Aaron Hadlow difende e si aggiudica per la seconda volta il titolo di KING KOTA
Among the field of the world’s best kiteboarders and with some 13,000 spectators looking on, a clinical Aaron Hadlow (GBR) once again claimed the Red Bull King of the Air crown in Cape Town.
Cape Town (South Africa) – As Table Mountain’s ‘tablecloth’ cloud formations draped heavily over its slopes, it signified that the Southeaster was at its best at Big Bay for the Red Bull King of the Air final day with a 13,000-strong crowd glued to the action. In the closely contested final that saw extreme big air from Reno Romeu (BRA), Kevin Langeree (NED) and Jesse Richman (USA), it was defending champion Aaron Hadlow (GBR) who came out on top.
With the first round of the event having run earlier in the week, there were some clear standouts from the beginning – of which Romeu was one of them. He showed a lot of heart in the final, but was flagged-out first and it was left to the three previous champions to battle it out. Their contrasting styles showed throughout the day, but nowhere more so than when it was all on the line in the final: the technical Hadlow vs. the stylish and consistent Langeree vs Richman with his gung-hu, all-or-nothing approach.
Richman went big and flew far, but it was Hadlow, with his pinpoint execution who won the day over him, and Langeree rounded off the podium. Hadlow becomes the first rider to ever win the Red Bull King of the Air title for a second time.
The defending champion was really pumped on his win. “You can never expect how it’s going to go in the final and to be there with 2 past champions, I really had to go for it. I mixed it up, did some big kiteloops and landed my megaloop KGB which also helped me win last year.”