Monday 9th September
Report: Jim Gaunt
Photos: Ydwer van der Heide and Svetlana Romantsova
Videos: Mintautas Grigas
HEART ATTACK 7 HEAVEN
“Going for tricks that need a score of 9 or above for a lot of the heat is so much pressure.” a deflated Liam Whaley admitted to the crowd from third place on the podium. The Spaniard was reflecting after a day of super tight competition in both the men and women’s Freestyle discipline at the GKA Kite World Cup Mauritius, taking place in front of the Heritage Hotel’s C-Beach Club and the Kite Globing centre, in Bel Ombre.
The day started at the quarter final stage for the men, while the women had already progressed to the semis.
Find all heat reports in full on the Freestyle live event page here.
Judging Criteria: Pure freestyle (4 tricks from 4 different trick families count from 7 attempts. Riders take turns to perform one trick in a minute) Two riders advance from each heat.
Wind: 20 – 25 knots