So I have been kicking this idea around for about 10 years (yes snowkiting has been going on that long). At first I dreamed of a racing series of snowkiting events. Reeds Lake (the event is still running - 11 years now), White Lake (1 year about 10 years ago) and Lake Macatawa (never happened).
Anyway this year it is going to happen! The format will be very "open" to allow organizers of events the freedom to do what they want. Below is a list of current dates and basic (yes they can change) rules. Any money,ideas, new events, money, or anything else you might like to see is welcomed. We want to make this very organizer and rider friendly. Here we go:
The Midwest Big Points Series (or better name when someone comes up with it)
11th annual Reeds Lake Ice Fly
Grand Rapids, Michigan.
January 27,28 and 29
Polar Open Snow Kiteboarding Event
Traverse City Event
Location and info to be annouced
Here is my take on it or the first attempt at writing rules.
Each event can running any type of competition they want. Sliders,
freestyle, racing, best trick, bikini.
We don't really care. Each event can have up to 3 events to award points.
If no events happen, the organizer can give awards to those riders who
stepped up in any way the promoter felt was appropriate. i.e.. helped
people, tried to ride in no wind, etc.
10,000,000 for 1st place in an event
8,000,000 for 2nd
6,000,000 for 3rd
5,000,000 for 4th
4,000,000 for 5th
3,000,000 for 6th
2,000,000 for 7th
1,000,000 for 8th
I hope you now understand the idea of BIG points. (should we give out one hundred million instead?)
We add up all the points at the end of the year and declare the top overall
rider in Michigan.
Organizers are responsible for reporting the points to: (name of the
official director of the Michigan Big Points Snowkiting Series) Maybe we
can come up with a name the has a cool a Acronym - like EAT SNOW or POWDER
or heck I don't know. How about Mi Big P SS (insert vowel) AKA the yellow
Give out a trophy or some kind of really ridiculous thing to the winner.
Maybe we could plan a banquet at the last event (whenever that may be). Get
some schwag from a couple of companies.
Any one else have thoughts or ideas please email or post them.