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Gorge Huckfest 2019 IS ON THIS WEEKEND

 
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PostThu Aug 29, 19 3:17 pm    Gorge Huckfest 2019 IS ON THIS WEEKEND Reply with quote

The Gorge Huckfest is running this weekend! The local wind gurus have spent much time debating this and we're betting on a windy weekend. Please read the updated details below regarding schedule, registration, divisions (masters added), and scoring.

When: The weekend of August 31/Sep 1st
Where: Stevenson, WA. East Point Kite Launch. Please do not park in the parallel spots adjacent to Jester and Judge.

Registration is $45 and can be cash or card (card uses online eventbrite service, same price). See more details below.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Saturday Aug 31:
9:30-11AM Registration and Setup.
11:15 AM Riders Meeting
12:00 PM First Possible heats

Foiling Freestyle will be first, followed by Strapless/Surf Freestyle, then Twin Tip Big Air.
We will ride until the wind dies or 7pm.

SUNDAY SEP 1st:. TBD

REGISTRATION
If you are planning on competing in this event please register online as soon as possible. The participation fee is $45 and includes an event tee and raffle tickets for our prize pool. Refunds are available in the event that you register but cannot make it. Spectating is free and encouraged!

EVENT DETAILS:
We will be using a panel of judges and crowd response to evaluate height and style. This also keeps riders close to the spectators for much better viewing and photo/video opportunity. Riders will compete in heats with the top spots advancing.

SCORING:
Strapless Surf Freestyle and Foil Freestyle: (Height 1-5, 1 point per ten feet) + (Style 1, 3, or 5) + (Crowd Response 1-3)
TT Big Air: (Height 1-5, 1 point per ten feet) + (Style 1-3) + (Crowd Response 1-3)

Riders' top two jump scores are added together for an overall score. Heat advancement will be decided day-of the event but most likely top two riders advance (out of four or five per heat).

DIVISIONS:
Strapless Freestyle
Foil Freestyle
TT women's
TT men's
TT Masters 45+
TBD per number of entrants, groms under 16

Event Amenities:
-We will have snacks, pizza or other food, and water available for riders.
-There is a taproom adjacent to the event area and nearby restaurants for food.
-Restrooms are available on-site
-Sun, wind, music, spectator events
-You!

Prize Structure and Raffle:
-All competitors will receive an event Tee and raffle tickets, possibly more as sponsors come aboard!
-Competitors will battle it out for pride, unique trophies, and prizes (non-monetary).
-The bulk of the prizes will be raffled off, as it was last year.
-Additional Raffle tickets will be available to everyone to purchase.
-Funds in excess of event cost will be donated to Project Koru or the CGW2. This is not a fundraiser, but it's not a for-profit event.
-We have a LOT of shwag coming in from our generous community and kite brands. Be sure to thank them next time you bump into your local rep or stop into their shops!

SPONSORS - HUGE THANKS:
DAKINE
NAISH
ELEVEIGHT
OCEAN RODEO
WINDANCE
LIQUID FORCE
SLINGSHOT / RIDE ENGINE
VINDURHAO
2ND WIND SPORTS
RED BLUFF TAP HOUSE
And More in the works...

Any questions or suggestions I will happily answer here!

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