What is Airstyle?

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What is Airstyle?

Postby Nekro » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:12 pm

This is Airstyle =)

What is Airstyle?
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby adseguy » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:15 pm

I don't like some of his moves, but I do like a lot of them. I gotta get more of those glides tricks in my bag, really liking those.
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby jensmadwind » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:26 am

get this shwill off the forum
10 mph?
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby ironben » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:52 am

Really nice,
got to start working on those board-off tricks
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby FSP » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:42 am

fella needs a leotard.
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby skysurfr » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:40 pm

I saw no High G nor Low G maneuvers.
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby mzhadkevich » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:28 pm

The glide tricks are really really sweet. Yet most of the time he is in the air looks like Tinkerbell or some ballerina. Doesnt look appealing to me. Id rather see a tweaked out grab at 40 feet, a kite loop, or if its a boardoff then holding the board in one hand and really stretching it out like Adrien and Dimitri.

I dont want to watch him crotchhumping the board and pointing his toes like Shawn Johnson. Just because something is difficult doesnt mean it has any style at all. Whats next in terms of airstyle complexity? Jump in the air wearing a tiara, then use a screw driver to see how many fins you can remove and then re-attach before landing? Looks more like fairystyle to me..

You can complicate any genre into looking dumb. Fifteen dangly handle passes dont look good either. Personally i really like these guys more, good variety, but not too technical to dumb down style.
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby sailfish » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:39 pm

My opinion is, to each his own and this guy is good at it. If there's a kiter out there doing airstyle its going to be hard not to watch just for the sheer spectacle of it especially if there is a semi-spooky voice narrating the whole episode/session, which is what I'm curious about. I'm wondering if the guy in the film did the voiceover too. What an interesting slice of kitedom!
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby Northerner » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:51 am

I like it and I like it alot, Its fun and funny. For years I have struggled to include air guitar in to my riding.

I'll also be locking my stopper ball down.
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby jensmadwind » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:53 am

gag me with a dirty sock
10 mph?
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby FSP » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:10 am

maybe fun to watch once but landing hot gets me every time
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Re: What is Airstyle?

Postby adseguy » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:13 am

It's Toby throughout the video. I'm really into those type of tricks, but I don't like all of Toby's style. He needs to quit pointing his toes haha. I much prefer Dimitri! Jens mentioned once that all Toby rides is a 14m on any and every day. It's so much easier to do anything up there when your hang time is that much longer, plus you can hold on to steady 25knot winds if the water is as calm as he has it.

Northerner, he actually doesn't have a stopper ball it's this crazy North bar that has this tiny hook on the bar that can strap onto the chicken loop.
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