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KTA Philippines

KTA Tour Boracay Philippines

03.Apr.2013:

KTA Tour Boracay Philippines

Atte’s report from the Philippines

It’s been an interesting competition week here in Boracay where I competed in both raceboard and twintip racing. In the raceboard class I used the Flyboard’s Flyrace and in twintip the Flyboard’s Flydoor, The kites I used were Speed2 and Speed3 from Flysurfer.

KTA Philippines

Here on the KTA tour the twintip class is by far the biggest competition class and there are actually several different classes to choose from when it comes to TT-racing. The biggest class is TT-racing men that usually sums up to around 30-40 guys and in women class normally to about 10-15. On the weekend finally and for the first time on the KTA tour the kid’s race was held! For kids below 12 years, they were about 10 guys competing with the youngest being only 8 years old! Very funny to watch.

KTA Philippines

For me, I had a bad start in the TT-class the first day when the wind was very light and I had to work myself up through the field the whole week and finally finished in 2nd place overall after 12 races.

In RB-class I was fighting for 3rd place the whole week and missed the podium with 2,4p after a total of 14 races, but I’m happy anyway especially since I manage to get 2nd place two times day 3 and 4. On day 3 I unfortunately lost the whole kite during a race when my front line snapped on a borrowed speed2 19m, I was in a clear 3rd place at that time and that incident might have cost me the podium position…. but we will never know ;)
In total I did 26 races in 4 days and spend about 4h on the water per day, I can promise you that I slept well after the competition :)

Next up is KTA in China in the beginning of May and hopefully I will bring a new Speed4 10m to that competition. Last year in China we had wind peaking just below 30kts during the race so the speed4 10m might be very useful. Since it’s the final stop of the tour I’m fighting to win the overall KTA tour in the TT-class, right now I’m in shared first place with Douqe Delos Santos from the Philippines. I will only compete in TT-racing in China just to focus all my energy to take home the title.

Thanks to Flysurfer, Flyboards, LIP sunglasses, kajtech.nu and kitesurfchina.com

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