BKSA Freestyle Round 2 - Barrow in Furness

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Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:46 pm

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Lewis Crathern Handywork - nice!
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Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:13 pm

wow. thats an awesom poster.
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Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:52 pm

You only think that because your'e in it.
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it wud be awesom if it was any rider. best poster the bksa has had imo
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Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:23 pm

The Kiteboarder van will be there from Thursday evening, drop by and have a beer!

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Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:10 pm

how did the event go? i wish i could of been there (bloody leg :cry:)


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Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:33 pm

Toby, 3 days of wind at more than the forecast. All Pro's went ahead on Friday, Lewis, Sam, Luke. Not certain on the rest but I am sure the results will be posted officially soon.
All others finished on Saturday but it was a very long day, poor attendance at the Sat gig cause the wind stayed in and no-one came in off the water until it was too dark to surf. Expression session ran on Sunday and good attendance for the landboarding and buggy comp.
Sorry to say it but you missed what could be the best round of the year. :wink:
Pictures from a local guy here, http://malcolmsphotos.fotopic.net/c1527336_145.html
There will be many more soon from the official photographer I am sure.
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Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:12 pm

sweet man looked like an epic weekend
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Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:57 pm

Absolutely fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend for Jack's first comp. (http://malcolmsphotos.fotopic.net/p51206565.html - cool photos Malcolm)

Superbly organised and run. Massive thanks to Gary, the BKSA, judges, helpers, etc, etc. 8) 8) 8)
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Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:43 pm

Fab photography :o

Well done all :lol:
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Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:05 pm

What a fantastic competition. Heats were run in all divisions on the first two days leaving the last day for the opportunity to show case the sport by having grouped freestyle sessions that were judged by the pro's en mass. More details later but for now the results were as follows – sitting in Glens car as he drives us back to Aberdeen – just coming into Dundee!

Juniors
1 Jack Shoulder
2 Sam Moore
3 Jack Daykin

Seniors
1 Layne Dickenson
2 Kevin Obrian
3 Gary Powell

Amateur Women
1 Rebecca Morrice
2 Josie Robinson
3 Sheryl Confue

Amateur Men
1 James Baulding
2 Tom Buttler
3 Tom Railston

Pro Women
1 Helen Thompson
2 Hannah Whitley
3 Jemma Grobelaar

Pro Men
1 Lewis Crathern
2 Sam Light
3 Luke Whiteside

On the last day it was decided to run a set of 20 minute heats in each amateur class with the pro riders judging. This was an excellent showcase for the sport that was enjoyed by everyone watching and those participating. The winner was chosen as the one who pulled the best trick during the entire session. Without the pressure of full competition it was great to see everyone going for it knowing they had plenty of time
Juniors – Sam Moore with a very powered railey to blind
Seniors – Layne Dickenson with a very big dangle!
Am Women – Cheryl Confue with a well executed F16
Am Men – James Baulding with a slim chance

Prize giving was presented by the Mayor Dave Roberts in front of a large crowd. I’m sure pictures will be available through this forum soon.

Large thanks to Gary Powel of Northwest Kitesurfing for putting in all the upfront hard work to secure the event, the sponsors Vestas, West Lakes Rennaissance, Red Bull, Deadman Clothing and Buff. Terrific effort put in by all the race crew and the pro and am riders who judged along with new judge JP with consistency. Also a big thank to those that helped in other areas before, during and tomorrow after all the competitors are gone. Also a big thanks to all the riders as it was commented that the mess that was left behind in the camping area was nonexistent and the locals were surprised and pleased that all mess was cleaned up. Good effort on the water in sunshine and consistent wind most of the time.

Tony did a great job of photography during the entire event so hopefully we will get to see some of the shots on here soon

Good efford by all who travelled as far afield as Thurso in Scotland to the south east of England.

Have a good windy time in the weeks to come and look forward to the next BKSA event in Exmouth in a couple of weeks with course racing, the home of Stef Bridge, world champion in this class. This will be followed by Hunstanton at the beginning of July followed the week after by Skegness.

Later all

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Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:21 am

I am soooo tired and I've gotta go to work :(

Great weekend, really good to put faces to names, thanks to all you guys who spent time to chat, have a laugh and drink a few beers, I left Barrow with a warm feeling 8)

Photo's soon 8)

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Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:28 am

i want to say thankyou to the bksa lads for all the hard work.
it really was the best event that there has been since we started coming.


such a good crowd, exciting heats and well organsied. endless sunshine and wind

Tony mate thanks so much for all your hard work standing in the water all day taking photos, ive never seen you move so fast at some points :-D
Hes shown me a preview of the work, and there really are some stunners.

Awsome mate

Really looking forward to Hunny.

See you all there


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Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:55 am

Brilliant weekend !

Good effort to everyone who turned up and rode or organised, and particularly well done gary for all the organisation and getting on the podium !
It was great to see every one having a ball, smiles everywhere...

looking forward to the next one

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Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:47 pm

Forgot to mention I found an Ipod next to a camp fire near the BKSA basecamp on Sun morning.
Give the BKSA guys a shout with a description if you've lost one.
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