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Red Bull King of the Air 2014 – The wildcards

14 January 2014 | 4:19 pm

The world’s best kiteboarders will descend on Big Bay, in Cape Town, on January 25 to compete in the Red Bull King of the Air. The 2014 edition of this event will see the top 12 riders from 2013 and 12 wildcards performing extreme tricks.

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The 12 invited riders are: Jesse Richman (USA), Nick Jacobsen (DEN), Sam Light (GBR), Gianni Aragno (ESP), Ruben Lenten (NED), Lewis Crathern (GBR), Oswald Smith (RSA), Shawn Richman (USA), Billy Parker (USA), Kevin de Smidt (NED), Kevin Langeree (NED), Andries Fourie (RSA).

Up against them are the 12 wildcards, 8 got the nod because of their impressive video entries and the other four were selected by the committee.

Wildcards: Aaron Hadlow (GBR), Alex Pastor (ESP), Reno Romeu (BRA), Linus Erdmann (GER)

Online Entry Riders: Jandre Fraser (RSA), Sam Medysky (CAN), Steven Akkersdijk (NED), Tom Hebert (FRA), Jerrie van de Kop (NED), Graham Howes (RSA), Stuart Downey (RSA), Johnno Scholte (NED).

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From 25th Jan – 9th Feb, Cape Town will see a lot of megaloops and high jumps. Stay tuned, all the action begins in a few days!

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