1st Aaron Hadlow (Flexifoil)
2nd Kevin Langeree (Naish)
3rd Alvaro Onieva (Best)
1st Kristin Boese (Best)
2nd Ania Grzelinska (North)
3rd Jo Wilson (Naish)
Day 4 saw finally proper Portugese weather. Sunny skies and hot temperatures. the wind finally kicked in around 3pm much to the joy of a very bored bunch of riders.
Kites on the water were around 10m\’s and some 12m\’s.
Kevin Langeree (Naish) was on fire. Landing Mobe 7\’s, KGB\’s, kite loop handle passes etc. He stopped Alvaro Onieva (Best) who had just beaten Mike Blomvall (JN).
Kevin then continued to take on Aaron Hadlow (Flexifoil) in the final. Aaron rode a solid heat, but seemingly Kevin kept up landing much the same moves. The result of this final was Kevin passing despite Aaron having a more solid heat from where spectators were standing. Because Aaron had won the single elimination Kevin has to beat him twice to become the winner, so they went back to battle again.
It was evident that Aaron was clearly wound up by the previous decision and his usual solid riding style went a bit the other way. Kevin on the hand was busting out tricks left right and centre including a huge F16 from a powered mobe with out hooking back in between moves. Kevin appeared to rule. Aaron had a lot of wipeouts and so it wasn\’t a clear win for Aaron.
On the girls side. i was unfortunately taken down by Ania Grzelinska. I had a good heat with some of my biggest kite loops with grabs as well as some surface handle passes, but I wipeout on my blind tricks (Ania\’s speciality). Ania went through to take Kristin on in the final.
Krisitn was busting kite loops to blind with surface handle pass plus a fantastic mobe in addition to s bend to blind and more.
A best trick contest was run, but results are not yet out. I\’ll bring you them as soon as I can…
In case you are wondering what that last picture is – it is Kevin Langeree being \’Man\’ handled. Man being the operative word. They were man beasts, but he didn\’t know! Hahahahha
Photo Credit: Ian Edmondson