Wednesday, 27 May 2009

BKSA landboard comp - Swansea

The weekend before last the BKSA nationals came to Swansea. I managed to sneak down a couple of times on the weekend to check out the comps. The wind was hauling with the guys powered up on 7m kites and taking advantage of the conditions to go huge. The landboarding was mental Lewis Wilby is seriously talented was mixing up the tech tricks with some just insane loops, was awesome to watch.

A fair bit of carnage went down as well, Ash had a seriously hairy crash getting squirly on landing a big loop and got the bar trapped behind his back forcing the kite to loop. He was getting ripped across the beach which was pretty scary to see. Angus came down hard when he accidently looped the kite dooing damage to his collarbone in the process. Only 6 landboards were entered which is a shame and out of that only Tim was not sponsored. Hopefully more people get involved in the future and there is a bigger range in ability to really liven up the comp. It was great to see so many kites down the bay and a really good atmosphere despite the less than pleasent conditions.

Heres the video of the weekend courtesy of Custom Kite Boards.

BKSA Round 1 Swansea Landboard from CKB Boards on Vimeo.

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