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Ozone News:Patrick Blanc - Brazil video and Dakhla PKRA

Written by Ozone on . Posted in Industry News

Here we have my latest video from my training in Brazil during this winter. It’s filmed in Cumbuco and Paracouru in the North of Fortaleza. Have some good tricks on it, I hope you’ll enjoy it!!

I have to say thanks to:
My teammate: Iñaki Gainza who edited the clips.
My representative: Xevi Carrasco that filmed this movie.
To my sponsors: Ozone, Brunotti and Underwave that made this possible
To my family and my friends that support me all the time.

Paradise Clips-Patrick Blanc from iñaki gainza on Vimeo.

PKRA in Dakhla
I went there 4 days before the competition for some training and to get used to the spot. I’ve been riding 3 times in 3 months since Brazil that was the reason I came some days before. Unfortunately, we didn’t get much wind those days but I managed to ride in light wind for half an hour every day. I couldn’t train that much but I had a great time with the riders and I could advance with some school work!

We got lucky with the wind during the competition, we had over 20knots almost every day. We had some big changes this year, you can do 12 tricks but just the 5 best tricks are counting.  All the judges are looking for tricks with a lot of power (going fast on the landing, a lot of travelling and kite as low as possible). I knew that when I arrived, so I wasn’t prepared for it because I spent one month in Brazil training a lot of technical tricks. Anyway, I’ll know that for the next stop.

We had a very high level, it’s the 1st stop of the year, so everyone wants to try and see where they are after a winter of training, it’s one of the hardest competitions of the year. I ended up 17th, wasn’t a good result but now I know what the judges want and I’ll have a month of training to get ready for the next stop in France. I’ll give my best, and hopefully I’ll get a good result!!

For those ones that want to see my heats click here:

PKRA in Dakhla
I went there 4 days before the competition for some training and to get used to the spot. I’ve been riding 3 times in 3 months since Brazil that was the reason I came some days before. Unfortunately, we didn’t get much wind those days but I managed to ride in light wind for half an hour every day. I couldn’t train that much but I had a great time with the riders and I could advance with some school work!

We got lucky with the wind during the competition, we had over 20knots almost every day. We had some big changes this year, you can do 12 tricks but just the 5 best tricks are counting.  All the judges are looking for tricks with a lot of power (going fast on the landing, a lot of travelling and kite as low as possible). I knew that when I arrived, so I wasn’t prepared for it because I spent one month in Brazil training a lot of technical tricks. Anyway, I’ll know that for the next stop.

We had a very high level, it’s the 1st stop of the year, so everyone wants to try and see where they are after a winter of training, it’s one of the hardest competitions of the year. I ended up 17th, wasn’t a good result but now I know what the judges want and I’ll have a month of training to get ready for the next stop in France. I’ll give my best, and hopefully I’ll get a good result!!

For those ones that want to see my heats click here:

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