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Created by SaveTheWhales A week ago, 12 Oct 2017
SaveTheWhales
WA, 1484 posts
12 Oct 2017 5:18PM
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Although we have dedicated big jump kites - seems anything goes these days..

Will it be a..???
Foil kite
5 strut
4 strut
3 strut
Pure C kite
Hardcore 2 liner
Big Brand
Or
Little brand ?

cauncy
WA, 5433 posts
12 Oct 2017 7:49PM
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North Vegas will take out the veterans 45 years and over,
i don't scare easily but my hole tweeted a few times tonight over shallow reef


gcdave
QLD, 518 posts
12 Oct 2017 10:58PM
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Only gusting 25 ish? I thought it blew hard in the west

cauncy
WA, 5433 posts
12 Oct 2017 9:15PM
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gcdave said..
Only gusting 25 ish? I thought it blew hard in the west


isnt wind season yet, dont fear ill keep you posted when it kicks in

tightlines
WA, 3032 posts
13 Oct 2017 12:25AM
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cauncy said..
North Vegas will take out the veterans 45 years and over,
i don't scare easily but my hole tweeted a few times tonight over shallow reef




Don't be too sure of that, I have a Switch Nitro and I am not afraid to use it........

Chris_M
1502 posts
13 Oct 2017 5:18AM
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Ha my 2 favourite boosting kites mentioned as the only contenders so far, love it!

the walks
WA, 446 posts
13 Oct 2017 6:23AM
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This over 50 will bring his rebels !!!!

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1484 posts
13 Oct 2017 6:53AM
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There is a wildcard rumour that Mark Jacobs might appear with the Nitro to add to the competition. He definitely goes big.

If PeterLynn lend me their New Aero I'll demo it for them in a big air comp.. that 7m was no slouch.

wishy
WA, 1190 posts
13 Oct 2017 9:19AM
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Rebel or Edge (flatter kites) will win if someone can throw down big board offs like Jeremie Tronet (with board flips, King of Deadman, etc)
C-kite will win if wind is strong (30++) and someone with big nuts starts throwing loops.

eppo
WA, 6318 posts
13 Oct 2017 10:14AM
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Then the question arises: What would be a suitable beach for this Big Air comp?

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1224 posts
13 Oct 2017 10:15AM
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What do people think about how the big air should be judged?

Biggest boost?
Roar from the crowd?
Height plus scariest and dramatic trick?
All above combined?

Cheers

cauncy
WA, 5433 posts
13 Oct 2017 10:22AM
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Ryan the sail doctor is sponsoring the event
so you can go as hard as you like
Biggest stack and most damaged kite award




eppo
WA, 6318 posts
13 Oct 2017 10:23AM
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same as King of the Air I suppose. Height and difficulty / risk of trick.

Risk seems to be a big factor in king of the air.

What about an award for the craziest costume.

Biggest stack award...yeh man totally.


dave what about a scoring app...

everyone logs on...collates each heat.

Let the crowd judge...

or is that getting to ambitious.


again....which beach?

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1224 posts
13 Oct 2017 11:15AM
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Thanks Eppo, there isnt really a perfect beach for it in Gero like in Cape town, but Back beach seems the best compromise. It has good access from the car park and in case of medical emergency, good viewing from the lookout, the action is close to the beach, has decent kickers. Water safety is good with the Gero surf lifesaving club close by. Vendors can setup on grass or beach.

We will have to find the Back beach spot with the smoothest runways, kickers etc on the day, based on time, swell, sand banks, sea weed etc.
Might require a need a test pilot if youre offering? :)

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1484 posts
13 Oct 2017 2:38PM
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I think we Need 2 Categories

Geraldton is very remote - not like the South African comp..

1. Biggest Air - no tricks - just big as you can get, the safety aspect will ensure more people and Pros will participate, rather than wreck their world championship chances..
Also this will ensure continuing support for all us amateur noobs to have a go at it, who will actually be the majority travelling for the Company gear Demos on offer and buying stuff, accommodation, shops, alcohol etc

2. Biggest Tricks - The Pros or Newcomers can strut their stuff..

We Dont need to follow what others do - that will make it Unique to chilled out WA.
Weve all read about the risk factor and why pro riders "Wont enter"

Make it Ours

lostatsea
WA, 124 posts
13 Oct 2017 3:15PM
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SaveTheWhales said..
I think we Need 2 Categories

Geraldton is very remote - not like the South African comp..

1. Biggest Air - no tricks - just big as you can get, the safety aspect will ensure more people and Pros will participate, rather than wreck their world championship chances..
Also this will ensure continuing support for all us amateur noobs to have a go at it, who will actually be the majority travelling for the Company gear Demos on offer and buying stuff, accommodation, shops, alcohol etc

2. Biggest Tricks - The Pros or Newcomers can strut their stuff..

We Dont need to follow what others do - that will make it Unique to chilled out WA.
Weve all read about the risk factor and why pro riders "Wont enter"

Make it Ours


well said mate,

i vote
1. Biggest air
2. Best old school air/ trick
3. Best flippy flicky trip for the young uns
4. Best something on pre 2007 kite - wheres Rowdy these days????

its cool to see pro riders strut their stuff but im more keen to see unsponsered riders compete

IanR
NSW, 697 posts
13 Oct 2017 6:48PM
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I Think have 3 categories for big air Two quantifiable
Hieght and Time in the AIr for the not so young
And Hardest Trick for the pros and younger
Gives a good mix and if someone does something really special they can win all 3

cauncy
WA, 5433 posts
13 Oct 2017 5:41PM
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If it cranking, 30 knots and above, I'd say a Vegas or similar, loaded 5 line, 9 mtr
possibly a 9 rebel
or 8 edge
if its 20/25 knots then I'd say an edge, rebel, nitro, core xr or gts something along them lines would have a chance

juhac
WA, 4 posts
13 Oct 2017 5:54PM
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Back beach would be good but got a slight onshore factor depending on where you ride. Definitely worth looking at separation pt for the big air if there is some swell. Nice cross shore, smooth on the inside, some real nice kickers on the reef. Great viewing area on the hill and a reasonable amount of beach for setting up at the moment. Get permission to section off the lookout for judging and spono setups. Plenty of parking across the road at the maritime college. Fricken sweet as.

Matt988
WA, 134 posts
13 Oct 2017 6:38PM
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juhac said..
Back beach would be good but got a slight onshore factor depending on where you ride. Definitely worth looking at separation pt for the big air if there is some swell. Nice cross shore, smooth on the inside, some real nice kickers on the reef. Great viewing area on the hill and a reasonable amount of beach for setting up at the moment. Get permission to section off the lookout for judging and spono setups. Plenty of parking across the road at the maritime college. Fricken sweet as.


Seppo goes alright in 25-30


cauncy
WA, 5433 posts
13 Oct 2017 8:00PM
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Had a mad session at seppos
on and edge, north coros goes big, I've been checking back beach, has great sections of flat water inside to get blistering speed, then some cracking ramps for take off
This is great though for our event, if one spots better then that's where we're at, we've 3/4 cracking spots all within a couple of klms

Swavek
WA, 195 posts
14 Oct 2017 5:45AM
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The highest risk trick competition may encourage participants to try more that they are comfortable with - potentially asking for a serious injury in my opinion. If it happens, it would not be a good start for a new event....



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