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GKA Distance Battle 2020

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Event Time Table

Strapless Freestyle
Tuesday, 29.9.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens Quarterfinals
Thursday, 1.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens and Womens Semifinals
Sunday, 4.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens and Womens Finals

Twintip Freestyle
Tuesday, 6.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens Quarterfinals
Thursday, 8.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens and Womens Semifinals
Sunday, 11.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens and Womens Finals

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GKA Distance Battle 2020

Due to the lockdown period and further impact of the worldwide pandemic, we had to postpone all our regular World Cup events to return in Fall this year.

Therefore we developed a new of its kind event concept to encourage our athletes, generate fresh content and offer a communication platform for riders, sponsors and media during this period of restrictions and limitations. Initially planned as a platform during the travel and event restricted period, but with the positive feedback on the concept by the industry and others, we decided to keep the format also after the pandemic as an additional competition next to our regular world cup events in the future.

The GKA Distance Battle is a video-based competition where you can compete from anywhere in the world. A selection of the best riders that qualify through the GKA World Tour ranking and a public voting will compete in solo heats at their home spots. Like in a usual competition you need to perform tricks during a 5 minute heat, that needs to be entirely filmed without any cut. Three trick categories are predefined by the GKA head judge plus one individual signature trick. These un-edited solo heat videos will be sent to GKA and edited for presentation of head-to-head heats with split screen, slow-motion replays and live scoring judged by the GKA Kite World Tour judges and presented in an online event format from a live studio in correspondence with the competing riders via video chat. The competition will be broadcasted in several episodes of about 1 hour each online live and on-demand on the website and social channels of the GKA and selected media partners.

It is like a world cup event with the top riders battling it out simultaneously, just spread across the world!

Please find the presentation of the GKA Distance Battle and the Race Notices below:

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Looks like everyone is getting excited for the upcoming strapless kitesurfing event in Sylt, Germany! Here is a little flashback to the best moves at the event back in 2019. This year the event will take place from 17th to 22nd of August!
Read more about the event on our website: https://bit.ly/GKA-Sylt-2021
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The second episode of the GKA Distance Battle – Aluula All-Time Big Air featuring Twintip Women and Hydrofoil Freestyle is out! Click the link in our bio to watch the episode and find out who did the best moves 🔥
The last episode featuring Twintip Men will be published on Monday 2nd August at 19:00 CET.
Production by @aalvaamedia and @sebsvideos #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKADistanceBattle #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #gkabigair #aluulaalltimebigair #bigair #kitesurfing #kiteboarding @aluulacomposites @jociastula @alvaronieva
The first episode of the GKA Distance Battle – Aluula All-Time Big Air featuring STRAPLESS BIG AIR is out! Click the link in our bio to watch the episode and find out who did the best strapless big air move 🔥
The next episode featuring Twintip Women and Hydrofoil Freestyle competitors will be published on Thursday 29th July at 19:00 CET.
Production by @aalvaamedia and @sebsvideos #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKADistanceBattle #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #gkabigair #aluulaalltimebigair #bigair #kitesurfing #kiteboarding @aluulacomposites @jociastula @pablo.amoress
We have selected finalists for the GKA Distance Battle - Aluula All-Time Big Air! Later this month, we will debut three episodes where finalists will compete against one other for the champion title.

The schedule is as follows:
July 26th Monday: Distance Battle Show 1 featuring Strapless competitors
July 29th Thursday: Distance Battle Show 2 featuring Twintip Women and Hydrofoil Freestyle competitors
August 2nd Monday: Distance Battle Show 3 featuring Twintip Men competitors

Learn more about the Distance Battle on our website: www.gkakiteworldtour.com
Produced by @aalvaamedia & @sebsvideos 
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The second episode of the GKA News Show with @jociastula is out! In this episode, we'll overview the latest freestyle event at @tarifakitepro, talk about the Distance Battle and @aluulacomposites! If you want to be featured in one of our episodes simply drop us a message!
Click the link in our bio to watch it!
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The second episode of the GKA NEWS SHOW with our Tour Commentator @jociastula will be live next week on Thursday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM CET on the GKA Facebook and YouTube Channels! In this episode, we'll recap the Tarifa Kite Pro, talk about the judging criteria, more for the Distance Battle and deep dive into all things Aluula!

Also, we have selected finalists for the GKA Distance Battle - Aluula All Time Big Air! Later this month, we will debut three episodes where finalists will compete against one other for the champion title.

Schedule is as follows:
July 26th: Distance Battle Show 1 featuring Strapless competitors
July 29th: Distance Battle Show 2 featuring Twintip Women and Hydrofoil Freestyle competitors
August 2nd: Distance Battle Show 3 featuring Twintip Men competitors

#GKAKiteWorldTour #GKANewsShow #kiteboarding #kitesurfing #GKADistanceBattle #gkakiteworldtour #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #gkabigair #aluulaalltimebigair #bigair #kitesurfing #kiteboarding @aluulacomposites