The Formula Kite class is a high performance hydrofoiling class using regulated series registered production equipment freely available.
For Regional Games and a possible inclusion in the Olympic Games, one hydrofoil model and one kite model will be selected for a plain level playing field and to avoid an arms race.
The KiteFoil class is a full development class with minimal equipment limitation, allowing brands to test the latest equipment on the market.
The GoldCup tour is the sports premium event series with events all around the world and a strong focus on media production and prize money level.
The Expression Disciplines currently include Freestyle, Big Air, Wave Riding, Strapless Freestyle and Park. Competition is judged on difficulty and execution rather than "first past the post".
The future governance of the world tour / world championships is currently under discussion between World Sailing, IKA, and the Kiteboarding Industry.
Kiteboarding has been included in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games with a boardercross event on IKA TwinTip:Racing equipment, for boys and girls under 18.
Have a look here to learn more about equipment limitations, formats and qualification opportunities.
The IKA continues to campaign for an inclusion of kiteboarding in the 2020 Tokyo Games and several Regional Games on One Design Kitefoiling Equipment.
The Formula Kite class is the only afforadable solution for emerging and developing nations to compete in high performance classes and ticks all boxes of the IOC requirements, especially for youth and media appeal.
During the finals of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe the Riders will get an extra competition - the "Best Trick Contest" presented by XS Power Drink.
XS Power Drink is for the finals of the MINI KTE our presenting partner. Mario Rodwald, currently leading the overall ranking for Freestyle Men, is sponsored by XS Powerdrink and looks forward to compete in the next event.
The "Best Trick Contest" allows all rider, Freestyle and Course Racing, to show the most spectacular tricks on the water. Within a set time the rider get the chance to impress the Judges and the visitors down at the beach. The best male rider will get 400 € price money and the best female rider will get 200 € price money.
So who will show us the best move and who will take the money home?
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