National Freestyle, Big Air, Demo, Party Party Party, Volunteers!

We are less than 2 weeks from Lancing’s moment in the spotlight. You have been part of one of the largest clubs and active kite scenes over the last 7 years and we have been asked by the BKA and the kite industry to to kick off the newly formed 2015 tour.Hopefully you have read this far, this bit is important! We have heard some peoples comments that a freestyle contest is not for them, they told us they want more big air! Well… its ok! the amateurs category is being run in the spirit of big air!!! So hold back no more and enter here

This event is your opportunity to share time on the water with some of the best riders in the UK, to meet the brands and try the latest equipment (our biggest demo EVER!), plus a Saturday night party. The majority of the UK kitesurfing industry will be descending on Lancing. Our club members need to represent!

We need your help and support to make this event a success, we need volunteers over the weekend for beach marshals, event set-up and clean up.  If you would like to help out then just reply to this email.

Wind prayers, dances and sacrifices for the 30th and 31st all welcome!

BRITISH KITESPORTS FREESTYLE TOUR

Location: LANCING KITE BEACH
Date: Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May 2015

LKSC are proud to support the British Kitesports, Kiteworld and IKSURFMAG national freestyle – the first of the 3 stop British tour for 2015. This is a fresh approach to re-invigorate the grass roots and club level of kitesurfing. The national tour has an equal focus on amateur level riding as much as the pro fleet.

The amateur classes, for both men and women will focus on fun competition in the style of Big Air, handle pass tricks will not score.  Styling boosts, grabs and rotations are the foundation for this category – more big air than blind judge 3 (whatever that is!).

“We’re really excited to be coming down to Lancing and working with the club to deliver this event, it’s been a while since a proper freestyle tour has happened in the UK and Lancing is the perfect location to kick start the series!” – Rou Chater – IKSURFMAG

Top UK riders are signing up to throw down at our local spot – Tom Bridge the latest signing will be battling out in the Pro Mens.  Lancing beach boost regular world champion visitors this year see a likely appearance from Kevin Langeree, past World Champion and Red Bull King of the Air.  Of course our local kiting superstar Lewis will be the event MC and commentator.

Places are limited in each category, your entry fee includes all your competition, safety boat cover, Saturday Party food voucher and goody bag containing 2x T-Shirts, magazine subs and even a lockable key-safe worth more than the entry fee alone at over £50! http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-kitesurfing-championships-tour-stop-1-lancing-tickets-16958211467

 

See the latest 2015 demo gear from top manufacturers, try the kites and ride the boards!

  • North
  • Naish
  • F ONE
  • Airush
  • Shinn
  • Slingshot
  • Cabrinha
  • Ozone
  • WOO Sports
  • and many, many more

BKA National Freestyle – Lancing – Round 1 – 30/31 MAY

We are really pleased to be hosting the National Freestyle tour this year. In collaboration with the British Kitesports Association, IKSURFMAG and Kitesurf Magazine.

We will have a number of brands in attendance with demo kit available.

Although this is a national event, there will be a real focus on the amateurs contests. We have new judging rules for this category that excludes handlepass tricks

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Depending on the numbers attending each event there may be changes to these categories. We are really excited to see lots of local riders entering the competition and so the amateur fleet will not be scoring handle-pass manoeuvres. The pro fleet is aimed at being a feeder for the World Tour, and will be judged accordingly.

The format for the events will be a Double Elimination to allow us time to get through all the heats. If conditions limit time this will switch to a Single Elimination to allow us to complete the event as fully as possible.

You will need to PRE REGISTER for each event, THERE WILL BE NO CASH REGISTRATIONS ON THE DAY. This will free up our time to run the competition.
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