Saturday, 6 November 2010
Garat 3rd in PKRA Argentina
It was a spectacular fourth day of competition here in Lake Nahuel Huapi. The men's and women's freestyle double eliminations got underway exactly on time at 11:00am this morning.
The wind was yet again in full force and competitors were out on their smallest kite sizes, mostly on 7m. The wind conditions today were forceful to say the least making some tricks extremely dangerous for
all competitors. Dutch rider Youri Zoon wins his first full PKRA event title this season here in Bariloche by executing super powerful tricks in his stylish fashion such as a risky mega loop with a late 360 rotation. Andy Yates, rode powerful heats but unfortunately crashed a few times during the final earning him second place in the doubles.
French rider Sebastian Garat (RRD, FRA) also had a rewarding day by impressing the judges in two consecutive heats with his clean executions in risky wind conditions earns a third place title.
The wind forecast for tomorrow is predicting excessively strong wind speeds ranging anywhere from 40 to 50 knots. Let's see what's in store at the skippers meeting tomorrow morning at 10:00am.
Freestyle Double Elimination Results
1. Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED)
2. Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS)
3. Sebastien Garat (RRD, FRA)