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Aloha Classic 2019 - What a fantastic show!

 
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manuel



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:44 am    Post subject: Aloha Classic 2019 - What a fantastic show! Reply with quote

It's awesome that we can watch the live action during PWA events. This Aloha Classic with crappy but huge waves and zero wind pushed riders to their limit.

I was glad to see Koester sailing well, incredible performance from Lenny, Roediger, Martin, Juban, etc.

Insane hits, aerials, 360s, brutal wipeouts and recoveries.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree- it was an amazing show to watch on the livestream, with good camera work and ultra-stoked commentary from Kai Katchadorian. (spelling?) Compared to other highly edited video clips and pictures I've seen, this footage gave a lot a better feel for what the setup at Hookipa is like and how challenging scary and powerful those big Pacific swells are.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely! I enjoyed seeing what they can do in conditions far from ideal. The way some riders struggle, others thrive and recover from incredible situations! Loved it.

I actually learned watching how they worked the waves, timing, selection, choices of turns, etc. Very informative.

Then the following day they had more onshore winds and all of a sudden they had no speed on the peak at the top turn...

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