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PKRA Starts a New Year in Panama

With the 2013 PKRA season complete and another exceptional season behind them, fans and riders alike are looking forward to the 2014 tour. With all the usual suspense and excitement to come, PKRA announced a few important updates this week regarding the 2014 tour schedule, rule changes, and other pertinent rider information.

The PKRA revealed it’s first three events of the upcoming 2014 tour season last month, kicking things off with a new event at Nitro City, Panama beginning today and running until February 23.

Next up will be the flat-water paradise of the lagoon in Dakhla, Morrocco, March 18 – 23, and then finally, Mondial Du Vent — one of the longest running and most prestigious kiteboarding events in history, scheduled to take place on April 26-May 4 in Leucate, France.

The complete and official calendar for the 2014 tour season has been published with some fresh and exotic locations, while maintaining PKRA’s established and much loved classic event destinations. With so many new riders as well as returning tour veterans, 2014 will be marked by athletes battling for the world title.

This year’s PKRA riders committee will consist of: Aaron Hadlow, Gisela Pulido, and Christophe Tack. The following rules were also voted in and will be implemented in 2014:

  • Any Hinterberger Mobe attempt will be scored as a Hinterberger Mobe. However, if not performing a proper Raley prior to the rotation, scoring will be significantly lower.
  • The number of pre-qualified riders was changed to top 12 and 2 wildcards for the men and top 6 and 1 wildcard for the women.
  • Regarding the switch rule, the vote came to a tie. A such, new vote will decide this outcome.

For more information on events and the latest competition results, visit www.prokitetour.com.

 

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