just stop it.

Kraut
VIC, 494 posts
11 Feb 2020 3:54PM
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eppo said..
I'm sure Jesse, Nic and Marc could be riding any of those kites and be killing it (particularly those three above as elder statesman and at the top of their game regarding this particular comp) ....But that won't stop the noobs reading, listening and buying based on such utter garbage as above. Just stop it.


I am with you. Funny how everyone was thinking one needs a C kite to even loop or jump or dangle and now you see Pivots and yes bloody Orbit and whatever else too. Who cares when you are a freak you can fly it all. Next year we might see a foil kite and strapless foil board tricks. Or a supersized wing thing

Gazuki
WA, 1169 posts
11 Feb 2020 1:51PM
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Next year we might see a foil kite and strapless foil board tricks.



So last year :)



Gilly3
QLD, 754 posts
11 Feb 2020 4:39PM
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Gazuki said..

Next year we might see a foil kite and strapless foil board tricks.




So last year :)





Daaaaammnn, those souls have got some float.....

sorry,,,,as you were....

GMK-KiteSurf
NSW, 121 posts
19 Feb 2020 7:17PM
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eppo said..
I'm sure Jesse, Nic and Marc could be riding any of those kites and be killing it (particularly those three above as elder statesman and at the top of their game regarding this particular comp) ....But that won't stop the noobs reading, listening and buying based on such utter garbage as above. Just stop it.


So your saying that the North Kites are Crap Eh...........

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 908 posts
20 Feb 2020 11:33AM
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This thread is a plug for the Orbit, right?

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1777 posts
20 Feb 2020 12:12PM
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Gilly3 said..

Gazuki said..


Next year we might see a foil kite and strapless foil board tricks.





So last year :)






Daaaaammnn, those souls have got some float.....

sorry,,,,as you were....


And Olly smashes out a 28m Woo jump on "Flat water"...

Can all the impersonator's please sit down - there are no ramps to launch off today

miro
NSW, 2 posts
21 Feb 2020 7:00PM
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Yeah I was there watching it! 8 hours of pure gold didnt miss a second..., except when we had lunch at Tigers milk 50metres away with the event broadcast live on both TVs... Cape Town is the place to boost if you jump left foot forward. Broke my personal record with 15.6m only to place 72nd out of 300 riders with woo of the day. BTW olly bridge with all respect wouldnt stand a chance with his flatwater expertise :) water there is messy



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