Pro kiteboarding enters cable parks

February 24, 2014 | Kiteboarding
Karolina Winkowska: photographers like her kite skills

Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska managed to steal the top spots at the Nitro City Kite and Cable Challenge.

Cable wakeboarding and kiteboarding have many things in common. That is exactly why this format combined both water sports into a fun competition.

The cable contest had the top eight men and four women finishers from best trick contest doing battle for first place, by showcasing their skills behind the cable.

Riders had six passes through the two-obstacle course and were judged half on their tricks on the kicker and the other half on their slider maneuvers.

The contest was taking place a mere 150 meters from the beach. The sum of their score from kiteboarding best trick contest was then added together to decide the winner.

The Women's comp had solid passes and spectacular crashes. In the end, it was Karolina Winkowska's Frontside 360 off the kicker, and nice ollie on slider hits, that led her to the win with both the highest kite and cable score.

For the men it was Aaron Hadlow and Christophe Tack that shined the brightest, as they demonstrated solid execution of a variety of tricks on both the slider and kicker.

Hadlow styled out the first big hit of the day with a Toeside Backside 540 off the kicker as well as a smooth Nose Press to Blind on the slider.

Tack also went big and almost landed a Heel Frontside 900 after stomping a consecutive Backside 540 and Frontside 720.

In the end, Hadlow's cable scores totaled 0.1 points higher than Tack's, however, after combining the cable and kite scores, Tack came out on top, giving him the victory by a mere 1.1 point spread.

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