11 November 2022
The women were up first and Bruna Kajiya got the day started with her ever impressive clockwork style. But it was women’s tour leader and reigning world champion, Mikaili Sol, who hit the alarm for what was to come, opening her account with a huge stalefish slim 5 and then a 317 on trick four.
In the men's race, Manoel Soares had the chance to win his first world title. As the draw would have it, he faced second ranked rider Gianmaria Coccoluto in that quarter final, as well as Valentin Ga...
GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup 2022 - Taiba (BRA) - Day 2 - Best Of
10 November 2022
The final freestyle stop of the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour season at Taiba got off to an incredible start on day one. The men took centre stage with all eyes on the five title contenders and notorious Brazilian wildcards who were in action in round three. It didn’t take long for the conditions to show their worth and for the competition firsts to start dropping. There’s no forgetting that there’s a world title up for grabs, with Manoel Soares and Mikaili Sol in the driving seats for th...
GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup 2022 - Taiba (BRA) - Day 1 - Best Of
23 October 2022
For all four riders (Gianmaria Coccoluto (ITA) / Juan Rodriguez (COL) / Arthur Guillebert (FRA) / Manoel Soares (BRA)) in the final, this wasn’t their cleanest performance, but that can of course be the result of the pressure in the final. There was no doubt though that Soares dominated the final and deservingly took the win. His best trick was the heart attack 7 he threw on trick three, scoring 8.73, right at the moment that the other riders in the heat were really starting to have words wit...