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GKA Distance Battle update

by Kate Chandler 21 Sep 2020 22:08 PDT 22 September - 4 October 2020
GKA Distance Battle update © Ydwer van der Heide

Working with the elements at a kite spot is never easy, add multiple locations worldwide to the equation and the difficulty rating will increase dramatically.

Due to these factors and the wind gods testing our patience, the GKA Distance Battle has been bumped back one more week to give our athletes the fair chance they deserve to get the footage needed to enter the competition.

We can however announce the competition running program, the latest GKA Distance Battle teaser and heat elimination ladders for both the men's and women's strapless freestyle. The competition program goes as follows:

Strapless Freestyle

Tuesday, 29.9.2020, 20:00h CET: Men's Quarterfinals
Thursday, 1.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men's and Women's Semifinals
Sunday, 4.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men's and Women's Finals

Twintip Freestyle

Tuesday, 6.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men's Quarterfinals
Thursday, 8.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men's and Women's Semifinals
Sunday, 11.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men's and Women's Finals

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