When someone mentions the name Aaron Hadlow, people stop dead in their tracks to get a glimpse of this English kiteboarding superhero in action. From his super sick freestyle moves, to his smooth wakeboading influenced style, Hadlow is simply the best of the best. Since his debut in 2002 at the age of 13, Hadlow managed to rocket his way to the top, winning 5 consecutive freestyle kiteboarding world championship titles.
Six races on day one of the 2010 IKA course racing world championship was not only a test for the stamina of the riders, but also for the technical skills, as Copus Christi showed its windy side today.
With wind speeds at constand 30mph the entire fleet was challenged, conditions where extreme due to the heavy, rolling chop, and with the big new course racing boards the downwind legs proved to separate the great from the good.
Things are shaping up for todays start to the 2010 IKA Course Racing Championships, held in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Despite the chaos that the Icelandic volcano ash caused, more than 50 competitors made it to the registration desk yesterday evening. Most affected by the flight cancellations seem to be the French, Danish and German teams.