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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:

Instafeed

Rider: @matchu_lopes
Nationality: Spanish
Height: 189cm
Weight: 80kg
Home spot: Cape Verde and Gran Canaria
Favorite spot: Bangladesh
Favorite set up: DUOTONE 9m Neo D/LAB and 5’7 Wam D/LAB

Watch the full tech talk with Matchu on the live show link in our bio!

📸 @lukas_k_stiller
@waterzdk @visitvesterhavet #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAKitesurf #GKAHvideSande #waterz #waterzdk #VisitVesterhavet #Sporteventdenmark #Hempelfoundation #Hvidesande #kitesurfing #kiteboarding #duotonekiteboarding
Rider: @fracapp333
Nationality: Italian
Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
Home spot: Windresort, Puzziteddu, Italy
Favorite spot: Mauritius
Favorite set up: @rrd_international 8m Religion Y27 and Maquina Y27 5’7

Watch the full tech talk with Francesco on the live show: link in our bio!

📸 @lukas_k_stiller 
@waterzdk @visitvesterhavet  #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAKitesurf #GKAHvideSande #waterz #waterzdk #VisitVesterhavet #Sporteventdenmark #Hempelfoundation #Hvidesande #kitesurfing #kiteboarding #rrdkiteboarding
We would like to thank our sponsors and partners who made the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup in Hvide Sande, Denmark happen! They trusted us, they supported us, they believed in us! Special thanks to the media, press, and of course the organisers for hosting us at the @waterzdk water sports festival! Until the next time Denmark!
📸 @lukas_k_stiller
@waterzdk @visitvesterhavet  #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAKitesurf #GKAHvideSande #waterz #waterzdk #VisitVesterhavet #Sporteventdenmark #Hempelfoundation #Hvidesande #kitesurfing #kiteboarding
Rider: @karolinawinkowska
Nationality: Polish
Height : 168cm
Weight: 60kg
Home spot: Hel Peninsula, Poland
Favorite spot: Flat Rock NSW, Australia
Favorite set up: @slingshotkite 9m RPX and 5’O SCI-FLY

Watch the full tech talk with Karolina on the live show: check the link in our bio!

📸 @lukas_k_stiller
@waterzdk @visitvesterhavet  #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAKitesurf #GKAHvideSande #waterz #waterzdk #VisitVesterhavet #Sporteventdenmark #Hempelfoundation #Hvidesande #kitesurfing #kiteboarding
Final day LIVESTREAM from Hvide Sande, Denmark with @jociastula and @gemmahamaini 🎙

Watch it on GKA Youtube, Facebook, and on our website: www.gkakiteworldtour.com/live/

[Link in our bio]

📸 @lukas_k_stiller
@waterzdk @visitvesterhavet @esmark.de

#GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAKitesurf #GKAHvideSande #waterz #waterzdk #VisitVesterhavet #Sporteventdenmark #Hempelfoundation #Hvidesande #kitesurfing #kiteboarding