- Hi All
I just read about some wakeboard champ coming third in a comp after
only a few months of kiting (of course he could be a total legend).
Also, a few guys like Chris Calthrop and Peter Trow (supporters) have
been whinging about competitions being biased towards wake style
riding and ignoring other styles of riding.
Anybody think this is true?
It seems to be with the wake/TT emphasis that is happening in videos
and kiteboard shops.
- Hi Greg,
The wake,skate and snow cross-over influence will drive kitesurfing
to kiteboarding and make the sport way more attractive to young
guys/gals thinking of getting into the sport - like it or not this
is the future of kiteboarding, the best will be able to mix it up
with a hybrid of styles wake and directional/surf style riding.
But that is just my opinion...
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--- In kitesurf@y..., "gregwalshau" <Greg.Walsh@b...> wrote:
> Hi All
> I just read about some wakeboard champ coming third in a comp
> only a few months of kiting (of course he could be a total legend).
> Also, a few guys like Chris Calthrop and Peter Trow (supporters)
> been whinging about competitions being biased towards wake style
> riding and ignoring other styles of riding.
> Anybody think this is true?
> It seems to be with the wake/TT emphasis that is happening in
> and kiteboard shops.
- I'm actually curious about all the other kites and boards in comps. I
know foil makers have pro riders and I've seen them doing the foot
off deadman etc moves. Even a hack cruiser like me can go fairly big
on my foils. I've seen videos of Blades doing jumps that are far
higher and longer than anything I've seen from other kites. Why don't
they ever feature in the competition results at all. Not even down
the rankings. What's going on?
- Hi All
I sent an email to a few kitemakers regarding the lack of mention of
different products, riders and types of kites in competition results.
The responses include:
. Their riders were discouraged from entering because the comps were
sponsored by other kite companies.
. The judging is not setup to judge their riders and their moves.
. Magazines were not prepared to mention riders or products without
an ad being paid for.
. The market catered for by the competitions is outside the target
market of the kite makers.
. The kite makers can't afford to send teams to competitions.