SBCKiteboard.com
  SBCKiteboard.COM Twitter SBCKiteboard.COM Facebook

Pastor and Pulido Win the Single in France

Apr 22, 2013

Author: PKRA

The second day of competition started with great conditions. The men riding 7 m kites and women were on 5, 6 meter kites with sunny skies.  Alex Pastor and Gisela Pulido won the single elimination. Aaron Hadlow defeated Youri Zoon in the second round and lost to Alex Pastor in the final but guaranteed himself a podium spot for the Mondial du vent.  The first round of the double elimination of men was started and we will be finishing the competition tomorrow and crowning two champions.



The women took to the water first and had to get used to the conditions, the veterans Rodenas and Bonzom advanced and Vieira show some good tricks to defeat Van Der Snoek.  The second round of men was on right from the start with Da Silva versus Tack, with Tack under the weather Da Silva easily won with a perfect BJ7 which set the tone for the competition.  The big upset of the competition was delivered by Aaron Hadlow who upset the defending world champion in a close heat early in the competition. The other upset was Alberto Rondina who was battling injuries and lost to Mario Rodwald and withdrew from the competition.



The women’s quarter final was dominated by the top seeds that landed their repertoire of tricks and all made it to the semifinals.  The men’s quarterfinals were very exciting starting with Da Silva versus Jacobs who have contrasting styles.  Jacobs’s powered moves (back mobe, NIS) defeated the young Brazilian.  Hadlow kept his run going by beating Rodwald, Borisov  powered riding  eliminated Langeree  and sent him to his first PKRA semifinal.  Alex Pastor’s execution stayed flawless and sent Whaley to the double elimination. 



The first semifinal was between Bruna Kajiya and Gisela Pulido, this is a classic battle of two world champions that have been going at each other for years, Gisela got the upper hand by being more consistent in the gusty winds and landing more tricks.  The second heat between Karolina Winkowska and Manuela Jungo, the world champion dominated by landing more powered tricks.  The first semifinal of the men between Jacobs and Hadlow was very close, Aaron was landing and executing his tricks smoothly, Marc had more power but was not very smooth on his landings.  It was close, but Aaron qualified for his first PKRA final since 2009.  Borisov was the new comer to the semifinals against Alex Pastor.  Borisov was good, but was no match for Alex’s double S-1, back mobe 5 and front blind mobe.



The first battle for the third-place podium spot between Kajiya and Jungo was close until the last minute when Bruna landed a big blind judge and 313; Manuela had a blind judge but could not match Bruna’s power.   On the men’s side it was Borisov versus Jacobs who have similar style.  Both riders were checking their landings but it was Marc Jacobs that took the podium spot.

The women’s final was between Gisela Pulido and Karolina Winkowska.  Gisela was on right from the start and landed a full repertoire of tricks.  Karolina had a hard time finding her rhythm and was unable to land all of her tricks.  Gisela was back on top of the podium and will do her best to secure her first win of the season. 

The men’s final was between Alex Pastor and Hadlow, the action was intense from the start.  The two riders traded tricks for the entire heat going back and forth for the lead.  In the end it was Alex pastor who took the win with a last minute double S-1.  Alex Pastor is in a great position to take a commanding points lead in the 2013 ranking.

All the trick and scores can be seen here

The Double elimination of the men was started in the late afternoon, the wind had dropped a bit and the men were able to put up their 9 meter kites.  In the first two heats Tack and Blanc both advanced by being more consistent in the gusty conditions.  Da Silva had a bye due to Rondina’s injury and put a little show for the crowd.  In the next heat the two fan favorites Garat and Zoon battled it out with Zoon taking the win and looking to chase a podium spot tomorrow.  Schitzhofer and Romeu both advance to the next round.  Valentin Garat won against Jaspan and Paul Serin bowed out to Sam Light.

Tomorrow competition will resume at 10:00 and the men and women Mondial du Vent Champions will be chosen.

