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PKRA Kite Master Tenerife

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Straight from Fuerte, I went to El Medano, the main kite and windsurf spot on the island of Tenerife. Tenerife is a cool island that has pretty much everything: a massive volcano with snow in the winter, forests, deserts, rivers, black rocks everywhere..but also nice beaches, like El Medano!
The Pkra event here was a Kite Master event, meaning a mix of the new school and old school tricks. Where handle-passes are mixed with big jumps, board offs and grabs! It was an event out of the ranking, but still a really fun event and a great show for the public that definitely enjoy the old school tricks!
It was a round robin format with 6 heats to collected points to get to the semifinals. At the end I had a tie with Kevin Langeree, the 09 World Champ. I was riding confident on the kickers, landing 3's-5's, peteroses and boosting high on my 7 m kite! It was fun doing a bit of both styles in my heat and I was happy to advanced to the semis. After Kevin I faced Youri Zoon, and Ariel from the DR. The tide was high and the kickers were close to the beach where the wind is on and off.  I had a few too many crashes on the inside, but maintained pretty well on the outside. However it wasn't enough to beat them though, so I ended up 4th overall!
I'm pretty happy with 4th as this is a discipline I'm not usually working on! We had great conditions, lots of fun,and the photos are pretty sweet...It was a great week in Tenerife!
Its time to go back to winter in cold Germany! I'll be flying home tomorrow to grab some warm clothes and then heading to northwest Germany, St Peter Ording, and the biggest event of the year! http://prokitetour.com/event.php?id=113
Ciao! Alby
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