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edge-crew-blackpool.jpgEdge Riders Dominated the Podium at this weekends BKSA Kiteval in BlackPool. Ned Taylor kicked out North international rider- Tom Court early in the heats & then went on to score a text book heat that should have sent him straight to the Pro fleet Final. But, after much debate he lost to Sam Light in the losers final & ended 4th overall.The Juniors was ‘Bridglet’ led with Tom Bridge just not sticking the landings of his big tricks meaning he got kicked out in the Losers final. Elder Brother, Guy consistently put stylish well rounded heats together as well as George Shoulder who also made it through a couple of heats.  Oliver Bridge went the whole way & scored his 1st BKSA Junior win & also the first ever win on the BKSA Tour by a 12 year old. Oliver put a clean technically sound heat together which won him 1st over his main opponent- age 16 Dan Sweeney. The mens Ams was secured by Naish Rider Sam Moore from Westward Ho! who just gets more powered & techincal by the week.  After spending all year in a butt harness Steph decided to give the freestyle a go. The last round that would see her in the final she decides to stick her kite somewhere where she should’nt & came down with a hard landing.  Walking away & deciding not to kite in the final, Nickey Rudd went out to get 2nd place which now leaves her in the top 3 for the  BKSA Overal title. On the Land side Ned Taylor was the dark Horse & the boy who nobody heard off for landboarding kite looped his way to the final for freestyle landboarding. This sport is the most insane to watch & every time the guys land you think they will not get up & walk again!Ned got 3rd overall & secured a newmountain Board sponsor! Paignton Phil made the trip north & entered the senior event where he put solid heats together but perhaps not enough to take him all the way.The course Racing was dominated by lee (Pasty) from Cornwall although with Guy Rowsell now making very fast Race boards, it was Jason Mc Caffrey on one of Guy’s new boards that was just killing it. Upwind & downwind he was going well & was the talk of the race fleet! The medals have to go to Mike Shoulder & daughter Alice who braved huge swells to get the buoys laid on day 1 & then hang on for dear life attached to a buoy in a zap cat!!! Darren Pompey  had a number of issues & this was not to be his event.

Next weekend the team head north again for round 5 freestyle in Bridlington. BUT rememeber this wednesday we have NAISH DEMO EXMOUTH SEAFRONT FROM 10AM