Daily Photos Day 2



Video
Buell's Summer Daze
September 30, 2014
Rider: Sean Buell and some footage from his travels to Hood River and the Outer Banks of North...
Video
RED BULL KING OF THE AIR
September 29, 2014
Dimitri Maramenides named this video Red Bull King of the Air. Dimitri is with out a doubt one of...
Video
The epic way of landing a kite
September 27, 2014
Dimitri Maramenides, owner of Epic kites and prorider extraordinaire, always puts a smile on our...
Video
Can't Stop Won't Stop
September 27, 2014
Check out the brand new episode from North Kiteboarding! Can't stop the pop, won't stop the...
Video
Contour Athlete: Niccolo Porcella
September 26, 2014
Get to know Contour Team Athlete Niccolo Porcella and what it takes to to overcome the challenges...
News Wire
2014 Kitefoil Gold CupTownsville Australia
September 26, 2014
The Top racers from around the world were on hand for the biggest foil race to date! The...
Video
Evan Drye TV Interview Surf Expo 2014
September 25, 2014
F-One Team Rider EVAN DRYE did a TV interview during Surf Expo 2014 ! Check it tout
Video
Alden Simmer: Here and There
September 25, 2014
Naish Maui Team rider and BIP rider Alden Simmer kiting Maui over the Summer. Gear: Pivot,...
News Wire
2014 Hatteras Wave Classic Update
September 25, 2014
The final heats of the Cape Hatteras Wave Classic were held Wednesday afternoon in well overhead...
Video
Slice Of My Existence - Trailer - Boris Judin
September 25, 2014
Boris Judin's trailer for his new film.
Video
2014 Kitesurf Season - Episode #6 - Portugal
September 25, 2014
Video from Flysurfer showing the versatility of the Flysurfer Cronix kite. Check out the review...
Video
Cape Hatteras Wave Classic - Kevin Langeree
September 24, 2014
15 seconds of pure shred from Kevin Langeree at the 2014 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic.
Video
Cape Hatteras Wave Classic - Davey Blair Wipeout
September 22, 2014
For more information on the 2014 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic visit realwatersports.com/chwc
Video
Teaser can´t stop won´t stop
September 22, 2014
New North Kiteboarding promo video teaser for the 2015 Vegas kite.
Video
Chase Hasch - Kiteboarding in La Boca,...
September 20, 2014
Follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/chasehaschkiteThis video was shot in La Boca, just outside...
Video
2015 LIQUID FORCE ENVY (OFFICIAL)
September 18, 2014
SIX YEARS STRONG, THE ALL-TERRAIN 3-STRUT ENVY RESETS THE STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE.Building on...
Video
SkinnyBoy goes to Oregon-Pike Harris
September 18, 2014
Fun looking session on the West Coast! "Quick trip up to Oregon to test out Blade's new wave kite...
Personalities
Whos Dat? Idani Capellan
September 18, 2014
Nickname: Idani Date of birth: June 7, 1995 Years riding: 8 Sponsors: Wainman Hawaii and Gokite...
Extra
My Bucket List - John Bryja Editor
September 18, 2014
It doesn't get much better than Solo Sports camp at Punta San Carlos, Baja. Merritt photo I have...
Extra
Off the Top - Brandon Scheid
September 18, 2014
Rider: Brandon ScheidPhotographer: Vincent BergeronLocation: Mayreau, St. Vincent and the...
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Editor's Video Picks!

 

 

THE LATEST

Video
Buell's Summer Daze
September 30, 2014
Video
RED BULL KING OF THE AIR
September 29, 2014
Video
The epic way of landing a kite
September 27, 2014
Video
Can't Stop Won't Stop
September 27, 2014
Video
Contour Athlete: Niccolo Porcella
September 26, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

SBC KITEBOARD ON FACEBOOK

What's Hot!!!

 

2014 Kite Reviews
SBC 2014 Kite Tests:...
March 12, 2014
2015 Kite Reviews
2015 Cabrinha Switchblade
August 28, 2014
2015 Kite Reviews
2015 Cabrinha Switchblade
August 28, 2014
Gear
Surf Expo - Stuff we like - Woo
September 4, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Download Kiteboard Desktop App

Newsletter Signup

 

SBCSKATEBOARD SBCSURF SBCWAKEBOARD SBCSKIER SBCKITEBOARD WINDSPORT SNOWBOARD CANADA SBC RESORT GUIDE  CONTACT ADVERTISE