So ive been out riding over the weekend and came up with a new trick. Ive not seen anybody do it with a kite yet, and the way the kite pulls throughout the trick, makes it quite different to what happens when wakeboarding. Anyway. See what you think about it.
This weekend we had the final rounds of BKSA Redcar. Because of a couple of comps where i was seriously off form, i needed a top 2 position to get onto the final end of year podium.
Thursday morning started off with readlly light wind and beautiful clean waves, but not long later, the wind started to fill in and picked up to about 20 knts. My first heat was against tour leader Sam Light and Scott Bourne.
We all had a pretty good heat on our 10s, but Sam pulled through with the win and I came second.
My next heat was against tour vice leader James Boulding and Murry Aldrech. This again was a pretty close heat, but i had some good moves which gave me the win, unfortunatly knocking out good friends and competitiors James and Murry.
This next heat was then to get into the final. I had no choice to win it. To get through i was going to have to beat Luke Whiteside, and Oli Sweeney who were both on fire!! I took my 8m for this heat as the wind had picked up abit. Unfortunatly in the first 2 minutes of the heat, me and Luke had a pretty harsh tangle which was unavoidable but not really anyones fault. After speaking to the judges, Oli Sweeney very graciously agreed to letting us re run the hit. So real big ups to him for that.
In the second heat i layed down some great mobes and also kiteloop pass, f16 pass, and downloop sbend to blind, also a few blind landings. This was enough to take me through to the final. Unfortunatly the wind died just before my final between Sam Light and Ned Tayler. It was a very important heat because i could have knocked Ned off the podium spot for the overall tour, but the wind wasnt playing ball so we all got joint 1st. Just the way things roll.
Friday and Saturday there wasnt enough wind to compete either so had some pretty chilled out days, watching the landboarders, buggiers, and course racers which was good fun.
On Sunday the wind really decided to sort its self out. It picked up in the morning so i had a real good 13m sess with a few guys, then it dropped off and then it really started blowoing strong.
I put up my 10m and we had the expression session comp. The idea was to go out for 30mins in a big Jam type session and just impress the crowds and judges. THe wind picked up to about 25knts so i was maxed on my 10 which was great for throwing down some board offs and big airs and spins to keep the crowd happy. I also did some super powered tricks as well which was enough for me to take the win. Stoked
So thats the BKSA for another year. Lets hope next year is as windy as this year. I will post some photos up as and when i get them.