Red Bull King of Air 2019 Results
Red Bull King of Air 2019
Red Bull King of Air 2019 pushed the limits of competition to a new level. Kevin Langree won the title for the third time but faced tough competition. Jesse Richman took 2nd and Liam Whaley won third pushing Kevin to the max of his skills to take home the trophy mask again. This year the bar was raised as the guys showed all their big air skills. Most noticeable was the mega pause so many riders exaggerated during and after mega loops followed by double back rolls and handlepass way, way up in the air. This made for a great show for spectators worldwide. Over 9000 spectators enjoyed it in person. Injuries knocked out some of the favorites like Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, Lewis Crafort and Joshua Emanuel with broken /bruised ribs but the level of competition was intense and very close between riders.
The "Mystic Most Extreme Move" award went to Jesse Richman for his powered kung fu 1080 handle-pass on the first day and he took home the $1,000 prize purse for the award.
The format changed this year and made it much more interesting.
The riders were chosen by
Top 8 from the previous year's ranking of Red Bull King of the Air
Top 10 from the ranking of the online video competition and wildcards
Remaining riders (wildcards, video contestants, reserves) will be instead seeded by considering their respective position on the KOTA Overall Ranking. In the occasion of a tie, a draw can be considered to complete seeding. KOTA OVERALL RANKING shall consider all results achieved at each KOTA editions from each rider/competitor
Calculation of Results: The KOTA Overall Ranking is calculated by awarding 0.7 points for the first, 2 points for the second, etc. The total score of all is then calculated and the lowest total score wins. Discards: 1 discard will be considered after 4 results (best 3) 2 discards will be considered after 7 results (best 5)7) In the occasion of a tie in total points overall, the tie shall be broken in favor of the competitor who has a better-discarded result, if tie remains shall be broken in favor of the competitor who has beaten the other in more occasion, if tie still remain shall be broken in favour of the competitor has the greater nr of firsts, seconds, and so on.8) Ties between more than two competitors shall be broken in the same manner, considering all the competitors concerned at once.
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Replays of the whole event available here :
The Final Heat: