Been there, landed that: Christophe Tack sticks a 900 at the Triple-S

June 8, 2016 | Kiteboarding
Christophe Tack: he won $900 for his spin | Photo: Bromwich/Triple-S Invitational

Christophe Tack landed the first ever 900 rotation in a kite park contest, in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The Belgian kiteboarder completed the two-and-a-half spin at the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational. The event challenged female riders to land a 720, and male athletes to land a 900 and 1080 off of a kicker.

Tack, 23, was able to complete two consecutive heelside frontside 900s off of the super kicker in the Men's final heat. And he won an extra $900 for the stunt.

"I thought it was a really cool concept to add a little bit of prize money on pushing riders to try the 900. So, next up is the first 1080 on a hard kicker. That's a challenge," expressed Christophe Tack.

The 2014 PKRA World Freestyle champion and five-time Belgian National champion ignited the crowd of spectators, live stream viewers and event staff.

"Christophe Tack's 900 was not only ground-breaking for the sport, but his execution was absolutely flawless, making it the sole 10-point trick of the entire contest. Without a doubt it was the most difficult trick ever landed in the 11-year history of the event," underlined Brian Wheeler, head judge at the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.

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