podium men
Apr 23, 2016

Shared podiums on the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate

With no more wind on the final day of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate, Mario, Pastor, Zoon and Spiessberger ended up equal first in the men's draw, whilst in the…
Apr 22, 2016

Leucate Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Day Six

With day six came the rain. Not very much happened, some riders waited around the event site, others stayed in the comfort of their accommodation in the knowledge that no wind was…

Upcoming Events

   All events: Formula Foil TT:R Freestyle Wave Slalom Speed
Breaking News
(2016-04-19)
On the 21st of March, 2016 World Sailing announced that two IFKO events - namely… Read more...
   |    (2016-03-24)
Following the decisions at the recent IKA AGM in Rome, World Sailing has now published… Read more...
   |    (2015-12-16)    |    (2015-12-13)
St Kilda's usual foreshore and beach buzz on a warm summer Sunday grew louder when… Read more...
   |    (2015-12-11)
The KTA 15/16 Asian winter monsoon competition season is already well underway, but as we… Read more...
   |   
Subscribe to Newsletter
Print

KTE News:Bas Koole Freestyle Head Judge

Written by KTE on . Posted in News

Bas Koole, professional Kiteboarder from the Netherlands, will be the Head Judge for the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2014 again. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great news for the Judge Crew. Bas Koole will be the Head Judge for Freestyle in 2014 again. He will be responsible to choose and guide the 6 Freestyle Judges. He will be responsible to update rider with news and important information regarding the competition. If there are any questions about Freestyle please contact us and we will forward your request to Bas. 

 

A few questions which Bas answered for us:

 

KTE: What do the judges want to see this year during the freestyle competition?

 

Bas: We’re still looking for technical difficulty. Tricks done with the kite low, coming in the trick with speed and coming out the trick with speed. It would also be great to see more kicker orientated tricks, to show variety during the heat.

 

KTE: How can a rider prepare himself for the heat? Last year we had some rider missing their heat or misunderstanding the system.

 


Bas: Read the contest instructions and know your flags! Be in time during the skippers meeting, listen and ask questions at the end of the skippers meeting.

 

KTE: What is your job as a Head Judge?

 

Bas: My job as a head judge is to keep all judges in one line and to make sure everybody stays focused during the event. Off course I’m also there to explain the riders why they lost or won, this can be done after the heat.

 

KTE: 4. How many tricks will count during this heat for this year?

 

Bas: We keep the same rules as the PKRA, because you should see the KTE as a learning proces for future PKRA riders, so 12 attempts, best 5 counts.

 

KTE: Any advices for the rider?

 

Bas: Put your watch around you wrist and go and train your ass off!

 

 

Watch the following video : Bas against World Champion Alex Pastor ;)

 

 

More Links:

 

>>Lewis Crathern will commentate the KTE again<<

>>Information KTE Italy<<

>>the Crew behind the scene<<

Read original article: KTE News:Bas Koole Freestyle Head Judge

Industry Partners

  • northkiteboarding_bw2.png
  • rrd_bw.png
  • cabinha_bw5.png
  • f2_bw.png
  • nplus1.png
  • ozone_bw2.png
  • temavento_bw.png
  • asv_bw.png
  • airush_bw.png
  • aguera_bw5.png
  • gaastra_bw.png

Sanctioned Pro Tours

  • ksplogo_bw.png
  • kitefoilgoldcup.png
  • kta_bw.png
  • kiteboardtoureurope_bw.png

Media Partners

  • kiteworldmag_bw.png
  • sportsfeatures_bw.png
  • kiteforum.png
  • tkbm-black.png

Recognized Programs

  • kb4girlslogo150.png
  • race_center_banner_IKA.jpg
  • KTAkiteKidsLogo_IKA.jpg