Who doesn’t like to watch a good game of KITE – and in this one, we’ve got Tom Seager and Noe Font going head to head! 1v1 until one rider eliminates the other by completing 4 tricks the other cannot perform. Wondering who won? Find out here.

K.I.T.E Rules:

  • Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine who goes first.
  • Winning rider gets to set the first trick.
  • Following rider must complete the trick clean to avoid scoring a letter.
  • If the rider setting the trick doesn’t complete their trick, the turn goes to the other rider.
  • The setting rider holds their turn until he cannot complete the trick they are setting.
  • The game is over once one rider cannot complete the set trick 4 times. Each crash scoring you a letter from the word: (K.I.T.E)
  • On the last letter, E, the following rider has two attempts to complete the set trick.

Trick execution rules. These will be judged by the referee:
These rules will induce a repeat for the defensive rider, and will invalidate a trick for setting rider:

  • Kite must be at a reasonable position (approx. 45 degrees)
  • No down/kiteloops
  • No buttcheck
  • Grabs must be held with a closed hand in the correct position on the board (no slaps/taps)
  • Kite check in the water
  • Not executing a trick fully (eg not completing enough of a backroll/frontroll/raley before the handle pass)
  • Larger margin of error for defensive rider

These instanced rules as a crash:

  • Missing the handle
  • Passing to leash or CL
  • Board coming out of the water during a butt check
  • Coming to a stop after a trick
  • Crashing the kite
  • Any obvious crash as ruled by the referee
  • Straight purposeful ‘lunch’

Other Miscellaneous Rules:

  • Switch tricks only count if you have performed it as regular
  • A rider does not have to complete a trick in the same stance as the trick is set (eg, you can counter the trick on whatever your strong stance is)
  • Only flat water tricks count
  • No hooked in tricks
  • No trick repeats
  • A trick can be repeated with a different grab
  • You must call your trick before you do it, and execute it as stated.

Sun 12th Dec, 2021 @ 9:00 am

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