Fuerteventura Kiteboarding PKRA Grand Slam 2012
Fuerteventura is known for its extremely windy but also gusty conditions. This year it has probably been the most extreme event ever. North Team Rider Reno Romeu was completely overpowered on his Vegas 6 (!!) the first days and all riders really had to have guts just to unhook, but then even do world class tricks. Still Reno managed to get a good 4th overall. Also Stefan Spiessberger showed his talent and collected some points for his overall ranking at the world tour.
After the completion of the single eliminations in the mentioned extreme and gusty conditions, it seemed appropriate that the first day of the doubles would provide calmer winds and a bit of relief for PKRA competitors. With plans to make it only part way through the doubles, the top finishers of the single eliminations were able to relax, reboot, and consider their strategy for the days ahead. Meanwhile, other riders stepped up to the plate, ready to climb their way up the ladder and provide the best results they could muster.
A pretty impressive end of the event was the big airstyle show. Again Reno showed his talent, this time as brilliant entertainer, unfortunately the conditions tricked him a bit and the judges didn't let him into the final round. Still the crowd loved him!